Sr.Ms.De Ruyter major attraction

It was the dream crowd puller during the second edition of Zeehavendagen Amsterdam and the Zr.Ms.De Ruyter fully lived up to that status. Over a day and a half during the weekend, the impressive ship attracted around two thousand visitors. The best visited 'attraction' of the event. Highly appreciated were also the magnificent 1951 sea tug Holland and the cruises linked to the history of the port of Amsterdam. Seeing the port from the water is popular with visitors anyway.

sr.ms. de ruyter sails on canal

Royal Navy equipment continues to enjoy unprecedented popularity. This is evidenced by the hundreds of visitors who gathered on the Veemkade to catch a glimpse of this impressive frigate during the first day of Seaport Days. To board and enter a world known to no one but the crew of the ship itself.

Record
When the last visitors walked down the fall line at 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the organization counted from two thousand visitors. At the escort of De Ruyter on Saturday morning, by then several hundred people had seen the ship enter with honorary water from Port of Amsterdam before it moored next to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.

Escort on the IJ

It was also nice that Zeehavendagen included several ships that followed De Ruyter during his entry into Amsterdam, such as the Hr.Ms.Mahu and Nautilus. But also that other wonderful eye-catcher of the event, the sea tug Holland and our own Port Tour Amsterdam. The Holland entrenched herself opposite the Port Building after the opening ceremony for "open ship" and in the afternoon took a group on a unique cruise to the Port Festival IJmuiden.