Information for visitors

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.

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).
If you made a reservation for a guided tour, your admission ticket is the start time of your tour on the Halve Maen. In 4 stages our guides take you through the entire ship and they tell you the stories about the sailors’ life in the golden age. This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

You can also visit the ship without a guide. There is an audiotour available.

Opening hours 2017

Out of season (April, May, June, September, October)
Wednesday to Friday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

Highseason (July, August)
Monday to Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs.

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.



Adults:: € 8,50
Youths (4 – 16 ): € 6,00
Museumkaart: free
ICOM: free
Groupadmission p.p.: € 7,50 (bij groepen vanaf 11 personen)

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.