Sailing Muiden

The former Zuyderzee and the river Vecht meet in the Muiden sea lock. Muiden’s most prominent attraction is the Muiderslot (Muiden castle), dating from 1280 and later extended and modernized. Its current version is well worth a visit! Muiden used to be part of the Dutch defence works known as the Hollandse Waterlinie (Dutch water line) and the Stelling (defence line) of Amsterdam. Other excellent places to visit are the Muiden fortress (a.k.a. the “Mice fortress”) and the Pampus fortress island, especially for history buffs!

A weekend trip to Muiden

Muiden is one of our many destinations for multi-day trips. With our sailing charter the Orion, we set sail from our home port Monnickendam across the Gouwzee and the Markermeer. A weekend sailing trip with Egasail is an excellent idea for a special family weekend or a bachelor(ette) party. For more information, prices and availability, please contact skipper Wouter Egas at Below is an example of what a weekend trip to Muiden can be like with Egasail.

Sailing to Muiden programme

We gather in the old Monnickendam harbour on Friday evening, and embark the sailing charter Orion at 21:00. This beautiful sea-tjalk was built in 1892, but she has all the modern comforts of the 21st century. We have a restful night’s sleep on board, and start the next morning with a good breakfast and some strong coffee or tea. Then we set sail in the direction of Muiden via the Gouwzee and the Markermeer.

There is plenty to do on board for the (aspiring) sailing enthusiast: You can operate the helm, sheets, stays and/or leeboards, or assist in navigating. After a good day’s sailing we arrive in Muiden harbour in the early evening, ready to explore the town together. Sunday morning starts with another hearty breakfast, after which there is still time to walk through the town or visit an attraction before setting sail again. We arrive back In Monnickendam in the late afternoon, ending our trip.

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