Frisian Sailing Company

Your stay on the Leafde fan Fryslân

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Port of departure: Enkhuizen, Lemmer. Other ports on request

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Enjoy a wonderful relaxing time on the water aboard the impressive three-masted sailboat (barquentine), called Leafde fan Fryslân. Relax on deck, help sail the ship, enjoy a drink in the beautiful bar and, if desired, stay in modern, well-equipped accommodation.

The steering is located on the after deck (campaign deck), along with a jacuzzi and wonderful couches where you can relax. You have a magnificent view of the water and the surrounding area. With a drink in hand and enjoyable company, you can get away from everyday life for a bit. Hear the splashing water and the wind rushing past the sails and let go of your everyday thoughts. Especially when you put away your cell phone.

The Leafde fan Fryslân is mainly available in the winter months as a hotel ship in the northern part of the Netherlands. Are you looking for a location with or without overnight accommodation for an event, meeting or presentation, then you are most welcome on board.
From the end of September to the beginning of April, the Leafde Fryslân fan is also a perfect location for team building, a company outing or with business associates, an anniversary or wedding.  

From the beginning of April to the end of September the ship is used for Sail & Bike sailing cruises.

Sailing on the Leafde fan Fryslân

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The port of departure depends on the connecting trips. Usually this will be Enkhuizen, Amsterdam or a port on the Frisian coast (Harlingen or Lemmer).

We sail on the Markermeer, the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea. This means that all options for your destination are open. A pleasant evening on the shore or on board enjoying the sunset in peace, discuss your preferences on board with the skipper.

Due to the enormous amount of sailing space you can actively sail on board. The crew will be happy to show you around on deck and teach you the tricks of sailing on this barquentine.
View the sailing area

Layout

Layout Leafde fan Fryslân
Layout Leafde fan Fryslân

The former wheelhouse has been converted into a cosy seating area where you have a magnificent view over the area through the large windows. The seating area has an almost colonial feel. A staircase leads to the bar and the spacious lounge/dining room. Here too the interior is luxurious. The salon consists of five separate tables and chairs, so that the space can be used as a party, presentation or meeting space in no time.
The bar has a library and its own seating area, where you can enjoy a drink after a wonderful day outdoors.

A staircase leads to some of the bedrooms. The other bedrooms are located in the fore ship and can be reached via a staircase in the deck house. The spacious and comfortable rooms are all equipped with two separate box-spring beds, a private shower and toilet, a sink, a hair dryer and a safe. Eight rooms also have a foldup bed. The beds are made upon arrival.

The kitchen is located in the stern. In principle, the Leafde fan Fryslân is only rented including catering. It is only possible to use the kitchen if specified.

Facilities Leafde fan Fryslân

History of Leafde fan Fryslân

Built in 1937 at a yard in Solvesborg in Sweden and entered into service as Thalata. Until 1987, the ship, a so-called Baltic trader, transported cargo on the Baltic Sea. After that the ship wasn't used for years. At the end of the 90s the ship was converted into a luxury three-masted sailboat, a barquentine. A barquentine is a ship with three (or more) masts, the front mast which is set across. In 2017, the ship started a third life with Joris de Wit and Rinske van Huizen for luxury sailing holidays and as hotel accommodation.

HISWA charter ship

The Leafde fan Fryslân is a member of Hiswa (Dutch Association of Proprietors in the Water Sports Industry), so you book safe and secure!

Facilities
  • 12 Luxurious double-cabins
  • Each cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Optional extra bed in several cabins
  • Very comfortable bar, lounge and terrace
  • Very well-equipped kitchen
  • Perfect for sailing cruises
  • Jacuzzi on board

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