Your stay on the Vliegende Hollander
Whether you’re a business group, youth group, school class or a group of family or friends, everyone is enthusiastic about the warm appearance of both the ship and its crew.
On deck, you can enjoy a comfortable place to sit in the seating corner. But you can also relax on the middle deck and bow while enjoying the sound of the water and the wind in the sails.
Both youth groups and school classes, as well as companies and groups of family and friends, immediately feel at home on board with Frank. Regardless of whether you want to go sailing for a day, get away for the weekend or enjoy an entire vacation on the water, the Vliegende Hollander is an excellent choice. Adventurous, warm and respectful toward people and the environment are the keywords on board!
Sailing on the Vliegende Hollander
Lemmer is the home port of the Vliegende Hollander during the season. From this port, the ship sails the IJsselmeer, the Markermeer, the Waddenzee and/or the Friesian inland waters. On board, you discuss your wishes with the skipper. He looks at the weather conditions together with the group and determines the route in consultation. During a weekend, this is often a sailing trip to Urk, Enkhuizen, Medemblik or Stavoren. All places where you can easily go for a walk in the late afternoon and evening, sit at a terrace or just relax on deck and enjoy the setting sun.
During longer trips, the crew likes sailing to the Wadden Sea. Falling dry is among the possibilities, depending on the weather and tide conditions, of course. A unique event that allows you to walk on the seabed!
But the Wadden Islands are also more than worth a visit. And perhaps you’ll decide to stay in the port for a day and fully take in the atmosphere on the island. Simply discuss your wishes with the skipper! He will ensure a relaxed stay on board!
More information about the sailing area and destinations
The crew of the Vliegende Hollander
Skipper/owner Frank van der Schee has been living on the water since his youth. He has a wealth of experience that comes in handy on the adventurous journeys. Moreover, he received pedagogical training, which makes him an excellent supervisor for youth groups as well as business groups when teambuilding is a part of the stay on board. In his own calm way, he motivates participants of all sorts of groups, promotes independence with those who need it and ensures that everyone on board has a good time.
The cosy saloon with the mahogany panelling, bar and piano breathes an atmosphere of distant lands and times long past. The cosy salon has four large tables with seating options all around. These provide enough room for 34 people. The cosy bar has a tap installation for Lage Landen beer. You can order this via the office. The bar cabinet gives the bar a luxurious appearance.
The galley is located in the stern. It is fully furnished with a large refrigerator with freezer space, a gas stove with 5 burners and a large oven, a catering dishwasher and sufficient tableware for the entire group.
The Vliegende Hollander has a total of 12 cabins. At the front of the ship are 4 double cabins and 4 quad cabins. In the rear are another 3 double cabins and 1 quad cabin. All cabins have a porthole or deck hatch, central heating, a sink with hot and cold water and a power outlet. Each bed also has a reading lamp.
The ship has modern sanitary facilities.
All facilities of the Vliegende Hollander
History of the Vliegende Hollander
In 1892, the Martha was launched as a sailing freighter at Werf Meijer in Beneden-Leeuwen. At the start of the 20th century, the sails were replaced by a motor. After that, the ship transported cargo on Dutch rivers until 1995. Over the course of that century, the ship sailed under the names Martha, Gracia, Oudertrouw and Fatum Ferenda. Between 1996 and 1999, the ship was converted into a schooner-rigged passenger ship and was given its current name: Vliegende Hollander.
The Vliegende Hollander is a member of Hiswa (Dutch Association of Proprietors in the Water Sports Industry), so you book safe and secure!