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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

London (GB) - Ostend (BE)

11 June - 13 June 2018

2 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 348,-

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3-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 348,-
2-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 410,-
1-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 615

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Stad Amsterdam:
London (GB) - Ostend (BE)

11 June - 13 June 2018

A summer break. Join the clipper Stad Amsterdam for a short trip from London to Ostend in Belgium. Board this magnificent Tall Ship near the Tower of London and listen to safety instructions before sailing out to cross the English Channel. Spend a couple of intensive days on board, learning from the crew and enjoying your short holidays. Perhaps you can book a hotel and spend a weekend in London before boarding Stad Amsterdam and sailing down the Thames. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

London is a centre for business, finance, the arts and tourism. As such, the city has something to offer for everyone. But visiting London by ship makes the experience extra special. Go see a play in West End, explore Soho, or take a tourist bus for a sightseeing ride. Go to Hyde Park, close to Buckingham Palace, if the city bustle is a bit much after an ocean voyage. And work on your cultural karma by visiting a few of the many museums. London is so big you’ll need to revisit to see it all!

Ostend (Oostende in Flemish) is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars, but the city still has plenty of worthwhile sights to see, such as the Mu.ZEE, the Petrus and Paulus church, and the fort Napolean. Visit one of the museums, check out the lively cultural agenda, and step in a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!

  • London (GB)

  • Ostend (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 11 June 2018 - 13 June 2018
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining:
  • 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
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

You sail on the Stad Amsterdam

Stad Amsterdam
Shipping type: Clipper
Homeport: Amsterdam (NL)
Date built: 2000
Trainees:
Length: 76 m
Height of mast: 46,25 m
Sail: 2200 m2

A modern Clipper. Imagine yourself on a 19th century clipper when you board Stad Amsterdam, a modern version of the fast merchant ships of bygone days. The 60 metre long wooden deck, the high masts, the many yards and hundreds …

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Windseeker logs

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    Oosterschelde, 2013

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    – by Hannah Hurford

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    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

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