We are delighted to announce the launch of a new premium barge, the MAGNIFIQUE II.
The new vessel will be a sister ship of the MAGNIFIQUE and will be launched in the Spring of 2016 to accommodate bike and barge tour travelers sailing the waters of Holland and Belgium. The vessel is currently under construction in Koudum (province of Friesland) and will feature a classical style with a modern design and premium accommodations.
We are going to follow the builiding process from start to finish!
Here you can see a once former barge beginning a new life.
Picture above is the ship as it once was.
The Magnifique will accommodate 35 passengers in 18 cabins. Highlight of the new barge will be 4 upper deck suites with a small sitting area and large panoramic sliding doors. On lower deck the barge will feature 13 regular twin cabins and one single cabin. The nice salon will feature a restaurant area, bar and lounge area. Large doors will open to the partially roofed sundeck.
The pictures below are artist’s impressions of the new barge:
Dinning Room Lounge
Cabin for two (upperdeck)
Cabin for two (lower deck)
Cabin for two (upperdeck)
Be sure to follow up! We will keep you posted and of course, we will be offering this lovely vessel for Amsterdam to Bruges and reverse itineraries for the 2016 bike and barge season.
My name is Hennie Van den Hengel and I am the founder of Tripsite and now share company ownership with my son and two daughters. We are originally from Holland, but when the children were young, my husband and I moved the family to the US to begin an agricultural business. We made rural Pennsylvania our home. It was wonderful to do what I loved, and when we decided to sell that business, I focused on another love- cycling. Read More
No matter how many bike trips I take, there’s always a moment when the thrill of it all hits home. My brother and I are pretty experienced riders, but I still felt a tingle on a bright August morning when Sérgio, who set us up on our bikes, sent us on our way with a hearty, “See you next Wednesday!”
“Next Wednesday,” I thought to myself, was six days and 290 kilometers (181 miles) from the beautiful Duoro River in Porto, Portugal, where Sérgio gave us our cheery farewell. Read More
We caught up with Tripsite Traveler, Sue Picken, who recently returned from her Amsterdam to Bruges bike & barge tour aboard the Magnifique II. Below is an interview we had with Sue and some lovely photos of her bike & barge tour!
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