For 2025: Vliegende Draeck

fun since ’85


Bookable only for 2025

Clipper Vliegende Draeck

Sailing with the Vliegende Draeck

With the Vliegende Draeck (Flying Dragon), you can go sailing just the way you like it. Families, companies and schools alike will have a great time on the Vliegende Draeck. Skipper Jarno will gladly take you to the Wadden Islands, the IJsselmeer or the Friesian inland waters. Curious about the adventures of the Vliegende Draeck? Follow them on Facebook.


Before she was the Vliegende Draeck, in her time as a freighter she was called Lauwerszee, Hendie, Betsy and again Lauwerszee. The Vliegende Draeck was built in Makkum in 1909 and served as a freighter until 1993, after which she was converted into a charter vessel and given her current name.

Facilities on the Vliegende Draeck

The two-masted clipper Vliegende Draeck is a spacious and modern sailing vessel. The Vliegende Draeck can accommodate 40 daytrip guests and sleep 30 guests in 4 four-bed cabins and 7 double cabins, all with their own washbasins. For them, 3 toilets and 3 showers are available.

Below deck, one finds a spacious and sleekly decorated seating area with high tables and benches and even a TV. The galley offers the cook a 6-burner cooker with oven, very large fridge and a beer tap. Above deck, guests can  lounge on the deck.

List of facilities on the Vliegende Draeck

  • Galley:
  • 6-burner cooker
  • Oven
  • Large fridge
  • Beertap
  • Coffee maker (filters are supplied) and kettle
  • Cooking utensils and tableware for all guests
  • Common area:
  • Indoor and outdoor toys and games
  • Library
  • Stereo with CD player
  • TV-screen
  • Central heating in the whole ship
  • Life jackets and children’s life jackets
  • AED

Sailing area

You can sail to the Wadden Sea, the IJsselmeer and the Friesian inland waters with the Vliegende Draeck. The departure harbour of the Vliegende Draeck is Harlingen.

Current position
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Prices 2025

Week tbd
5 days mo. 10h – fr 16h or sun. 20h- fr. 9g tbd
Weekend tbd
Daytrip tbd
Overnight stay tbd
Weekend + 1 day tbd
Weekend + 2 days tbd
Cleaning costs included

Sailing for longer than a week is also possible. Prices include crew, harbour fees, tourist tax and fuel.

Book now or find out more?

Would you like to enjoy the Wadden Sea or IJsselmeer with your party on the Vliegende Draeck? Historische Zeilvaart Harlingen will help you put together the perfect trip for your family, group of friends, school, club or company. Do you have any questions about sailing or the Vliegende Draeck? We will be happy to help.