Organize a reception, drink or dinner on-board of the Willem Jacob this winter.  

During the winter months we’re moored in Groningen in the Oosterhaven. Our spacious day room is equipped with a cosy fire stove and central heating. The ship is exclusively reserved for your party and makes for a special setting. The ship is available for winter rental roughly from November until March.


Group accommodation Groningen

Do you want to sleep aboard on the Willem Jacob for one or more nights? You can rent the ship as a group accommodation in Groningen. The ship is situated near the city centre, in the Oosterhaven.

The Willem Jacob is a very comfortable accommodation. There is central heating and a fire stove and modern sanitary facilities. There is also board games available. Something special about the Willem Jacob is the big main hold in which you can sleep with 22 people together. Super cosy! For those who’d like a bit more privacy there is 2 two-person huts, which makes a total of 26 sleeping places.

Prices per night 8 persons € 550,-
Extra person per night € 25,- p.p.
Breakfast € 8,- p.p.
Prices during events and holidays on request


Maximum of 25 persons. Prices include: the use of day quarters, huts, sanitary facilities, bed sheets, use of fire wood, end cleaning and 9% VAT. Excluded is catering. You can cater yourself, or you can hire our catering.

On the day of arrival you are welcome aboard from 6pm onwards. After your last night you’re welcome to use the ship until 12 am. Different arrival or departure times are open for discussion.


Dinner aboard

During the sailing season we like to indulge our guests on the water. We’ve been awarded for our hospitality with the Waddengoud award. This winter our ships cook is happy to also serve our winter guests a tasteful meal.

We like to cook with fresh local products. Our meals are being served in the living area with fire stove. 

Simple dinner € 20 pp
Luxurious dinner € 30 pp

Prices are calculated for groups of 10 or more people, and include the rent of the ship and VAT (9%). Prices exclude drinks. You can make use of the living area for approximately 2 hours. If you’d like to stay longer, we charge € 100,- per hour.

References about our galley:

A very capable and hospitable crew, which moved, touched and fed us with the most delicious snacks and drinks.” 

It was a very successful day, with fair winds, delicious food and good vibes. The atmosphere was very relaxed and nice.”

Catering aboard was fantastic, thanks Ingrid.

Tsjerk, Tijs, the food, the weather and the boat were supere. Thank you for the great memories.

Simple Arrangement


  • Unlimited use of soda’s, beer and wine
  • Snacks: nuts, cheese and dried sausage
Luxe Arrangement


  • Unlimited use of soda’s, beer and wine
  • Snacks:
  • Rye bread with herring and fresh onions
  • Cranberry pate on toast
  • Toast with brie and a cranberry jam
  • Nuts assorted
  • Puff pastry snacks
  • Spicey seasoned dried sausage
1 hour arrangement: € 15,00 per person 1 hour arrangement: € 20,00 per person
2 hour arrangement: 20,00 per person 2 hour arrangment: € 25,00 per person
3 hour arrangement 25,00 per person 3 hour arrangement: € 30,00 per person


Prices include above mentioned drinks, (additional drinks are recalculated), the use of living area and service staff, and valid for groups of 20 to 50 persons. Extra hours are  € 5,- ppph.

Meeting aboard

Aboard of the Willem Jacob you can make an excellent meeting. We offer a bright and big (50m2) living area with decent furniture. It’s possible to divide the living area in two smaller sections by using the dividing wall. The ship is centrally heated and is equipped with 230V. 

There is two toilets aboard (with normal flushing system). We can also provide your meeting with catering. Above all, you’re having a meeting on a very original location: a ship stemming from 1889. The outside still looks like the old days, but is modern from the inside.

Generally we’re situated in the Oosterhaven in Groningen, but a different location is negotiable.

Rental living area, 1 part of the day € 300,- Entire ship
Coffee, tea and water are included
Possibility of adding:
Simple lunch € 15 pp
Luxurious Lunch € 20 pp
Dinner € 20 pp
Gronings Waddenbuffet € 40 pp

A part of the day lasts about 3 hours. Rental includes 21% VAT.

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