Built in 1917, Oosterschelde is the last remaining of the large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the 20th century.
At 50 m long, she is also the largest restored Dutch sailing ship, and carries almost 900 sqm of sail, and up to 24 voyage crew. Voyage crew is what the guest on board are called. Unlike on a cruise ship, there are no passengers on board a tall ship, as everyone is welcome to join in sail handling and the running of the ship. To ensure everybody’s safety and well-being, the three-master is staffed by 7 professional seafarers as well.
Accommodation on board is in same-sex cabins (2 or 4 berths) with washbasins, and communal showers and toilets. Included in the price are all meals prepared by a professional chef, as well as snacks, coffee and tea.
Below deck you’ll find a beautiful and spacious saloon with a piano, fireplace and seating areas to read, write or chat with the other guests and scientist on board. You’ll b e able to experience the true thrill and freedom of life at sea, only a lot more comfortable than it would have been for the sailors in 1917! ?