Meet the clipper crew

Our crew

The crew consists of thirty experienced sailors, a hospitality team, a technical department and trainees. As well as being able to expertly sail the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, our international, English-speaking crew members are all passionate about the ship and love sharing this with you. The crew is led by two captains and five officers.

All crew
Hospitality team
Ineke Eibergen, Babette Vriezen, Ernst de Haan, Anne Cornelissen, Paula Out & Evert van Dishoeck

Captain Andi Manser

Andi cycled to the Netherlands from his native Switzerland hoping to find work sailing so skippering the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is a dream come true for him. 

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Captain Moritz Kuhlenbäumer

Moritz has sailed and operated traditional sailing ships since 1993. After one year as a deckhand and several as a skipper on Dutch coastal and inshore waters, he left for the Baltic Sea and the Caribbean. Moritz has sailed all over the world on a variety of large sailing ships and in almost every conceivable position: sailor, engineer, nautical officer and captain.

Between 2007 and 2012, Moritz sailed on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as second officer for one year and as first officer for four years. In June 2015, he became one of the two captains on board.

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Hospitality Manager Clipper Stad Amsterdam Kobus Christianen

Hospitality Manager Kobus Christianen

After 8 years of work in various catering businesses and completing his study as a physical education teacher, Kobus came on board as a bartender in the summer of 2015. A true ‘Brabander’ (resident of a Dutch province in the south) with attention for quality and detail. 

In 2019 he has been recommended for a promotion to become Hospitality Manager, his dream job. “Under every circumstance, we always try to pamper our guests. As hospitality crew, we’re very proud to do so”. He likes to welcome you on board soon.

Ingrid van de Loo

Hospitality manager Bart van Liempt

Bart started as a restaurant dishwasher at a young age. Gaining enthusiasm for the hospitality industry, he was trained as a certified chef and worked in various kitchens for over fourteen years. Six of those years he worked as a chef on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam and endeavored to further involve himself in the guest experience by stepping into the shoes of Hospitality Manager.

“As a (ships) cook and host, I immediately follow in the footsteps of my grandfather. Making your stay on board unforgettable is his legacy and my pride.”

Ineke Eibergen, Babette Vriezen, Ernst de Haan, Anne Cornelissen, Paula Out & Evert van Dishoeck

Clipper Stad Amsterdam HQ

First row (left-right):
Amanda Jonathans, Babette Vriezen, Ineke Eibergen, Anne Cornelissen
Second row (left-right):
Ernst de Haan, Reinoud van der Heijden, Evert van Dishoeck work as a team at the Clipper Stad Amsterdam HQ in – where else – Amsterdam!