The ‘Helena’ is a sailing monument. This historical vessel from 1875 is the oldest, iron barge from The Netherlands which is still sailing. The ship is fully restored after an extensive restoration. Come on board, and enjoy!

On board ‘Helena’ everyone is invited to help sailing. Hoist the sails, operate winches and even steer the ship. All under supervision of our friendly crew. Or to relax on deck, enjoy the movements of the ship on the water. Whatever you prefer! The skipper can tell many tales about this ship. And the cook provides delicious snacks and meals during the voyage.

Rent the ‘Helena’
Are you looking for an active day out, an inspiring meeting location, a teambuilding activity or even a gorgeous wedding location? Whatever you are looking for, the ‘Helena’ can offer it! Read more about our sailing packagemeeting package and drinks package.

Naturally, it is also possible to adjust these package to your preference. Please let us know your wishes, and we would love to provide you a customized proposal. 

The ‘Helena’ has the capacity to host 48 people while sailing, and 60 people while stationary.

Have a look at our Facebookpage for more photos and up-to-date information!

Want to have a look around? Take the virtual tour and visit the ship online! For more information and bookings info@oosterschelde.nl or 0031 (0)10 4364258 .

In short:

  • Oldest sailing barge of The Netherlands (from 1875)
  • Including skipper, crew and catering
  • Culinary experiences provided by our professional cook
  • Suitable for large groups (48 sailing, 60 while stationary)
  • Standard berth in the Leuvehaven, in the dazzling heart of Rotterdam
  • Personalized packages are possible