Watch this legend come to life
A spectacular water coaster
Despite the bad weather, Captain Willem van der Decken set out to sea with his ship De Hollander looking for wealth and riches. His greed was so great, that he ordered his crew to sail on Easter Sunday, although it was forbidden. Since that day, everyone on board is doomed to sail forever on the seven seas. Nowadays, the red-sailed ship is still sailing around the world... people called it De Vliegende Hollander.
Good to know
Accessible by wheelchair with a transfer
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Minimum height 1.20 m
Might get dizzy
Not suitable in case of injuries
Not suitable in case of medical conditions
Not suitable for pregnant women
Semi- covered attraction
Open if the weather conditions permit
You may get wet
Attraction with baby switch
Single rider queue
There is a single rider queue at De Vliegende Hollander. This is a separate queue for visitors who would like to visit the attraction on their own. Read the eight FAQ and answers about the single rider queue.
Blood red sails
"I saw a ship in the distance. It had three masts and blood red sails. It was if a bright red light was shining in there. The ship looked like it has been sailing the oceans for years. I could swear it was "De Vliegende Hollander"..."
1881 - Prince George
A ghost ship
"During a heavy storm, we saw a boat coming towards us. It seemed to float above the waves. When the ghost ship was going to hit our ship, it vanished as quickly as it appeared.
1835 - British ship
Emerging out of nowhere
"We saw a ship sailing near coast heading for the rocks with an unnatural force. While we were anxiously waiting for the sinking of the ship, it suddenly disappeared as quickly as it came..."
1939 - Coast of Africa
"We were sailing east of Suez when a vision appeared in the distance. A ship in full sail. It was heading toward us. No one could believe his eyes. Was it a mirage or was the legend true?"
1941 - German submarine