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Bachelor party

Looking for an unforgettable bachelor party or hen party?

Surprise the bride-to-be or groom-to-be and board one of NAUPAR’s vessels for half a day, a weekend or a week of fun and laughter, sailing and enjoyment together, heading out on the water on a sturdy tjalk or luxurious clipper. 

It doesn’t matter whether your group will be large or small, whether you’d prefer to relax or have a more active party. Even the extent of the luxury is up to you to decide on, as NAUPAR has an extremely large fleet, making it possible to find a ship that will perfectly suit anyone’s wishes.

You could head out onto the IJsselmeer or Wadden Sea, and an evening out partying in such places as Volendam or Amsterdam is also easily organized. NAUPAR offers a wide array of ships, activities and catering options, and a ship provides the ideal combination of transport, accommodation and fun all rolled into one. We will be happy to help you flesh out the details for an unforgettable party.

NAUPAR’s vessels

The ships have a large deck, a fantastic day room, a spacious galley where you can cook for large groups and comfortable cabins. During your sailing trip on the IJsselmeer, Markermeer or the Wadden Sea there will be plenty of options to keep the bride-to-be or groom-to-be occupied. They can help out with hoisting the sails, navigate, take the helm, swab the deck or make the drinks on deck. 

Sailing areas in the Netherlands

NAUPAR’s vessels have been sailing on the IJsselmeer, Markermeer, the Frisian lakes and the Wadden Sea for many years now. You will decide the route and destinations in consultation with the skipper, depending on the weather and the wind.

For example, you could moor in an elegant harbour town on the IJsselmeer, such as Enkhuizen, Lemmer or Medemblik. Or you might wish to put down anchor in the middle of a nature reserve. 

Though sailing across the Markermeer to Hoorn, Volendam or Amsterdam for an evening out is also to be recommended! If you want to go to Amsterdam, we recommend (due to the high cost of a berth in Amsterdam) a trip to Monnickendam. There, you can easily catch the express bus to Amsterdam and be in the centre of Amsterdam within half an hour.

Another option is to set course for the Wadden Sea, beach on the bottom of the Wadden Sea or go out in West-Terschelling. The possibilities are endless.

Our skippers know the sailing area like the back of their hand and will manage to find the best spots for you.

Variety of catering options

Once in the harbour you can eat out in a restaurant and go out for a party in the evening. Or you stay on board for a freshly tapped beer, prepare together a sunset barbecue or buffet, and enjoy a nice evening of games, karaoke or disco in the cossy dayroom. All ships have a well-equipped galley, and most of them have their own beer tap.

Or you could also let yourselves be spoiled by having a chef hired to prepare the meals for your stag/hen party on board. NAUPAR offers a variety of all-inclusive and catering packages. You won’t have to give it another thought and can simply board the vessel for a carefree stag/hen party. Please don't hesitate to ask us for more details.

Therefore an outing with NAUPAR

NAUPAR has over 40 years of experience in organising trips on the water in the Netherlands. At NAUPAR:

  • we offer you the largest choice of traditional sailing ships including skipper and crew; from regal schooners and sumptuous barquentines to sturdy clippers and sporty tjalks
  • you can sail with groups from 10 to 150 people and for very large groups you can even opt for several ships
  • the trips offer something for everyone; from actively helping out, learning seaman's knots, anchoring and swimming to enjoying and chilling out on deck
  • you do not need any sailing experience; the crew will be happy to teach you the tricks of the trade
  • you can choose from no less than 16 different departure ports. The most popular departure ports are Kampen, Enkhuizen, Lelystad and for a trip to the Wadden islands Harlingen .
  • you will certainly find the ship that suits your wishes and you are assured of an unforgettable outing that everybody will remember for years