Amsterdam Tall Ships

Sail Amsterdam is a truly spectacular event that takes place once every five years with hundreds of ships mooring up in Holland’s capital. 2020 will be the 10th time the city hosts the largest public event in the Netherlands and it promises a memorable time away set against the stunning backdrop of international Tall Ships! Initially organised in 1975 to mark the 700th anniversary of the founding of Amsterdam, the popularity of this fantastic nautical event continues to grow, attracting naval enthusiasts alongside those just seeking an entertaining day out! As well as time to enjoy the event at leisure, we also take to the water for a canal cruise – the perfect way to explore Holland’s capital city.


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Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at a 4-star hotel in Holland with breakfast
  • Excursion to the Sail Amsterdam 2020 event on Saturday and Sunday
  • Amsterdam canal cruise

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Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a comfortable 4-star hotel within approximately one hour’s drive of central Amsterdam and well placed for our excursions. All rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.

Day 1
Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel in Holland.

Day 2 – Sail Amsterdam 2020
We visit lively Amsterdam today, the city of canals, bicycles and cafés. During our visit, the spectacular Sail Amsterdam event is taking place, with hundreds of ships mooring up in and around the IJhaven in Holland’s capital. The 10th edition of this popular event is sure to impress, with the opportunity to step aboard magnificent tall ships alongside onshore entertainment and activities.

Day 3 – Sail Amsterdam 2020 including canal cruise
We head back into the city today for more time to enjoy this nautical festival as well as taking to the water ourselves with a wonderful canal cruise; probably the best way to see this unique city. We also have time to explore the city at leisure. There are plenty of atmospheric lanes and quarters to explore or famous museums to visit including the Anne Frank Museum, a thoughtful exhibition of the famous war-diarist’s life.

Day 4
Travel back to Calais for our return ferry home.

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