27 March to 2 April 2020 ( 7 Day’s )
This sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland will take you to the beautiful scenery of the English and Scottish east coast. We are going to visit picturesque fishermen’s villages like Whitby and Stonehaven.
Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: During this trip we will often sail during the night and, if you want, you can be a part of the crew by joining the watches. You will have the possibility to steer, to navigate, and to help setting the sails. Of course you will be assisted by the professional crew on board.
Embark / Disembark
Embark: March 27 at 18.00 PM in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In Amsterdam we are starting from the Amsterdam Marina.
We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.
The ‘Flying Dutchman’ provides accommodation for 24 guests in twin cabins. Each cabin has an upper and lower berth and a private shower/toilet combination.
Standard cabin………………………………………: £ 475, – per person
Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.
If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.
Information & Booking
Request booking and information: Sailing trip Amsterdam- Aberdeen (Scotland)
A typical voyage is illustrated below, but please note that ports and destinations may be subject to change due to unpredictable weather conditions. The captain aboard will determine the final itinerary regarding weather forecasts. Please do not worry if we deviate from the original plan, because it just means that we will most likely visit another beautiful area. We ask for your understanding in this matter.
Day 1: Amsterdam
Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland: On Friday around 18:00 PM we welcome you aboard the ‘Flying Dutchman’ in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. After a nice dinner altogether, the captain will give an introduction and the voyage planning, while you can enjoy a nice malt whisky ‘on the house’. As a surprise the captain will maybe give a performance with his band ‘Slainge’.
Dag 2 & 3: Crossing the North Sea to Whitby
Today we will leave the port of Amsterdam early in the morning and set course to the sea locks of IJmuiden. During the passage on the North Sea canal you will get safety instructions and sailing instructions from the crew. After we have sailed out off the locks, we arrive at the open sea were we set the sails and start our first long crossing of approximately 220 miles towards Whitby. This part will be the longest of our journey.
Day 3 & 4: Whitby
The night is spent at sea and we expect to arrive in the medieval town of Whitby in the morning. The harbour is the heart of the town and the Flying Dutchman is a well-known ship in the harbour he always gets a warm welcome. In this fishermen’s town there is so much to see and enjoy that we will stay here for the rest of the day.
Day 4 & 5: Farne islands & Holy Island
After a very nice breakfast we leave Whitby and set sail to the Farne islands. The Farne islands can only be reached by boat and these rocky islands are a home to many seals, puffins and other species of seabirds. There are many old lighthouses situated on these islands, which are worthwhile seeing. We will try to make a landing on one of the islands with the Zodiac.
In the afternoon we leave for Holy island, which is close to the Farne islands. This special tidal island is situated just a couple of miles from the coast and cut off from the mainland twice a day by tides. It carries a lot of spiritual history and is seen as one of the treasures of England.
The actual name of the island is called the Holy island of Lindisfarne. This is also the name of the monastery, which was founded around 635 by the Irish monk Saint Aiden van Lindesfarne. In 793 the monastery was looted by theVikings.
On the southeast corner of the island, impressively rising from a steep cliff, you will find the Lindisfarne castle. A castle which was built to defend English ships against Scottish invaders. We will pay a visit to the monastery and the castle and stay for the night in this serene scenery.
Day 6 : Eyemouth
We move on with our Sailing trip Amsterdam- Scotland, and set sail in the morning towards the pretty harbor of Eyemouth, south of Edinburgh. The harbor hosts nice pubs, restaurants and gift shops.
Day 7: Edinburgh
Unfortunately our voyage has come to an end. After a nice breakfast on board it is time to say goodbye. The transferbus (included) brings you to the center of Edinburgh.
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The Flying Dutchman