Fredrikstad - Amsterdam
Sail on the Skagerrak and the North Sea.
Fredrikstad - Amsterdam
Mon. 15 - 07 - '19
Tue. 23 - 07 - '19
9 days days
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From the beautiful Norwegian city Fredrikstad we sail to Amsterdam in just over a week. We will travel through the Skagerrak towards the North Sea. This part of Europe is a busy sailing area with a lot of freight shipments. But there will also be plenty of pleasure yachts thanks to the many small ports along the Norwegian coast. From Fredrikstad we will also see a number of other Tall Ships sailing. Before we arrive in Amsterdam we will first go through the locks at IJmuiden, after which we sail on the North Sea Canal to get close to the Central Station of Amsterdam.
Fredrikstad is surrounded by beautiful nature, especially to the south towards the Swedish border. There are many beautiful anchor spots and small places where the night can be spent. There is also the possibility to make an extra stopover on the way. There are several options for a visit. The Sont could be followed to the south, after which we arrive in Copenhagen. Hereafter, a logical option would be to go towards Kiel, and from there to the North Sea via the Kiel canal. Another option would be to go directly to the North Sea and visit the city of Esbjerg, or a visit to the island of Helgoland. In short, many options for an adventure!
Of course we hope for good weather during the trip, so you can relax on deck in the sun. This would also mean that beautiful starry skies can be seen during the night watches, when you are on deck to steer the ship across the North Sea. In short, this trip is a great opportunity to fully separate yourself from everyday life and to enjoy life on board a Tall Ship.
In the 1840’s the city was known for the export of timber. Modern technology was introduced to the city with several steam powered saws along the river. With the decline of the timber industry as a result of modernization, Fredrikstad developed into an important maritime industrial centre. Fun fact: the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was born in a small town which is now part of the city of Fredrikstad.
The capital of The Netherlands and for centuries the most important harbor city. During the Golden Age, ships would come to the city loaded with exotic goods and spices, bringing wealth into the city. In the old city center you can still see the old merchant warehouses, where the cargo was delivered by smal barges. Although the city was home of a large part of the Dutch merchant fleet, the ships had difficulty reaching the city. To solve this problem, the construction of the North Sea Canal started in 1863. It took 9 years to complete the 17 kilometers of channel and the locks in IJmuiden.
On July 15th, you will be welcomed on board by our captain and crew. In 9 days we will sail to Amsterdam where the voyage ends on the 23rd of July.