Sailing from The Netherlands to Hamburg in Germany

August 26 - 29, 2021

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It is currently not allowed for the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship to carry out a multi-day sailing trip with guests. We expect, based on the planned relaxation regarding the COVID-19 measures, that it will soon be possible to carry out the planned trip.

We offer you a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us if it would not be possible to carry out the trip or if other unforeseen COVID-19-related situations of force majeure occur, which force us to cancel the trip.

Welcome on board!

Every year a number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventurous sailing holidays.

This short sailing trip is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Clipper from up close and full action! In two days you will sail from IJmuiden to Hamburg, one of the nicest cities in Germany. The Dutch coastal city IJmuiden is located about 35 kilometres from the capital Amsterdam and is the largest fishing port in the Netherlands. It is here that the locks connect the North Sea with the North Sea Canal. An island fortress constructed in the 1880s is situated in the mouth of this canal. It is the largest building in the Defence Line of Amsterdam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

After the extensive maintenance period in 2019/2020 and several months being moored in Amsterdam, this is the first chance to join our crew in a very long time! We are so much looking forward to this day. We are hoping you are as well.

Practical Information

Clipper Stad Amsterdam Hamburg
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Hamburg
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Hamburg

Passing the "wadden" islands

After the first night on board in one of our 14 comfortable cabins and a delicious breakfast in the longroom, it is high time to help the crew on deck preparing for departure. On this first morning on board, the Clipper will leave the port of IJmuiden to sail on the North Sea and the Elbe river to ultimately arrive in Hamburg.

Enjoy being on deck hoisting the sails or standing on the lookout. You may want to climb into the highest mast. In the meantime, Dutch and German islands located at some distance from the ship will be passed by. Experience sailing on a tallship as the Clipper Stad Amsterdam with her 2200 m2 of sail, her 31 sails, and her length of 76 meters. 

Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the longroom. We have a well-stocked library on board.

The meals are enjoyed along with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

All and all ingredients for an unforgettable experience!

Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stands watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

If you like, you can join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience the works on a ship like Stad Amsterdam. Setting the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can admire the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before while in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

On the Elbe to Hamburg

The last part of this trip will be on the Elbe river which will take us to Hamburg and to the impressive harbour. On Sunday, August 29th, after lunch, your sailing adventure will come to an end. No doubt the fantastic experience will have you enriched!

Hamburg is a wonderful city for a short vacation. It is Germany's second-largest city and also features the country's main port. If the corona measures allow it, be sure to visit the warehouses in "Speicherstadt", the museums, churches and other historical buildings or wander in the many shops Hamburg has to offer. The Cap San Diego - the world's largest museum ship that still sails - and the impressive concert venue Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - the city's newest landmark - are in the vicinity of the Clipper's berth.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam Elbe By_Kris Romanski
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Elbe By_Kris Romanski

IJmuiden - Hamburg


Practical information:

Embarkation: Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 17h00 in IJmuiden, The Netherlands.
Debarkation: Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 14h00 in Hamburg, Germany.

The price of a 2 person cabin is € 595,- per person.

The 1.5-meter distance rule applies in The Netherlands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the time of publication of this trip. Therefore sharing a cabin is currently only possible if it concerns people within one household. A single cabin will be reserved for you at no additional cost in case you are travelling alone or with people who do not belong to your household. The Clipper Stad Amsterdam has the right to book another person in your cabin if the rules loosen up in the run-up to the planned departure. Would you rather opt for a single cabin? We then charge a surcharge of 50%.

Are you travelling with two people within one household and are you interested in a cabin with a double bed? 
The surcharge is € 250,- (depending on availability).

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam & COVID-19 
We hereby like to inform you that the safety of our guests and our crew is of the highest priority and that we follow up closely with all of the developments and the measures taken by the Dutch government with regards to the coronavirus.
In the context of the prevention of contamination with the COVID-19 (corona) virus, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.
To create a safe and responsible environment onboard - where keeping a distance of 1.5 meters is not always possible - sailing is only possible for guests and crew with a vaccination certificate and a valid negative PCR test (note: any costs are for your own account).
In unforeseen COVID-19-related situations involving force majeure, we offer a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us. For all other - non-COVID - reasons to cancel, our usual terms and conditions apply. Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. You can reach us by phone at 0031 20 569 58 39 and by email at if you have any questions about this trip.

Unfavourable weather conditions & maintenance:
Please note that due to unfavourable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips, the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life on board of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Flight suggestions:
Be advised that you must at all times be aware of and act by the travel advice and the corona measures that apply when you are travelling to and from the ship. Travelling to the ship and/or home is your own responsibility.
There are many direct flight possibilities from all over the world to the international airport Schiphol in The Netherlands and Hamburg in Germany.
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Another possibility is to travel by train. For more information please refer to the website of NS International and the Deutsche Bahn

Contact us for more information.

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