Adventurous sailing Hamburg - Rotterdam

September 4 - 8, 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 in Hamburg

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 begins in the bustling city of Hamburg where there will be a warm welcome by our international crew. Not much later you will be enjoying a delicious dinner in our longroom and you will meet all other guests and crew members on the trip. Before you spend your first night in one of the 14 comfortable cabins, some safety exercises must be carried out.

Practical information

On the Elbe and the North Sea

The next morning after breakfast we will leave the port of Hamburg to sail on the Elbe river and on to the North Sea. Once at the open sea your sailing adventure will really begin!

You are invited to help and set sails on deck or perhaps help out at a somewhat higher position in one of the three masts. Maybe you prefer feeling the wind in your hair on the foredeck while you are enjoying all the beauty that lays ahead.
On board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam there are many possibilities! With her 76 meters in length, 31 sails and 2200 m2 of sail this sailing ship will certainly impress you.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand 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).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling 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 enjoy 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, whilst in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

An unforgettable experience

The meals are enjoyed together 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.

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 long room. We have a well-stocked library on board.

Altogether ingredients for an unforgettable experience!

Port of Rotterdam

After some 3 days of sailing the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will arrive at Europe's largest port Rotterdam. The vessel is planning to dock in the centre of Rotterdam offering an imposing skyline. 

Most likely the Clipper has a berth on the "Nieuwe Maas" within walking distance of the famous Erasmus Bridge, a 284-meter long bridge with a 139-meter high asymmetric steel pylon. Our captain and his crew will say goodbye to you on Wednesday morning September 8th. We hope you experienced a sailing trip which will not easily be forgotten.

Watch this short video impression of our visit to Rotterdam during the World Port Days in 2019.

Hamburg - Rotterdam


Practical information:

Embarkation: Saturday, September 4, at 17h00 in Hamburg, Germany
Debarkation: Wednesday, September 8, at 10h00 (am) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Price 2 person cabin: €   820,- p.p. 

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

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 flight opportunities from major European airports to Hamburg and from Amsterdam for very attractive prices. For more information visit:

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