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Dave C.2 years ago
De Amsterdam South Holland TourNetherlands
The De Amsterdam is more like a cruise ship than a barge, very nice cabin, very nice dining room.
Zwaantje Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 dayNetherlands, Belgium
The crew on the Zwaantje was fantastic. We loved the meals that Frank prepared. Fred is a great tour guide.
Jo S.2 years ago
Riding through the tulip fields...the sight and the smell was indescribable...pictures couldn't do it justice...
Janice B.2 years ago
I loved tulip day and going to Keukenhof Gardens
Roberts W.2 years ago
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.
Connie W.2 years ago
The best part of the trip was the congenial atmosphere on the barge, the camaraderie amongst the guests, and the excellent guided biking experience.
Kathy C.2 years ago
Fleur Tulip Tour - 8 DayNetherlands
The 8 day Tulip tour was fantastic. The boat, bike, food, staff and scenery was everything we had hoped for! The only thing we couldn't control was the weather and the tulips not quiet in bloom....we dodged the rain and saw many daffodils and hyacinth and met new friends to top it all off. Thanks for the memories!
Mary A.2 years ago
Merlijn Tulip Tour - 7 dayNetherlands
Our boat, the Merlijn, and its crew were fabulous! A huge thank you to Jantien and Henk for an amazing weeklong experience! This is the way to see The Netherlands! We rode bikes from one port to another, exploring the countryside, meeting local families, enjoying the beautiful fields of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, purples, reds, yellows flowing across the land. Our hosts fed us 3 wonderful meals a day, and gave us opportunities to explore each city in the evenings with our knowledgeable and dedicated guide, Ferry. We stayed a few extra days to learn all about Amsterdam as well, which was definitely worth it. So much to see and learn about. Tripsite did a great job of organizing this trip, from efficient email contacts, timely billing reminders, and tips for preparing for a unique trip such as a Bike and Barge in Amsterdam. Absolutely we recommend Tripsite, and the Merlijn in particular!
Randall B.2 years ago
Wonderful trip! Even though the tulips were a bit behind because of the extended winter, the tour offered wonderful scenery and a plethora of other flowers. The guides were great and the pace accommodated all the participants. Great food, accommodations, service and staff!
Jean Balloon2 years ago
Just ended this tour this morning and it was one of the best vacations we've ever taken. Can't say enough about the captain, staff and guides on the Fleur-very glad we chose a guided trip as there are numerous detours and unclear route signs. Fantastic sights, excellent equipment, wonderful food and fun fellow passengers, REALLY important to take the right clothes (we wore t-shirts, short, sandals and down coats/hat/gloves in the same week) Full rain gear including waterproof shoes or boots is essential. Also be aware the wind in the Netherlands can be brutal-we booked e-bikes and were REALLY glad we did! Steps down to cabin are very narrow and steep - almost like a ladder, so make sure you can do this several times each day. Excellent communication from Tripsite regarding booking and all information. Thank you Cpt. Steffy, Elsa, Aga, Nellie, Helena, Petra and Bert for an extraordinary holiday!
Lyla C.2 years ago
Magnifique II Tulip Tour - 5 dayNetherlands
I have already recommended this trip to my walking and running friends as I am not a biker but found that it was very, very manageable with little current biking experience. I rode bikes a lot as a kid but just haven’t been on a bike much at all lately. This winter in Canada made it impossible to get out and get out on the bike ahead of time. Of course the flat Dutch terrain helped and I ended in the long group each day! The best part was that by being well looked after by the tour by way of food and the guides, the group came together in just a magnificent way. The days were laid out in advance for us and we were all quite comfortable. Everyone was relaxed and really good company. We soon were having a lot of fun!
Antigoni T.2 years ago
Magnifique III Tulip Tour - 5 dayNetherlands
Enjoyed the biking and food was great.
Rosemary W.2 years ago
Everyone associated with the barge was kind and personable. We met interesting people and enjoyed the 5 Star service of the entire crew. I’m sure all of our friends at home are tired of hearing about our amazing trip, LOL! We are already looking to book a future bike and barge trip and bring some of those friends along. The only thing that wasn’t perfect about this trip was the weather, but we made the best of it.
Vicky B. • 2 years ago
Hi Rosemary,3 of my family and I will be doing a Best of Holland July 2019 and I'd REALLY appreciate info on the "bad weather" side of your trip. I'm thinking we should buy rain pants (jacket of course) just in case. 3 of us are not the best riders, so was it hard to ride in rain? Slippery? Did you ever opt not to ride but stay on the barge or just go into town and look around on your own? I'm finding it hard to get really good bad weather tips, info anywhere on the net or on reviews. I'm a "planner" so would appreciate anything you can suggest. Also, did you encounter a lot of wind and for the unexperienced bike riders, maybe better for the e-bike. Thanks a bunch!!!!!
Shari Lukens2 years ago
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.
Corri & Tom H.2 years ago
Gandalf Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
FOOD & staff aboard the Gandalf were amazing and loved Ghent!!!!
Nancy V.2 years ago
Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
I was surprised at how great everything was.
Michael P.2 years ago
I enjoyed the whole trip. The pace was perfect, fast enough to be interesting, with constantly changing scenery and a mix of cities, villages, and farmland, and yet slow enough to enjoy and savor the experience. Our travel guide and the staff on the Gandalf were fantastic and looked after us almost like royalty, but still with a casual and friendly approach.
Amanda S.2 years ago
I am still raving about our trip - we loved every minute of it. Loved the cycling through all the fields of tulips and Lia our guide was fantastic. The barge was warm and welcoming - like coming home at the end of the day - excellent food. I only have good things to say. Just do it!
Rebecca K.2 years ago
Magnifique II Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
The bike trip, the guide, the staff were all memorable. I'm not easily pleased. The trip was beyond my expectations. Loved riding through the countryside. Our guide was terrific while very responsible he was also fun and made everyone feel at ease. Although I was a solo guest he always made me feel comfortable. They staff was outstanding. Hard working and sooo nice. Again very friendly and just wanted everyone to be happy. Have shared my positive experience with so many friends, etc. I am happily considering another trip this summer. I'm an American and a somewhat simple/picky eater... at times I didn't care for what was served. Suggestion...Possibly more variety for lunch. It was the same everyday. Some type of luncheon meats and cheese.
Mia & Jim M.2 years ago
Quo Vadis Tulip Tour - 8 DayNetherlands
Most Memorable Parts: The fields of flowers in the Netherlands, our fellow passengers, both the barge and bike riding experience.
Carmen P.2 years ago
Magnifique II Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
The barge is beautiful & clean. The food fantastic! I totally enjoy the countryside & the cities we stopped at. I always recommend this trip from Bruges to Amsterdam.
Warren S.2 years ago
Fluvius Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Our first bike tour. It was a very enjoyable experience. Friendly, professional staff. Great accommodation, food and customer service by all the staff. Cycling is a great way to leisurely enjoy all that the local countryside has to offer. We’ll be back!
Norma B.2 years ago
Anna Maria Agnes South Holland TourNetherlands
This trip has been on my bucket list for several years. I did it, just turned 70 years old. We had a lot of rain so felt we were constantly rushing or dodging the rain....no fault of yours of course. This was our first time using the bike trails so were somewhat confused but we did it. One suggestion would be to inform riders which direction to head, left or right, off the ramp. Loved it.
Mark M.2 years ago
Our guide on the bike trips (Jack) was friendly, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond our expectations, even taking us on evening walks after dinner.
Teryl D.2 years ago
Highlights of HollandNetherlands
Most Memorable Part? Everything! But the crew and our guide made the trip. They made the barge feel like our home for the entire 7 days. The food was very high quality and beautifully presented. The guide was extremely knowledgable and went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable regardless of fitness level. The routes were perfectly planned, interesting and educational. We were sad to leave our new family when the trip was over.
Amy M.2 years ago
Most Memorable Part: We went outside at sunset and saw a flock of geese heading overhead as the sun turned the sky to pinks and blues and cotton candy clouds.
Sandy W.2 years ago
Magnifique (Princesse Royal) Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
Everything about the trip was fantastic....5*.It was over and above our expectations.First, we were totally surprised with the beautiful barge.The staff was incredible, meeting our every need.The chef never ceased to amaze us with delicious food.Definitely will do bike and barge again.We have recommended it to many people and actually some are already booked for May.Keep up the good work.
Jean P.2 years ago
Quo Vadis Bruges to MerzigBelgium, Germany, Netherlands
We really enjoyed the smaller group and felt that everything was tailored to the individuals. This tour was well thought out and professional. It sure seems like the best way to travel and sightsee At a slow pace. The hot apple strudel at a sidewalk café ranks among my top memories!
Patricia C.2 years ago
Gandalf Authentic HollandNetherlands
I loved everything about my barge/bike trip from Bruges to Amsterdam. Wonderful staff members were very professional and accommodating making all of the guests feel special. The food rose above my expectations. The quality and presentation were superb. I have already booked another bike/barge trip for 2018!!
Laurie P.2 years ago
There was so much about the trip, starting with the wonderful food, great staff and our tour guide, along with the wonderful sights along the way!