Information for visitors

Do you have questions? Call project coordinator Annemarie Pothaar at +31-(0)622690540 or e-mail at

The Halve Maen is located on the south part of the Oostereiland (Eastern Island), at the Centrum Varend Erfgoed (Centre of Sailing Heritage), where it’s in good company is of historic fishing and cargo ships. Address: Schuijteskade 22, Hoorn.

Plan your visit
You will be welcomed in the atmospheric Centrum Varend Erfgoed museum. There you can see and learn more about the ship Halve Maen and about the harsh life of the sailors on the former Zuiderzee (Southern sea, now called IJsselmeer).
A visit to the ship encompasses either a guided tour at 13, 14 or 15 hrs. or an English audiotour. If we do not have an English speaking guide available, you can visit with the audiotour.

Opening hours 2018
Normally: 12.00-17.00 hrs

November 2018
Saturday and Sunday open from 12.00 to 17.00
De-rigging for the winter season has started, your tour on board will explain more about this process and craftmanship involved.

December 2018 – early April 2019
In this period we are open by appointment for education and groups (from 10 people, smaller groups after consultation).
Call or e-mail us for the possibilities! Via or call +31-(0)622690540.

Sailing days
The Halve Maen is worthy sailing yacht. It will then be also, with some regularity, found on the waters of the IJsselmeer. Here you will find the sailing schedule of the Halve Maen shortly. On those days the ship cannot be visited.
You can sail with us on Friday nights for 99 euro per person, please have a look at or call us at +31-(0)622690540 There are no more sailing dates in 2018, ne sailing dates in 2019 will be announced from march 2019.

 Admission 2018
Adults:: € 9,-
Youths (4 – 16 ): € 6,50
Museumkaart: free
ICOM: free
Groupadmission p.p.: € 8,10 (from 10 full paying visitors)

The Halve Maen is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams and buggies.
As your visit to the Halve Maen is actually a personal guided tour, so therefore less suitable for young children.
Please note that there is no car park at the Halve Maen and or the Centre of Sailing Heritage.