Sailing with the Orion
Experience the joy of sailing and wind, water, air and peace. Aboard the sturdy sea-tjalk Orion, built in 1892, you can enjoy traditional sailing combined with modern comfort. Our home port is the old inner harbour of Monnickendam. Monnickendam is situated only ten miles to the north of Amsterdam; from here we sail across the IJsselmeer.
Do you have something to celebrate? Do you feel like an exciting day of sailing or an outing with your colleagues? It’s all possible with the sailing charter Orion!
Experience it!Watch our video and discover the Orion!
Take your co-workers or business relations for a refreshing day sailing. Leave the workplace behind and enjoy the fresh air!
The Orion was built in 1892 at the Jan Mol shipyard on the Moerheimstraat in Dedemsvaart. There had been a shipyard in that location since 1870, and as early as 1830 Andries Mol, Jan Mol’s grandfather, had had a shipyard in Dedemsvaart.
Dress up like traditional fishing folk in Volendam, explore the IJsselmeer for a weekend or feast on a delicious barbecue on the magical Gouwzee. Discover the best arrangements!
This year, the Orion has been flattening the water and we are ready to make 2016 at least as good! Will you sail with us?read more
Could the ship be stored for the winter? Actually, sailing on the Orion never really stops! Winter sailing is a unique experience!read more
For 33 years, the leeboards and rudder aboard the Orion have done an excellent job. But now skipper Wouter Egas has decided to replace them!read more