Merlijn - Lounge

Merlijn

Deluxe Class Boat for Bike Tours

Germany, Netherlands

4.9/5 (113 ratings)   Ratings/reviews for tours sailing on Merlijn

"The Divine Miss M" as we lovingly call the Merlijn is a diva, for sure. What can we say? Is it the luxurious cabins with most comfortable beds you have ever slept in? Is it the lovely dining area with the large windows and skylight that let the air, light, and sun pour in? Or perhaps it is the sun deck, where you can relax with newfound friends, sharing good wine and good conversation. We think you will find it is the entire divine package! Step onboard and discover for yourself!

Pronounced “Mer-line," this deluxe vessel has 12 luxurious cabins with two comfortable airbeds that can be pushed together or separated, a desk, a wardrobe closet, a hairdryer, and a safe. The lounge 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 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. The cuisine onboard is a delight, prepared in a galley equipped with modern appliances. The chef 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.

Overview

  • Capacity: 22 passengers for guided tours and 24 passengers for self guided tours
  • Dimensions: 50 x 6.8 meters, draught- 1.40 m

Decks & Cabin Layout

  • Cabins: 12 (11 guest cabins for guided tours)

Cabin Amenities

  • 12 luxurious cabins (11 m²)
  • Cabins have two comfortable airbeds (90 x 200 cm) that can be pushed together or separated
  • Shower and toilet in all cabins
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Individual climate control
  • Supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, and soap
  • Desk, a wardrobe closet, a hairdryer, and a safe in each cabin
  • Laundry service available for €6.50 per kilo

Boat Features & Amenities

  • 40 m² sundeck
  • Bar, lounge and dining area
  • Lounge covering 90 m²
  • Room service is available
  • Climate controlled

Food & Beverages

  • Unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water during the cruise

Bicycles

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

There is outdoor sports equipment available on board, which includes:

  • 6 electric bikes and 1 tandem available for rental (tandem is only available for 2019 season)
  • Touring bikes - with helmets and very good gel seat covers available
  • Whisper boats

The Merlijn prides itself on the top quality bikes offered. See photo below. 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. (In 2020 the e-bike rental price is €30 per day, payable on board). The Merlijn accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment.

Merlijn Photos

Merlijn in Haarlem
Twin cabin aboard the Merlijn
Bathroom on the Merlijn
Sunny dining room
Dinner service
Briefing on the terrace
Merlijn
Twin cabin
Twin Cabin
Bathroom shower
The beautiful Merlijn
Merlijn on the Rhine River
lounge - Merlijn
Lounge
Cabin
Table set for dinner!
Bike on board the Merlijn
Merlijn docked
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tours on Merlijn

 

Tulip Tour - 7 day Photo

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Mainz to Merzig Photo

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Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 8 day Photo

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Berlin to Malchin and Malchin to Berlin Photo

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TypeGuided
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Length8 days
Frankfurt to Bamberg or Bamberg to Frankfurt Photo

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TypeGuided
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Length8 days
Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam - 8 day Photo

Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam - 8 day Netherlands, Belgium 5/5 (7 ratings)2019 Dates On Comfort Plus boat: Merlijn​: April … 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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TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
Authentic Holland Photo

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7–8 days
Berlin to Wolfsburg Photo

Berlin to Wolfsburg Germany 5/5 (2 ratings)2019 August 24, 2019 2020 July 4, 2020 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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SkillEasy
Length8 days
Bremen to Magdeburg Photo

Bremen to Magdeburg Germany 5/5 (5 ratings)Bremen to Magdeburg: June 6, 2020 On board the beautiful Merlijn, this bike and boat tour meanders through the charming landscape of northern Germany, along the Weser river, lined with …

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Length8 days
Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Photo

Frankfurt to Ludwigsburg Germany 5/5 (4 ratings)September 5, 2020.  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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Length8 days
Koblenz to Merzig Photo

Koblenz to Merzig Germany 4.6/5 (14 ratings)2019 Merlijn Koblenz to Merzig: September 7, 2019  … 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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Length7–8 days
Ludwigsburg to Mainz Photo

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
Magdeburg to Berlin Photo

Magdeburg to Berlin Germany 4.3/5 (8 ratings)Magdeburg to Berlin: June 22, 2019 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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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Merzig to Cochem Photo

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TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
Wolfsburg to Cologne Photo

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Length8 days
Wolfsburg to Koblenz Photo

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