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Sail Amsterdam

Watch the invasion of tall ships in the IJ Bay during Sail Amsterdam.
See how they moor at the quays in Amsterdam’s Eastern Docks.
This video gives a wonderful impression of the Sail In on August 19, 2010.

Once every five years Amsterdam is faced with an invasion.
Dozens of tall ships sail from all continents  to gather on the IJ Bay.
Such as the Götheborg from Sweden. A splendid replica of a wooden sailing ship from 1745.
A steel sailing ship with 3 masts, the Dewaruci, from Indonesia.

Accompanied by hundreds of vessels in all shapes and sizes they enter the Port of Amsterdam, docking along the quays of IJ Bay and IJ Port.
The Sedov is a Russian steel four-master. It was used for shipping coal, grain and saltpeter. Nowadays it serves as training ship, as most tall ships.
It is painful to imagine how many of the original tall ships went down because of storms and wars.

Director:      André de Laat
Voice:          Mart van den Busken
Music:         The Rule & All This - Kevin Macleod (
Translation: Ton Brouwers