The Stad Amsterdam, a replica of a clipper from 1850, is a 76 metre-long three-mast rigged ship. It sails under no fewer than 2,200 square metres of sail cloth. The hard- wood deck, the chart house, the ropes and the sails may be 19th century, but the comfort on board is 21st century. The 14 huts, each 11 square meters large, offer standard room for two passengers. They all have air conditioning, plus their own toilet and shower. The longroom, the heart of the ship, is crafted from copper and wood. There you can eat, drink, chat, read or play a game.
In the winter months the clipper sails in the Caribbean. You can then enjoy a fabulous cruise with a small group of fellow holidaymakers. The trip from and to the Caribbean can be booked through ‘Avontuurlijke Meezeilvakantie’ (Adventurous sail-along holiday). For real sailing enthusiasts there are always plenty of on-board jobs to be done. And if you are not afraid of heights you are welcome to climb the rigging.
The Longroom is the beating heart aboard the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. The finish with wood and copper brings back memories of times long gone when boats like these sailed the seven seas. The Longroom is appointed with modern audio-visual amenities to facilitate f. ex. Presentations. Here, together with the crew, you enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every night the captain updates how many nautical miles have been sailed and how many more there are to go. Your stay includes breakfast, coffee break, lunch, mid-afternoon coffee break, dinner and fresh fruit during the day.
The Longroom is the place where guests gather to meet and relax, read a book or send an email. You can also pick a book from the well-stocked library on board to unwind on the rear deck. You have the option to participate and be part of the crew watches. There are three shifts. Every shift has its own reward. At night you savour the tranquillity and multitude of stars, in the morning spectacular sunrises are your reward. Hoisting the sails, keeping watch, enjoying the waves; it is all a great experience.
The diversity of sailing holidays ensures a variety of different locations. During the European trips (from June to September) you will visit historic cities like Lisbon, Ibiza town, Stockholm and Tangier. From January to April you will find the clipper in the Caribbean. During the day you will sail throughout the Caribbean with a cool drink in your hand, enjoying the blue skies and clear blue sea. At the end of the day, the clipper will anchor off one of the numerous bays, giving you the chance to swim or snorkel, while the chef prepares a BBQ on the beach.