Beautiful Bruges, truly one of Belgium's most enchanting. Photo via Flickr:Andres Nieto Porras
Amsterdam is beguiling in any light. Province of North Holland in the Netherlands. Photo via Flickr:Elyktra

Biking near Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. Photo via Flickr:csbelgium
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Bruges to Amsterdam

Belgium, Netherlands Bike + Barge Tours

Bike and Boat on one of Europe’s classic bike routes through Belgium and Holland

  • A bike and barge tour beginning in Bruges and ending in Amsterdam showcases the best of both Belgium and Holland. The motto in Bruges is ‘feel the past under your feet’. The city’s crisscrossing canals and cobblestone streets have seen many seafaring traders since the 9th century. This city retains a lively and invigorating atmosphere reminiscent of one of Jan van Eyck's 15th century masterpieces.

    Leaving Bruges, you will cycle over streams and quiet country roads though a tranquil Flemish landscape.

    Entering Holland, your cycling itinerary will lead to the quaint villages of Goes in central Zeeland and the seaside town of Willemstad.

    Your bike and boat tour will end in Amsterdam and impressively so. With over 6800 historical buildings and an endless array of canals and bridges, Amsterdam is truly a sight to see (along with Rembrandt's famous Nightwatch on display in the Rijksmuseum).

    Highlights:

    • Belgium and the Flemish's tranquil landscape
    • The cycling paradise of Holland and the international hot spot of Amsterdam
    • Northern Renaissance architecture
    • Medieval Cathedrals
    • Markt Square with the 272 belfry of the Belfort

    Looking for more? All of our bike and boat tours in the Netherlands are here.

  • 2017 Prices

    Elodie: £ 976 $ 1,537 1060 NOK 10247 kr 9458 $ 1,230

    Fiep 
    Price £ 962 $ 1,515 1045 NOK 10102 kr 9325 $ 1,212
    Split bed cabin £ 842 $ 1,327 915 NOK 8845 kr 8165 $ 1,061
    Single supplement

    on request

    Fleur 
    Price £ 930 $ 1,465 1010 NOK 9763 kr 9012 $ 1,172
    Single supplementon request
    FluviusSept 23 to Oct 21Sept 16Apr 29 to Sept 2
    Twin Cabin/Below deck £ 726 $ 1,144 789 NOK 7627 kr 7040 $ 915 £ 846 $ 1,333 919 NOK 8884 kr 8200 $ 1,066 £ 892 $ 1,405 969 NOK 9367 kr 8646 $ 1,124
    Twin Cabin/Top deck £ 864 $ 1,362 939 NOK 9077 kr 8379 $ 1,089 £ 984 $ 1,550 1069 NOK 10334 kr 9539 $ 1,240 £ 1030 $ 1,623 1119 NOK 10817 kr 9985 $ 1,298
    Single Cabin/Below deck £ 864 $ 1,362 939 NOK 9077 kr 8379 $ 1,089 £ 984 $ 1,550 1069 NOK 10334 kr 9539 $ 1,240 £ 1030 $ 1,623 1119 NOK 10817 kr 9985 $ 1,298
    Single cabin/Top deckon requeston requeston request
    Magnifique 
    Twin Cabin £ 1003 $ 1,579 1089 NOK 10527 kr 9717 $ 1,263
    Premium Twin £ 1187 $ 1,869 1289 NOK 12460 kr 11502 $ 1,495
    Single Cabin £ 1325 $ 2,087 1439 NOK 13910 kr 12840 $ 1,669
    Triple cabin £ 957 $ 1,507 1039 NOK 10044 kr 9271 $ 1,205
    Premium Triple £ 1095 $ 1,724 1189 NOK 11494 kr 10610 $ 1,379
    Magnifique IIAll other departuresOctober 21
    Upper deck suite £ 1371 $ 2,159 1489 NOK 14394 kr 13286 $ 1,727 £ 1279 $ 2,014 1389 NOK 13427 kr 12394 $ 1,611
    Lower deck twin £ 1003 $ 1,579 1089 NOK 10527 kr 9717 $ 1,263 £ 947 $ 1,492 1029 NOK 9947 kr 9182 $ 1,194
    Premium twin £ 1187 $ 1,869 1289 NOK 12460 kr 11502 $ 1,495 £ 1131 $ 1,782 1229 NOK 11880 kr 10966 $ 1,426
    Single cabin (one available) £ 1325 $ 2,087 1439 NOK 13910 kr 12840 $ 1,669 £ 1251 $ 1,971 1359 NOK 13137 kr 12126 $ 1,576
    Triple cabin lower deck £ 957 $ 1,507 1039 NOK 10044 kr 9271 $ 1,205 £ 901 $ 1,420 979 NOK 9464 kr 8736 $ 1,136
    Triple upper deck suite £ 1279 $ 2,014 1389 NOK 13427 kr 12394 $ 1,611 £ 1214 $ 1,913 1319 NOK 12750 kr 11770 $ 1,530
    Sailing Home 
    Two bed cabin £ 1054 $ 1,660 1145 NOK 11068 kr 10217 $ 1,328
    *Two bed cabin for single use £ 1487 $ 2,342 1615 NOK 15612 kr 14411 $ 1,873
    Zwaantje 
    Twin cabin £ 975 $ 1,536 1059 NOK 10237 kr 9450 $ 1,228
    Twin cabin for single use £ 1260 $ 1,985 1369 NOK 13234 kr 12216 $ 1,588
    Gandalf 
    Twin cabin below deck £ 892 $ 1,405 969 NOK 9367 kr 8646 $ 1,124
    Single cabin below deck £ 1076 $ 1,695 1169 NOK 11300 kr 10431 $ 1,356
    Triple cabin below deck £ 846 $ 1,333 919 NOK 8884 kr 8200 $ 1,066
    Wending 
    Two bed cabin £ 962 $ 1,515 1045 NOK 10102 kr 9325 $ 1,212
    Triple cabin £ 911 $ 1,436 990 NOK 9570 kr 8834 $ 1,148
    *Two bed cabin for single use £ 1146 $ 1,805 1245 NOK 12035 kr 11109 $ 1,444
    Zwaan 
    Twin or double cabin £ 1054 $ 1,660 1145 NOK 11068 kr 10217 $ 1,328
    Triple cabin £ 1031 $ 1,624 1120 NOK 10827 kr 9994 $ 1,299

    *Single use cabin

    £ 1487 $ 2,342 1615 NOK 15612 kr 14411 $ 1,873
    Children's discounts available 

    Anna Antal

     
    Comfort cabin  £ 962 $ 1,515 1045 NOK 10102 kr 9325 $ 1,212
    Standard plus (bunk bed) cabin £ 824 $ 1,298 895 NOK 8652 kr 7986 $ 1,038
    *Single use (standard plus cabin only) £ 1146 $ 1,805 1245 NOK 12035 kr 11109 $ 1,444
    Children's discounts available 
    Liza Marleen 
    Large twin cabin £ 1068 $ 1,682 1160 NOK 11213 kr 10351 $ 1,346
    Regular twin cabin £ 1013 $ 1,595 1100 NOK 10633 kr 9815 $ 1,276
    *Single use cabin £ 1146 $ 1,805 1245 NOK 12035 kr 11109 $ 1,444
    Children's discounts available 
    Sarah 
    Twin cabin £ 888 $ 1,399 965 NOK 9328 kr 8611 $ 1,119
    Single supplement £ 203 $ 319 220 NOK 2127 kr 1963 $ 255
    Tijdgeest 
    Low bed cabin £ 888 $ 1,399 965 NOK 9328 kr 8611 $ 1,119
    Bunk bed cabin £ 796 $ 1,254 865 NOK 8362 kr 7718 $ 1,003
    Single supplement (low bed cabin only) £ 203 $ 319 220 NOK 2127 kr 1963 $ 255
    Clair de Lune 
    Twin cabin £ 796 $ 1,254 865 NOK 8362 kr 7718 $ 1,003
    Single supplement £ 203 $ 319 220 NOK 2127 kr 1963 $ 255

    *Single supplement can be avoided if cabin is booked "willing to share"

    2018 Prices

    MagnifiqueMay - SeptemberOctober 13
    Twin Cabin £ 1081 $ 1,702 1174 NOK 11349 kr 10476 $ 1,362 £ 1007 $ 1,586 1094 NOK 10575 kr 9762 $ 1,269
    Premium Twin £ 1265 $ 1,992 1374 NOK 13282 kr 12260 $ 1,594 £ 1191 $ 1,876 1294 NOK 12509 kr 11546 $ 1,501
    Single Cabin £ 1403 $ 2,210 1524 NOK 14732 kr 13599 $ 1,768 £ 1329 $ 2,094 1444 NOK 13959 kr 12885 $ 1,675
    *Triple cabin £ 1035 $ 1,630 1124 NOK 10865 kr 10030 $ 1,304 £ 961 $ 1,514 1044 NOK 10092 kr 9316 $ 1,211
    *Premium Triple £ 1173 $ 1,847 1274 NOK 12315 kr 11368 $ 1,478 £ 1099 $ 1,731 1194 NOK 11542 kr 10654 $ 1,385

    *Triple cabins are limited and on request, 4 per departure, 2 premium triple cabins and 2 normal triple cabins.

    Magnifique IIMay - SeptemberOctober 3
    Upper deck suite £ 1449 $ 2,282 1574 NOK 15215 kr 14045 $ 1,826 £ 1375 $ 2,166 1494 NOK 14442 kr 13331 $ 1,733
    Lower deck twin £ 1081 $ 1,702 1174 NOK 11349 kr 10476 $ 1,362 £ 1007 $ 1,586 1094 NOK 10575 kr 9762 $ 1,269
    Premium twin £ 1265 $ 1,992 1374 NOK 13282 kr 12260 $ 1,594 £ 1191 $ 1,876 1294 NOK 12509 kr 11546 $ 1,501
    Single cabin (one available) £ 1403 $ 2,210 1524 NOK 14732 kr 13599 $ 1,768 £ 1329 $ 2,094 1444 NOK 13959 kr 12885 $ 1,675
    *Triple cabin lower deck £ 1035 $ 1,630 1124 NOK 10865 kr 10030 $ 1,304 £ 961 $ 1,514 1044 NOK 10092 kr 9316 $ 1,211
    *Triple upper deck suite £ 1357 $ 2,137 1474 NOK 14249 kr 13153 $ 1,710 £ 1283 $ 2,021 1394 NOK 13475 kr 12439 $ 1,617

    *Triple cabins are limited and on request, 3 per departure, 1 tiple upper deck suite and 2 triple lower deck.

    Magnifique IIIApril - September October 6
    Twin cabin £ 1081 $ 1,702 1174 NOK 11349 kr 10476 $ 1,362 £ 1007 $ 1,586 1094 NOK 10575 kr 9762 $ 1,269
    Upper deck suite £ 1449 $ 2,282 1574 NOK 15215 kr 14045 $ 1,826 £ 1375 $ 2,166 1494 NOK 14442 kr 13331 $ 1,733
    Single cabin £ 1403 $ 2,210 1524 NOK 14732 kr 13599 $ 1,768 £ 1329 $ 2,094 1444 NOK 13959 kr 12885 $ 1,675
    *Triple cabin £ 1035 $ 1,630 1124 NOK 10865 kr 10030 $ 1,304 £ 961 $ 1,514 1044 NOK 10092 kr 9316 $ 1,211
    *Triple cabin upper deck £ 1357 $ 2,137 1474 NOK 14249 kr 13153 $ 1,710 £ 1283 $ 2,021 1394 NOK 13475 kr 12439 $ 1,617

    *Triple cabins are limited and on request,  3 per departure: 1 triple upper deck suite and 2 triple lower deck 

    FluviusSeptember 29April 28 - September 15
    Twin cabin/Below deck  £ 869 $ 1,369 944 NOK 9125 kr 8423 $ 1,095 £ 915 $ 1,441 994 NOK 9609 kr 8870 $ 1,153
    Small twin cabin/Below deck £ 823 $ 1,296 894 NOK 8642 kr 7977 $ 1,037 £ 869 $ 1,369 944 NOK 9125 kr 8423 $ 1,095
    Regular Twin Cabin/Top deck £ 1007 $ 1,586 1094 NOK 10575 kr 9762 $ 1,269 £ 1053 $ 1,659 1144 NOK 11059 kr 10208 $ 1,327
    Double Cabin/Top deck £ 1099 $ 1,731 1194 NOK 11542 kr 10654 $ 1,385 £ 1145 $ 1,804 1244 NOK 12025 kr 11100 $ 1,443
    Twin cabin for single use/Below deck £ 1007 $ 1,586 1094 NOK 10575 kr 9762 $ 1,269 £ 1053 $ 1,659 1144 NOK 11059 kr 10208 $ 1,327
    Twin cabin for single use/Top deck

    on request

    Zwaantje 
    Twin cabin £ 1076 $ 1,695 1169 NOK 11300 kr 10431 $ 1,356
    *Twin cabin for single use £ 1398 $ 2,203 1519 NOK 14684 kr 13554 $ 1,762

    *Only one twin cabin for single use available per departure

    Gandalf 
    Twin cabin below deck £ 911 $ 1,434 989 NOK 9560 kr 8825 $ 1,147
    *Twin cabin for single use below deck £ 1095 $ 1,724 1189 NOK 11494 kr 10610 $ 1,379
    **Triple cabin below deck £ 864 $ 1,362 939 NOK 9077 kr 8379 $ 1,089

    *Only one twin cabin for single use available per departure
    **Two triple cabins available per departure

    Fleur 
    Twin cabin £ 967 $ 1,523 1050 NOK 10150 kr 9369 $ 1,218
    Twin cabin/single use £ 1142 $ 1,798 1240 NOK 11987 kr 11065 $ 1,438
    Sailing Home 
    Two bed cabin £ 1059 $ 1,668 1150 NOK 11117 kr 10262 $ 1,334
    *Two bed cabin for single use £ 1491 $ 2,349 1620 NOK 15660 kr 14455 $ 1,879
    FiepAugust 11October 13
    Price £ 1059 $ 1,668 1150 NOK 11117 kr 10262 $ 1,334 £ 967 $ 1,523 1050 NOK 10150 kr 9369 $ 1,218
    Split bed cabin £ 865 $ 1,363 940 NOK 9087 kr 8388 $ 1,090 £ 792 $ 1,247 860 NOK 8313 kr 7674 $ 998
    Split bed cabin/single use

    Price £ 1252 $ 1,972 1360 NOK 13147 kr 12135 $ 1,578

    £ 1142 $ 1,798 1240 NOK 11987 kr 11065 $ 1,438
    Wending 
    Two bed cabin £ 967 $ 1,523 1050 NOK 10150 kr 9369 $ 1,218
    Triple cabin £ 916 $ 1,443 995 NOK 9618 kr 8878 $ 1,154
    *Two bed cabin for single use £ 1151 $ 1,813 1250 NOK 12083 kr 11154 $ 1,450
    Zwaan 
    Twin or double cabin £ 1059 $ 1,668 1150 NOK 11117 kr 10262 $ 1,334
    Triple cabin £ 1036 $ 1,631 1125 NOK 10875 kr 10038 $ 1,305

    *Single use cabin

    £ 1491 $ 2,349 1620 NOK 15660 kr 14455 $ 1,879
    Children's discounts available 
    Liza Marleen 
    Large twin cabin £ 1073 $ 1,689 1165 NOK 11262 kr 10395 $ 1,351
    Regular twin cabin £ 1017 $ 1,602 1105 NOK 10682 kr 9860 $ 1,282
    *Single use cabin £ 1151 $ 1,813 1250 NOK 12083 kr 11154 $ 1,450
    Children's discounts available 

    Anna Antal

     
    Comfort cabin  £ 967 $ 1,523 1050 NOK 10150 kr 9369 $ 1,218
    Standard plus (bunk bed) cabin £ 829 $ 1,305 900 NOK 8700 kr 8031 $ 1,044
    *Single use (standard plus cabin only) £ 1059 $ 1,668 1150 NOK 11117 kr 10262 $ 1,334
    Children's discounts available 

    extra options

    2017: 

    Magnifique and Magnifique II, Gandalf, Zwaantje, & Fluvius
    Electric bike rental:  £ 87 $ 138 95 NOK 918 kr 848 $ 110 Gluten free or dairy free diets, payable on board: £ 46 $ 73 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58 Helmets: available on request

    Zwaan, Wending, Liza Marleen, and Anna Antal
    Electric bike rental: £ 60 $ 94 65 NOK 628 kr 580 $ 75 Helmet rental: £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 97 kr 89 $ 12 Children's bikes (21 gears) with helmet: £ 46 $ 73 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58 Trailer bike (3 gears) with helmet: £ 14 $ 22 15 NOK 145 kr 134 $ 17 Maps for self guided option: Please ask

    Elodie
    Mandatory bike protection (for both hybrid and e bike): £ 14 $ 22 15 NOK 145 kr 134 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental (two available per departure): £ 138 $ 218 150 NOK 1450 kr 1338 $ 174

    2018:

    Magnifiques & Fluvius
    Electric bike rental:  £ 83 $ 131 90 NOK 870 kr 803 $ 104 Gluten free or dairy free diets, payable on board: £ 46 $ 73 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58 Helmets: available on request

    Gandalf:
    Electric bike rental: £ 87 $ 138 95 NOK 918 kr 848 $ 110

    Zwaantje:
    Electric bike rental: £ 92 $ 145 100 NOK 967 kr 892 $ 116

    Zwaan, Wending, Liza Marleen, and Anna Antal
    Electric bike rental: £ 74 $ 116 80 NOK 773 kr 714 $ 93 Helmet rental: £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 97 kr 89 $ 12 Children's bikes (21 gears) with helmet: €
    Trailer bike (3 gears) with helmet, discount: £ 23 $ 36 25 NOK 242 kr 223 $ 29 Set of 6 maps for self guided option: £ 52 $ 83 57 NOK 551 kr 509 $ 66 Gluten free diet: £ 46 $ 73 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58

    Elodie
    Mandatory bike protection (for both hybrid and e bike): £ 14 $ 22 15 NOK 145 kr 134 $ 17 Electric bicycle rental (two available per departure): £ 138 $ 218 150 NOK 1450 kr 1338 $ 174


     

    please note

    If traveling solo, we can try to find a roommate of the same gender on some of the boats to avoid single supplement charge.

    Please note that pricing for Wending, Zwaan, Sailing Home, and Anna Antal is based on current fuel price. If the fuel price increases more than 5%,  our local tour operators have informed us that they will be forced to charge a supplement even for reservations already made.

    Single cabins only by request and for supplemental fee.

    Discount for triple & quad cabins may be available.

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

Tour Dates

2017 Dates:
On the Comfort plus class boats:
Elodie: July 9, 2017
Fiep: August 12, 2017
Fleur: October 14, 2017
Fluvius: July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, and October 14, 2017
Magnifique: July 22, August 19, September 2, September 16, and September 30, 2017
Magnifique II: July 1, July 15, August 12, and October 7, 2017
Sailing Home:  July 29, and August 26, 2017
Zwaantje: July 29 and August 12, 2017
Liza Marleen: August 12, September 2,  September 30, 2017

On the Comfort class boat:
Gandalf: August 19, 2017
Sarah: July 1, 2017.  
Wending: July 1, and July 15, 2017.

On the Standard plus class boats:
Anna Antal:  July 8, August 5, September 9, September 23, and October 7, 2017
Clair de Lune: July 8, 2017
Tijdgeest: July 22, August 12, September 2, September 16, September 30, 2017

2018 Dates: 
On the Comfort plus class boats:
Magnifique: May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 18, September 1, September 15, September 29, and October 13, 2018
Magnifique II: May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19, and October 3, 2018
Magnifique III: May 5, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 28, August 11, and October 6, 2018
Fluvius: April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 15, and Septmeber 29, 2018
Zwaantje: April 28, June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4, 2018
Sailing Home: June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 6, and October 20, 2018
Liza Marleen: May 12, 2018
Fiep: August 11 and October 13, 2018
Fleur: October 13, 2018
Elodie: July 8 and October 29, 2018 (Available for charter only. Please contact us for prices.)
On the Comfort class boats:
Gandalf: August 18 and September 15, 2018
Zwaan: May 19, June 2, June 16, 2018
On the Standard Plus class boats:
Anna Antal: May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, September 1, September 15, and September 29, 2018
Clair de Lune: Price coming soon!
Tijdgeest: Price coming soon!

Click the link to see the tour and dates for Amsterdam to Bruges

Where You’ll Stay

Different class boats are available for this tour. See dates and pricing. Click here for detailed barge information.

What’s Included

  • On the Magnifiques
  • Accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfast, 6 picnic lunches, and 6 three course dinners (Dinner is not included in Bruges and Antwerp)
  • Welcome drink and tour presentation on the first evening
  • All bed linens and towels (daily change of towels on request)
  • Light daily cleaning of cabins
  • †Guide support (please see note below for note on 2017)
  • ††Two tour leaders with daily briefings of bike tours, some short city tours, guided bike tours, applicable for bookings of 18 or more (2018)
  • Detailed maps and tourist information (one set per cabin)
  • 7 speed hybrid touring bike rental with hand and pedal brakes, pannier, and water bottle
  • Helmet (2018) please request at time of booking
  • Free WiFi throughout ship
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • On the Fluvius
  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board ship
  • Breakfast, 6 picnic lunches, and 7 three course dinners
  • Welcome drink and tour presentation on the first evening
  • All bed linens and towels (daily change of towels on request)
  • Light daily cleaning of cabins
  • †Guide support (please see note below for note on 2017)
  • ††Two tour leaders with daily briefings of bike tours, some short city tours, guided bike tours (2018)
  • Detailed maps and tourist information (one set per cabin)
  • 7 speed hybrid touring bike rental with hand and pedal brakes, pannier, and water bottle
  • Complimentary coffee and tea till 4 pm
  • Please note:
  • †In 2017 these tours are not fully guided bike tours but rather supported by a guide who ensures the safety of riders and takes care of mechanical issues. The guide is cycling the route and can be reached by cell phone for quick assistance.
  • ††In 2018, two cycling guides will be available for bookings of 18 and greater and will provide fully guided cycling tours and support for those who wish to cycle self guided.
  • On the Zwaantje
  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board ship
  • Breakfast, 6 picnic lunches, 6 three course dinners (Dinner is not included in Antwerp)
  • Welcome drink and tour presentation on the first evening
  • All bed linens and towels (daily change of towels on request)
  • Light daily cleaning of cabins
  • Tour leader with daily briefings of bike tours, some short city tours, guided bike tours
  • Detailed maps and tourist information (one set per cabin)
  • 21 speed hybrid touring bicycle with hand brakes and pannier
  • Complimentary coffee and tea till 4 pm
  • On the Gandalf
  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board ship
  • Breakfast, 6 picnic lunches, and 7 three course dinners
  • Welcome drink and tour presentation on first evening
  • All bed linens and towels
  • One cleaning of cain
  • †Guide support (please see note below)
  • Route descriptions and detailed maps for daily bike tours (1 set per cabin)
  • 7 speed hybrid touring bicycle with hand brakes only, Pannier
  • Complimentary coffee and tea between 3 and 4 pm
  • †This tour is not a fully guided bike tour but rather supported by a guide who ensures the safety of riders and takes care of mechanical issues. The guide is cycling the route and can be reached by cell phone for quick assistance.
  • On the Elodie
  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board
  • Breakfast, packed lunches, and 6 x three course dinner
  • 24 speed hybrid bicycle with water bottle and pannier bag
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Ferry fees en route
  • Harbor fees and tourist taxes
  • On the Fiep
  • 7 nights accommodations on board
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 packed lunches
  • 6 3 course dinners (1 x on own account)
  • 8 speed Gudereit hybrid bike with pannier bag, water bottle, and helmet
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Travel guide ( from 18 pax 2 guides !!!)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Welcome drink
  • Canal trip in Ghent
  • Beer tasting on board
  • On the Fleur
  • 7 nights accommodations on board
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 packed lunch
  • 6 3 course dinners (1 x on own account)
  • 11 speed Gudereit hybrid bike with pannier bag, water bottle, and helmet
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Travel guide ( from 18 pax 2 guides !!!)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Welcome drink
  • Canal trip in Ghent
  • Beer tasting on board
  • On the Clair de Lune, Sarah and Tijdgeest
  • Accommodations on board for 7 nights
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, and 7 x three course dinner
  • Tour guide
  • 7 gear hybrid bicycle with pannier bag
  • Several city walks
  • Information booklet and maps
  • Train ride on day 7
  • Bicycle protection
  • Transfer back to Amsterdam on day 8
  • Entrance fee to Kinderdijk
  • On the Anna Antal, Wending, Zwaan, Liza Marleen, and Sailing Home
  • Accommodations on board for 7 nights
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed picnic lunches, and 7 x three course dinners
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Tour guide
  • 24 gear hybrid bicycle with pannier bag
  • Minimum three city walks with tour guide
  • 1 x road book per cabin
  • Ferry fares en route

What’s Not Included

  • Magnifiques and Fluvius
  • Dinners in Bruges and Antwerp
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Fees for ferries (approx. €5) and Waterbus (approx. €4)
  • Beverages (incl. alcohol), available on board
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharge may apply
  • Bicycle protection
  • Zwaantje
  • Dinner in Antwerp
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Fees for ferries (approx. €5) and Waterbus (approx. €4)
  • Beverages (incl. alcohol), available on board
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharge may apply
  • Helmets on request
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
  • Elodie, Fiep, Fleur
  • Beverages (incl. alcohol), available on board
  • Museum entrance fees and other excursions not mentioned above
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharge may apply
  • Bicycle protection (mandatory on the Elodie)
  • Trip insurance
  • Gandalf
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Fees for ferries (approx. €5) and Waterbus (approx. €4)
  • Beverages (incl. alcohol), available on board
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharge may apply
  • Bicycle protection
  • Helmets available (limited) on request at time of booking
  • Trip insurance
  • Anna Antal, Zwaan, Sailing Home, Liza Marleen, and Wending:
  • Beverages (incl. alcohol), available on board
  • Museum entrance fees and other excursions not mentioned above
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Dietary requirements on request/surcharge may apply
  • Maps for self-guided option (see pricing)
  • Limited WiFi, more than 100 MB there is a surcharge
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
  • Sarah, Tijdgeest, Claire de Lune
  • Other excursions and entrance fees not mentioned
  • Personal trip insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks on board
TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From789 Rates
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Skill Level

An easy guided tour. Areas are predominantly flat with average daily distances of about 35 miles over good asphalt roads with little traffic.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Bruges to Amsterdam Map

We are now busy updating our site for 2018. Therefore, an itinerary that you have booked in 2017, may be slightly different  from what you now see on our site. If you have any questions at all, please contact us and we will provide your detailed itinerary.

All distances are approximate. Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstance, including but not limited to weather, last minute mooring changes, and restructuring of locks or bridges.

ABOARD ANNA ANTAL, LIZA MARLEEN, SAILING HOME, WENDING, AND ZWAAN 

Day 1: Bruges - Aalterbrug - Ghent, 13 mi. (21 km)
Day 2: Ghent - cycling to Dendermonde - sailing to St. Amands, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 3: St. Amands - Antwerp, 24 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Antwerpen - sailing to Kreekrak locks - cycling to Willemstad, 34 mi. (56 km)
Day 5: Willemstad - sailing to Werkendam - cycling to Gorinchem, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 6: Gorinchem - cycling to Vianen - sailing to Utrecht, 30 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Utrecht - sailing to Breukelen and cycling to Amsterdam, 24 mi. (40 km)
Day 8: Departure from Amsterdam

DAY 1: Bruges - Aalterbrug - Ghent, (21 km)
Embarkation at the latest by 2 pm at the Buiten Katelijnevest near the Bargeweg (1 km from central train station). You can drop your luggage off at 10 am.  Once  you arrive on board the ship you can put your luggage away in your cabin and then enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. It is also a good moment to become acquainted with the guide, skipper and crew, and of course your fellow passengers.

At 2 p.m. the boat will navigate from Bruges to Ghent. Cycling, you will mostly follow the canal between Bruges and Ghent to Aalterbrug, which offers a beautiful, peaceful route. After dinner you will have enough time to discover the old and characteristic city center.

The city of Ghent is proud of its rich past, but is much more than just a museum town. This lively city with its numerous squares and cozy pubs is an excellent mixture of medieval architecture, stylish shopping streets, splendid mansions, and busy little squares with outdoor cafés.

DAY 2: Ghent - cycling to Dendermonde - St. Amands, 29 mi. (47 km)
Early Sunday morning you will cycle through the old center of Ghent. After coffee you will leave for a nice day along one of the most beautiful rivers of Europe, the Schelde.

After approximately 20 km, in Wetteren, you can take a break in a real Flemish ‘staminee’ and in Berlare you will have a Belgian beer with your lunch. Next, cycle through Dendermonde, the city of the legend of the Beiaart, where you can see the magnificent city hall that is still standing. Near the small, quiet village of St. Amand, you will spend the night.

DAY 3: St. Amands - Antwerp, 24 mi. (40 km)
From St. Amands the cycle route leads you along the river and past nature reserves like the mudflats of Durme and Schausselbroek. The mudflats
of Durme are worth mentioning because it's one of the last fresh water marshes along this tidal part of the river and therefore has a unique flora and fauna. You continue your tour through Bazel, one of the most beautiful villages of Belgium. For an escalator the wooden moving stairs in the St. Anna tunnel under the Scheldt is a unique experience before entering the city centre of Antwerp. Highlights of the historical centrer of Antwerp are worth a visit, here you'll find: the Onze-Lievevrouwenkerk and the Rubenshuis.In the Willemsdok, near the Museum for Modern Art (Museum Aan de Stroom) you will find the barge.

DAY 4: Antwerp, sailing to the Kreekraksluizen - Willemstad, 34 mi. (56 km)
This morning you’ll sail through the big harbor of Antwerp, a big difference with the nature reserves and quite villages of yesterday. But due to the big sea going vessels and large harbour cranes it’s a fascinating journey which brings you to Holland where you start your bike tour at the Kreekrak locks. By bike you will make a beautiful tour over the ‘Brabantse wal’ a sand wall dating back from the times when Mammoths roam the area. Today you won’t find any big elephants but the area seemed to be perfect for strawberry and asparagus fields. So be here at harvest time (depending on the weather: around June). From the woodlands around Bergen op Zoom you continue through a polderlandscape to the old fortified town of Willemstad, near the Volkeraksluizen (locks) at the Haringvliet, the busiest locks of Europe.

DAY 5: Willemstad, sailing to Werkendam, cycling to Gorinchem, 28 mi. (45 km)
The barge leaves early so you can make a beautiful tour from Werkendam where you go ashore to continue your tour by bike through the land of Heusden and Altena. Along the Bergse Maas, the south border of the land of Heusden and Altena, you continue your tour along the fortified town of Heusden. From here another river, the ‘Afgedamde Maas’ leads you back to the river Waal where you started your tour this morning. Here you’ll find another beautiful fortified town, Woudrichem. A ferry brings you to the other side of the river where you’ll board the ship.

DAY 6: Gorinchem, cycling to Vianen, sailing to Utrecht, 30 mi. (50 km)
From Gorinchem you will follow the meandering river Linge through the Betuwe. This area is known for the large amount of orchards and therefore will be covered with blossoms in the months april and may. Along the city of Leerdam, famous for its glass, you continue your tour in northern direction towards Utrecht. On your way toward Utrecht you’ll pass the so called ‘Wiel van Bassa’ the biggest dike burst hole in the Netherlands and another relic of the everlasting battle against the water. From Vianen you sail to Utrecht. After dinner you can take a public bus to the old centre of Utrecht.

DAY 7: Utrecht - Amsterdam, 24 mi. (40 km)
During breakfast you will sail to Breukelen from where you will cycle to Amsterdam along the two most beautiful rivers of Holland, the Vecht and the Amstel.

Along the route you will find the magnificent country houses and mansions from the 18th century with their splendid, well-kept gardens. After dinner you have the option to take a canal cruise through the canals of Amsterdam.

DAY 8: Departure from Amsterdam
The mooring place of the barge in Amsterdam is the Oosterdok (near Science Center NEMO, Oosterdok 2), located 1.2 km/.75 miles from the Central Station in Amsterdam.
There is a direct train that leaves 6 times per hour from Amsterdam Central Station to Schiphol Airport . Travel time is about 16 minutes.

If you flying out of Brussels Airport you can take the international train (Intercity). Travel time is 3 hours.

ABOARD THE MAGNIFIQUES
(
In 2018 the Magnifique II tours start and end on WEDNESDAY and the tours with the Magnifique I and III start and end on SATURDAY)

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
Day 2: Bruges - Ghent,  34 mi. (56 km)
Day 3: Gent - Dendermonde/St. Amands, 24 or 32 mi. (40 or 53 km)
Day 4: St. Amands/Dendermonde - Temse - Antwerp, 28 or 35 mi. (47 or 59 km)
Day 5: Antwep - Kreekrak locks | Kreekrak locks - Tholen - Willemstad - Dordrecht, 20 or 26 mi. (34 or 43 km)
Day 6: Dordrecht - Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven – Vianen, 30 mi. (50 km) 
Day 7: Vianen – Breukelen | Breukelen – Amsterdam, 28 mi. (46 km)
Day 8: Amsteram 

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges, boarding begins at 2 PM
Arrival and embarkation in Bruges. One of the MS Magnifique's awaits you in the Bruges harbour. It is possible to bring your luggage on board at 9:30 am but do note that your  cabin will not be ready. You will have plenty of time to discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical city of Bruges, aptly named the “Pearl of Flanders”, during the afternoon and in the evening. While you are there make sure you visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk café. The barge remains in Bruges overnight.

Day 2:  Bruges - Ghent, 34 mi. (56 km)
Your cycle tour starts early today on the outskirts of Bruges following the distribution of bicycles after breakfast. You will start your first day of cycling by pedalling towards Ghent through the beautiful Flemish landscape along the Ghent canal. On arrival in Ghent make sure you make the effort to discover the best of what this historical city has to offer during an afternoon stroll. Ghent’s town centre features lovely illuminated streets that are a must to explore, while the architectural richness in the historical centre of the city has to be seen to be believed (during the Middle Ages Ghent was the 2nd largest European city after Paris). One of the MS Magnifique'swill dock for the night at the Merelbeke lock, in a suburb of Ghent and approx. 15 cycling minutes to the city center.

Day 3: Gent - Dendermonde/St. Amands, 24 or 32 mi. (40 or 53 km)
After breakfast in Ghent you will cycle downstream through a diverse landscape along the tidal Schelde River to Dendermonde located at the junction of Dender and Schelde Rivers. There is only one way to describe the landscape along the Schelde and that is “magnificent”. It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour. During this section of the Schelde the speed of one of the MS Magnifique's will be determined by the height of the tide. You will travel from Dendermonde to St. Amands by either bike or barge depending on the tides. Your floating hotel will be docked for the night in St. Amands.

Day 4: St. Amands/Dendermonde - Temse - Antwerp, 28 or 35 mi. (47 or 59 km)
You will follow the Schelde River further downstream through the Temse region to Antwerp. Over the centuries the Schelde River has held strategic importance for the Romans, Vikings, Spanish and Napoleon… today it is a beautiful waterway just perfect for bike and barge holidays!  Antwerp, your destination for the day, is a harbor city famous for handling up to 80% of the world's rough diamonds and as the birthplace of the famous painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. There are many highlights in the city to discover including the City Hall, one of several majestic buildings constructed during the Renaissance period, the historical City Square, Grote Market, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral, and the medieval Steen Castle. Dinner will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).

Day 5: Antwep - Kreekrak locks | Kreekrak locks - Tholen - Willemstad - Dordrecht, 20 or 26 mi. (34 or 43 km)
The MS Magnifique's will sail this morning along the Schelde-Rhine Canal and over the huge Kreekrak lock system to Tholen, a former fishing village in the Dutch province of Zeeland. From Tholen you will have the opportunity to see the impressive Volkerak lock system, the fortified town of Willemstad and then you will cycle on to Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and your destination for the day. The skipper will discuss with you in the morning which parts of the tour will be covered by barge or by bicycle.

Day 6: Dordrecht - Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven – Vianen, 30 mi. (50 km) 
Today you will start your tour with the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry that will take you and your bike in just 10 minutes to Alblasserdam. After just a few minutes of cycling you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 UNESCO cultural heritage-listed windmills – one of which you can visit (don’t forget your camera!). The windmills were constructed in the 18th century to pump water out of the low Alblasserwaard polder (a polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments). You will then continue to cycle via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek (where you will be moored for the evening and where you can explore at your leisure after dinner).

Day 7: Vianen – Breukelen | Breukelen – Amsterdam, 28 mi. (46 km)
During breakfast the MS Magnifique's will cruise to Breukelen where you disembark to start your final day of cycling. Ride along the Vecht River in an area famous for its beautiful mansions, small castles, impressive houses and their large gardens. After cycling through the villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland you will arrive at Nigtevecht where you can visit a traditional cheese farm. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will meet the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbour.

Day 8: Departure
Disembarkation by 10 am.

Parts printed in italics will be covered by the ship.

ABOARD THE ZWAANTJE

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges, boarding begins at 2 PM
Day 2: Bruges - Ghent,  34 mi (56 km)
Day 3: Ghent - Dendermonde | St-Amands, 24 or 32 mi (40 or 53 km)
Day 4: St-Amands - Temse - Antwerp, 28 or 35 (47 or 59 km)
Day 5: Antwerp - Kreekrak Locks  | Kreekrak Locks - Tholen |Tholen Dordrecht:  20 or 26 mi (34 or 43 km)
Day 6: Dordrecht - Kinderdijk | Kinderdink Schoonhoven - Vianen, 33 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Vianen - Breukelen | Breuken - Amsterdam, 28 mi (46 km)
Day 8: Depature from Amsterdam, 10 am

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges, boarding begins at 2 PM
Arrival and embarkation in the early afternoon in the beautiful city of Bruges, also called “Pearl of Flanders”. The crew will welcome you. You will have plenty of time to discover the beautiful historical city of Bruges. Afternoon and evening with city tour in Bruges.

Day 2: Bruges - Ghent,  34 mi (56 km)
Today, your day starts on the water and the barge will leave Bruges early. Just outside the city, your first bike tour will lead to Ghent through the flat land of West-Flanders will start. Your destination today is the historical center of Ghent. Enjoy the beautiful parts of Ghent during an afternoon stroll. The barge is docked in the city center of Ghent.

Day 3: Ghent - Dendermonde |St-Amands, 24 or 32 mi (40 or 53 km)
Today, the barge will sail over the river Schelde to Dendermonde, a nice town at the conjunction of the rivers Dender and Schelde. The bike tour leads along one of the most beautiful parts of the Schelde, a tidal river. You will follow this beautiful tidal river downstream. The departure time will be set by the skipper and is depending on high or low tide. The tide has affect on the speed of the barge. By bike or by barge from Dendermonde to St. Amands. Night in St. Amands.

Day 4: St-Amands - Temse - Antwerp, 28 or 35 (47 or 59 km)
Today we will follow the Schelde further downstream over Temse to Antwerp. There is a beautiful cycling track along the river and the scenery is magnificent. Harbor city Antwerp whit it’s beautiful inner city is well known as diamond city and the city where the famous painter Rubens was born. Dinner in town in a restaurant of your choice (not included). On request, you will receive some restaurant recommendations on board.

Day 5: Antwerp - Kreekrak Locks| Kreekrak Locks -  Tholen | Tholen Dordrecht:  20 or 26 mi (34 or 43 km)
The barge will cruise over the Schelde-Rhine Canal to the huge Kreekrak locks. Here starts your bike tour. You will cycle through several estates along Bergen op Zoom and Halsteren to Tholen, a former fishing village amidst the large streams of the province of Zeeland. The barge is waiting for you to sail along the impressive large Volkerak locks to the fortified town of Willemstad, then further to end in Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands. Today, the skipper will discuss with you which part of the tour will be covered by bicycle.

Day 6: Dordrecht - Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk Schoonhoven - Vianen, 33 mi. (55 km)
Today you will start your tour with the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry that will take you and your bike in just 10 minutes to Alblasserdam. After just a few minutes of cycling you will reach Kinderdijk, the most famous windmills in the Netherlands with 19 windmills in line (don’t forget your camera!). The windmills were constructed in the 18th century to pump water out of the low Alblasserwaard polder. You can visit one of the windmills. Then bike tour via silver city Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek. In the evening you can explore this town.

Day 7: Vianen - Breukelen| Breuken - Amsterdam, 28 mi (46 km)
First the ship cruises to Breukelen, where you disembark and your cycling tour starts. Ride along the small Vecht river: this area is well known for its beautiful mansions, small castles and beautiful houses with large gardens and parks. Over the small villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland to Nigtevecht, where you can visit a traditional cheese farm. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will meet the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbor.

Day 8: Departure from Amsterdam, 10 am

Parts in italics covered by ship.

ABOARD THE GANDALF and FLUVIUS

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges, boarding begins at 2 PM
Day 2: Bruges - Ghent,  34 mi (56 km)
Day 3: Ghent - Dendermonde | St . Amands, 24 or 32 mi (40 or 53 km)
Day 4: Dendermonde| St. Amands - Antwerp, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 5: Antwerp - Kreekrak Locks | Tholen - Willemstad - Dordrecht, 20 or 26 mi. (34 or 43 km)
Day 6: Dordrecht - Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk - Schoonhoven - Vianen, 33 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Vianen - Breukelen | Amsterdam, 28 mi (46 km)
Day 8: Departure from Amsterdam

Parts in italics covered by ship.

ABOARD THE ELODIE

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges, boarding at 1:30pm
Day 2: Bruges - Ghent,  14 or 25 miles
Day 3: Ghent - Middelburg, 33 miles
Day 4: Middelburg - Zierikzee, 6 or 35 miles
Day 5: Zierikzee - Willemstad - Dordrecht, 12 or 38 miles 
Day 6: Dordrecht - Vianen, 17 or 34 miles 
Day 7: Vianen - Breukelen - Amsterdam, 24 or 34 miles
Day 8: Depature from Amsterdam

ABOARD THE FIEP AND FLEUR

Day 1: Boarding in Bruges at 1PM.  Bruges - Ghent, 10 mi. (15 km)
Day 2: Ghent - Dendermonde, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 3: Dendermonde - Antwerpen, 19 or 35 mi. (30 or 55 km)
Day 4: Antwerp - Tholen, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 5: Tholen - Willemstad - Dordrecht, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 6: Dordrecht - Vianen, 22 or 35 mi. (35 or 55 km)
Day 7: Vianen - Amsterdam, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure from Amsterdam

ABOARD THE CLAIR DE LUNE, TIJDGEEST, AND SARAH

Day 1: Arrival in Ghent. Bus transfer from Schiphol airport to Ghent included (meeting time is 12 noon)
Day 2: Ghent, train to Bruges.  Free day in Bruges. In late afternoon train to Dendermonde & short bike ride, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 3: Dendermonde - Antwerp, 32 mi. (50 km)
Day 4: Antwerp Kreekrak Locks - sailing to Willemstad, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Willemstad - Gouda, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Gouda - Oude Wetering, 16 to 28 mi. (25 to 45 km)
Day 7: Oude Wetering - Amsterdam, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure from Amsterdam 

Important note for Passengers aboard the Tijdgeest and Sarah: Due to restrictions by Belgian naval authorities, passengers are no longer allowed to remain on board while the barge motors the Belgian waterways. Non cycling participants will be required to take a taxi or public transportation at their own expense. The tour leader will provide details on board.

ALL ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.  DISTANCES ARE APPROXIMATE.

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Customer Feedback

  • Joe B. 2 weeks ago

    The biking part of the trip takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Belgium and the Netherlands. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of the landscape. It's a very casual pace so keeping up is never a problem. There are many stops for coffee, lunch and afternoon breaks while biking.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • Deanna G. 3 weeks ago

    The entire week was fabulous. Loved cycling through the towns and country side. Tom our guide was very nice and an excellent guide. I also enjoyed our evening walking tour, especially when he brought us to the home of an artist and his wife. I bought a few pieces of jewelry.
    We were very lucky with the weather and even ate outside 2 nights.
    Loved that we were a small group and I knew everyone after a couple of days . I enjoyed everything.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Barbara C. 3 weeks ago

    Most memorable parts: The camaraderie of the group and of course the fabulous meal by Chef Franco.

    Boat: Fiep

  • Marianne B. 3 weeks ago

    Cycling along canals, stopping at picturesque locations, short tours of historic locations, all with a knowledgeable, patient, funny guide made this a most fabulous way to see the countryside of Belgium and the Netherlands.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Tom P. 1 month ago

    The bikes, barge, food and staff were excellent. The biking distances every day were such that it left very little time for off bike sightseeing , but the bike route was really great. Thanks for a great trip.

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Doug P. 1 month ago

    The most memorable parts: The strawberry vending machine. Next was the rude employee on the boat who gave me and my wife a hard time on occasion.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Debbie G. 1 month ago

    Every day was so wonderful, the entire trip was so memorable.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Franziska P. 1 month ago

    Love the boat ride, also liked the bikes and bike riding as well as our tour guide.
    The food was too American, it could have been more European. The scenery was
    lovely and the trails terrific. Weather fantastic. Would do it again.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Linda B. 1 month ago

    Most memorable part: Lovely long days of biking through beautiful countries.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Rinske B. 1 month ago

    It was a wonderful experience! The staff was very friendly especially our guide Tom Stout, and the sailor Joop was a fount of information with regard to ships and harbours.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Elisabeth D. 1 month ago

    Everything was more than I expected, but especially the knowledge and good humor and patience of our guide Tom.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Arden C. 1 month ago

    Most memorable parts: Cycling, getting to know the Yannie our fearless guide, the other guests and crew. Tip: Have a comprehensive wifi connection on your phone or pad.

  • Linda Wilson 1 month ago

    On the Fiep June 3 - 10, 2017. Coba, Gerard, Franco, Karen, Ilse and Laura were our crew and guides. I cannot imagine better. Our passenger group was wonderful. The best vacation ever and I am ready to go again soon.

    Boat: Fiep

  • Bev V. 1 month ago

    The most memorable part of the trip was the camaraderie with staff and participants while riding through beautiful scenery.

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Teresa L. 1 month ago

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I loved biking through different scenery - quaint villages and towns, beautiful forests, farmland and countryside. It is the perfect way to see parts of Belgium and Holland. You can go at your own pace because the trails are so well marked. The barge is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable. I can't say enough about the staff, they were excellent. I definitely recommend this trip and can't wait to do it again!

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • Arja L. 1 month ago

    The Magnifique II and staff were more amazing than we expected! The bike routes were absolutely beautiful with very well planned and laid out maps. Overall a very memorable experience that I am highly recommending to every one I talk to.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • Cindy M. 2 months ago

    Directions were terrible for Amsterdam and the last two days there were not the number routes we needed on the intersections so was confusing. All hotels were good but one was a dive and not nice. Hotel Piccard.

  • Robert E. 9 months ago

    Most memorable was the friendliness, patience and helpfullness of the staff!

  • Spencer H. 9 months ago

    The barge crew were exceptional. The cook treated each guest as a friend. Accommodated our request for a birthday cake. He even baked it on his own time. The scenery was exactly as anticipated.

  • Margeret M. 10 months ago

    I cannot say enough about the whole trip. The Barge accommodations were perfect for all my needs, the food aboard the MS Fluvius was way beyond what I expected - such a variety and the quality and quantity were superb. The staff on board could not have been more obliging - so eager to help so much fun. Our Guide was just simply the best (Jack/Jacques) knowledgeable and helpful, concerned always for our safety and our enjoyment. All our stops for coffee breaks and lunch breaks were also well planned. Would I recommend this trip to my friends? You Bet!! Look forward to going again - Thanks Tripsite

  • Trudy D. 10 months ago

    The bike-friendly paths through magnificent landscapes in Belgium and the Netherlands was outstanding.

  • Michele Y. 10 months ago

    The most memorable part of this trip was our impromptu swim off the boat. Jumping from the top and getting 22 of us in the water including the Captain.

  • Maria P. 10 months ago

    It was a wonderful way to see the country. Wonderful fellow travelers and the crew couldn't gave been more accommodating . So much fun!

  • Eldon W. 10 months ago

    LIa is the best guide we've ever worked with - well informed, good managing people, qualified in every way; and went well beyond what she had to do in her position. All the riding - even in the rain and varied road surfaces - was extremely pleasant.

    Because Lia is an exceptional guide; on this trip one guide for up to 30 cyclists worked well. In most cases, however, I think having only one guide for this large a group - especially a group with many novice riders - is bad practice. Also, a water bottle cage and a cyclometer on the bike would have been nice.

    Boat: Magnifique

    • Jehiel 10 months ago

      Hello Eldon,
      We are glad that you had a great time and think highly of Lia! We do agree that a second guide, especially for larger groups would be preferable, however, because of the nature of the tour and the fact that many people do opt for the self-guided option, having two guide for all tours isn't always possible.

      Water bottles can be easily stowed in your handle bar bag or panniers. Cyclometers aren't provided on this tour but you are always welcome to bring your own.

      Thanks again for your feedback!

  • Judee W. 11 months ago

    Wonderful staff - the entire trip was just great! Tome, our guide was exceptional.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • J. House 12 months ago

    Everything was A-1. I was totally surprised when our tour guide Tom managed to reunite me with my lost "zebra" luggage on a cobblestone street corner 4 days into the trip! Thanks, Tom!

  • Barbara Kallay 12 months ago

    My husband and I had a great bike trip. Riding through the Belgium/Netherlands was delightful. The staff made the trip most memorable- Jacob (bike guide), Els (boat captain), Thomas (cook).

    Boat: Zwaantje

  • S. Lior 12 months ago

    The most memorable part of my trip were the small towns and villages that we visited. These are places where tourists rarely venture. The people are friendly and open for conversations; willing to share their lives and experiences with us. And curious to know about us as well. I have so many wonderful memories.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • P. O'Hagan 1 year ago

    Having the map to tryi to not get lost was so much fun. Thank you to all the staff for making the bike barge a great activity vacation.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • A & M Decourcy 1 year ago

    Great trip BUT.. We decided to cycle with 6 others because we are experienced riders. We were counting on the signage being much more complete and easier to follow. At times, there was no indication of where to go. Our path just ended! Also, the bigger group, of about 18, had some inexperienced riders and we felt that riding in this large a group could be dangerous...which proved to be the case.
    In one case, a previous rider had taken the liberty to use a marker to write our path number on a sign. Thanks to him/her we were able to continue on without taking out the GPS. Had this been done on several other signs, we would not have had to find our way ...using GPS..on many occasions. There were also 4 other Europeans, who cycled as a group, who experienced the same sense of frustration as us.
    We will forward a photo to the Tripsite website. Thanks for providing a most enjoyable and memorable trip.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • D. Pincar 1 year ago

    I would recommend it, but with reservations. I think there should have been two guides, one to take a faster group and one for a beginner group. A few people on the trip should not have been. They were not comfortable on their bikes, and were a daily danger to whomever they were near. Something should have been done about it.
    I also would have liked to ride faster, and spend more free time in the little towns.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • E. Hull-parsons 1 year ago

    I have planned to contact you with feedback, but haven't. The staff was great except the guide. He was not friendly or helpful. We were all disappointed in his lack of leadership and "guiding". Of the three trips we have taken, this was the least appealing. The route was not attractive, and mostly industrial, urban or rural. We were near places we know were charming and interesting, but did not visit them. I'm left wondering if it is that tour company. For 35 people biking there really should have been more staff on the road with us. Still love you!

    Boat: Fluvius

  • R. Oliver 1 year ago

    We sailed on the Magnifique II from Bruges to Amsterdam, 25 June to 1 July, under the able command of skipper Paul, and ride leader Tom Tiedom. It was a magnificent experience in every way, even though we had a few odd showers to contend with. This is virtually a brand new barge with upscale accommodations and amenities. We had one of the four top-side suites, which are indeed larger, and with view windows that open as opposed to port holes. Tom, the ride leader and guide, was an extremely charming, knowledgeable and humorous fellow. He provided daily briefings on the next day's ride, all of which included ample coffee and food stops, as well as providing historic info. Indeed, the entire crew were extremely courteous and helpful in every respect, and the food delicious.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • J. Backes 1 year ago

    Fabulous trip. Great, hospitable staff willing to please, answer questions, professional, share information. Boat was clean, comfortable, well equipped. Food was excellent and there was plenty to enjoy.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • M. Mathews 1 year ago

    Was a fantastic trip!!! Tom was a great guide and will recommend this to others.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • J. Kister 1 year ago

    When I first heard of a bike & barge trip, I thought I would be sleeping on a cot under the stars! After obtaining more info, I realized we would have a comfortable room but I was very impressed with our accommodations. It was like being on a mini cruise. Food was great, tour guide was personable and entertaining, friendly staff went out of their way to make this trip extra special. We had an arranged canal boat tour complete with champagne after arriving in Amsterdam! I would highly recommend the Magnifique and this crew, for an awesome way to experience Belgium and The Netherlands.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • L. Messing 1 year ago

    Our guide Felix, was fun, knowledgeable and intuitive. His attitude and ease of being with people made even a horrible weather day endurable. The BIGGEST bonus was having Astrid along as a trainee. She added so much to every aspect of our journey and was a treasure trove of regional information.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • L. Pope 1 year ago

    Had a fantastic time, would highly recommend it to others!

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • J. Backes 1 year ago

    Exceptional staff, welcoming, friendly, informative, knowledgable. Perhaps on the rides having a buddy system so the guide doesn't need to count all the people to make sure everyone is present would be my only suggestion. I sometimes got the sense that people wanted to stop more often to take pictures and no one told them not to but then it can take time away from getting to visit town at the end of the day. Perhaps that needs to be discussed in more depth. Sometimes some of the breaks were longer than necessary. Again they were fine but took time from visiting a town at the end of the trip.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • R. Wood 1 year ago

    The Merlijn is a very special barge full of character and charm, beautifully appointed and owned and operated by the delightful Jantine and Henk. They along with their crew spoiled us rotten with great food and hospitality. Our bike ride was thru beautiful countryside and expertly guided and interpreted by a delightful Dutch couple, Jack and Marianne. They gave us great local insight. We thoroughly recommend the Merlijn and can't wait to return.

    Boat: Merlijn

  • S. Fryeskul 1 year ago

    The staff at Tripsite were amazing to deal with and very helpful about everything. I would recommend this company and biking trip to anyone.
    Thank you
    S. Fryeskul
    PS: We loved the new Magnifique II !!!

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • W. Staab 1 year ago

    Great bike leader. Have name tags for participants or for bikes to help us w names. Would like to have been brave enough to ride on my own! Some participants were not really regular cyclists. Would have been good to have a briefing re group bike rules, including spacing, passing, signaling, warnings, etc.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • R. Ross 1 year ago

    Loved it! The crew was great, the boat was marvelously beautiful, the food was very good, and the overall atmosphere was perfectly casual and elegant at the same time. But: They should NOT charge for coffee/tea after 4pm. If the Bar Tab could be handled at the end of the trip by credit card it would be a bit more sophisticated, but not a deal breaker.

    Boat: Magnifique II

  • C. Powell 1 year ago

    This is one of the best trips I have ever been on. The boat was very clean, comfortable and new. The steps to the lower level kind of steep but very manageable. The staff was wonderful, especially the chef! and the bike guide! I liked the stops.The bikes were very enjoyable. I think the coffee could have been free all day instead of being charged for it after 4pm. I would love to do another trip!

    Boat: Magnifique

  • D. Yeabsley 1 year ago

    I would have liked for the table assignments to have been mixed up a little bit so we could get to know more people. I also think the sweep should have a walkie talkie so he can let the guide know when he has missed a turn. This was a fabulous trip! The guide, staff, food, tour and accommodations were perfect!

    Boat: Fluvius

  • K. Hadley 1 year ago

    Some wait staff could have been more accommodating. We seemed burdensome at times. Running out of food & then having to wait for more or not refilled at all was an annoyance.

    Boat: Fluvius

    • Jehiel 1 year ago

      Hello K. Hadley,
      We are very sorry to hear this. We have since spoken with our partners on the Fluvius and they have taken steps with their staff to correct this problem. We work very hard with our local partners to provide the best experience for our guests. We hope to help you plan your next trip!

  • T. Rosencrantz 1 year ago

    The Bruges to Amsterdam Bike Barge trip starting May 7, 2016 on the Fluvius was fantastic from the minute we step on the barge in Bruges until the day it was over and departed the barge to take the foot ferry to Central Station in Amsterdam. Our guide Guus and the boat's crew were friendly and helpful 24/7. Loved all our fellow travelers too. The bike trips each day were through beautiful countryside and centuries old cities. The food on the boat was great. The bunks were comfy and the showers always had plenty of hot water. The bikes worked well. Our guide and our maps got us where we needed to go everyday. Even the weather was perfect! Can't wait to do another trip like this!

    Boat: Fluvius

  • C. Fligner 1 year ago

    Fabulous trip. The guide and staff were great. The biking was perfect. I would recommend highly and without reservation. Great trip. Great biking and guide and wonderful staff. The boat was very comfortable and the country was beautiful. I recommend this trip highly and without reservation.

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Lynn McCormack 2 years ago

    Thomas our guide was excellent. It is surprising that people go on a bike trip with very little biking ability and poor fitness. We would love to go on another trip with a comparable barge.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Cheryle Cassidy 2 years ago

    It was our first barge bike trip and hope to take another soon. Had a great time.

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Earl Degler 2 years ago

    I enjoyed the trip and plan on doing more in the future. The only thing that will keep me from doing more is the current unrest in the world.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Howard Shuster 2 years ago

    Great trip. The owners of the Merlijn were =Spectacular! We hope to find a time to travel with them again. The Barge was amazing for such a compact vessel. The rooms were surprisingly large as was the bathroom. The Barge was immaculate at all times. What a fun trip!!

    Boat: Merlijn

  • Dean Pond 2 years ago

    The above pretty well describes our satisfaction with our trip and we recommended our friends travel through your company which they did. We intend to take another barge/bicycle soon.

  • Philippe Tison 2 years ago

    I think the staff at Tripsite/Dutch Bike Tours should be obliged to do their bike routes once a year to pick up difficult signage. A ferry crossing as part of our schedule was not available on the day of the week we arrived and we had to do a long detour. The ferry never travels on that day at that time of the year and when I phoned the Dutch Tours hotline they didn't even know that. We were not impressed. Also, despite its 'star rating' the Velotel in Brugge is a very poor standard compared to the other hotels we stayed at. Terrible rooms and an awful location for seeing Brugge (but good for getting on the trail).

  • Robin Bagby 2 years ago

    Barge had bugs in drains. Lots in room every night. Aldo specifically booked comfort class boat for the AC. They turned it off before 9pm every night.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Michael and Carol Powell 2 years ago

    We have had a few cycling vacations with the help of Tripsite over the past few years. Tripsite staff has always been accessible and helpful with travel plans and specific information we required. Thanks for making it fun and easy. We'll be back!

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Natadha Vickery 2 years ago

    Excellent guide, staff. Very friendly and helpful. No complaints.

    Boat: Tijdgeest

  • Christine Dear 2 years ago

    This was my second trip on the Merlijn. Brought a group with me both times. Everything was fabulous. Jentien did an excellent job as chef and Henk, as the captain, was great. Our guides were excellent and most capable in emergencies. The towns we visited we interesting and our guides were able to fill us in on the history of the area. The bikes were in excellent shape. No flats! Will definitely travel with them again.

    My experience for our group with Tripsite was also the best. Have told many about your wonderful service. Thank you!

    Boat: Merlijn

  • Dick Shover 2 years ago

    Our barge hosts were fabulous, as was our food. Guide on the bikes also was truly wonderful. It was a great experience.

    Boat: Merlijn

  • Mary Knapp 2 years ago

    The trip was great as were the hosts of the boat. Everything was exceptional even though it rained daily, that was not a detriment as everything made up for it.

    Boat: Zwaantje

  • Mary Knapp 2 years ago

    The trip was great as were the hosts of the boat. Everything was exceptional even though it rained daily, that was not a detriment as everything made up for it.

    Boat: Zwaantje

  • Ann Hodgson 2 years ago

    This was actually the second time I took this trip. I went with friends last time and this time took family to share the experience with them.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Kay Howarth 2 years ago

    Bruges to Amsterdam was just wonderful and would recommend the smaller group of people. Just 24 was a good number. All the staff on the Fiep were great!

    Boat: Fiep

  • Natadha Vickery 2 years ago

    Excellent guide, staff. Very friendly and helpful. No complaints.

  • Doug Chittum 2 years ago

    The crew of the Magnifique on the Bruges to Amsterdam barge was fantastic! Have recommended it to others already.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Doug Lay 2 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Bruges to Amsterdam bike/barge trip last spring. From the easy, scenic rides, to the informative, knowledgeable guide to the excellent private accommodations on board the barge, I'm already looking at booking another bike/barge trip with Tripsite!

    Boat: Gandalf

  • Diane Denham 2 years ago

    I had an amazing time. I loved everything about it and I would recommend it to anyone. In fact I have recommended it to many many people.

    Boat: Gandalf

  • David Rossetti 2 years ago

    We were plagued by hot weather in early June. It was pleasant before and after our trip. Not your fault. The rest was great.

  • Allison Cook 2 years ago

    The bikes were a little beat up, but we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. My one complaint about the boat was that they shut off the AC at night and we couldn't open the portholes, so sleeping was not ideal. This year we are heading to Italy with 20 of our closest friends for the Venice to Mantova tour on the Ave Maria!

    Boat: Magnifique

  • James Green 2 years ago

    Barge was exceptionally good. The bike tour had some very good portions and a couple of sections that were not very enjoyable. Overall it was a great trip.

    Boat: Merlijn

  • John Ummels 2 years ago

    Cycling a wee bit fast. Most people were in fifties & sixties and I was seventy-nine.

    Boat: Wending

  • Joanne Ross 2 years ago

    Fabulous experience. Can't wait to go again.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Dave Holmes 2 years ago

    The stars were the staff of the Elodie. Just wonderful.

  • Margo Barber 2 years ago

    We've recommended this trip to lots of people. Would love to do another bike/barge trip.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Beda Casstevens 2 years ago

    Enjoyed every aspect of the trip.

    Boat: Zwaan

  • Richard Kurtz 2 years ago

    Cabins were nicer than I expected. We stayed with the guide as found the routes hard to navigate and the guide knew all the great stops. Dinners were good, breakfast and lunches needed more variety by the end of the week. We had fabulous weather and loved the route. Lots to see.

  • Lynn McCormack 2 years ago

    We really enjoyed our trip, our guide Thomas was excellent. As always with group travel, the mix was interesting and generally older than us and less fit. We have travelled with a group before but usually we are the oldest so this was different dynamics and did set the tone somewhat. Would look at a trip again when we are older or with our own group to fill the barge.
    Thanks,
    Lynn

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Joel Benedito Junior 2 years ago

    1) In the boat is possible to rent helmet for EU$ 5/week. This renting is good for travelers that spend more time in Europe. I'm not sure if this information is available in the Tripsite's site.

    2) I ordered a E-bike for my wife. In the boat I saw that 2 kinds of E-bike are offered to the customers. My wife would love bike in a more comfortable E-bike.

    3) According to the staff of the boat, I should speak German. I don't know the source of this information. This information is used to organize the passengers in the restaurant.

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Karen Thomas 2 years ago

    We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are already planning another bike and barge trip. It would have been nice if there were a better split in English speaking guests as most of the guests spoke German and we didn't get a chance to mingle much. Tripsite was very good to work with and we would use this company again. "

    Boat: Fluvius

  • Diane Denham 2 years ago

    We had a fantastic trip we loved everything about it. I would recommend this trip to anyone. The people we met were so nice and helpful and friendly. Our Polish chef on the boat was fantastic.

    Boat: Gandalf

  • Rachel Rulmyr 2 years ago

    My husband and I(in our 60"s) were on the Sailing Home a month ago with 6 friends from Bruges to Amsterdam. We had the most wonderful time. Everything about this trip exceeded my expectations. The boat, our accommodations, the food, the crew were all excellent and I can't say enough about our guide Hugo. He was amazing and really made our trip memorable. He was funny and very knowledgeable about everything we saw so we got info about the countries and the politics. I highly recommended this fun trip for all ages and biking abilities.

  • Daniel Edwards 3 years ago

    we just returned from our trip. Brugges to Amsterdam. It was AWESOME. We had such a great time on the Gandalf with Hans. Els was our biking guide. She was terrific. It was fabulous and a great way to spend my 50th birthday!

    Thank you for everything you did to arrange this trip for us. We will be back on some other trip in the future.

    Boat: Gandalf

  • Bonnie Johnson 3 years ago

    Not too sure what I can say that the above feedback haven't already said. We travelled as a group of 6 on the Magnifique from Brugge to Amsterdam May 31st to June 7th, 2014. Everything and everyone was top notch. We started out with Carl as our Captain but due to holidays the barges owner, Walter, took over. Not only can he handle the barge but he does a mean BBQ. Our guide Tom was perfect. With a great sense of humour and and sweet personality. There was not one person who did not get along with him. Meeka, bar tender, server, cleaner, and Peter the amazing cook finished off the crew. The barge itself was fantastic. No complaints there. The beds are extremely comfortable.

    Unfortunately one of our group was not able to complete the trip but we did meet a great group of people from all over the world.

    I am not the greatest biker but thoroughly enjoyed the whole journey and would do it again.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Victoria Diehl Levesque 4 years ago

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Sept trip from Bruges to Amsterdam on The MS Magnifique, booked through Tripsite.com. Comfortable cabin, great food, hot tub wonderful after long days of biking! Crew easy going but always helpful and attentive. Multi national fellow passengers all good company. Definitely encourage bringing your own gel seat cover! I had an electric assist bike which I'd highly recommend if in any doubt about managing the occasionally challenging distances. Already thinking of booking another similar trip next year.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Loretta Dobson 4 years ago

    My husband and I did the bike and barge tour from Bruges to Amsterdam Jun 29/2013 - and had the most amazing time!! Right from my first contact with the folks at Tripsite to the end of our tour - everything was perfect. Carl the Captain, Tom the guide and all the rest of the hardworking fun loving crew were amazing. We cycled some of the most beautiful countryside, Tom was very funny and looked after everyone - the ages on our tour were 16 to 77 - and we all felt comfortable. You can go at your own speed or go strictly with the group. The Magnifique was a beautiful and very comfortable boat - I loved it and I would be very hard pressed not to choose her again for our next trip - we are hoping to do a trip during the tulip season and maybe one in the early fall:) I actually wanted to book the return trip when we cycled into Amsterdam - but we were going to a friends wedding in Italy so had to continue on:) I really can not say enough good things about Tripsite on the organization side (friendly, knowledgeable and efficient; and the the crew of the Magnifique - they were all Magnifique!!!! Can't wait to go again.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Larry Schmidlin 4 years ago

    Just got back from this tour yesterday and wish that I could do it all again tomorrow! Went from Brugge to Amsterdam on the Manifique. Outstanding crew with Carl as the Captain and Tom as the guide. Tom has a great sense of humor and related to everyone on the tour, with an awesome biking experience and even walking tours in the town most evenings. The folks at Tripsite was great - with lots of communication. I felt very prepared prior to leaving. I enjoyed working with Tripsite and greatly enjoyed the entire experience. Highly recommended.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Ruyter Aquino 4 years ago

    Travel quite different from the usual, fantastic landscapes. Traveled on the MS Magnifique, excellent service and facilities. The group guide (Tom) is attentive and competent. So you can be conducting another tour. Congratulations.               Ruyter Aquino.

    Boat: Magnifique

  • Sailing on the Iris from Bruge to Amsterdam 5 years ago

    We booked our bike and barge trip with Pack and Pedal. We wanted a comfort plus barge and the Iris was recommended. The entire experience on the Iris was excellent. The staff were very competent and friendly, food was excellent, the guide was a great bike leader and was very knowlegable about the history and architecture of the areas we visited. I would highly recommend the Iris and Pack and Pedal. Carla at Pack and Pedal was very courteous and efficient. Booking the trip and making the trip was a top notch experience for us. We will use them again.

  • Cheri Emahiser 5 years ago

    Our bike/barge tour to Bruge and Amsterdam in May was fantastic! Our tour leader, Tom, the boat captain, crew and accommodations aboard the Magnifique were terrific. We had a wonderful time with our fellow passengers from Norway, New Zealand, Germany, the East Coast and Switzerland. They were all such fun!

    We've traveled extensively and this trip turned out to be one of the best ever. The weather was wonderful and warm, which made for excellent bike riding and cruising on the boat in the evening. Going from Bruge to Amsterdam requires more cruising and less bike riding, we were told, but we loved every minute of our evenings on the top deck sailing through the locks.

    I hope we can book another trip with your company in the future; though this trip was so perfect, I worry that the next one wouldn't meet our expectations.

    Boat: Magnifique

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Bruges to Amsterdam Boats + Barges

Anna Antal Photo

Anna Antal Netherlands Standard Plus Class Boat The Anna Antal is a former shuttle barge converted into a motor passenger ship in the winter of 1994-95. In 2012, the salon and cabins were renovated.The sailing area of the Anna Antal includes all Dutch, German and Belgian waterways in so far as a ship of this size can sail. She also sails on the Waddenzee, IJsselmeer and Zeeland. The Anna Antal is built according to the rules of Maritime laws and holds a valid certificate for the Rhine.

Clair de Lune Photo

Clair de Lune France Standard Plus Class Boat In May 2014, Marco Pouw and his wife Astrid assumed ownership of the ship Clair de Lune. In the winter of 2014, the ship was renovated and made ready for a new bike and boat adventure in and around Paris, launching in the spring of 2015.Marco has great experience as a skipper on freighters in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and looks forward to this venture with great anticipation and enthusiasm.

Elodie Photo

Elodie Netherlands, Belgium, France Comfort Plus Class Boat The Elodie was built in 1931 and has been completely refurnished into a luxury holiday ship. The ship has a saloon and sundeck and all of its cabins come with air-conditioning. The saloon of the Elodie is furnished in ship-style by using various types of wood in the finishing.

Fiep Photo

Fiep Netherlands Comfort Plus Class Boat The Fiep was converted from a cargo ship into a modern and spacious passenger ship, specifically designed for bike and barge tours in the Netherlands and Belgium. The ship has recently been renovated. There are two decks on board. On the upper deck is a lounge, a spacious seating area, a cozy bar, and a large sundeck. The dining room is located on the lower deck.

Fleur Photo

Fleur France, Netherlands Comfort Plus Class Boat The Fleur was first put into service in 2002. The owner, Jossie, had the beautifully-lined barge converted into a comfortable passenger ship, according to her own design. Her female touch is definitely recognizable by the tasteful interior and her sharp eye for detail. The whole barge radiates a homelike atmosphere.

Fluvius Photo

Fluvius Belgium, Netherlands Comfort Plus Class Boat *Do note that the Fluvius is being upgraded for 2018 therefore the information below is subject to change:The MS Fluvius will accommodate 44 guests in 2018. The salon with a bar is a large room for common use and has a semi-separate restaurant area. On the large, and partially roofed sun deck of the 70-meter long ship are comfortable tables and chairs along with a storage room for the bikes. The ship sails under the Dutch flag and has been sailing in Holland and Germany for many years.

Gandalf Photo

Gandalf Netherlands, Belgium Comfort Class Boat The classic MS Gandalf is a comfort class passenger ship that can accommodate 20-22 guests. Almost everything on this barge is on one level, including the comfortable salon which has scenic panoramic windows.

Liza Marleen Photo

Liza Marleen Comfort Plus Class Boat The Liza Marleen is a luxury motor passenger barge that was completely refurbished in 1998. This robust barge is ideally suited for trips on the wider waterways. It has a beautiful salon area and spacious deck.

Magnifique Photo

Magnifique Netherlands Comfort Plus Class Boat The boat is 63 meters long and accommodates maximum of 35 guests. Other features include a beautiful salon with a spacious bar, a sun deck equipped with comfortable chairs, and a small whirlpool to relax in at the end of a long day of cycling. Delicious meals are served daily in the restaurant area.

Magnifique II Photo

Magnifique II Belgium, Netherlands Comfort Plus Class Boat In 2016, we saw the launch of a new premium barge, the Magnifique II, to wonderful reviews. The ship boasts a classical style with emphasis on superior comfort. Highlights of the barge include 4 upper deck suites, with cozy seating area, and lovely large panoramic windows. This ship has earned the premium designation!

Sailing Home Photo

Sailing Home Netherlands, Belgium Comfort Plus Class Boat Built in 2001, the Sailing Home was designed specifically to provide a more attractive hotel ship during your carefree vacation. It was built to meet the latest wishes and ideas with respect to comfort and service. The experience of a lifetime: cycling through the most beautiful spots within the Netherlands while residing on a very comfortable, newly built and well-furnished ship.

Sarah Photo

Sarah Belgium, Netherlands Comfort Class Boat The Sarah is a very comfortable and spacious ship. After years of use as a cargo ship, the Sarah was transformed into a passenger boat in 2002. It is a very modern ship with tasteful accommodations, a spacious lounge, and large and inviting sun deck.

Tijdgeest Photo

Tijdgeest Belgium, Netherlands Standard Plus Class Boat Built in the year 1897, the Tijdgeest was one of the first passenger barges on the river Rhine in Germany. More than 100 years later, in 1998, the ship was completely renovated and rebuild into a hotel ship. On the lower deck you’ll find the cabins, all with private facilities. A number of cabins have twin beds, while others use bunk beds. On the upper deck you'll find a very spacious living/dining room with panoramic view. An on-board computer is available for you to use.

Wending Photo

Wending Netherlands Comfort Class Boat The Wending is a former freight barge that was converted into a luxury passenger motor barge in the early nineties and completely redecorated in 2002. The barge has a spacious salon equipped with a television and music installation. It is a great place to relax after a strenuous day of cycling.

Zwaan Photo

Zwaan Belgium, Netherlands Comfort Class Boat Once a cargo boat, the Zwaan (Swan) was completely renovated and converted into a comfortable passenger barge. On board you will find seven comfortable cabins allowing a total capacity of 16 passengers.

Zwaantje Photo

Zwaantje France Comfort Plus Class Boat The MPS Zwaantje, which means "Little Swaan", is a wonderful comfort plus barge. The boat has 10 cabins with twin beds and 2 cabins with double beds. These cabins also have a bunk bed but cannot be used as a triple. Each cabin has private facilities.

Magnifique III Photo

Magnifique III Netherlands, Belgium Comfort Plus Class Boat A new ship is born!

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