Being together

A ship is a fantastic location to meet, to strengthen family ties and bonds of friendship, to build relationships or perhaps enhance them. Together, being engaged in a sporty activity, having dinner on deck, and telling stories by the light of the moon; Enjoy the peace and quiet and the interaction. Sailing will take you back to those things that do matter. At the end of the trip, everyone will say “we should do this more often”. That is for sure!

Sailing match, Batavia Yard, or Zuiderzee museum

Who will win the family cup this year? Do something different and sail a real sailing match, together with your family and friends. Or would you rather drift around the most beautiful spots of Noord-Holland or Friesland? A visit to the Zuiderzee museum, the Batavia Yard, or Radboud castle may make a welcome change to your family day.

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Arrangements and ideas for a family get together

Discovering sailing areas

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Family day

101 locations for your family day

NAUPAR’s ships have 16 different harbours of departure around the Ijsselmeer and the Waddenzee. You can think of Lemmer, Stavoren, Edam, Volendam, Monnickendam, Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, or Almere Zand. Not only while sailing, but also while moored NAUPAR’s ships are the perfect location for your family day. You will have the unique ambiance and possibilities a ship can offer you, but you can embark and disembark whenever you want to.

Family day on the Ijsselmeer, Waddenzee, or Frisian lakes

You will set sail for the destination of your choice. While sailing you may actively help on board or enjoy the weather on deck. There is plenty to do: Hoisting the sails, enjoying the grand views, and perhaps even watching the seals.


Prepare a delicious meal in the galley, together with your family, or go barbecuing on a sand bank while standing clear of the water. The galley is fitted out with all modern conveniences. Would you rather indulge yourselves? That is not a problem either for NAUPAR. The extensive catering arrangements speak for themselves.