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.

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

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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Remco Labohn

Hospitaliy manager Remco Labohm

Remco Labohm began washing dishes and working as a deckhand on various party boats in and around Amsterdam at the age of 15. Sailing and catering competed for his attention but he eventually decided to study at the Hotel School in the Netherlands.

That was not the end of the story, however. As event manager at Randstad Holding, Remco was introduced to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. After 3.5 years, he made the decision to leave his career at Randstad for a life at sea as hospitality manager on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

Remco’s job combines his passion for sailing with a true talent for hospitality. When at home in the Netherlands he usually spends his time around the canals of Amsterdam or sails on the Frisian lakes on board a traditional Dutch vessel called a ‘skûtsje’.

Hospitality Manager Clipper Stad Amsterdam Frank van Wamelen

Hospitality Manager Frank van Wamelen

Frank van Wamelen started working on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in 2015. He had enjoyed many sailing holidays as a child, wonderful holidays worldwide and a varied career in the catering business for numerous companies.

These qualifications make Frank ideal to work as a host, chef and caterer, and his first position on board was that of Chef de Rang. In 2016, he was promoted to hospitality manager, the job of his dreams. He looks forward to welcoming you on board with a big smile!

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

Clipper Stad Amsterdam HQ

Ineke Eibergen, Babette Vriezen, Ernst de Haan, Anne Cornelissen, Paula Out and Evert van Dishoeck work as a team at the Clipper Stad Amsterdam HQ in – where else – Amsterdam!