Lotus sailing offers fully arranged sailing trips for families, friends, or singles to discover the stunning nature of the Wadden Sea or the IJsselmeer, with its picturesque harbors. Sail for a weekend or week with hoisted sails and enjoy a holiday on the famous Dutch waters.
We have two antique sailboats with their home portHarlingen and Enkhuizen. If you’re coming with us, this is your boarding point. Our Tjalk named Lotus has 20 sleeping places and our Clipper Water Wolf has 26 sleeping places.
On board you will be welcomed by our skipper Olaf or skipper Erik. Both have been sailing in Dutch waters for more than 30 years. They will therefore tire you endlessly with passionate knowledge and facts about Dutch flora and fauna. But they also take you to the most undiscovered places the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have to offer.
What to expect on board
Our ships don’t sail by themselves. We always need a hand with that. But before we go sailing we will have a drink, show you around the galley, the common room and you will be assigned your cabin.
Once we’re sailing you don’t have to help ofcourse, but you can if you want to. We care about you enjoying yourself. For some this is lounging on the deck, for others it is discovering the art of sailing.
We went sailing with our children for 5 days. The passion and knowledge of the skipper and his wife about the Wadden region have made this sailing trip an unprecedented experience.
William & Sanne Weltering
Although our sailing ships are more than a 100 years old, they have been completely modernized. Both in sailing as in terms of comfort. Comfy beds, modern sanitary facilities and a fully equipped kitchen and sufficient space both below and above deck.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
During our sail trips breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged. Warm tasty sandwiches, fresh organic salads, or a nice barbecue on board or on a sandbank in the middle of the wild Wadden nature. But of course you can also bring your own food and prepare it on board.
We take into account the requirements and wishes of everyone when it comes to food and drinks. So please let us know about your allergies or preference for vegetarian food, we will make sure to meet your needs.
Drinks & snacks
Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available during the day, after sailing the bar opens. There’s beer and wine and various local distilled drinks. During sailing the bar is closed due to safety rules.
Special Deals and Last-Minute offers
Book your holiday trip in the Netherlands now and take advantage of the early booking discounts.
Team building or brainstorming on board one of our sailing ships
Are you looking for a unique location for team building, a brainstorming session or a meeting, then our sailing ships offer space for groups of up to 26 people. Learning to sail together strengthens the team spirit and a day of sailing is an inspiring team outing. There is plenty of room for group sessions both below and above deck. The alternation between undisturbed brainstorming and fresh air on the deck almost always leads to more inspiration and creations.