Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day Bike Tour Reviews 1 to 24 of 24

 

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Ed H. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    What a great trip. Would like to do another.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Kim K. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Everything was fantastic. It was the whole experience altogether.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Jody S. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The staff, food and barge accommodations were perfect.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Chuck P. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The entire trip was memorable. The boat staff was terrific, the meals from Frank our chef, were gourmet quality, the weather sunny tho a bit chilly first days, the tulips were in full bloom, our bike leader had contacts in many cities and we had private evening tours from local guides, the boat was comfortable and always well maintained. I think the only caution I might offer is we started the tour in downtown Amsterdam at the train station and for those of us with limited bike experience going thru the city was a challenge keeping the group together thru traffic, turns, bridges, stop lights. A more rural start would have been better was the general consensus, but that aside virtually everything well received.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Phillip R. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Whether it was the “barge”, the food or the bikes or the bike routes.....everything was thoughtfully planned for the best customer experience possible. Friendly family type atmosphere with a “flair”! Truly enjoyable!

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Janice B. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The tulips and the windmills were awesome. Eight of us were on a bike barge trip from Bruges to Amsterdam. I would recommend you put it on our bucket list. We had a blast!

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Karen G. 10 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I did a Brugge to Amsterdam, bike and barge trip. It was fabulous. Definitely one of my favorite Europe trips. Riding through the tulip fields during the height of the season was amazing. I love the windmills. The staff was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful trip.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by John G. 10 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The Tulip Tour was overall a great experience. The staff on the Quo Vadis did an excellent job and the accommodations were very comfortable. The 24 passengers was a nice size group.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Michael B. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    A lengthy bike trip through the Netherlands gives you an opportunity to drill down into their culture on a wider scale. It helps that they all speak English. The Dutch really seem to have figured it (life) out. We have much to learn from them and bring back their best practices...such as their capability to get anywhere in the country safely on a bike. How cool is that?

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Laurie M. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The people who we met in the trip made it memorable. Cornel was a wonderful guide who made everything fun and interesting as we were biking. Everyone on the Quo Vadis made us feel so welcome. Food was fantastic. Loved meeting all the other bikers and had lots of great times together.

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by James K. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    My wife and I did a 10 Day Barge and Bike trip from Brugge to Amsterdam during Tulip season. The boat Quo Vadis was really excellent. The rooms were small but quite comfortable. The dining room and lounge were well appointed and welcoming. Everything was always spotlessly clean! The crew was incredibly hospitable catering to any need. Captain RJ was knowledgeable, experienced and and very approachable. The evening walks he led in towns were great fun. Also really enjoyed sitting in the wheel house and chatting as he navigated rivers and canals.

    The food was basically gourmet with delightful surprises every dinner. Fresh bread was baked on board every day and breakfast was a mix of american style eggs, bacon, etc and European style meats, cheeses, fruit, veggies, etc. Chef Franco deserves many accolades for his commitment to healthy and delicious food.

    Our bicycle guide was extremely competent. He knew the roads and towns well and was able to make changes to routes as Read more… needed on the fly. An example would be an extra loop on some roads when he spotted blazing fields of tulips off in the distance. Our timing was good as there were acres of fields in full bloom as we rode down tiny country roads with no other tours, tourists or buses anywhere to be seen but our little bicycle group. It was sublime! Wind mills, polders, dykes, historic locks & bridges dating back centuries, and wonderful local festivals in the central squares of small towns on Kings Day - all to be seen on an 'organic' level from the saddle of a bike. It really doesn't get much better! And our guide, Cornell, knew the history and had a story to tell about so many places. He also knew the best places to stop for a coffee break, a picnic lunch or a hot bowl of soup and a slice of Dutch Apple Pie ... maybe even a great spot to get a good Belgian beer. Thanks Cornell!

    It is almost impossible to pick one favorite thing as best of trip. The fields of tulips, the Kings Day Festivals and the gourmet food would all have to rank high on a list of many highs. Towns? Brugge, Antwerp, Delft, Amsterdam - all high on the list and each for different reasons. History, culture, shops, vibrancy, beautiful town squares & lovely streets are all a part of European charm! I don't know what else to say other than we will do another and Bike and Barge trip through the wine region of Germany in the future. It's just such a great way to get a more intimate experience when traveling.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Ronald R. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Memorable parts: The other guests, the scenery, and the barge experience. The Tulip time is also the rain time, so be prepared with proper clothing. Even though the weather may not be ideal, the experience more than makes up for it.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Alix L. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Qua Vadis boat, staff, tour route all exceeded my expectations. The food is fabulous and the chef, Franco, made me fabulous gluten free options. I loved the small group, our guide was knowledgeable and fun. He made sure to take us on loops that would show us major sights. R.J. And Ina, owners and captain, are personable and accommodating. I would recommend any tour on the Quo Vadis.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Rosann G. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorial Parts: the biking routes and scenery.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Tom L. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The Quo Vadis was super! The food, accommodations, staff and bikes were all terrific.
    However, we were unprepared for the traffic and city riding intensity. Marsha is an experienced recreational rider but had no idea how to deal with traffic. She completed the first day and began another, but turned back after the first half kilometer and packed it in after that. City traffic and congested cycling is something only urban folks experience, so we and others were unprepared. We were were really expecting a leisurely paced scenic tour, not the frantic paced marathon we got. The trip was listed as easy, but a 12 mph average speed for 36 miles is ridiculous for most recreational cyclists, especially when you’re there for scenery and cultural experience along with cycling.
    Additionally, once you start for the day, there is no practical way to drop our.
    So, if we were to look for another bike barge trip, we would be looking for:
    Quo Vadis or equal
    20-25 mile Read more… days maximum
    8-10 mph average speed maximum
    Route maps
    Routing to avoid urban traffic
    More short stops to smell the flowers.
    Ultimately, we were disappointed in the cycling portion of the trip feeling it was not so much for tourists who like to ride. We (and others) felt the guide placed too much emphasis on covering miles and not enough on making it pleasurable.
    Tripsite staff is superb and did everything they promised. Thanks.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Beth P. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The first day was the best...but then the next day took over that stature and then the next day...and so on for all glorious 10 days of our sojourn. Around every turn was another beautiful vista, filled with the aroma of hyacinths, the colors of tulip fields, the beauty of windmills and the charm of 16th century villages. Our accommodations were impeccable, the captain, cook and staff were thoughtful, accomplished and accommodating. Did I mention the food? The food was deserving of a Michelin star! Our bikes were perfect for the terrain (the Netherlands is gloriously flat - for a biker from the hills of NEPA that was a treat!). Our fellow bikers were great company - everyone had a sense of camaraderie and fun. This was my second Tripsite excursion and it won't be my last!

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Stephen R. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    It was a very well organized trip with no unexpected “surprises” at the end. RJ and his staff were very friendly and helpful. His barge was very clean and comfortable. The cabins are definitely small so pack lightly. The WiFi is slow but we were able to use Facebook and email. The bikes were all new. We found that the bikes are heavier than our hybrids. My wife used a ebike everyday and really enjoyed the trip. If your spouse isn’t a big rider, rest assured that the ebike is the way to go. The other guests were very compatible and most were repeat customers of Tripsite. We would definitely book with Tripsite again.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by John G. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    A tour of the Netherlands has to be a "bucket list" item for any biker. It is a fascinating country with great history and scenery. Travelling on the Quo Vadis for the Tulip Tour was a great way to experience the smell of the hyacinth fields along the country roads.

    Boat: Quo Vadis

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Dave C. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The crew on the Zwaantje was fantastic. We loved the meals that Frank prepared. Fred is a great tour guide.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Jo S. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Riding through the tulip fields...the sight and the smell was indescribable...pictures couldn't do it justice...

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Janice B. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I loved tulip day and going to Keukenhof Gardens

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Roberts W. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The tulip fields the way they smelled going into Keukenhof gardens it was marvelous the whole trip was fabulous. The captain and wife on Zwaantje was so great cook was magnificent they were so welcoming and Fred the guide was so knowledgeable of the area love loved the trip.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Connie W. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The best part of the trip was the congenial atmosphere on the barge, the camaraderie amongst the guests, and the excellent guided biking experience.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

  • Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 day
    by Shari Lukens 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Incredible! Amazing! Living the dream! There are no words to describe how exceptional this trip was. It was like "living the dream" really!. The beautiful, ever changing countryside of Holland was gorgeous. Every turn and corner brought a new landscape. From the moment I was chatting with Carla and Anna from Tripsite, to our home for 10 days on the Zwaantje was exactly what I expected and hosts Martijn and Marjorie were amazing. So caring for your every need and ensuring your trip is everything you wanted it to be. Frank the chef - well, let's just say the gourmet meals were impressive and delicious, and Fred our cycling guide was above and beyond. I'll be back! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible experience. Simply amazing.

    Boat: Zwaantje

    Countries: Holanda, Bélgica

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