SAIL 2025 Amsterdam: dates and program

SAIL Amsterdam is one of the biggest nautical events in the world. It is organized in Amsterdam once every five years. The next, 10th edition of SAIL will take place in 2025.

Dates SAIL 2025: August 20 – August 24, 2025.
Location SAIL 2025: Piet Heinkade, 1019 BR Amsterdam

In August 2025 around 600 ships will sail into Amsterdam through the Noordzeekanaal and will stay for 5 days in Amsterdam’s IJ-haven.

SAIL Amsterdam 2025

SAIL Amsterdam 2025 Tickets

SAIL Amsterdam is a free event. There is no admission fee for visiting the ships. You can also watch the ships parade and concerts for free.

Visit SAIL Amsterdam 2025

SAIL Amsterdam is one of the biggest events in Amsterdam. In 5 days over 2 million people visit the city to see the tall ships. Most of the visitors stay overnight. Make sure you book a hotel in advance.

Tip: pick a hotel located on the edge of the River IJ, and you’ll have a great view on the tall ships from your room window.

SAIL 2025 Amsterdam program

SAIL 2025 program is still being developed. Check, the official website for SAIL Amsterdam 2025 for the latest updates and information.

Here is the program of the previous SAIL 2015 (in 2020 SAIL Amsterdam was cancelled due to the pandemic):

SAIL-in – from IJmuiden to Amsterdam – 19 August

Fireworks – SAIL Experience – 19-22 August at 22:30

Classical Waves – SAIL Music Marina – 19 August

SAIL Rocks – SAIL Music Marina – 20 August

SAIL Loves Holland – SAIL Music Marina – 21 August

Amsterdam Maker Festival – NDSM-werf – 21-23 August

Pirates of the Carribean in Concert – SAIL Music Marina – 22 August

SAIL Thank You Parade – 23 August

See you in Amsterdam in 2025!

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  1. I have attended Sail Amsterdam on the last 4 occasions in my boat Riis 1, she is 100 years old this year. Can you give me an update as to whether Sail will take place or be postponed please? It will be a great shame if it is but understand under the present circumstances. Thank you if you can help. A.J.

    • Dear Alan,

      In compliance with the Dutch government measures, all meetings and events in the Netherlands are be cancelled until June 1. But it’s hard to predict what will happen after this date.

      The organizers of SAIL 2020 are investigating whether it is possible to organize SAIL Amsterdam 2020. For the time being they continue with the preparations for the 10th edition of SAIL.

      You can find the official statement here:

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