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Forget everyday hustle and bustle, appointments and commitments. Board the Vertrouwen and join them on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful World Heritage Dutch Wadden Sea. The owners and skippers of the Vertrouwen, Katja and Axel, are lovers and ambassadors of the mudflats and invite you to experience this adventure with them.

A sailing trip on the Vertrouwen is perfect for company outings, youth trips, group trips for clubs and associations, as well as a pleasant outing with friends.

Unique interior

The interior of the Vertrouwen has been renovated with much love and attention, allowing you to stay comfortably on board. The dayroom has a nice open kitchen with a professional cooker, large fridge and tap system. Besides a number of cabins with bunk beds, there are also double beds. This makes the Vertrouwen perfect for families, couples, seniors and groups of friends. There is even a special bathroom on board, almost like home, with a mirror, large sink, towel radiator and plenty of space to change.

Relaxing on board

On deck, you can enjoy a lovely hardwood sun deck with soft cushions and warm fleece blankets, allowing you to relax comfortably during the sailing trip.

With their experience, enthusiasm and their fast and comfortable ship, Katja and Axel will be happy to introduce you to the beautiful nature and special places of the Wadden Sea. You are guaranteed a successful trip.

Experience the elements water, wind and sun!

Enjoy special sailing days in the enchanting world between low and high tide. The Wadden Sea, with its very Dutch and at the same time exotic charm, stretches just off the coast. Here, detached from the mainland, you experience a benevolent freedom. Leave everything behind and enjoy the ancient rhythms and golden yellow beaches as far as the eye can see. The Dutch Wadden Sea region consists of five islands, each with a unique character. Experience them all!

With a draft of only 85 cm, the Vertrouwen is ideal for the shallow, tide-dependent Wadden Sea. The vessel is perfectly suited for dry landings, a unique experience where you experience the tides to the full. The water flows away and the sandbank becomes visible in the distance. Birds search for food at the waterline, while you discover all kinds of treasures on the sandbanks: shells, crabs, jellyfish, cockles, mussels and more. The Wadden Sea is home to a great diversity of plants and animals.

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

Prices for groups (for max. 16 persons)

You can hire the Vertrouwen for a group trip on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer from Harlingen. The prices shown are the rental for the entire ship on a self-catering basis for the 2025 season.

Send us your request with your desired travel period. From a day to a week... anything is possible.

Weekend (Fri. 20:00 to Sun. 17:00):€ 3.340
Midweek (Mon. 10:00 to Fri. 15:00):€ 4.160
School week (Sun. 21:00 to Fri. 09:00)€ 4.160
Week (Sat./Mon. 12:00 to Fri./Sun.)€ 5.900
Extra night€ 380

Included in price

Personnel costs for skipper and sailor
Bed linen
Final cleaning
Port charges and tourist tax
1 engine hour per day
Insolvency insurance VZR Garant

Not included in price

Catering (bookable on request)
Travel to/from the port of departure
Further engine hours (€ 50/hour)
Travel/cancellation insurance

Extra's (Optional)

Towels (€8 each)


  • 6x 2-berth and 1x 4-berth cabin
  • Sink with cold water
  • reading lamp by each bed
  • Central heating
  • Porthole
  • Incl. bed linen
  • Games
  • Small on-board library
  • Stereo with CD, USB, MP3
  • Central heating
  • Wood stove
  • Gas cooker with 6 burners
  • Oven (Gas)
  • 1 Refrigerator (150 l)
  • Mixer
  • Beer tap
  • Stockroom
  • 2 toilets
  • 1 shower
  • modern bathroom


Ship Type


Year built/shipyard

1910/Boot Vrijenban, Delft (NL)

Home port



25,00m / 5,50m / 0,85 m



Sail Area


Standard Sails

mainsail, foresail, jib


DAF 615

  • Lounge cushions and fleece blankets on deck
  • electric layboard winches
  • sun- /raintent
  • swimming ladder
  • children’s swimming west

Sailing trips

Single travellers, families and small groups who want to experience an active yet 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 Vertrouwen is sailed by an experienced and qualified crew who will guide you appropriately. Learn the basics of sailing, climb in the jib net and set the sails. If you want, it is also possible to take the helm yourself under supervision.

28 July
 to 2 August 2024
€ 610
  5 days
  Wadden Sea, IJsselmeer
Your adventure starts in sturdy Harlingen, situated on the beautiful Wadden Sea. You will discover the quietest beach on Terschelling, the chicest beach club on Vlieland, the cosiest harbour-side café in Enkhuizen, the most beautiful lighthouse on Ameland, the finest bike ride on Texel, the most stately buildings in Hoorn and/or the tastiest kibbeling in Den Oever.