The 'Willem Jacob' is an authentic clipper, built in 1889, functional and fast; a joy to sail. Weather permitting, you can sail the boat yourself and experience the handling of a vessel of 80 tons. The wind, water(level), tide and your own wishes help you decide on your destination.
The Willem Jacob sails from Groningen and Friesland. Where you go and how long is up to you. Bring your family, friends, business associates, colleagues, children. The ship is elderly and disabled friendly (with some improvisation and goodwill).
Get involved in the sailing, if you feel like physical excercise. Or would you rather lie in the sun, talk and take pictures?
The sailing area covers the beautiful Reitdiep, the Lauwersmeer - rich with unusual bird species, the Eastern Wad, the Islands of Ameland, Schiermonnikoog and Borkum, the unspoilt Dollard, but also the western Wadden Sea and the Frisian Lakes.
In recent years, the ship was fully restored. Below deck is a comfortable accommodation with a fireplace, lots of natural light and comfortable sofas. Through a unique system of removable beds, the ship can also provide accommodation for groups of up to 24 people, for instance in the winter months in the historic and bustling University city of Groningen.