Amsterdam

sail1975cAmsterdam capital of the Netherlands.
Our favorite event is Sail Amsterdam. SAIL Amsterdam is a large maritime event held every five years in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tall ships from all over the world visit the city to moor in its harbors. The event was organised for the first time in 1975 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Amsterdam, under the name ‘Sail Amsterdam 700’. Sail is one of the largest maritime manifestations in the world. Tens of tall ships and hundreds of other historical ships are involved. Numerous other ships and boats are present besides the participating ships, amounting to more than 8000 boats. The Sail In at the Noordzeekanaal and het IJ on the first day attracts many other small ships, including creations like a sailing organ (with trumpet accompaniment) and on the last day the ‘Sail Out’.  Sail ImpressionsTall shipsGouda Glorious HaborPhotographer MichaËl

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