Sail Amsterdam 2020

SAIL Amsterdam is about boats, ships and anything else that floats. The biggest nautical event in the world is organized once every five years and attracts well over a one and a half million visitors. On display August 12 – 16, 2020, SAIL Amsterdam 2020 will guarantee an impressive and incomparable fleet of tall ships, sailing heritage craft, modern ships, naval ships and replicas. 

The Hendricks and Hendrickson Dutch Heritage Association is happy to support the New Netherland Museum. A replica ship in Albany, New York was built at the initiative of one man, Dr Andrew A. Hendricks, a family member who was instrumental in the successful research of the Hendricks and Hendrickson family. Upon the completion in 1989 of this ship, he graciously donated the Halve Maen to the not-for-profit organization, The New Netherland Museum, which he also established that same year to manage the ship.

Dr. Hendricks constructed this ship to fulfill his dream to use a historic icon as an educational instrument to help underscore the important Dutch contribution to the American way of life. Today the museum serves not just as a historic icon, not just as a symbol of mutual heritage, or an prime instrument of education, but also as a catalyst for new Dutch-American cultural initiatives. The Halve Maen is located in Hoorn thanks to a unique collaboration between the Westfries Museum and the New Netherland Museum in Albany which is in port in the city of Hoorne, who will be a significant part of this celebration. Learn more about Sail Amsterdam 2020.