Discover North Holland


Discover North Holland

North Sea

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks


  • Experienced Skipper YMI and Crew
  • Comprehensive Safety Equipment
  • Hands-On Sailing Experience
  • All Meals and Beverages Onboard
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Onboard Entertainment and Learning Materials
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Wildlife Watching Opportunities
  • Environmental Conservation Focus
  • Adventure Activities
  • Airport Transfers and Local Transportation

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Important Travel Details:

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Adventure Sailing package

All Meals and Beverages Onboard:

Enjoy a variety of freshly prepared meals and a selection of beverages throughout your journey.

Marina Fees / Reservations:

All costs associated with marina stays and reservations are covered. Inluding entry into protected natural areas are included, allowing for worry-free exploration of beautiful reserves.

Fuel Costs:

Fuel expenses for the duration of the course are included, ensuring hassle-free sailing.

Bed Linen and Towels:

Comfortable bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience.

Cleaning Services:

Professional cleaning services are included to maintain a tidy and hygienic environment onboard.

Trip dates

For certification, you must complete a minimum of 5 days of training or alternatively, three weekends.
Discover North Holland
23 Jun - 29 Jun
1 spots available

Trip Highlights

  1. Navigating the IJsselmeer: Experience the thrill of sailing across the IJsselmeer, showcasing your skills in harnessing the wind and navigating the vast waters.
  2. Charming Hindeloopen: Discover Hindeloopen’s picturesque streets, rich in maritime history and cultural heritage, known for its traditional crafts and part of the Elfstedentocht route.
  3. Traditional Fishing Villages: Visit iconic fishing villages like Volendam, Hoorn, and Enkhuizen, each with unique histories and maritime charm.
  4. Amsterdam’s Canals and Cuisine: Enjoy a delightful evening in Amsterdam, indulging in fine dining and exploring the historic canals.
  5. Scenic Sailing to Texel: Sail to the beautiful island of Texel, experiencing the serene beauty of its beaches and the unique atmosphere of island life.
  6. Exploring the Afsluitdijk: Visit the impressive Afsluitdijk, an engineering marvel, and learn about its significance in Dutch water management.
  7. UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea Adventure: Navigate through the biodiverse Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoying the natural beauty and spotting local wildlife.

How Adventure works

This adventure voyage takes maximum 5 Guests and a very experienced skipper (Yachtmaster). Our yachts have double occupancy cabins, with double beds.

You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join. Most participants book alone.

Trip day to day

Set sail on a captivating 6-day journey through the picturesque waters of North Holland with our RYA sailing school. This adventure is more than just a sailing trip; it’s an opportunity to learn from an experienced RYA Yachtmaster instructor and to immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this unique region.

Following is an example of how this adventure-trip might unfold:



In Medemblik, where old meets new, your adventure begins. Explore the town’s rich history before stepping aboard our yacht to begin your sailing education.

Sail across the IJsselmeer, marveling at Dutch villages and waters. Visit the Afsluitdijk, a marvel of engineering, and then journey to the UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea, en route to the charming island of Texel.

Sail to IJmuiden via the exhilarating North Sea, then through the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam. The evening promises fine dining at Loetje and a magical exploration of Amsterdam’s canals.

From Amsterdam, we navigate to the quaint fishing villages of Volendam, Hoorn, and Enkhuizen along the Markermeer, each offering its unique history and beauty.ife.

Embrace the thrill of sailing across the IJsselmeer, guided by the wind towards Hindeloopen, a gem among the 11 cities of the Elfstedentocht ice-skating tour. This leg offers an exhilarating sailing experience across the vast lake.

Arriving in Hindeloopen, you’ll be captivated by its picturesque streets, rich maritime history, and cultural heritage. Explore this quaint town known for its traditional crafts and unique architecture. Stroll along the canals and bridges, immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere of this historic Dutch town. This visit combines the excitement of sailing with a deep dive into the Netherlands’ cultural tapestry.

As the journey concludes, reflect on the skills and memories acquired. Back in Medemblik, savor these last moments in the town’s serene setting.

This trip is not just about sailing; it’s about building connections, both with the sea and with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned sailor, this experience will deepen your love for sailing and leave you with unforgettable memories of North Holland’s splendor.

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