Victory Sail Alkmaar 2019

From the 25th until the 29th of July, you'll find Victory Sail in Alkmaar.

A historical show

At the end of July 2019, Alkmaar will welcome a unique collection of 200 historic barges, which will ensure a wonderful show on the water.

National Society for the Preservation of the Historical Commercial Vessel (LVBHB), it is the largest conservation organization for maritime heritage in the Netherlands, has succeeded in bringing the 2019 reunion to Alkmaar. And of course we are very happy with that!

The Core

At the end of July 2019, Alkmaar is welcoming an unique collection of 200 historic inland vessels, which will provide a magnificent show on the canals of Alkmaar. 

On Thursday the 25th of July, the ships will arrive. On Monday the 29th of July, the ships will leave the canals of Alkmaar again. From the 25th until the 29th of July, you can expercience and enjoy this event around the 'Noordhollandsch Kanaal' and the city centre of Alkmaar.

Provisional program

A provisional program has been made for Victory Sail 2019. The following schedule shows what you can experience during these 5 spectacular days.

  Date Program
  25th of July
Entry of 200 historic commercial vessels and introduction to Alkmaar and the canal
  26th of July
Traditional cheese market, possibility to see the ships on the inside and old crafts
  27th of July
Tour of ships, events in the city, cruises
  28th of July
Events in the city
  29th of July
Departure of the historic commercial vessels
  All days                            
  • Daily routes along the canals and through the city.
  • Exhibition 'Noordhollands Kanaal' near Overstad.
  • Sailing excursions.
  • Boat trips.
  • Museums with specific program.


Stay up-to-date

We will keep you updated once more information is available on this page. We'll also post updates on our social media channels.

You can find the official website of Victory Sail Alkmaar (dutch only) here:


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