A replica of a Viking ship made out of 15 million ice lolly sticks was towed to Den Helder on Wednesday night after getting into trouble on the North Sea.
The vessel had problems with its engine and steering, the coast guard told ANP.
The ship was en route to London on the first leg of its voyage to America along the same route taken by the Vikings.
It was built by Robert McDonald, an American living in Emmeloord and took him five years and the help of 5,000 school children.
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