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Peg H.7 months ago
Merlijn Tulip Tour - Bruges to Amsterdam - 8 dayNetherlands, Belgium
I always love the Merlijn and the new owners were great! However, this is the least favorite of my Tripsite tours I didn't find the stops very interesting and when we did have an interesting place to visit, our time was very limited. Fun group, great food and pleasant weather but very short days of cycling. I will do another trip next year but do suggest some changes to this itinerary.
Carla • 7 months ago Tripsite Staff
Hi Peg, Thanks for your feedback! We agree the tour is too long to fit into 8 days which is why so many Tulip Tours from Amsterdam to Bruges have been extended to 10 days or longer. More time to relax and enjoy! I look forward to help you plan your next trip.
Renee R.7 months ago
Merlijn Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Make sure you buy trip insurance. My father died unexpectedly and it reimbursed me to go home from the embarkment site before I even got on the barge.
Hi Renee,I am really sorry for your loss. But I am so glad you, at least, had one less thing to worry about. I could write a book about all the scenarios where travel insurance could have helped customers. Thanks for leaving feedback about it! I hope we can help you with a future tour, when you're ready.
Brenda A.7 months ago
Magnifique (Princesse Royal) Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
The tour guides were marvelous, very knowledgeable. Food was amazing. Highly recommend
Robin W.7 months ago
Sailing Home Holland Southern Tulip TourNetherlands
Our guide was terrible!The crew on the ship very nice.Food excellent.
Hi Robin,As I understand from following up with you, the guide was cycling too fast to keep up with some riders but other riders felt like they did not have a relaxed pace of cycling. I encourage anyone to please talk to the guide if you are not satisfied with his service. This can make a great difference. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour otherwise!
Jane S.7 months ago
Quo Vadis Amsterdam to Bruges - 11 daysNetherlands, Belgium
The overall concept of being able to bike daily, sleep in the same bed every night and socialize with great people during the 11 days both on the boat and on the daily rides was a fantastic way to experience our vacation time. Anyone can go to a city and be a tourist. Cycling allows you to experience so many other places along the way in a less busy format. Countryside, quaint villages and towns, beautiful homes and churches, the scenery all the while chatting with your new friends about what you are seeing. I would do a bike and barge again any time.
Sue M.7 months ago
Wending Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
We so recommend this trip. We cycled mostly on cycle paths or quiet country roads but when we occasionally had busy roads or intersections our guide Bart ensured we were safe. Everything was well organized crew were great. Meals were very good. Our guide Bart set a good pace and gave us a lot of information.
Barbara Y.7 months ago
Arkona Rotterdam to Cologne or Cologne to RotterdamGermany, Netherlands
The trip was all that I expected. The barge was very clean, the people were really nice, the bikes were in tip top condition. The scenery was beautiful and the rides were as expected.
Jill S.7 months ago
Liza Marleen Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
Overall the trip was good and we enjoyed our time. However, we did have some things that could be improved -firstly the e-bikes that we rented had several problems with them and were unreliablesecondly I found the choice of food strange for being on a tour in Europe - we had Mexican food, followed by Asian food & sushi. What was wrong with french or belgium or even North American (seeing that we were all from NA). There was no flexibility or accommodation of other types of food.The group leader should have allowed some of us to go ahead with maps rather than keep us in a long line of 20 people strung out with the slowest members behind the leader. We are all adults and professional people and do not wish to be treated like children.
Jean B.7 months ago
Magnifique III Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
Everything was 5 star.......from the barge accommodations, the meals, the guides, the side trips and tours which were all included! It was a wonderful trip!We definitely want to do another trip!
Gilberto M.7 months ago
Liza Marleen South Holland TourNetherlands
Unforgetable trip becouse this country is amazing! The boat crew and bike guide were also very nice! Thank you!
Sandy S.7 months ago
Sarah Amsterdam to MaastrichtNetherlands
Seeing the countryside in the Netherlands was the highlight of this trip. The group was very friendly as well.
Pamela R.7 months ago
Sailing Home South Holland TourNetherlands
Sailing on the barge through Rotterdam harbour. This bike and barge tour was amazing. The barge was so comfortable,the crew were wonderful,food was absolutely first class.Our guide did a fabulous job,and was so nice.We would urge anyone thinking about travelling in Holland to consider doing a bike and barge tour with this company.We are in the upper age group,and had no trouble keeping up.
Kim F.7 months ago
Amsterdam to Bruges Bike TourNetherlands, Belgium
Every day was an adventure. The bike paths were lovely to follow and every town was beautiful. We enjoyed riding all day and walking the towns at night before selecting a restaurant for dinner. The history was endless and the daily map book provided good advise for sightseeing in each town. Generally the ride was easy until we got to the coast where the wind presented a challenge. Amsterdam and Brugges proved to be the perfect bookends for the smaller towns we visited in between.
Guilherme G.7 months ago
Maps must be improved.We got lost more than one time.The signs are very poor in many places.Local people are not used to the signs used in the bike route used in the maps. So they could not help us.
The first day of the trip is too long. It would be better to do it in two days.
The normal package hotels are not good. For few cities we payed for upgrade hotels. This ones were very nice.
Gerald W.7 months ago
Magnifique II Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
I travelled with my 13 year old granddaughter .I must congratulate the crew on how they treated her on the day she did not feel well .Becuase she is a Celiac the crew and especially the chef made sure that at every meal there was a substitute.if needed. The ride distances were a concern of mine but as it turned out the ride distances were as stated. Becuase of the crew this was a worry free week for me..
Donna H.7 months ago
It was exciting getting on our bikes in the morning and heading out to new places each day. The GPS was super easy to follow and we had plenty of time to stop along the way. It was lovely coming back to the barge in the afternoon where the crew greeted us and ice cold water with mint/lemon/herbs and treats awaited us. We also lived heading out in the evening for walking tours of beautiful cities, and one evening got to go on a canal tour too. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The dinners were beautifully presented. Fresh orange juice and really great coffee in the morning. Loved our trip and looking forward to booking another one.
John and Deborah R.7 months ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The crew on the "Sarah" were fantastic, the meals amazing, the cycling through the countrysidewas unforgettable. Would recommend trip to anyone wanting a friendly, relaxing cycling tour.
Gertie B.7 months ago
Sailing Home North Holland TourNetherlands
A perfect experience - great staff - very flexible - excellent meals
Vera S.7 months ago
Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
My sister and I made this trip in may this year. We love this tour. Everything was perfect, the GPS Works well , The hotels were excelent . We recomend this tour.The most memorable part of this trip was the differents and wonderful landscapes all the way.
Carla J.7 months ago
Anna Antal Super Tulip TourNetherlands
This tour has everything for cyclists -- whether you are in shape or not. Highlights of this trip are the route that allow participants to see historic Dutch towns, as well as beautiful countryside. The staff went out of their way to provide a comfortable experience. Our chef Allette's cuisine was gourmet, and portions were substantial. Self-serve tea and cookies were available between meals, and sandwich makings were provided for picnics on the cycling route. Our tour guide Bert kept us on schedule while considering the pace of slower riders.
Hamilton C.7 months ago
Magnifique III Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
The bike trips is very easy and fantastic.
Debra B.7 months ago
Iris Tulip Tour - 8 DayNetherlands
The bike and barge trip of the Netherlands was incredible...much more than I had anticipated. Biking through the fields and canals brought us enchanting views of geese, sheep, cows, horses, swans, charming houses and villages, not to mention the tulips! The pace was perfect, and the diversity of each day well chosen. We enjoyed an excellent array of gourmet food and the laughing companionship of new friends from different countries. Our tour guides were full of information and made us feel safe on our travels. Lodging was very comfortable and private. After hearing me rave about this trip, several of my friends now want to take it too!
Cindy L.7 months ago
Sailing Home Amsterdam to BrugesNetherlands, Belgium
I cannot say enough about this trip. The entire experience was amazing. We were on the Sailing Home which is beautifully appointed and the rooms are small but quite comfortable. The crew made sure that our every need was met. We got caught in a bad rain storm one afternoon and when we arrived back at the boat we were greeted by the crew with baskets for our wet shoes and jackets to dry everything for us before the next day. The food was amazing, every meal was 5 stars and the chef was not only talented, but charming! Our tour guide, Seitse, was a true scholar who loves his country and is proud to share his knowledge of the land, the people and the rich history. Every night he offered walking tours through the town for anyone who was interested. We saw the country up close and personal, riding through the fields, towns and neighborhoods in a way we we could not have done without the bikes and our guide. We will definitely do another trip, however the next one will have a lot to live up to!
Tracy v.8 months ago
This was a retirement celebration for my husband. We were a total of 8 family members. The Liza Marleen was a great boat- food was marvelous and our tour guide superb. Out 16 mo old grandson was accommodated for and I must say our fellow passengers were the kindest bunch we could have hoped for. It’s hard traveling with babies-but we could not imagine the vacation without him
Brenda R.8 months ago
Anna Antal Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
The crew and service provided by our crew on the Anna Antal was excellent. Mijintje (Marianne) our tour leader was a National guide and provided a well paced, safe and lovely route, pointing out important and interesting sites in towns along the way. In the evening Marianne offered activities from walking tours, to an art gallery and a fun group sing song. Nicole our chef was superb offering delicious breakfast and 3 course dinner meals...even provided a rice table for our final evening. Most memorable was cycling on the fantastic array of paths winding along canals, rivers and through forests, pastures and towns made enjoyable by the excellent bikes provided to us. The view from the changed from day to day. The homes along the route were well maintained and occupants seemed to take pride in showing something of beauty in the front windows such as bright flower bouquets, vases or pictures. A terrific bike and barge experience!
Peter D.8 months ago
The team on the Magnifique III took such great care to make our experience outstanding!
Donna L.8 months ago
Being our first bike/boat tour, touring from bike paths gave us a different perspective as tourists!The canals, the culture and beautiful people sharing their heritage was memorable!New friendships and a marvelous boat crew !!!!Cuisine and services were top rate!!
Jeannette D.9 months ago
We loved Bruges! Also many of the villages we visited along the way!
Tim W.9 months ago
Fluvius Bruges to AmsterdamBelgium, Netherlands
We just completed the bike and barge tour from Bruges to Amsterdam. The staff were excellent- professional, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. Our cabin on the barge Fluvius was clean and cozy. The food and service on the Fluvius was exceptional. Touring Belgium and the Netherlands by bike was fantastic. We would highly recommend and are already planning our next bike and barge adventure.
Linda M.9 months ago
This was my first bike and barge trip so I didn’t know what to expect. I am delighted to report my experience was so wonderful, I honestly can’t decide on one single highlight when everything I experienced was unforgettably memorable. From the accommodations on the barge, the great staff, and delicious meals on board to the terrific guides, bike routes through the Neverlands and Belgium, the lovely countryside and small villages we passed through, each day led to wonderful memories. I am blind and rode a tandem bike with my adult daughter and everyone, from the staff on the barge, the two guides, the other guests, to the people who worked at the cafes, shops, and sites we visited were welcoming and accommodating. I rode a rented tandem with my daughter and loved every minute we spent together. I’m already trying to decide which bike and barge trip I’ll take next year which will be hard to decide on because there are so many enticing ones to choose from.