Master shipbuilder Walter van Berkum has done it again! Having already converted several former cargo ships into luxury passenger barges, he is now the proud owner of the Magnifique IV and is dedicated to ensuring this beautiful ship meets the highest standards of quality and comfort for bike and barge tours and cultural cruises.
The Magnifique IV sails under the Dutch flag and will host several tours in the Netherlands and Belgium. Accommodating no more than 36 passengers plus crew, the vessel is designed to create a welcoming atmosphere and a personal experience for everyone on board.
- Capacity: 36 passengers plus crew
- Dimensions: Length: 67 meters; Breadth: 7.2 meters; Height: 5.9 meters; Depth: 1.5 m
- Electricity: 220 V
- Languages: English
- Launch date: Spring 2020
Decks & Cabin Layout
- Upper deck: 10 suites 16 m ² (172 ft ²)
- Suite 9 and 10 are wheelchair-friendly. Access to the lower deck and restaurant, however, is not possible.
Double bed, cozy sitting area, french balcony with floor to ceiling glass doors
- Lower deck: 8 twin bed cabins 12 m ² (129 ft ²)
Two single beds and fixed portholes
- En-suite bathrooms with shower (soap and shampoo provided)
- Individually controlled air conditioning
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- Mini safe
Upper deck: tastefully decorated salon with bar and lounge area
- Large panoramic windows
- Widescreen TV
- Information screens showing the boat's location
Lower deck: comfortable and inviting restaurant and sun deck
- The dining area is separated from the kitchen by a glass wall (you can see the chefs in action)
- Sun deck is partially covered and furnished with tables and chairs
- Hot tub
- Deck chairs
Currency accepted on board: Cash (Euros), credit, debit
No laundry services available onboard
Food & Beverages
As always, food is a highlight on all of our bike and boat tours. Coffee, tea, and water are always available. You can order other beverages including alcoholic from the fully stocked bar.
- Special Diet Requests: We cater to Gluten, lactose, and vegetarian diets. Vegan diets are not possible. Vegetarian diets have no surcharge, other diets cost € 50- to be paid on board.
- Water on board is drinkable
Tours sailing on Magnifique IV — 1 to 4 of 4
Hybrid Unisex City Bike by Azor (or similar)
- Unisex city bike with a low-entry
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- Equipped with handbrakes
- Shimano 7-speed nexus drive
- Selle-Royal adjustable gel saddle
- Easy to use lock which is fixed on frame
- Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tires
- Pannier bag
- Helmets are available and free of charge
- Water bottle
Bicycle rental is included in tour pricing but is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles (discount will apply). However, the crew or tour operators are NOT responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such.
Other bikes (e.g. bikes with back-pedal brakes, children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and rear child seats may be possible upon request and are in very limited numbers.
In the Netherlands and Belgium, cyclists are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet.