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About the Mercurius

The traditional tjalk barge Mercurius saw its construction completed in the year 1885.
This makes her one of the oldest ships of the fleet and a true delight to sail on.

An extensive renovation in 2008 fitted the Mercurius with several brand new modifications, but the skipper was clear about letting the ship keep her authentic look.

Step aboard for an unforgettable sailing trip over the Dutch sea and lakes.
The Mercurius will show you the true allure of the Netherlands!

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Aboard the Mercurius

The Mercurius has wide gangways and the deck is surrounded by a high railing, which makes the Mercurius particularly suitable for a sailing vacation with kids.
On deck offers the best view over the water and invites you to experience sailing to the fullest.

Below deck, the cosy day room has all sorts of entertainment, such as a radio, a cd-player, a board library and a lot of games.
Whenever days get too cold or off-season sailing has your preference, you can turn up the central heating for a pleasant temperature inside.

All cabins have a private sink with hot and cold running water, a reading light and storage space.
A little port hole can be opened when needed and central heating keeps the bedroom nice and warm.

The ship’s kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare your own snacks and meals during your sailing trip.
Here you can find a stove, an oven, a fridge as well as 2 sinks. Also all necessary cooking utensils are available for use, such as plates, pots, pans, cutlery and glasses.
To really get the party started, ask Rederij Vooruit to supply you with a beer tap on board!

The Mercurius has its own sanitary facilities of 2 toilets and 2 showers.
This means the ship does not have to docked in a port when you want to use the restroom.

Additional information

  • home port Harlingen
  • the crew speaks Dutch, English and German


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Weekend € 1,915.00
Short Weekend € 1,450.00
Daytrip € 1,210.00
Midweek € 2,680.00
Week € 3,810.00
3 Holidays € 2,360.00
4 Holidays € 2,740.00

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Properties Mercurius

Type Ship Tjalk barge
Capacity 25 persons (day trip)
18 berths
Length 23.00 meter
Width 5.00 meter
Sail Surface 200.00 m²
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Extra information about the Mercurius

Port Harlingen The majority of our sailing ships set out from our home port Harlingen. Located right near the beautiful Wadden Sea, port Harlingen is the best place to start your sailing trip. With the Afsluitdijk closeby, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes are easily reached as well. Step aboard our traditional ships and explore the Netherlands! Port Harlingen is the most important harbour of the province of Friesland. Around the year 1157, the monks of monastery Ludingakerke in the small village of Almenum decided to dig canals to improve the looming trade by water. This smart piece of landscaping made Ludingakerke one of the wealthiest monasteries of Friesland, which turned out to be most profitable for the nearby township of Harlinga. In 1234, Harlingen gained its city rights and 1644 saw the Dutch Admiralty move from Dokkum to the blooming Frisian harbour. Craftsmanship and industry formed the city’s main…

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Sailing week For those who can not get enough of sailing, booking a sailing week is the way to go. Sailing for a week will give you the opportunity to really take your time and explore the Wadden Sea, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes. The ideal sailing vacation for the whole family! Weektrip Sunday 8 PM to Sunday 3 PM. Friday 8 PM to Friday 3 PM. Suggestions for a week sailing From Harlingen At 8 PM, a welcome aboard the ship awaits. We will sail to Vlieland the next morning, with a detour to the seals on the banks between Ameland and Terschelling. Vlieland has numerous sights to see and tons of activities to do, simply ask your captain the best spots on the island. After breakfast we will head for Texel. Here you can learn everything about the Wadden in Ecomare or climb the Eierland lighthouse. Next…

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