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Kaat Mossel

The clipper Kaat Mossel was launched as a two-master in 1905 at the shipyard of the de Boer brothers in Lemmer. The ship was built to sail the stormy Zuiderzee without any problems. Until 1930, the Kaat Mossel was used as a sailing freighter to transport various goods. In the subsequent period until 1972, the masts were removed and the ship was used as a motor freighter.

Today, the Kaat Mossel is again equipped with two masts and 20 berths and you can book the ship for a sailing trip in the Netherlands. Come aboard and take a trip back in time.

The sailing area includes the Markermeer and IJsselmeer with its picturesque towns like Enkhuizen, Medemblik and Makkum. The Wadden Islands are also popular, as are the inland waters of Friesland and Overijssel. A trip via Amsterdam, Zaandam and Alkmaar to Den Helder is also a possibility. On the other hand, a round trip to Groningen via the Lauwersmeer is also recommended. Of course, the wind and tides determine which route is possible. In short: holidays, study trips, club outings, on board the Kaat Mossel much is possible.

Below deck is a comfortable and cosy saloon with a well-equipped kitchen. As the saloon is on different levels, you have great views of the sea or harbour from the breakfast table all around. The cabins each have a roof hatch, allowing plenty of daylight to enter. In addition, the Kaat Mossel has 3 toilets and 2 showers.

With her large foredeck and spacious middle deck, there is always a place where you can linger. Or maybe you prefer to stay on the wide aft deck, where the skipper will be happy to explain everything about the ship and sailing. Sometimes there is also the opportunity to take the helm yourself and experience what it is like to steer such a large ship.

On group tours, you take care of yourself. On individual trips, there will be joint cooking.

Ship Type
Two-masted Clipper
Ship type
Flat-bottomed ship
Sailing area
IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea

Prices for groups (for max. 20 persons)

You can hire the Kaat Mossel for a group trip on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer from Lelystad, Bataviahaven. Other departure ports are possible by request and at a surcharge.

Prices shown are the rental for the entire ship on a self-catering basis. Send us your request with your desired date. From a day to a week... everything is possible.

Weekend (Fri. 20:00 to Sun. 16:00) € 3.780
Week (Mon./Sat.10:00 to Sun./Fri. 16:00)€ 6.300
Midweek (Mon. 10:00 to Fri. 16:00):€ 4.305
Overnight stay:€ included
Extra day:€ 1.082
Day trip (10:00 to 17:00)€ 1.470

Included in price

Personnel costs for skipper and sailor
Fitted sheet and pillow with cover
1 engine hour per day
Port charges and tourist tax

Not included in price

Duvets & towels
Travel to/from the port of departure
Final cleaning (€130)
Further engine hours (€ 40/uur)
Insolvency insuranse/guarantee fund ggto (9€ per person)
Tracel/cancelation insurance

Extra's (Optional)

Duvets( € 15 p.p.)


  • 5x 2-bed, 2x 3-bed and 1x 4-bed cabins
  • Sink with cold water
  • Central heating
  • Roof hatch
  • Incl. fitted sheet and pillow with cover
  • For rent: duvets
  • Games
  • Small on-board library
  • Stereo/cd-player
  • Gas cooker with 6 burners
  • Oven (Gas)
  • 1 Refrigerator (246 l)
  • 1 Freezer (100 l)
  • 3 toilets
  • 2 showers


Ship Type


Year built/shipyard

1905/ De Boer, Lemmer (NL)

Home port

Lelystad Bataviahaven


28,00m / 5,50m / 1,00 m



Sail Area


Standard Sails

Schooner sail with wishbone, main sail, foresail, jib


DAF 575, 100 PK

Sailing trips

Single travellers, families and small groups who want to experience an active but at the same time relaxing holiday on a traditional sailing ship have the opportunity to take part in the following sailing trips. Don’t worry, sailing experience is not necessary – anyone can join! The Kaat Mossel is sailed by an experienced and qualified crew who will guide you appropriately. Learn the basics of sailing, climb into the jib net and set the sails. If you wish, it is also possible to take the helm yourself under supervision .

26 August
 to 1 September 2024
€ 660
  7 days
  IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea
Experience summer in the Netherlands on board a traditional sailing ship. Your neighbouring country is within easy reach and yet a little holiday abroad and a different culture awaits you. Perhaps you will take a piece of Dutch serenity home with you…
11 October
 to 13 October 2024
€ 305
  2 days
This regatta consists of two parts. On Saturday, the famous Three Cities Regatta is sailed. On Sunday, the clippers gather off the coast of Enkhuizen for a race on a so-called “trapeze course”.