Sail Amsterdam is a Dutch maritime event held every five years for 5 days. In 2010, the eighth edition took place from 19 to 23 August. The next edition of Sail Amsterdam will be held fromAugust 19,2015 to August 23, 2015.
The event was first held in August 1975 during the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the city of Amsterdam. During the preparations was proposed to organize a nautical event in the port of Amsterdam, somewhat following the First Dutch Exhibition held in 1913 in Shipping Technology, which would be the focus of the harbour and the city. There were ships from around the world for this event 'Sail Amsterdam 700' invited.
After the success of 'Sail Amsterdam 700' it was decided in 1980 to organize a Sail Amsterdam to lead the organization in the right direction is the permanent organization Stichting Sail Amsterdam (SSA) was established in 1977. Since then it has succeeded the SSA to organize an event in 1980 , 1985 , 1990 , 1995 , 20
00 , 2005 and 2010 .
This maxicard commemorates Sail Amsterdam 1995, held from 6th June 1995.
In 2000 and 2005 there were more than two million people at the event, including 360,000 foreigners. In 2010, the buzz was with 1.5 million visitors a little smaller, partly because the event took a day shorter, but still belongs Sail Amsterdam's busiest public events in the Netherlands.
Thank you Dear Maria for this nice card.