For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

Here you can find details about this unique sailing adventure and a bunch of other journeys that we offer on the Tall Ships

The Hague (NL) - London (GB) - Amsterdam (NL)

20 July - 03 August 2020

14 days, Morgenster

From € 995,-

Book this journey

Clean Circle Navigators Exchange@sea Powered by Erasmus+ Sail Training

15-25: € 995,-
26-28: € 1620,-

Book this journey

The Hague (NL) - London (GB) - Amsterdam (NL)

20 July - 03 August 2020

PDF this page

Sailing beyond Sustainable Horizons. Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 from: The Netherlands, Spain, France, UK and Sweden. Join the international group of trainees who want to try sailing on a Tall Ship and help the environment while learning about each other’s cultures. Stee the ship, navigate, fish for microplastic in the North Sea, visit The Hague, London and Amsterdam; look for dolphins in the sea, play games, sing, laugh and enjoy the unforgettable adventure! Open to Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-28 at request via Additional fees may apply due to the necessity of becoming a member of partner organisation of your country (up to EUR 50).

About the Journey

Set course beyond the known horizon and sail past your comfort zone. Embark on an international journey with sustainability theme. Take charge of your own learning process and discover the whole new way of learning by doing. Be the part of a team of like-minded people and together be a part of a global movement against climate change.

Sail a 100-year old Tall Ship with all that it entails. The experienced crew will teach you everything you need to know while gradually giving you more responsible tasks. The Ship is not only your home, but also a great classroom/playground where you’ll get to try so many new things! Steering such a large vessel is a very powerful feeling, while the view from the mast is not easy to forget! Let your adventurous spirit free and enjoy the many life lessons offered by sailing.

Live sustainable lifestyle which is a must on board. Conserve limited fresh water, carefully separate trash and sail using the power of the wind as much as possible. Join a marine biologist in plastic research of the oceans: collect, analyze and describe samples. Organise local climate actions such as a beach cleanup, an educational happening or an awareness lecture. Share experiences and ideas with your peers from other countries and go back home full of inspiration for more sustainable life.

Meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. On board you will spend 24 hours a day together, speaking English, getting confused by and explaining cultural differences, trying new food and taking in your similarities and differences. The mentors will encourage you to set personal learning goals at the beginning of the project. All of them are valid and important. At the end you will reflect on your experience and receive a YouthPass certificate of skills and competences.


The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands and the third-largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands plans to live at Huis ten Bosch and works at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city. This is one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva, Vienna and Addis Ababa.

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

  • The Hague (NL)

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Sponsorship and costs

Co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. The youngster price (age 15-25) is EUR 995,- per trainee, instead of the normal price of EUR 1,620.

Windseekers from France, the Netherlands and Sweden need to become members of their countries' Sail Training Associations for a small fee (usually up to EUR 30).

Participants of this journey can enter the Windseeker Dinghy Programme for free. Click here to learn how to raise money for your journey.

The cost of your travel to- and from the ports will be reimbursed up to a certain amount (based on the country of origin and tickets costs, according to the rules of the Erasmus+ Program).

The reimbursement will take place several months after the journey.

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2020 - 3 August 2020
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Participating countries: open for Windseekers from The Netherlands, Spain, France, UK and Sweden
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Swedish Windseekers need to become member of Sail Training Association Sweden

VZR Garant

In order to meet its statutory obligation to provide a guarantee, Windseeker makes use of the guarantee scheme provided by VZR Garant. You can check that this is the case by visiting VZR Garant’s website and verifying that the organization is listed as a participant. VZR Garant’s guarantee applies within the limits of its Guarantee Scheme (which can be found on VZR Garant’s website. The Guarantee Scheme specifies the exact journey offering to which VZR Garant’s guarantee applies and what the guarantee entails. If services are not provided due to the financial insolvency of Windseeker you can contact VZR Garant, which has its offices at Torenallee 20, 5617 BC Eindhoven, Netherlands, by sending an email to or calling +31 (0)85 13 07 630.

  • Lieven (23) Belgium

    "Setting sails: always fantastic."

  • 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"

  • Barnabas (22) Hungary


You sail on theMorgenster

Tall Ships


Stop and Stare. This is what Marian and Harry Muter - the owners - had in mind, when people would look upon the Morgenster. And they succeeded. As a result, the Morgenster is a stunning and elegant Ship and a fast …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Norwegian national dinner and presentation

    Gulden Leeuw


    – by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)

    Charlotte We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8am. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie in and were bright eyed and eager. …

    Read log
  • Whoopie in the wheelhouse!



    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

    Read log


  • Dolphins
See more