The Netherlands is a country defined by a unique maritime heritage that once took a small nation to unknown waters in a quest to discover new trading opportunities. Today, their maritime legacy is still alive and kicking thanks to SAIL Amsterdam’s impressive tall ship event. Once every five years SAIL Amsterdam showcases the Netherlands’ rich nautical history, inspiring more people to take up sailing in the process. Since it first took place in 1975, SAIL Amsterdam has grown into the largest free nautical event in the world, putting Dutch seafaring back on the agenda.