SAIL Amsterdam 2020

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Windseeker is the official partner of SAIL Amsterdam 2020

The 10th edition of SAIL Amsterdam will take place between August 12th and August 16th, 2020. Every five years over 600 vessels and more than two million visitors come to the city, making SAIL Amsterdam one of the largest nautical events in the world. Furthermore it is an important part of Dutch cultural life.

Since 1975 the event showcases everything the city has to offer. It promotes classical ships, and both Dutch and worldwide maritime heritage. Last but not least, it encourages young people to discover sailing. Want to do more than just walk the streets and admire the vessels? Windseeker has you covered!

From festival to festival

From Dunkirk to IJmuiden: Join the ships sailing from French city of Dunkirk, the last host port of this year's Tall Ships Races. Sail along the coast of Belgium to IJmuiden, outside of Amsterdam. The SAIL Amsterdam activities are not included in this leg. If you want to join the Sail In Parade, go to SAIL Amsterdam page here.

From Amsterdam to Bremerhaven: Board one of the Tall Ships at the end of the festival. Join hundreds of vessels sailing out of Amsterdam in a spectacular Parade (included). Then set course for the North Sea and make your way to Germany. Reach Bremerhaven where another maritime event will take place.

Beyond SAIL Amsterdam 2020

Before SAIL Amsterdam a lot of the vessels will be taking part in the Tall Ships Races in Portugal, Spain and France. You can join any of the 3 legs, which include several days of racing on a Tall Ship and 2 days of harbour events: parties, parades, fireworks, concerts and more! Click here to learn more.

If you're between 15 and 25 years old you can join one of Windseeker's new special programmes: Exchange@sea. Sail into the mix and make international friends. Take part in research into microplastics, learn to sail a Tall Ship and visit wonderful places. Learn more about Exchange@sea here.

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Sail towards SAIL Amsterdam 2020

Journeys end in IJmuiden, about 30km before Amsterdam

Christian Radich

Kristiansand (NO) - IJmuiden (NL)

08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020
Crossing the sea. Join Christian Radich in the southernmost Norwegian town of Kristiansand, known for its laidback atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Spend 2 hours getting familiar...
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Santa Maria Manuela

Dunkirk (FR) - IJmuiden (NL)

08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020
Course: SAIL Amsterdam. The French city of Dunkirk is the last port of this year’s Tall Ships Races. This means that when you board Santa Maria...
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Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Dunkirk (FR) - IJmuiden (NL)

08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020
Towards SAIL Amsterdam. This short journey is very exciting as it brings you from one Tall Ships festival to another! After the finishing of the Tall...
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Sail on to Bremerhaven

Journeys starting in Amsterdam include the sailing out Parade

Christian Radich

Amsterdam (NL) - Bremerhaven (DE)

16 Aug 2020 - 19 Aug 2020
Head out of Amsterdam in a precisely orchestrated parade of hundreds of vessels after SAIL Amsterdam event. Admire this unique gathering of Tall Ships and yachts,...
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Trainees Lehmkuhl
Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Amsterdam (NL) - Bremerhaven (DE)

16 Aug 2020 - 19 Aug 2020
Sail out of SAIL Amsterdam in an impressive Tall Ships parade and make your way to Bremerhaven. Board Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Amsterdam where many tall ships,...
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Santa Maria Manuela

IJmuiden (NL) - Bremerhaven (DE)

16 Aug 2020 - 19 Aug 2020
*Last places: contact info@windseeker.org to confirm availability* Sail Bremerhaven. This short summer trip will take you from IJmuiden in the Netherlands to the Sail Bremerhaven event...
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