The HELENA is self-supporting and does not depend on funding. Instead, she sails with groups up to 48 persons, and she can also be used alongside in port. The ship has all the facilities for a comfortable stay on board and meets all safety requirements. From her homeport Rotterdam this monumental ship sails all inland waters, even up to Basel, Swiss.
Are you looking for an active day out, an inspiring meeting location, a new culinary experience, a teambuilding activity or even a gorgeous wedding location? Whatever it is you are looking for, it is possible on board the HELENA. Our ships’ cook prepares the most delicious bites for along the way, but an exquisite dinner is possible too.
Oldest sailing barge of The Netherlands (from 1875)
Including skipper, crew and catering
Culinary delicacies provided by our professional cook
Suitable for large groups (48 sailing, 60 while alongside)
Home port in the city center of Rotterdam: the Leuvehaven
Personalized packages are possible
The HELENA was built in 1875 specially for sailing on the Rhine. After an extensive restoration, this extraordinary ship is brought back to her original state. The ship is classified as a monument. The Dutch Ministry of Culture has described the ship to be “The top of Dutch cultural heritage’.