Home Ships Ontmoeting

About the Ontmoeting

The beautiful tjalk Ontmoeting was built in 1927.

It was 1970 that saw her turned into a charter ship, sailing the Dutch waters.
Little draft make this elegant lady the ideal ship to go and discover places where ships with deeper draft can not go.

Skipper Govert has been connected to the Ontmoeting for over 20 years.
He stood aboard this tjalk as a seaman and eventually bought his beloved ship in 2003.

Govert literally knows everything about the history of the Wads.
He often treats his guests to wonderful stories about the origin of the islands, while gently sailing his ship over the sea.

Book now

Feel like lifting the anchor of a traditional tjalk barge?
Then simply contact us by clicking the button below.

Book now

Aboard the Ontmoeting

The spacious deck is surrounded by a high railing and wide gangways.
Sitting on top of the deck, you have a great spot to experience sailing at its best!

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

Each cabin has a sink with cold running water, a reading light and storage space for your bags and personal belongings.
A little port hole can be opened for a breeze of fresh air and central heating keeps you warm.

The ship’s kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your own snacks and meals during your sailing trip.
Here you can use a 4 burner stove, an oven, a fridge and a sink. Also all necessary cooking utensils like pots, pans, plates, cutlery and glasses are at your disposal.
On request, we can even supply you with a beer tap!

For your convenience, the ship Ontmoeting also has its own sanitary facilities.
On board you will find 1 toilet as well as 1 shower.

Additional information

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


More photos

Weekend € 1,560.00
Short Weekend € 1,370.00
Daytrip € 960.00
Midweek € 2,200.00
Week € 3,050.00
3 Holidays € 2,010.00
4 Holidays € 2,310.00

Book Now Request Information

Properties Ontmoeting

Type Ship Tjalk barge
Capacity 12 persons (day trip)
12 berths
Length 21.00 meter
Width 4.30 meter
Sail Surface 160.00 m²
Accommodations , , ,
Accessories , , , , , , ,

Ontmoeting in the picture

Extra information about the Ontmoeting

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…

Continue reading →

Step aboard a traditional sailing ship from Rederij Vooruit and discover the true beauty of the Netherlands.

Continue reading →

Call Us

Tel: +31 (0)88 – 7333 745
Fax: +31 (0)517 - 430 299
Our website uses cookies and similar technologies. Click on 'I agree' to authorize the placement of cookies. Read more about cookies