Kiel (DEU) – Den Helder (NL)


The Tall Ship OOSTERSCHELDE is berthed at the Sartorkai in Kiel, a short distance from the central railway station. The captain will welcome all guests on board and, when everyone is present, we will explain the procedures and safety rules. We will also discuss the plans for the next trip and the weather forecast. We will embark later in the day and sail through the Kielerfjord to Holtenau Locks, where we will spend the night. The next morning we will sail to the “Nord-Ostsee Kanal”.

There is a lot to see on the canal, such as the impressive bridges and the large container ships that we will cross. We take advantage of the time on the canal to give instructions on rigging and sailing on a three-masted schooner. As soon as we reach the Elbe in Brünsbuttel, we set sail! It is always a great adventure to sail on this river, surrounded by the great ocean-going vessels.

We sail over the Wadden Islands. It’s a sort of countdown: Wangerooge, Spieroog, etc… up to and including Vlieland and Texel. And then we turn to port out of the Marsdiep for the last few miles across the Frisian Sea to Den Helder.

Level 1

Level 1 trips are suitable for anyone in good health. We sail, for example, in sheltered waters or close to the coast. In case of bad weather, we can seek shelter in a harbour or opt for a more sheltered route.

OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible public, but you should be aware that you are making a trip on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical capacity than a daily walk. One trip is more demanding than another. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you, it is important that you contact Tall Ship Experience for advice.


  • A small backpack that does not take up too much space in the cabin.
  • On deck we recommend shoes with slightly rough and preferably soft soles.
  • On land we recommend firm, waterproof hiking boots.
  • Valid passport
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
Price: 615,00700,00

Availability: Only 4 places are available



The three-masted schooner “Oosterschelde” was built in 1918 as a sailing cargo ship. The ship plied European waters
European waters and was frequently seen off the coasts of Morocco and the Mediterranean. In 1930, heavier and more modern diesel engines were installed and the rigging was reduced. From 1939 onwards, the ship sailed under a foreign flag and in 1950 underwent a drastic conversion into a modern coastal vessel. In 1988, the “Oosterschelde” was returned to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ships Foundation took over the fundraising necessary to finance the restoration of the ship to its original condition.

The “Oosterschelde” is now the only remaining representative of a large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the last century. It is registered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The “Oosterschelde” is autonomous and is used in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities. domestic and foreign ports for presentation activities and by companies and other organisations. In 1998, the “Oosterschelde” completed a one and a half year voyage around the world. The ship sailed to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia.

Journey details


Kiel-Holtenau (DEU)


Den Helder (NL)

Map of the journey

What is included

  • Navigation
  • Necessary basic training and workshops
  • Bunk bed with sheets and towel.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner corresponding to the sailing.


What it does not include

  • Transportation to and from the boat is at the expense of each person.

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Journey: Kiel (DEU) – Den Helder (NL)
Price: 615,00700,00

Availability: Only 4 places are available

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