Bike and Barge Netherlands & Belgium: Amsterdam – Bruges | Magnifique, Magnifique II, Magnifique III, Zwaantje & Fleur

Experience the charm of a bygone era on this exciting 8 day, 7 night tour where you will discover the best of what Holland and Belgium have to offer.

During the day you will cycle to world famous destinations such as Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, while at night you will relax in the comfort of your floating hotel.

Cycling on this tour is through the beautiful – and flat – Dutch countryside of Zeeland and the western Flanders region of Belgium. Attractions along the way include many charming villages, a visit to a real Dutch cheese farm, the 19 famous Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk and the world famous cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges in the western Flanders region of Belgium. You will cycle through and discover the Dutch province of Zeeland, which is essentially one big river delta of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt Rivers famous for its fantastic beaches, water sport activities and Delta works and the Flanders region of Belgium famous for its medieval towns and a reputation for superb food and drink. As well as being able to discover many picturesque villages each day – both on your bicycle and on foot – you will:

  • Have the opportunity to discover Amsterdam
  • Visit Antwerp, a city famous for its vibrant nightlife
  • Get the opportunity to explore Ghent
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Bruges

 

In 2018/2019 the Magnifique II tours start and end on WEDNESDAY, the tours with the other ships start and end on SATURDAY. 

Day to day program Amsterdam to Bruges

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.

The day-by-day itinerary for Zwaantje & Fleur is slightly different. We will send you details on request.

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 have the opportunity to enjoy a short first test ride through the surrounding area.

Day 2: Vianen – Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk  | Kinderdijk – Dordrecht (32 km/19 mi. or 56 km/34 mi.)

Today you will cycle along a beautiful route to Schoonhoven – nicknamed Zilverstad (“Silver City”) – a city renowned for its talented silver smiths since the 17th century. Later in the day as you cycle through the Alblasserwaard region you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills. All 19 windmills have a UNESCO cultural heritage listing and are a definite highlight – you will have the opportunity to visit one so don’t forget to bring your camera! From nearby Alblasserdam you will take the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry, that will take you and your bicycle in approx. 10 minutes to Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland.

Day 3: Dordrecht – Willemstad | Willemstad – Tholen | Tholen – Kreekrak lock – Antwerp (36 km/23 mi. or 44 km/28 mi.)

As you enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, the ship will sail to Willemstad where you will start your day’s cycling. Willemstad is a beautiful old fortified town on the Haringvliet waterway. Your bicycle ride goes to Tholen, once was an island in the middle of the large Zeeland streams, where many people fished for their living. Nowadays Tholen is connected to the mainland in various ways. But it is still a picturesque village with many relics of an eventful past.

In the afternoon you will once again board the ship which will sail to 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. After dinner you can visit the beautiful old city center.

Day 4: Antwerp – Temse – St. Amands (34 km/21 mi. or 49 km/31 mi.)

This morning you will cycle out of Antwerp along a picturesque section of the Schelde River to St. Amands your home for the night. There is only one way to describe the landscape around the Schelde and that is “magnificent”. It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour.

Day 5: St. Amands – Dendermonde | Dendermonde– Ghent (52 km/32 mi.)

Today you will continue to follow the river Schelde to Ghent where the ship will moor for the night at a lock in a suburb of town. Ghent is a lively university city that boasts a rich history. Since Roman times Ghent’s position at the junction of Leie and Schelde Rivers has ensured that it has been a successful trading port.  In total the city features an Opera House, 18 museums, more than 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. Major attractions are St. Bavo Cathedral where a number of masterpieces of medieval art including the world famous ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by Jan van Eyck are kept and the 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent, one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center.

Day 6: Ghent – Bruges (22 km/13 mi. or 45 km/28 mi.)

Today you will cycle from Ghent through the beautiful Flemish countryside of western Flanders to Bruges, widely described as the ‘Venice of the North’ and arguably the most beautiful of all the Flemish cities. Bruges attracts more than two million visitors every year who come to see the picturesque medieval town center of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city and a long list of historic attractions. An outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, Bruges has managed to maintain its historic fabric as it has evolved over the centuries, with the result that today the city’s original Gothic buildings form an integral part of the town’s identity. While you are here you can visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk café. Dinner tonight  (not included) will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).

Day 7: Tour around Bruges to the North Sea (38 km/23 mi or 51 km/31 mi.)

Your final day of cycling takes you along a quiet canal and past beautiful poplar trees through an attractive polder landscape (a polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments) dotted with small farm houses to the North Sea coast. Here if you want you can swim in the sea along an inviting sandy beach, visit any one of numerous cafés and see the attractive dune landscape. On the return ride to Bruges you will cycle along a small picturesque canal.

Day 8: Bruges

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.

Good to know
  • On this Tour with more than 22 guests the daily cycling tours will be accompanied by 2 knowledgeable and multi-lingual tour leaders (not on Zwaantje). On most days the tour leaders will offer a long and a short (or a quicker and a more relaxed) bicycle option.

Not all mentioned highlights will be visited during the short bicycle option.

  • You can also choose to ride individually with the help of a map and route notes (available on board). GPS tracks will be sent to you 4 weeks before the start date of the tour.
  • In case you prefer a day of rest,  you can skip the bicycle tour and relax on board while cruising to the next town.
  • On the arrival day is it possible to bring your luggage on board from 11 a.m..

Day to day program Bruges to Amsterdam

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.

The day-by-day itinerary for Zwaantje & Fleur is slightly different. We will send you details on request.

Day 1: Bruges (11 km/6 mi.)

Embarkation time in Bruges is between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The ship awaits you in the Bruges harbor. After a welcome meeting with the crew at 2 PM there is time for bicycle fitting and a short test-ride through the countryside around Bruges. After dinner the guide will take you for a short walk through the center of town.

We advise you to come to Bruges one or more days earlier, so that you will have plenty of time to discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical city of Bruges, aptly named the “Pearl of Flanders”. While you are there make sure you visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk café.

Day 2: Bruges – Ghent (35 km/21 mi. or 57 km/36 mi.)

You will start your first day of cycling by pedaling towards Ghent through the beautiful Flemish landscape along the Ghent canal. On arrival in Ghent make sure you make the effort to discover the best of what this historical city has to offer during an afternoon stroll. Ghent’s medieval center features lovely illuminated streets that are a must to explore, while the architectural richness in the center of the city has to be seen to be believed. During the Middle Ages Ghent was the 2nd largest European city, after Paris. The ship will dock for the night at a lock, in a suburb of Ghent and approx. 30 cycling minutes from the city center.

Day 3: Ghent – Dendermonde/St. Amands (40 km/24 mi. or  53 km/32 mi.)

After breakfast in Ghent you will cycle downstream through a diverse landscape along the tidal Schelde River to Dendermonde located at the confluence of Dender and Schelde rivers. There is only one way to describe the landscape along the Schelde and that is: “magnificent”. It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour. During this section of the Schelde the speed of the ship will be determined by the height of the tide. You will travel from Dendermonde to St. Amands by either bicycle or barge depending on the tides. Your floating hotel will be docked for the night in St. Amands.

Day 4: St. Amands – Temse – Antwerp (32 km/19 mi. or 49 km/31 mi.)

Today we will follow the Schelde river further downstream through the Temse region to Antwerp. Over the centuries the Schelde river has held strategic importance for the Romans, Vikings, Spanish and Napoleon… Today it is a beautiful waterway just perfect for bike and barge holidays!  Antwerp, your destination for the day, is a harbor city famous for handling up to 80% of the world’s rough diamonds and as the birthplace of the famous painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. There are many highlights in the city to discover 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. Dinner will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).

Day 5: Antwerp – Kreekrak locks | Kreekrak locks Tholen | Tholen – Willemstad – Dordrecht (36 km/23 mi. or 20 km/13 mi.)

This morning, the ship will sail along the Schelde-Rhine Canal and over the huge Kreekrak lock system. Here your bicycle tour starts through the beautiful “Wouwse Plantage” forest to Tholen, Tholen once was an island in the middle of the large Zeeland streams, where many people fished for their living. Nowadays Tholen is connected to the mainland in various ways. But it is still a picturesque village with many relics of an eventful past. From Tholen you will join the ship again for a nice afternoon sail to the city of Dordrecht. Halfway the ship will pass the impressive Volkerak lock system.

Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands is your destination for the day. The guide will take you for an evening walk and tell you about the history of the Netherlands.

Day 6: Dordrecht – Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven – Vianen (32 km/19 mi. or 57 km/36 mi.)

Today you will start your tour with the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry that will take you and your bicycle in just 10 minutes to Alblasserdam. After just a few minutes of cycling you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 UNESCO cultural heritage-listed windmills – one of which you can visit (don’t forget your camera!). The windmills were constructed in the 18th century to pump water out of the low Alblasserwaard polder (a polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments). You will then continue to cycle via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek (Lower Rhine), where you will stay for the night and where you can explore at your leisure after dinner.

Day 7: Vianen – Breukelen | Breukelen Amsterdam (36 km/23 mi. or 46 km/28 mi.)

During breakfast the ship will cruise to Breukelen where you disembark to start your final day of cycling. Ride along the Vecht River in an area famous for its beautiful mansions, small castles, impressive houses and their large gardens. After cycling through the villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland you will arrive at Nigtevecht where you can visit a traditional cheese farm. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will meet the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbor.

Day 8: Amsterdam

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.



Reviews

Rated 9.1 out of 10 based on 9 reviews

Gr Moates | Kathy Moates and Elaine Moates

Great boat, crew and food Bikes are awesome Only problem was that for self guided riding the written directions did not provide enough information; they need to name more distances and landmarks at turns

Wendy and Gavin Becker

Had a great week on the Magnifique. Staff were great. Really enjoyed the rides and tours of the town’s.

Lawrence

We enjoyed trip overall. Some of the biking in be the towns and busy bike paths were more stressful than comfortable. Riders do need at least some biking experience to keep the groups together, slower riders caused more stops and starts than otherwise would have been necessary. Bikes we’re hybrids with an additional back pedal […]

Read all reviews on Trustpilot

Available ships for this tour

Premium

Magnifique III

Magnifique III After the overwhelming success of the premium ships Magnifique and Magnifique II there …

Magnifique III

After the overwhelming success of the premium ships Magnifique and Magnifique II there will be another sister: the Magnifique III. She will be ready to welcome you aboard as of April 2018. This beautiful ship has 16 lovely cabins on the lower deck, all with two very comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, mini-safe and hairdryer. The 5 suites on the mail deck also have a small sitting area and large windows. The restaurant and lounge area are situated around the prominent bar; ideal spots to enjoy life aboard! Let’s not forget about the Jacuzzi and deckchairs on the top deck.

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are mostly unisex hybrid bicycles of the brand Velo de Ville with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrakes, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag. All bikes have 28 inch wheels. Some smaller frames are available on board for smaller persons.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers.

All details

Magnifique III

After the overwhelming success of the premium ships Magnifique and Magnifique II there will be another sister: the Magnifique III. She will be ready to welcome you aboard as of April 2018. This beautiful ship has 16 lovely cabins on the lower deck, all with two very comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, mini-safe and hairdryer. The 5 suites on the mail deck also have a small sitting area and large windows. The restaurant and lounge area are situated around the prominent bar; ideal spots to enjoy life aboard! Let’s not forget about the Jacuzzi and deckchairs on the top deck.

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are mostly unisex hybrid bicycles of the brand Velo de Ville with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrakes, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag. All bikes have 28 inch wheels. Some smaller frames are available on board for smaller persons.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers.

Visit this ships page
Premium

Magnifique

Magnifique The premium barge Magnifique accommodates up to 30 guests and breathes an atmosphere of …

Magnifique

The premium barge Magnifique accommodates up to 30 guests and breathes an atmosphere of luxury and comfort. The 16 lower deck cabins are provided with box spring beds and a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. On the main deck you’ll see that the bar is the center of attention, especially during the evening. Around are tables and comfortable chairs where you will be seated during breakfast and when the deliciously cooked dinners are served. In front there is a sitting area and outside are some seats. Last but not least: the Jacuzzi on the aft deck.

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are unisex city bicycles of the brand Batavus Dinsdag with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrakes, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers. Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles.

 

All details

Magnifique

The premium barge Magnifique accommodates up to 30 guests and breathes an atmosphere of luxury and comfort. The 16 lower deck cabins are provided with box spring beds and a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. On the main deck you’ll see that the bar is the center of attention, especially during the evening. Around are tables and comfortable chairs where you will be seated during breakfast and when the deliciously cooked dinners are served. In front there is a sitting area and outside are some seats. Last but not least: the Jacuzzi on the aft deck.

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are unisex city bicycles of the brand Batavus Dinsdag with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrakes, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers. Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles.

 

Visit this ships page
Premium

Magnifique II

Magnifique II This younger sister of the Magnifique, the Magnifique II, was built in 2015-2016 …

Magnifique II

This younger sister of the Magnifique, the Magnifique II, was built in 2015-2016 and offers a wonderful stay to a maximum of 34 guests. All of the 13 cabins on the lower deck and 4 suites on the upper deck are very comfortable: excellent beds and a private bathroom, as well as air conditioning, satellite TV, and a wardrobe with a mini-safe. In the tastefully furnished salon on the upper deck, the bar is a real eye catcher. On one side you’ll find the restaurant area and on the other there is the lounge. The captain and his crew will take good care of you!

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are mostly unisex hybrid bicycles of the brand Velo de Ville with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrake and/or pedal brake, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag. All bikes have 28 inch wheels. Some smaller frames are available on board for smaller persons.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers.

 

All details

Magnifique II

This younger sister of the Magnifique, the Magnifique II, was built in 2015-2016 and offers a wonderful stay to a maximum of 34 guests. All of the 13 cabins on the lower deck and 4 suites on the upper deck are very comfortable: excellent beds and a private bathroom, as well as air conditioning, satellite TV, and a wardrobe with a mini-safe. In the tastefully furnished salon on the upper deck, the bar is a real eye catcher. On one side you’ll find the restaurant area and on the other there is the lounge. The captain and his crew will take good care of you!

Bicycles/E-bikes:
The bicycles on board are mostly unisex hybrid bicycles of the brand Velo de Ville with normal mount (ladies model), easy-to-handle Shimano 7 gears, handbrake and/or pedal brake, gel-saddle (height adjustable), a lock on the frame and a pannier bag. All bikes have 28 inch wheels. Some smaller frames are available on board for smaller persons.
The e-bike is Velo de Vile with Nexus 7 gears, 5 support levels and hand breaks only, a lock on the frame and a pannier bag (or a comparable brand/model). E-Bikes limited available, on request and at an additional charge.

Bike rent is optional. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, etc.) and child saddles (rear) on these tours are only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and in very limited numbers.

 

Visit this ships page
Premium

Zwaantje

Zwaantje The Zwaantje, ‘little swan’, is the classic ship of captain Martijn and his spouse …

Zwaantje

The Zwaantje, ‘little swan’, is the classic ship of captain Martijn and his spouse Marjorie. On the lower deck are 12 cabins: 10 twins and 2 doubles. All with a bathroom, a window (can open only in the double cabins) and individual air conditioning. On the main deck you can have a seat and a refreshing drink in the lounge corner of the cozy salon with its large panoramic windows. Or enjoy your breakfast and delicious three course dinner in the adjacent restaurant area. And with a little bit of sunshine you should take a seat on the sun deck.

Bicycles/E-Bikes:
Our bikes are modern unisex bikes with 21 gears, an easy and low entry, two handbrakes, a lock and pannier bag.
The E-Bike has hand breaks only, 3 gears and support levels, a lock and pannier bag. (limited available, only on request).

Please note:
Tours in The Netherlands/Belgium: Bicycle rental is optional. You can bring your own bike, but only after it has been previously registered and confirmed. Daily the crew brings your bike off and on board. Small scratches and damages on the bikes can’t be avoided. The crew nor the tour operator can be held responsible for that. The bicycle shed is not covered. Please bring enough repair material/repair set with you.
Tours in France:  During this tour you cannot bring your own bike. Exceptions are made for special bikes, but only after they have been previously registered and confirmed. Children till 12 yrs. are obligated to wear a bike helmet.

All details

Zwaantje

The Zwaantje, ‘little swan’, is the classic ship of captain Martijn and his spouse Marjorie. On the lower deck are 12 cabins: 10 twins and 2 doubles. All with a bathroom, a window (can open only in the double cabins) and individual air conditioning. On the main deck you can have a seat and a refreshing drink in the lounge corner of the cozy salon with its large panoramic windows. Or enjoy your breakfast and delicious three course dinner in the adjacent restaurant area. And with a little bit of sunshine you should take a seat on the sun deck.

Bicycles/E-Bikes:
Our bikes are modern unisex bikes with 21 gears, an easy and low entry, two handbrakes, a lock and pannier bag.
The E-Bike has hand breaks only, 3 gears and support levels, a lock and pannier bag. (limited available, only on request).

Please note:
Tours in The Netherlands/Belgium: Bicycle rental is optional. You can bring your own bike, but only after it has been previously registered and confirmed. Daily the crew brings your bike off and on board. Small scratches and damages on the bikes can’t be avoided. The crew nor the tour operator can be held responsible for that. The bicycle shed is not covered. Please bring enough repair material/repair set with you.
Tours in France:  During this tour you cannot bring your own bike. Exceptions are made for special bikes, but only after they have been previously registered and confirmed. Children till 12 yrs. are obligated to wear a bike helmet.

Visit this ships page

Fleur

The Fleur started cruising in 2002. This tasteful passenger barge with her sleek lines was built to fit the smaller locks, sluices and canals in France and has been cruising the French waters ever since. But don’t let her size fool you! The Fleur can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in the 10 comfortable cabins on the lower deck, each with private sanitary facilities, central heating and air-conditioning. On the upper deck there is a lounge with large windows, a roomy sitting area and bar, and outside a half-covered sun deck. Wonderful for a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of wine.

Bicycles/E-Bikes:
Bicycle of the brand Gudereit with 11 gears, handbrakes, lock and pannier bag.
E-Bike of the brand Gudereit EC-4 with 8-gear, handbrakes. lock and pannier bag (only on request, limited number available, only 4).

Please note:
Tour in The Netherlands: Extra E-Bikes can be requested.
Tours in France: Extra E-Bikes can’t be requested. Because space on the barge is limited, bringing your own bike might be a problem and is only possible after consultation.

Visit this ships page

Included, excluded & information

Included in this tour

8 days/7 nights

7 x breakfast

Packed lunches

6 x 3-course dinner

Coffee and tea on board

Welcome drink

Use of bed linen and towels

Daily cleaning of the cabin

Climate-controlled cabin

Daily briefings

Fully guided cycling tours (Magnifiques/Fleur: 2 tourleaders, 2 groups; Zwaantje: 1 tourleader)

Some short walking tours

Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)

GPS tracks

Use of a helmet

Use of a waterproof pannier bag

Water bottle

Fees for ferries

2019: Visit Kinderdijk mills

2019: Entrance cathedral Antwerp

2019: Canal trip through Ghent

Wi-Fi

Excluded in this tour

1x dinner (Zwaantje/Fleur: Antwerp; Magnifiques: Antwerp or Bruges)

Drinks

Bicycle rental or 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

Fleur: Rental bicycle (incl. helmet and water bottle): €85 per period
Rental bicycle 
(incl. helmet and water bottle): €80 per period
Rental E-Bike (incl. helmet and water bottle): €175 per period (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.

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


Availability and prices

Tour dates 2019 – Magnifique:
Amsterdam – Bruges:
departure dates on: May 4 and 18; June 13; August 10 and 24; Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5
Bruges – Amsterdam:
departure dates on: May 11 and 25; July 6 and 20; August 3, 17 and 31, Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 12

Tour dates 2019 – Magnifique II:
Amsterdam – Bruges:
departure dates on: May 22; June 5; July 17 and 31; August 14; Sept. 11 and 25 and Oct. 9
Bruges – Amsterdam:
departure dates on: May 29; June 12; July 24; August 7 and 21; Sept. 18; Oct. 2 and 16

Tour dates 2019 – Magnifique III:
Amsterdam – Bruges:
departure dates on: May 25; June 22; July 6; August 3, 17 and 31; Sept. 14 and 28
Bruges – Amsterdam:
departure dates on: June 1, 15 and 29; July 13; August 10 and 24; Sept. 7 and 21 and Oct. 5

Tour dates 2019 – Zwaantje:
Amsterdam – Bruges:
departure date on: July 20

Tour dates 2019 – Fleur:
Bruges – Amsterdam: departure date on: Oct. 12

Cabin type For May - Sept Magnifique's all departures Zwaantje October Magnifique's October Fleur
Twin cabin 2 pers. From €1159 From €1129 From €1079 From €1029 Premium twin (only on MAG and MAGII) 2 pers. From €1359 Not available From €1279 Not available Upper deck Suite (only on MAGII and MAGIII) 2 pers. From €1609 Not available From €1529 Not available Single cabin (MAG/MAGIII) or twin for single use (MAG/MAGII/ZWA/FLEUR) 1 pers. From €1549 From €1469 From €1469 From €1543.5 Triple cabin 3 pers. From €1109 Not available From €1029 Not available Premium Triple cabin (only on MAG) 3 pers. From €1279 Not available From €1199 Not available Triple Upper deck Suite (only on MAGII and MAGIII) 3 pers. From €1509 Not available From €1429 Not available

Related tours

Amsterdam
5-day Tulip Tour Lots of flowers and historic highlights
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
  • Multi guidance: For this tour various types of guidance are available
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
Amsterdam twoway Bruges
Amsterdam - Bruges Highlights of Holland and Flandern
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
  • Multi guidance: For this tour various types of guidance are available
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
Amsterdam
5-day Tulip Tour Premium Experience Dutch tulips in style
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
  • Multi guidance: For this tour various types of guidance are available
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
Receive new tours and travelling inspiration directly into your inbox Curated by our travelling agents and highly trained and experienced guides, just for you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Request a quote

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 150.
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 60.
  • If other, notice by remarks
  • Month and year
  • Your data

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
< Go to > Availability Description Program Ships Included Photos & video Reviews