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Highlights of this tour

See Kinderdijk’s majestic windmills

Cycle along beautiful peaceful rivers

Explore cultural treasures in Antwerp

Barges with max. 40 passengers

Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Semi-guided Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 5 days

Discover the charms of the Dutch countryside on this delightful tour as you explore the best of what Holland has to offer. During the day you’ll cycle to iconic Dutch destinations such as the windmills at Kinderdijk, the merchant city of Dordrecht and Belgium’s lively cultural hub Antwerp, while at night you’ll relax in the comfort of your floating hotel. On this tour you’ll ride along the picturesque Vecht and Lek Rivers through beautiful – and flat – green landscapes. Sights along the way include countless charming villages, a visit to a working Dutch cheese farm, the 19 windmills at Kinderdijk and historic fortress towns such as Tholen and Vianen. Enjoy a coffee or a refreshing beer with the locals in an authentic Dutch pub, where you’ll receive a friendly nod as you arrive by bike.

You cycle at your own pace, while your tour guide is only one phone call away for any questions or in case of problems or emergencies. The Amsterdam – Antwerproute is a semi-guided tour. This means that you will receive a daily briefing from the tour guide and that you will cycle at your own pace. Please note that the tour guide will cycle the recreational cycle tour and can only provide assistance at a distance.

The routes, approx. 74 and 113 kilometers (45.9 and 70.2 mi.) long, are specially designed for fast cyclists who like to ride more kilometers. The overview maps of the daily cycling routes can be found under ‘photos’.

Recreational cyclists
This trip has also been developed for recreational cyclists. So, you can easily book this trip together with a group that prefers to cycle recreationally. More information about the recreational cycling routes can be found at: Amsterdam – Antwerp

Amsterdam – Antwerp, 4 days / 3 nights: The Fleur tour starts on TUESDAY, the Magnifique IV tours start on WEDNESDAY, the tours with the other ships start on SATURDAY.
Antwerp – Amsterdam, 5 days / 4 nights: The Magnifique IV tours start on SATURDAY, the tours with the other ships start on TUESDAY.

Day to day program Amsterdam - Antwerp (4 days)

Parts that are printed in italics parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Day 1: Amsterdam | Amsterdam –  Vianen

Embarkation and check-in where the crew will welcome you on board is at 1 p.m.. At around 2 p.m. the ship will depart from Amsterdam for Vianen, a small fortified village on the Lek River. After dinner you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a short first test ride through the surrounding area.

Day 2: Vianen – Dordrecht (83 km/51.5 mi. or 110 km/68.3 mi.)

Today’s theme is Floodplains and river islands.

  • Follow the dike along the river Lek to the silver town of Schoonhoven
  • Continue along the south side of the river to the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
  • Choose direction Dordrecht for extra kilometers through De Biesbosch National Park
  • End the day with a drink at the three-river point Groothoofd in Dordrecht

 

Day 3: Dordrecht – Willemstad | Willemstad – Tholen (74 km/45.9 mi. or 113km/70.2 mi.) | Tholen – Kreekrak lock – Antwerp

As you enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, the ship will sail to Willemstad where you will start your day’s cycling, with theme Zeeland or Brabant. Note: Today is a time trial. The ship departs at 16.30 to take you to Antwerp.

Highlights long route – Zeeland

  • Cross the Zeeland islands via dikes, dams and beautiful fishing towns
  • Cycle via the Anna Jacoba polder and Bruinisse fishing town to Zierikzee
  • Consider a tasty serve of mussels or fried fish
  • Conquer the Zeelandbrug, at 5 km/3.1 mi. it’s the longest bridge in the Netherlands
  • Continue your route through Zeeland countryside to Tholen

 

Highlights short route – Brabant meadows and forest

  • Cycle through Noord-Brabant farmland in the direction of Roosendaal
  • Enjoy the wooded area of the Wouwse Plantage
  • Visit Fort De Roovere, part of the West Brabant water defence line
  • Eat a herring at Tholen’s atmospheric harbor

Day 4: Antwerp

Today is the last day of this short but sweet cycling cruise. You’ll still have an entire day to discover this city of culture, cobblestones and Baroque Flemish masterpieces. In the morning your tour leader will take you for a walk through the center of Antwerp to visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady. Here you can admire paintings by the famous painter Rubens. In the afternoon you can explore this multifaceted city on your own. Visit the Rubens House, the palazzo where the brilliant and versatile artist lived with his family. Other ways to spend a pleasant afternoon are a tasting tour at the famous ‘de Koninck’ beer brewery; exploring the fascinating and modern MAS Museum on the Scheldt River; or going shopping on Antwerp’s fashionable Nationalestraat.

As it’s the last day, we’ll ask you to check out of your cabin straight after breakfast. Your luggage can stay on board and can be picked up at any time.

Good to know

Parts that are printed in italics parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

  • A knowledgeable and multilingual tour leader is available on board. He/she will provide you with all the necessary information during the daily briefings. You will cycle the tours independently, at your own pace, using GPS routes. The tour leader will cycle the daily recreational cycling tours and can be reached via his mobile phone in case of emergencies or technical faults. Click here for the GPS routes of this trip.
  • On the arrival day is it possible to bring your luggage on board from 11 a.m..

 

 

Day to day program Antwerp - Amsterdam (5 days)

Parts that are printed in italics parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Parts that are printed in italics parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Day 1: Antwerp

Embarkation and check-in at 2 p.m., where the crew will welcome you on board. In the afternoon there’s time to select your bike and take a short test ride.

The ship is moored in the port city of Antwerp, situated on the river Schelde. Antwerp is famous for handling up to 80% of the world’s rough diamonds and is a city with a long list of attractions including: the City Hall, one of several majestic buildings constructed during the Renaissance period, the historical City Square Grote Market, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the medieval Steen Castle.

Day 2: Antwerp – Kreekrak locks | Kreekrak locks  Tholen (74 km/45.9 mi. or 113 km/70.2 mi.)| Tholen – Willemstad – Dordrecht 

This morning, the ship will sail along the Scheldt-Rhine Canal and over the huge Kreekrak lock system. Here your bicycle tour, with theme Zeeland or Brabant, starts. Today is a time trial. The ship departs at 16.30 to take you to Dordrecht.

Highlights long route – Zeeland

  • Cycling through the Zeeland landscape to the Veere Lake
  • Conquer the Zeelandbrug, at 5 km/3.1 mi. it’s the longest bridge in the Netherlands
  • Consider a tasty serve of mussels or fried fish
  • Cycle via the Anna Jacoba polder and Bruinisse fishing town to Zierikzee
  • Cross the Zeeland islands via dikes, dams and beautiful fishing towns

 

Highlights short route – Brabant meadows and forest

  • Visit Fort De Roovere, part of the West Brabant water defence line
  • Enjoy the wooded area of the Wouwse Plantage
  • Cycle through Noord-Brabant farmland in the direction of Roosendaal
  • Eat a herring at Tholen’s atmospheric harbor

Day 3: Dordrecht Vianen (83 km/51.5 mi. or 110 km/68.3 mi.)

Today’s theme is Floodplains and river islands.

  • Choose direction Dordrecht for extra kilometers through De Biesbosch National Park
  • Via the river Noord you cycle to the Kinderdijk World Heritage Site
  • The silver town of Schoonhoven offers many places to have lunch
  • Cycle via the north side of the Lek over winding paths to Vianen. A small fortified town

 

 

Day 4: Vianen – Breukelen | Breukelen  Amsterdam (90 km/55.9 mi. or 110 km/68.3 mi.)

During breakfast the ship will cruise to Breukelen where you disembark to start your final day of cycling, with theme Loosdrecht lakes.

  • From Breukelen the tour goes in the direction of Amsterdam
  • Cross the moorland around the Loosdrecht lakes
  • Follow the winding river Vecht to Amsterdam
  • Discover the peat meadow area Waterland just north of Amsterdam

 

Day 5: Amsterdam

Last day of your tour: disembarkation after breakfast and goodbyes until 9.30 a.m..

Good to know

Parts that are printed in italics parts will be covered by the ship.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

  • A knowledgeable and multilingual tour leader is available on board. He/she will provide you with all the necessary information during the daily briefings. You will cycle the tours independently, at your own pace, using GPS routes. The tour leader will cycle the daily recreational cycling tours and can be reached via his mobile phone in case of emergencies or technical faults. Click here for the GPS routes of this trip.
  • On the arrival day is it possible to bring your luggage on board from 11 a.m..

 


Prices & information

Prices & availability

Below you see an overview of the available (blue) dates; the yellow dot means that this date has 2 or less cabins available, orange is ‘on request’ and red means that on this date there aren’t any cabins available. Then click on the preferred date. After this, choose your ship (some tours have only one ship, and therefore there is no choice), the number of cabins in the required (and available) category, any desired additional products, and ‘local costs’ (such as special dietary needs, which you usually pay for onboard). On the right side, you’ll find the ‘Booking Summary.’ After completing your preferences and necessary information click ‘Book now’ to finalize your booking.

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Pricing overview - 2020
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Twin cabin 2 pers. € 419 € 549 € 379 € 489 Premium twin cabin (MAG) 2 pers. € 479 € 639 € 439 € 579 Upper deck suite (not on MAG) 2 pers. € 569 € 769 € 529 € 709 Single cabin (MAG/MAGIII) 1 pers. € 544.70 € 713.70 € 492.70 € 635.70 Twin for single use 1 pers. € 628.50 € 823.50 € 568.5 € 733.50 Triple cabin (3rd bed only for children, not on MAGIV) 3 pers. € 399 € 529 € 359 € 469 Premium Triple cabin (3rd bed only for children, on MAG) 3 pers. € 459 € 609 € 419 € 559 Triple Upper deck Suite (3rd bed only for children, MAGIII) 3 pers. € 539 € 739 € 499 € 679
Included in this tour

Amsterdam – Antwerp:

  • 4 days/3 nights
  • 3 x breakfast
  • 3 x 3-course dinner
  • Entrance cathedral Antwerp

 

Antwerp – Amsterdam:

  • 5 days/4 nights
  • 4 x breakfast
  • 4 x 3-course dinner

 

Both tours:

Packed lunches

Coffee and tea on board

Welcome drink

Use of bed linen and towels

Daily cleaning of the cabin

Climate-controlled cabin

Daily briefings

Some short walking tours

GPS tracks

Use of a regular bike

Use of a helmet

Use of a waterproof pannier bag

Water bottle

Wi-Fi

SGR guarantee scheme applicable

Excluded in this tour

Drinks

Surplus for E-bike rental

Personal insurances

Gratuities (at your discretion)

Entrance fees and excursions (not mentioned under inclusions)

Transfers to/from the docking place

Parking fees

Additional options & information 2020
  • Rental bicycle (incl. helmet and water bottle): free
  • Rental E-Bike (incl. helmet and water bottle): €75 surplus per tour (only on request, limited number of e-bikes available, early bookings strongly recommended.
  • You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.
  • Limitation of liability (damage) rental bicycle €10/tour
  • Limitation of liability (damage) rental e-bike €25/tour

Please click on this link for more information

Transfer between Amsterdam and Antwerp: There is a good train connection between these two cities. Please visit one of the following websites for timetables, tickets or more information www.omio.co.uk or www.trainline.eu.



Available ships for this tour

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Ship Magnifique III Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
max. 40 passengers
21 cabins
7 tours available with this ship
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Ship Magnifique IV Belgium, Netherlands
max. 36 passengers
18 cabins
6 tours available with this ship
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Ship Fleur Belgium, France, Netherlands
max. 20 passengers
10 cabins
6 tours available with this ship

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