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Bruges to Amsterdam by Kay Howarth 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by John Heinze 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide was ok but I've had better ones on previous trips. It was a lot of going through the motions since he had done 15-20 trips prior to ours it was maybe a case of being burned out. A bit more interaction on where we were going and what we were seeing would have been nice. Overall trip was top notch though as usual.
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Bruges to Amsterdam by Natadha Vickery 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent guide, staff. Very friendly and helpful. No complaints.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Doug Chittum 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The crew of the Magnifique on the Bruges to Amsterdam barge was fantastic! Have recommended it to others already.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Doug Lay 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Diane Denham 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Sharon Bozman 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Had a wonderful time. The crew were amazing. Fred the guide was very attentive, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. Well organized with unique side trips. The food was great and the crew were all very friendly and helpful. What a beautiful country and lovely way to experience it. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
Tulip Tour - Amsterdam to Bruges - 8 day by Linda Scotten 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Though not a 'delux' trip the staff and other passengers made it such a memorable trip! It might not suit everyone but we loved it!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Donna Ogilvie 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was an excellent trip. We were well taken care of on The Merjlin. The cabin was set up well, their attention to detail, everything was designed to ensure we had the best vacation experience -right down to fresh flowers on board. I have recommended The Merjlin to everyone who asks about my trip.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Amsterdam to Bruges by Denise Hansen 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our Amsterdam to Bruges 7 days bike and barge was the highlight of our 90 day trip! Loved it all, and many people have viewed my travelpod and also our coffee table book of photos. It is a long way to come from NZ but I have been drooling over the Croatia bike and barge trips for 2016.....
Amsterdam to Bruges by Ted Hansen 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Thought I'd find it hard, not really being a biker, and I got a sore backside on occasion, especially when we got lost and pedalled a few extra kms, but just loved the whole experience. (even piked out on the last rainy day and motored into Bruges, felt I earned it!)
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Fiorindo Sinibaldi 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Holland is beautiful. The bike route goes through too many urban areas and not enough countryside. The groups are too large. Our group had 28 people and only 1 guide. It was impossible for him to keep an eye on all the people. As an example, it would take 3 or 4 light changes for the group to all cross a main road. Sometimes the group would be spread out as much as 1 kilometer. My wife fell off her bike and broke her hand because the group was always speeding up and slowing down. One day we even lost a rider for a while. The tour guide seemed very informative, but did not explain much, and seemed cold most of the time. That is my honest opinion. Thank you.
North Holland Tour by Sue Cousineau 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
1. Food was mediocre - not great...lots of canned or frozen vegetables. Meat was consistently over cooked and dry. There was lots of choices for breakfast and we especially liked the variety to make our lunches. Had to pay for hot water, tea & coffee after 4:00 pm was a ridiculous and cheap policy which angered many. 2. Room service - towels were not replenished each day as expected until the guide told us to put them in the shower to indicate we wanted towels refreshed each day. This was a problem of no signage to indicate this practice and that the guide forgot to tell us until day 4 when someone complained.3. Maps and route descriptions - we always marvel at the signage for cycling in the Netherlands. Our country should adopt this method. But we were only given one map/booklet per room. Again, a very cheap practice as all travelers are paying cyclists and each want their own maps. Can't guarantee that those who room together actually cycle together. This again angered many in our group all of whom are avid cyclists who have traveled extensively by bike in Europe.4. Route - Wonderful! Northern Netherlands is so beautiful, the route selected was varied and very picturesque, and towns we visited were charming.5. Staff - Every staff person, but one, was extremely polite, helpful and courteous, from the kitchen staff, the captain, servers, and bike support fellas. The one exception was our guide who was rigid, rude, impatient and grumpy. He warmed up as the week progressed but his welcoming manner was less than desirable. He didn't seem to like to deal with women or English clients, as we saw that he got along very well with the German clients. It could have been a factor of language and fatigue due the fact that it was the end of the season.
Boat: De Holland
Bruges to Amsterdam by David Rossetti 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We were plagued by hot weather in early June. It was pleasant before and after our trip. Not your fault. The rest was great.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Helen Newcombe 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes and scenery were great. The guide was terrible. He was not nice to the American travelers.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Lidia Oosthuizen 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Tom Stout, the tour guide on the Magnifique is absolutely fantastic at his job. I would go on the same exact same trip again if Tom is the guide :)
Super Tulip Tour by Jessie Nelson 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Excellent tour guide (Albert) after the first two days out I relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the biking, all the explanations of what we were seeing along the route. The caption and partner were great hosts. Every evening a fantastic meal. After our evening meal Albert always offered to take us on a walking tour, on his own time, which we all did. I would certainly recommend trip site to anyone.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Allison Cook 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Bruges to Amsterdam by James Green 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
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.
Bruges to Amsterdam by John Ummels 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Cycling a wee bit fast. Most people were in fifties & sixties and I was seventy-nine.
North Holland Tour by Paul Hough 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The nickel and diming on the boat was annoying - i.e., free coffee until 4 pm but nobody gets back before then; coffee and tea not included with dinner (extra cost); bottled water sold at the same price as a beer (one token worth 2.5 Euros). Our guide, Marcel, was clearly out of sorts and was not someone I would recommend - rude, disinterested, unhelpful, condescending, and refused to answer questions. I trust that other guides are much better.
South Holland Tour by Doug Dowell 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The food was spectacular on both tours. The crew and guides were excellent on both tours. In particular, having guides with expertise in the history and art of the area is much more important than expertise in cycling. We have been recommending these tours to friends and family all summer long. Thank you.
Bike and Sail the Frisian Sea by Janis Owens 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The boat and crew in the Netherlands were wonderful. All my trips with tripsite have been great. I never hesitate going on another one.
Boat: Mare Fan Fryslan
Tulip Tour - 4 Day by Sandra Falconer 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful trip. Only a little disappointed in that our guide was very knowledgeable about biking, but didn't appear to be as knowledgeable about the geography or culture of the area as I would have liked.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Craig Morrison 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Amsterdam to Cologne Bike and Barge trip overall was very nice. I would have altered some of the biking to avoid Dusseldorf's industrial areas which were not very appealing. Otherwise the barge and their staff were excellent, the guide was good, but got lost a few times. In any case I would recommend it to friends.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Anne Hays 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had such a great time we are planning another one and bringing another couple along! Jantein and Henke were the best hosts!
North Holland Tour by Diane Thomson 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes did show some wear but the two mechanics on our barge were wonderful in making repairs overnight. The maps were on the whole very good but each person on the trip should be given their own set of maps and the accompanied daily itinerary descriptions.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Joanne Ross 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fabulous experience. Can't wait to go again.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Anne Moessner 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Fantabulous! Will be back and do another trip. Am a Tripsite ambassador!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Dave Holmes 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The stars were the staff of the Elodie. Just wonderful.
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