Sailboat tours in Lisbon for companies: Organize your event with Leão Holandês

Through Lisbon, there are several boat trips that depart daily from the Alcântara Docks, with the most varied routes.

These tours are usually full of tourists who yearn to see the Portuguese capital in an original way. However, it is possible to embark on sailboat tours in Lisbon without tourism purposes!

At Leão Holandês, we organize various corporate events on board our sailboats, with conditions and services capable of creating the perfect atmosphere to differentiate your company.

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4 ideas to liven up the company’s Christmas dinner

Christmas time is perfect to foster conviviality among the employees of your company. The season itself already symbolizes unity, but there are many of themed events and activities that you can organize so that your team gets to know each other better outside the office.

By this time, one of the events you can’t help but organize is the typical company’s Christmas dinner! However, this often becomes a too formal event, where the central conversation’s theme is work, which ultimately demotivates employees to attend.

In this sense, your goal should be to create a memorable and relaxed event, so that everyone feels excited and satisfied. These 4 tips can help you!

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Lisbon for business: 3 things to do in Lisbon during the Web Summit!

The next Web Summit edition in Lisbon will take place between November 4th and 7th in Parque das Nações, with the presence of several entrepreneurs and technology industry specialists, such as Microsoft CEO, Brad Smith, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, Guo Ping, or Wikimedia CEO, Katherine Maher.

In addition to traditional conferences, where you can learn how big companies face today’s technology challenges, Web Summit brings together CEOs and founders of the world’s largest companies, promising startups and influential investors, so it is a great opportunity for networking.

As you can see, missing out on this big event is something your company can’t do! So, if you are thinking of spending these days in the Portuguese capital with your employees, know some things to do in Lisbon during the Web Summit, which will make this experience even more remarkable.

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Why hold your company’s summer events aboard a tour boat?


Hot days are here to stay and can be used by your business for a variety of purposes!

For example, you can give your employees a different day by hosting teambuilding events and workshops, as well as hosting an event dedicated to your customers and partners, such as business meetings, new product presentations, incentives and congresses, or even a wine tasting event. This may also be a good time to hold that media meeting you’ve been wanting to hold for so long, by organizing an unique press conference.

In fact, summer is the best time of year to host corporate events, as the hot days are perfect for socializing and there is no risk that the event will be ruined by the weather.

If your business is in Lisbon and you want to make your summer events truly creative and unforgettable, there’s nothing like organizing them aboard a sailboat. Here’s why!

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Leão Holandês Captain distinguished with a Vote of Praise by the Lisbon City Council!

Dirk Willem Gesink, captain of Leão Holandês and founder of the company Gesink Naútica, to which Leão Holandês sailboat belongs, was recently distinguished by the Lisbon City Council with a Vote of Praise, for its pioneering and huge contribution to maritime tourism in Portugal.

Dirk Gesink was the first to bring Nautic Tourism to Lisbon, over 30 years ago, and is now unanimously distinguished for having revolutionized maritime tourism in the Portuguese capital, placing it on a par with other European capitals. The public Vote of Praise to Dirk Willem Gesink also aimed to distinguish the important work he develops in the maritime industry in Lisbon and the magnificent contribution that he has made in publicizing the city.

The Vote of Praise award took place aboard Leão Holandês, on the Dutch Portuguese Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sailing Trip, being handed by Ambassador Nienke Trooster and initiative taker, Thomas Hall de Beuvink.

The event was also supported by Gesink Turismo Náutico, Central Cervejas, serving beers and Luso refreshments to guests, Ana Borba Catering (owner of Pastanaga restaurant, in Santos), responsible for the delicious food at the event, and Sérgio Neves and Helena Martins, responsible for the music on board!

We sincerely congratulate Dirk Gesink and all his crew for receiving this distinction!

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Lisbon Web Summit: business activities to do during the conference days!

The largest technology, innovation and entrepreneurship conference in Europe – the Web Summit – is back in Lisbon, between the 4th and 7th of November. From the presence of stands of various startups, which want to make themselves known to various audiences, to the talks with CEOs of large companies, at Lisbon Web Summit you will find the perfect environment to exchange ideas and get inspiration to improve your company!

However, while during the event schedule it is time to debate with other companies, once the conferences end you can take advantage to organize your own activities with your work team. Read more

How to organize unforgettable business meetings in Lisbon?

A very important part of any company’s success is the relationship established with customers. This relationship is often reinforced through business meetings, since it is in these events that you have the opportunity to establish a more personal communication with the client.

However, have you ever noticed that business meetings are almost always the same? An enclosed room, a table to gather, a computer to present some data, maybe a coffee and the meeting ends. Most of the time, you only communicate as a company, not as a person.

Organizing successful business meetings depends largely on how they are planned and prepared. Choosing a more creative program for your meeting not only manages to create a stronger relationship between you and your client, but it also increases productivity.

Do you have a company in Lisbon or is your client in the Portuguese capital? Learn how to organize memorable business meetings in Lisbon aboard a tour boat!

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How to organize corporate tours in Lisbon?

Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing differentiated experiences to their employees and/or customers, for example through the organization of corporate tours.

This investment in the recognition of your work team and clients is fundamental to the success of your business, since it creates good memories together, improves communication, makes your company more personal and even your employees and customers much more committed to the company.

However, these team tours should be organized with the utmost care, so that your main benefits are achieved. Since in Lisbon there are several corporate tour possibilities to choose from, knowing what and how to organize is decisive. That’s why we’ll give you all the essential steps to organize successful corporate tours in Lisbon! Read more