The Texelstroom is a sailing monument and is maintained by volunteers. The ship was build in 1906 under commission of the piloting institute. She has been restored and kept in as traditional a state as possible, both outside and inside.

The steel North Sea botter Texelstroom was build in 1906 on the governments dockyard in Amsterdam as pilot botter nr 1. Measurements 17,20 x 5,20 x 2,10 m. In 1918 the first engine was installed.

In 1914 the ship was called Botter nr1. Her name Texelstroom was only officially given to her in 1946. She was in service as a pilot vessel for 50 years, some of those years she was used as maintenance and service vessel for buoys.

You can sail the Texelstroom for just an afternoon, or you can rent her with family and friends for multiple days. She can carry a maximum of 6 persons. Interested? Contact us through

We would like to welcome you on board during the EOC-Traditionele Schepen Beurs and we would love to show you around. But you can also stay in one of our cosy and authentic beds for just €40 per night including breakfast.