What is Sail op Scheveningen?
Liberty Tall Ships Regatta – The Hague 2019, also known as Sail at Scheveningen, is the first large Tall Ship event to be organized in Scheveningen. Participating Tall Ships and traditional sailing ships from all over the world come to The Hague for a four-day public event from 20 to 23 June 2019.
Do I have to buy a ticket?
No. You don’t need to buy a ticket to visit the Sail op Scheveningen event. You don’t need to buy a ticket to visit the ships either. If you want to make a cruise on one of the Tall Ships you can buy a ticket on this website from around May.
What kind of ships can I expect?
In particular, Tall Ships will come to the port of Scheveningen. These are traditional sailing ships. Click here for more information about the ships.
Which ships are coming to Sail op Scheveningen?
It does not happen very often that a really large sailing ship comes to the port of Scheveningen. It has never happened before that a whole fleet of large Tall Ships entered the port of Scheveningen at the same time. Yet, it is happening now. Scheveningen participates in the Liberty Regatta 2019 and as a result of that a large number of ships will come together at the port. It is the plan that two or three truly large cathedrals from the sea will come to Scheveningen, in addition to 25 large tall ships. For a complete list of participating ships, click here.
Can I buy food and drinks at the event?
You will find food and drinks stands all over the premises. For example, you can enjoy delicious fresh fish and cooking demonstrations from Catch by Simonis.
How can I get to the event?
We advise you to come by public transport because we expect a lot of people. Click here for more information about accessibility.
Is the event accessible for disabled people?
The event area is certainly accessible to the disabled. In order to go on the ships, however, you and your party must be able to walk reasonably well. The ships present at the event are up to 100 years old and although this is very different now, 80 – 100 years ago, disabled and elderly people were not always taken into account. There are toilets on all ships, but it may be that they are located below a steep staircase. The toilets on the event grounds are easily accessible for the disabled.
To be able to join the cruises also applies: you must be able to board and disembark yourself. It may be that the gangways are narrow and / or steep and you have to be able to come on board on your own. We want everyone to be able to return home safe after a nice day.
Can I take a buggy / pram on the event grounds?
Yes, the terrain is flat. You can board the buggy on some ships, but on most ships this will not be possible.
How can I book tickets for a cruise on a Tall Ship?
For loose ticket sales, there will be a possibility to book tickets on this website in the spring. If you want to sail with more than 20 people, you can already mail or call us for your own Tall Ship. For more information about this you can look at group packages.
If I am going to sail on a Tall Ship, will the sails be hoisted?
If the weather allows it we will certainly hoist sails during the cruise. Because we sail on the open sea, we always have to take wind and waves into account. We will do our best to make the sailing trip as fun and special as possible for everyone.
Can we go out sailing when it rains?
Yes. If it rains, passengers can hide inside or outside under awnings. In extreme weather it can happen that the sailing trip cannot continue. For example in a storm or extreme fog. The captain determines whether it is safe.