Wylde Swan at the Royal Maritime Museum in Amsterdam

 

From Saturday october 5th up untill Sunday october 13th the Wylde Swan is berthed at the Royal Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and there are possibilities for a visit.

 

 

The story of the Wylde Swan:

 

The Wylde Swan, built in 1920, started her life as a ‘herring hunter’, working for the Shetland Islands- a ship built for speed- to get the fresh catch from the fishing grounds to the fish markets on the mainland. The Jemo, as she was then called, was originally built at HDW in Kiel. The ship was decommissioned sometime in the late 20th century and had changed ownership several times.

 

Between 2007 and 2010, the sleek ship with the beautiful lines was converted into the spectacular schooner that the Wylde Swan is today.

 

She was re-launched in june 2010 as world’s biggest two-mast topsail schooner , with worldwide certification as sailtrainingvessel. She was renamed Wylde Swan and is a ship that can certainly be seen within the tallships fleet, with very good sailing characteristics. The Wylde Swan has a length of 62 meters.

 

At sea, the Wylde Swan offers sail training and team building to people of all ages. In port the Wylde Swan is a great location for Corporate Hospitality.

 

Programme Maritime Museum:

 

The weekend of the 5th and 6th of october is the weekend of Science, and the museum is paying attention to this.

 

Two exhibitions will also open this weekend; one is the ‘Battle for the ice’ and the other is ‘Rise and Tide by Kadir van Lohuizen, showing that the climate crisis is in full swing and can only be delayed.

 

Both exhibitions fit in beautifully within the Masterskip programme, with sustainability includes as a theme in its curriculum. The students sail the world’s seas on the Wylde Swan for 6 weeks. The 17 global goals for sustainable development from the United Nations have been taken as a starting point for its curriculum.

 

Nynke Verduyn of Masterskip Wylde Swan: “The link between theory and practice is very important in our education. During an ocean crossing we got al large predator on deck. The biology teacher naturally used that for an anatomy lesson. When dissecting it appeared that the fish had pieces of plastic in its stomach. There was a smaller fish in the stomach. After dissecting, it also had plastic in its stomach! These students will never forget that moment. Research is also being done into the amount of microplastic in seawater.  These are ambassadors for the new world.”

 

For a visit to the Maritime Museum, you can visit the website:

https://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/

 

For the coming exhibitions, you can use this link:

https://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/doen/tentoonstellingen/strijd-om-het-ijs-rijzend-water/rijzend-water

 

The Wylde Swan is accessible free of charge on the basis of small scale tours on specific times;
From Saturday october 5th up until suday october 13th 11.00-1600 hrs., with the exception of october 10th.

 

Please note: a valid ID, museum entry ticket and reservation on the day itself is mandatory.

 

If you want to visit the Wylde Swan, please let us know; send an email to:

info@wyldeswan.com