Vliegende Draeck

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About the Vliegende Draeck

Built for the same family that ordered the Suydersee, clipper Vliegende Draeck (Flying Dragon) touched water in the Frisian village of Makkum in 1909.
She was first named Lauwerszee, then Hendie, Betsy and Lauwerszee, before eventually gaining the name she goes by today.

Her owners decided to ready her for a different career in the year 1993.
An extensive reconstruction turned the Vliegende Draeck into an impressive charter vessel, sailing the Wadden Sea, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes since.

Step aboard this phenomenal ship and let the wind take you on an adventure you will never forget!

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Aboard the Vliegende Draeck

High railing goes all around the ship’s deck and wide gangways make it a great choice for those who travel with small children.
Sit back and enjoy the views of the beautiful Dutch sea and lakes from the comfortable seating area.

The cosy day room is fitted with a radio, a CD-player, games and lots of books in an extensive library.
Whenever it gets too cold inside, you can easily turn up the central heating. This also means the ship sets its sails off-season, taking you on wonderful winter sailing trips.

Below deck, the galley supplies you with everything you need to make your own snacks and meals.
Here, you can use all necessary cooking utensils, such as pots, pans, plates, cutlery and glasses.
The ship’s kitchen is provided with a 6 burner stove, an oven, a fridge, 2 sinks and even a beer tap!

All cabins have their own sink with running water, a reading light and storage space for your personal belongings.
Central heating keeps the room on a pleasant temperature and you can open a little port hole on to let in fresh air.

The Vliegende Draeck has 3 toilets as well as 3 showers.
This means the ship does not have to be docked whenever you need to use the bathroom.

Additional information

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


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Weekend € 3,150.00
Short Weekend € 2,800.00
Daytrip € 1,900.00
Midweek € 4,825.00
Week € 7,150.00
3 Holidays € 4,670.00
4 Holidays € 5,290.00

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Properties Vliegende Draeck

Type Ship Clipper
Capacity 45 persons (day trip)
30 berths
Length 35.00 meter
Width 2.90 meter
Sail Surface 550.00 m²
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Extra information about the Vliegende Draeck

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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Here’s your change to experience a real sailing race and Rederij Vooruit warmly welcomes you aboard.

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Sailing weekend Head out for a sailing weekend on a traditional ship from Rederij Vooruit! Explore the undeniable beauty of the Wadden Sea, Lake IJssel and the Frisian Lakes, with friends, family or even the company. Short weekend Friday 5 PM to Saturday 5 PM. Saturday 5 PM to Saturday 5 PM. Sailing weekend Friday 8 PM to Sunday 5 PM. Suggestions for a sailing weekend Sailing weekend from Harlingen You board the ship on either Friday evening or Saturday morning. On Saturday, we set sail around 10 AM and turn the helm towards Terschelling. On our way to the island, the skipper will sail the ship as close as possible along the sand bank between Vlieland and Terschelling, where a group of 50 to 70 seals can be seen relaxing on the banks. Saturday evening calls for a night out in one of the many bars on the island,…

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