Every summer we offer our Sailing-Summer-Writing-Course. Are you a buddinng creative writer waiting for some inspiration, longing to meet other authors and editors, or have you been stuck on something  for a long time? Then hop aboard! During this course we offer guidance and workshops while enjoying the wind and watching the horizon. Register by filling in the form below. In April you will receive further necessary information, a confirmation from us, and an inventation for an interview. Welcome aboard!

What to expect?

  • We will sail with 15 participants, writers, translators and editors, on the authentic flat-bottomed boat De Vrijbuiter through the Zeeland Delta.

  • There you will work for 6 days on a new short story, a novel (in the making) or a "Mammoth".

  • Every day starts with a chat from the skipper over coffee and breakfast.

  • The day is divided into sailing, relaxing, writing, wind in your hair, watching the sun go down, working together, getting to know each other, staring at the horizon... etc.!

  • During the tour you will receive workshops and guidance from editors, poets, writers, translators and other stakeholders of HetMoet.

  • Every evening we dock and there will be a literary café on board with readings and music.

  • We will select 15 participants. Submit your application before April 15 using the form below. Based on this, we will conduct a round of interviews.

  • The tour goes past literary places such as Zierikzee (Multatuli) and Veere (Nescio). We end at the Dordrecht book market.


  • You are between 18 and 100 years old

  • You are available from June 28 to July 3, 2022

  • You write fiction or literary non-fiction in English or Dutch

  • The languages of instruction are English and Dutch, depending on the participants and the authors involved and invited

  • You love the water, you can swim well and you like sailing or have always wanted to do it

  • Departure: Zierikzee. Arrival: Dordrecht. You must provide your own transport to Zierikzee

  • You are not under contract with a large publishing house

  • The authors, editors and translators will be announced early 2022!

  • The costs for the entire tour, including food and drinks (except alcohol) and the workshops and guidance, are €750


If you wish to participate in our course please fill in our registration form. In April 2022 we will process the applicants and let you know as soon as possible if you have been selected.

Met de Vrijbuiter varen we uit

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Over de Hollandse wateren

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Inspiratie en schrijfbegeleiding

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Met de Vrijbuiter varen we uit

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