The Gulden Leeuw
We built our dream, a big, sturdy sailing ship reminiscent of the 30’s and with the deck layout of a classic yacht.
200-person day trips · 300-person quayside parties · 56-person training
Coming Events on Board the Gulden Leeuw 2014
- Hamburg Hafendagen, Germany, 09. - 11. May
- Kieler Woche, Germany, 21. - 29. June
- Falmouth, Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 August
- London, Sail Royal Greenwich, Friday 5 - Tuesday 9 September
After a successful inaugural event in 2012 & 2013, the world’s finest Tall Ships return to Greenwich this summer! The third edition of Sail Royal Greenwich will take place from Friday 5th until Tuesday 9th of September 2014.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to entertain in style on board this beautiful vessel. Imagine, a Tall Ship exclusively for you and your guests! More information you can find on our page 'Day Trips & Events'.
Races en voyages on the Gulden Leeuw
- Mile Makers
Mile Makers are voyages that bring the Gulden Leeuw as fast as possible to her next destination. Beautiful sailing, being a real part of our crew, experiencing life at sea at its fullest. These voyages are open for individual booking. The next Mile Maker coming up is;
- We will inform you as soon as possible about our Mile Makers for 2014
- 2014 Tall Ships Races
- Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014
More information and bookings on our 'Tallshipsraces' page.
Sturdy sailing ship
The “Gulden leeuw” (Golden Lion) has been designed and built as an ocean-going, ice class ship. In combination with the chosen rigging it will become a fast, robust ship. We want a ship that can really sail. The rigging must not only serve as decoration but also actually have good sailing characteristics. The “Gulden Leeuw” will be a three-masted topsail schooner, so th
e foremast is also yard-rigged. This very versatile rigging combines the advantages of a square-sailed shipand a fore-and-aft rigged ship. You can sail close to the wind and pick up the trade winds. We can sail all international waters with this tall ship.
The 30’s atmosphere
On the one hand, the 30’s style was characterised by expensive, rich materials, often hand-crafted, decorative and luxurious. On the other, simple, functional forms were sought. High quality and a high level of finish were taken for granted. Our ship was built in 1937. Splendid authentic details have been retained. We are restoring these original features so that our ship will have a magnificent ambience.