The 'Jacobsschelp' from 1899 is beautifully and tastefully finished with lots of woodwork. An authentic and great sailing ship. There is a comfortable, large and at the same time snug sitting area on deck in the rear of the ship (see photo). A safe spot for small children.
The ship is equipped with a fully equipped galley where lunch is prepared for you or you can prepare your own food. There is headroom everywhere, except for the bedsteads for the mast.
The old fortified towns of Muiden en Weesp, in the vicinity of Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport, are departure ports for the Jacobsschelp. For a daytrip, you could sail on the Vecht River or to the Markermeer and IJsselmeer, with up to 12 people and 7 or 8 people for a weekend.
Pampus, Durgerdam, IJburg and Volendam are reachable within a day trip. Can you spare the time for weekend, think of sailing to Edam, Monnickendam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, the historic and attractive towns on the Markermeer and IJsselmeer. If there is windy weather, the 'Jacobsschelp' has the option of sailing the Vecht River or the sheltered Randmeren.
And sailing ... that is what the 'Jacobsschelp' is all about. The ship has a rig and lee boards that are hand operated, so you will get to grips with how sailing works. There are several sails. Inexperienced enthusiasts and experienced sailors alike enjoy their stay on board. Even the less active have a great time watching their crew from the comfortabe sitting area in the rear or stretching out on the foredeck for a nap.
The skipper, Bertie Geurts, has been sailing for decades in this area and she is the perfect advisor for your sailtrip. The ship is fully equipped with life jackets (kids vests on request), rain gear and of course all the requisite safety and navigational devices.