Sail op Scheveningen

Sail op Scheveningen

Jun 20, 2019Jun 23, 2019
Vissershaven district of Scheveningen
The Hague

The tall ships are coming to The Hague! In June 2019, Scheveningen will be the finishing point of a major international maritime ship event: a fleet of tall ships will sail to The Hague to round off the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta.

Tall ships in Scheveningen

The tall ships are rarely seen by the general public, except at international boat-centric events around the world, so now’s your chance to see such stunning, historic ships in all their glory. In fact, this is the first time in history that Scheveningen expects such a large fleet of 30 tall ships all at once. 

The types of tall ships include Barques, Brigantines and Frigates, hailing from more than 15 countries. The local tall ships, Bark Europa and Minerva will be present. Find out more about the participating tall ships on the Sail op Scheveningen website.

The Liberty Tall Ships Race begins in Rouen in the Normandy region of France, and finishes in Scheveningen. This regatta honours the liberation of Europe that began 75 years ago. The highlight of the Sail op Scheveningen is the Parade of Sail on Sunday, June 23, which sees the main tall ships sailing along in majestic convoy, joined by a scattering of smaller boats.

Fun activities on land and on the water

Activities will be plentiful, both on land and on the water. There will be an opportunity to jump on board a boat to go out and have a closer look at the tall ships. Visitors can join a deck party on a boat with friends, family or colleagues, while some ships will be open to the public. There will also be guided tours and short hospitality cruises for visitors. Each day will end with a spectacular firework or light show.

Keep an eye on the full Sail op Scheveningen programme for the most up-to-date information.

Sail along

Sail op Scheveningen is dedicated to creating opportunities for young people from both the Netherlands and abroad in this international city. About 150 young adults aged between 15 and 28 can sail along in the race from Rouen to Scheveningen as trainees aboard the tall ships.

A free event for everyone

Come to Sail op Scheveningen - it's free for everyone! Keep an eye on the Sail op Scheveningen event page for updates.