Dunkirk — AmsterdamStartharbour: Dunkirk
Boarding after: 25.09.2019 17:00
Departure: 26.09.2019 12:00
Port of destination: Amsterdam
Arrival: 28.09.2019 18:00
Days on board: 5
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 340€
The second part of the trip (ссылка): Dunkirk – Amsterdam
150 nautical miles
Participation in the full passage from Southampton to Dunkirk — 8 days, 490€.
English Channel — North Sea —Inland Dutch Canals — Flood Gates
From Dunkirk we go to the North Sea, sailing there, and here we are in Dutch waters.
We won't fail to visit Vlissingen to take a rest, get a warm in a local sauna (highly recommended!) and move on, either again by the North Sea or by inland Dutch canals. There will be no ship motions for sure, but an abundance of drawbridges and narrow flood gates.
Vlissingen itself is a city that reflects Dutch culture to a much greater degree than Amsterdam. There are fewer noisy tourist attractions, but you can find there a huge beach with a wide foreshore, windmills that are open to sea winds, a small harbor with an impressively harsh beauty, where, like centuries ago, in any weather, pilot boats go out to meet ocean ships entering the port. As a tribute to modern Dutch architecture, refuting logic and, it seems, laws of physics, there are houses of unusual shape, with walls at an angle that is sharper than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
After the trip to Amsterdam, Shtandart will stop for autumn maintenance at a shipyard in Zaandam, just like Peter the First. We invite you to stay on and take part in repair works – get to know the ship better and acquire new skills.
We look forward to seeing you on board!