top deck plan - Merlijn
bottom deck plan - Merlijn

Merlijn

Comfort Plus Class Boat

Germany, Netherlands

Pronounced "Mer-line"

  • Capacity: 22 passengers for guided tours and 24 passengers for self guided tours
  • Length x Width: 50 x 6.8 meters
  • Draught 1.40 m
  • Total of 12 cabins (11 guest cabins for guided tours)
  • Shower and toilet in all cabins
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, and soap
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water during the cruise
  • Laundry service available for €5 per kilo

The 12 luxurious cabins are all 11 m² in size with two comfortable airbeds (90 x 200 cm) that can be pushed together or separated, a desk, a wardrobe closet, a hairdryer, and a safe.

The lounge covers 90 m². It is comfortably furnished in a modern style with a restaurant area and lounge near the bar. You can enjoy fresh air, water, and nature in all weather on the 40 m² sun deck.

The entire ship is climate controlled and you can adjust the temperature in your own cabin.

You can treat yourself to an aperitif or a drink in our bar, but room service is also available.

The cuisine on board is a delight, prepared in a galley equipped with modern appliances. The chef (who is usually Jantien) not only provides you with breakfast but will also prepare a packed lunch for you if you wish to go cycling or canoeing. A lunch is also served on board and the evening meal is sumptuous. You can be assured that all of your dietary needs will be met.

The Merlijn prides itself on the top quality bikes offered. See photo below.

  • Very light aluminum frame (13 kilo’s only)
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Carbon front fork
  • Shimano 27 gears

There is outdoor sport equipment available on board which include:

  • 6 electric bikes and 1 tandem available for rental
  • Touring bikes - with helmets and very good gel seat covers available
  • Whisper boats

Although only your own helmet provides the best fit, bicycle helmets are available to borrow on board for the week. These are high quality Gyro helmets, universal size.

The Merlijn has 6 e-bikes available to rent. You may reserve them in advance. The cost is €25 per day, payable on board. The Merlijn accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment.

Merlijn Photos

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lounge - Merlijn
Merlijn

tours on Merlijn

 

Tulip Tour - 7 day Photo

Tulip Tour - 7 day Netherlands 4.9/5 (9 ratings)2018 DatesApril 7 and April 14, 2018 2019 … The tulip has come to be a respected and treasured symbol in Holland and this seven-day tour lets you experience them in all of their glory! The flower …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Merzig to Mainz Photo

Merzig to Mainz Germany 5/5 (3 ratings)2018: August 25, 2018 This bike and barge tour aboard the lovely Merlijn begins in Merzig, a town filled with architectual highlights that span over eight centuries of history. St …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges Photo

Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges Belgium, Netherlands 4.8/5 (18 ratings)8 Day Tour: On Comfort Plus boat:Merlijn: May 5, … In April and May all of Holland is blooming and this tour shows you some lovely old Dutch towns like Dordrecht and Gouda, famous for it's delicious cheese! …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin Photo

Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin Germany, Poland 5/5 (10 ratings)2018:Malchin to Berlin: June 30, 20182019:Malchin to … This bike and barge tour in Germany and Poland takes you back through history to the past of Eastern Europe, where, although the wall has been torn down for …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
Frankfurt to Bamberg Photo

Frankfurt to Bamberg Germany 5/5 (8 ratings)2018 Dates:Tour not offered in 2018. 2019 … Cyle your way from Frankfurt, the most international city in Germany, to medieval Bamberg, once the city of enlightenment. Explore each town and village and …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam Photo

Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam Netherlands, Belgium 5/5 (5 ratings)2018 DatesOn Comfort Plus boat:Merlijn​: May 12, … This cycling vacation takes you through the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that, Bruges! In April and May all of Holland is blooming. …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Authentic Holland Photo

Authentic Holland Netherlands 4.5/5 (6 ratings)Comfort Plus boat:Merlijn: May 19, 2018Comfort … This wonderful bike and boat tour showcases authentic Holland and takes you through the central and Hanseatic region of the Netherlands. It cuts through the …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7–8 days
Berlin to Wolfsburg Photo

Berlin to Wolfsburg Germany 5/5 (2 ratings) This bike and barge tour in Germany begins in the exciting city of Berlin. This city is known as one of the most fascinating capitals in the world. There is no …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Bremen to Magdeburg Photo

Bremen to Magdeburg Germany 5/5 (3 ratings)Bremen to Magdeburg: June 9, 2018Magdeburg to … This cycling vacation meanders through the charming landscape of northern Germany, along the Weser river with its beautiful cycling paths. The city of Verden …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Photo

Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Germany 5/5 (3 ratings)September 2, 2017.  On this tour, you will bike and barge through the valleys of the rivers Main, Neckar, and Rhine, from Ludwigsburg on the Neckar river to Frankfurt/Offenbach on …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Heart of Holland Photo

Heart of Holland Netherlands 4.5/5 (2 ratings)2018 Dates: JelmarHigh Season:May 12, May 19, May … On this bike and boat tour in Holland, you will discover then "Groene Hart" or Green Heart of the country, a sparsely populated rural area surrounded by cities …

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TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Koblenz to Merzig Photo

Koblenz to Merzig Germany 4.6/5 (13 ratings)2018Koblenz to Merzig: August 18, 2018 This bike and barge tour in Germany loops along the Moselle and Saar River, through quaint German towns, with picturesque half-timbered houses and baroque …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7–8 days
Ludwigsburg to Koblenz Photo

Ludwigsburg to Koblenz Germany October 14, 2017September 29, 2018 This bike and boat tour takes you through some of the most romantic cities in Germany. Beginning in Ludwigsburg you'll cycle along the Neckar and Rhine rivers …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Mainz to Bamberg Photo

Mainz to Bamberg Germany 2018:Mainz to Bamberg: September 1, 2018 You begin in the beautiful historic city of Mainz, with it's attractive town squares, impressive churches, and half-timbered houses. While biking along the …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Mainz to Ludwigsburg Photo

Mainz to Ludwigsburg Germany 2018: September 22, 2018 This bike and boat tour in Germany takes you from the beautiful city of Mainz and to Ludwigsburg. Along the way, you will pass through some of the most …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Merzig to Cochem Photo

Merzig to Cochem Germany 5/5 (1 rating)October 12, 2019 Cycle along the Saar and Moselle rivers on this bike and barge tour in Germany through charming cities and villages. You begin in Merzig, not far from the …

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days

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