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IJmuiden (NL) - Leixoes (PT)

14 November - 24 November 2017

10 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 1315,-

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3-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 1315,-
2-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 1545,-

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Stad Amsterdam:
IJmuiden (NL) - Leixoes (PT)

14 November - 24 November 2017

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* Places at request * Escape the nothern cold under the white sails of Stad Amsterdam. Join the clipper in Ijmuiden, a Dutch fishing port near Amsterdam, for a trip down south, along the English Channel and across the Bay of Biscay to Leixoes in northern Portugal. Spend 10 days chasing the sun from the Netherlands to Portugal. Combine this journey with the next one for a trip from Ijmuiden to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and receive 15% discount for the journey from Leixoes to Gran Canaria. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years. /Single cabin possible for € 2317.50


IJmuiden, on the west coast of the Netherlands, is the water gateway to Amsterdam. Cruise ships, cargo vessels and pleasure yachts pass through its busy locks every day while the IJmuiden marina provides an excellent shelter from the North Sea storms. IJmuiden offers a wide, sandy beach that is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Behind the dunes you’ll find a small nature reserve, perfect for a hike or a run. IJmuiden’s restaurants serve fresh fish, straight from the local market.

Leixoes is a port town in northern Portugal, only 10 km out of Porto. It's one of Portugal's major seaports located near the estuary of the Douro River. Take a walk to the old fortifications, dine in one of the many seafood restaurants and then relax on a sandy beach. If you have more time and would like to explore, take a trip to nearby Porto, famous for its architecture – and wine!

  • IJmuiden (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 November 2017 - 24 November 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

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