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
  • 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.

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.

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tours on Merlijn

 

Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges Photo

Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges Belgium, Netherlands 4.9/5 (12 ratings)2017 DatesOn Comfort Plus boat:Merlijn: April 15, … In April and May all of Holland is blooming. Therefore, this is the perfect time to see the famous bulb fields showing the colorful tulips and hyacinths. …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7–8 days
Bruges to Amsterdam Photo

Bruges to Amsterdam Belgium, Netherlands 4.7/5 (58 ratings)2016 Dates:On the Comfort plus class … A bike and barge tour beginning in Bruges and ending in Amsterdam is intimate, nostalgic, inspiring, and exciting. The motto in Bruges is ‘feel the past …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Bamberg to Mainz Photo

Bamberg to Mainz Germany 2016Bamberg to Mainz: September 24, 2016 Fully … Bamberg, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its authentic medieval appearance, is the starting point for this once in a lifetime bike and boat tour in …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Berlin to Malchin Photo

Berlin to Malchin Germany, Poland 5/5 (5 ratings)2017Berlin to Malchin: May 20, 2017Malchin to Berlin: … 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
Tulip Tour - 7 day Photo

Tulip Tour - 7 day Netherlands 4.9/5 (8 ratings)2017 DatesApril 1 and April 8, 2017 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
Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam Photo

Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam Netherlands, Belgium 5/5 (3 ratings)2017On the Comfort Plus boat, the Merlijn​: … This cycling vacation takes you through the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that, Bruges! April and May all of Holland is blooming. Therefore, …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Amsterdam to Koblenz Photo

Amsterdam to Koblenz Germany, Netherlands Aboard the Merlijn2017 July 8, 2017 This bike and boat tour in Holland and Germany begins in Amsterdam, the most bicycle friendly city in the world! Among its beautiful Renaissance architecture …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Bremen to Magdeburg Photo

Bremen to Magdeburg Germany 5/5 (2 ratings)May 6, 2017 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
Cologne to Frankfurt Photo

Cologne to Frankfurt Germany September 3, 2016 (Self-guided tour) - New! 08/01/16 4 … This bike and boat tour in Germany follows the Rhine River upstream passing the great cities of Bonn, Koblenz, and Mainz, and ending in Frankfurt. The Rhine is …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Frankfurt to Bamberg Photo

Frankfurt to Bamberg Germany 2016 Dates:Frankfurt to Bamberg: September 17, … 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
Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Photo

Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Germany 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
Koblenz to Merzig Photo

Koblenz to Merzig Germany 4.4/5 (7 ratings)2016On the Comfort Plus class boat, the Quo … 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
Magdeburg to Berlin Photo

Magdeburg to Berlin Germany 3.5/5 (2 ratings)Magdeburg to Berlin: May 13, 2017Berlin to … This bike and barge tour in Germany highlights the cities and landscapes in the March of Brandenburg. Brandenburg, the north-east German state surrounding the …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Mainz to Ludwigsburg Photo

Mainz to Ludwigsburg Germany October 7, 2017 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
Mainz to Metz Photo

Mainz to Metz Germany, France 4.5/5 (2 ratings)Mainz to Metz: August 5, 2017Metz to Mainz: August … This Germany to France cycling tour is aboard the luxurious and popular Comfort Plus class ship, the Merlijn. Along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers from Mainz to …

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TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Merzig to Cochem Photo

Merzig to Cochem Germany October 8, 2016 (one cabin left!) 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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TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Merzig to Mainz Photo

Merzig to Mainz Germany 2016: Mainz to Merzig: October 1, 2016 - NEW - 2 for 1 … 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

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