About this ship: Leafde fan Fryslân

The sailing ship Leafde fan Fryslân, an imposing, three-mast barquentine, made its maiden voyage for Sail & Bike tours in spring 2018 and is managed by its owner-operators, Joris and Rinske de Wit. For many years, they have run the sailing ship Mare fan Fryslân. The interior of this luxury ship can best be described as refined. The Leafde Fan Fryslân will run Sail and Bike Tours in Tulip season (guided) and on the “Frisian” Wadden Sea (non-guided).

Description of the cabins
On the lower deck, the Leafde fan Fryslân has thirteen well-appointed cabins. Ten twin cabins (10 m² – 107 sq.ft.) and one smaller twin cabin (9 m² – 96.8 sq.ft.), with two single beds, which can be set together in most cabins, one junior suite (12 m² – 129 sq.ft.) with two single beds, which can be set together and a small sitting area and one single cabin (7 m² – 75 sq.ft.). Some of the twin cabins can be booked as a three-bed cabin (the third bed as bunk). Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. All cabins have ventilation and heating, portholes and a hatch that can be opened (except for the single cabin, in this cabin the window can’t be opened). Furthermore, in each cabin you will find a hairdryer and a mini safe.

Description of the ship
On the lower deck you will find the restaurant in nautical style, where the carefully prepared sumptuous meals are served. In the wheelhouse on the upper deck, the Leafde fan Fryslân offers a cosy lounge which is equipped with large panoramic windows, a well-appointed seating area , TV and a well equipped bar. Wi-Fi is available. The best views over the water are available here and on the deck, where you can also have a seat when the weather is nice.

Facts about the ship
Length:        48 m (158 ft.)
Width:          7.2 m (24 ft.)
Sail surface:  760 m² – 2494 sq.ft.
Crew:           4
Cabins:        13
Pass.:           25 – 27 (max.)



In winter 2023-’24, in a quite unique operation by owner/operator Joris de Wit, the large sailing vessel will be cut into two pieces and extended by a new section of 14 meters (approx. 46 ft.). Also, an additional fourth mast will be installed. In 2024 this will make the Leafde Fan Fryslân the only four-masted-schooner in Dutch waters.

Below deck, 3 new guest cabins will be added and on top deck four magnificent upper deck suites, each with a -double glass door and small private balcony, will be created. An air-conditioning system will be installed in all cabins and public indoor areas.

The capacity will thus be raised from 25 to 38 guests in 12 lower deck twin cabins (approx. 9-10 m²) and one smaller twin cabin (9 m²), two single cabins, one lower deck junior suite (12 m2) and four new upper deck suites (approx. 15-16 m²). Length overall will be 64 meters (210 ft.).