If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
The Netherlands and Belgium aren’t particularly large; therefore a tour between Amsterdam and Bruges by Boat & Bike is easily manageable in a week. Find the similarities and differences between the reformed States General and the Catholic-Spanish Netherlands. Explore countless UNESCO world cultural heritage sites, from individual noteworthy buildings to entire townscapes. You will never be far from the water, whether in the form of canals or the North Sea, which you can access from municipal beaches. This tour by boat & bike between Amsterdam and Bruges starts in Amsterdam.
Here you can find details about the MS Magnifique IV.
Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam, boat trip
Check-in at 1 pm, then boat trip at 2 pm to the fortress town of Vianen, where you will also stay overnight.
Day 2 Bike tour Vianen - Kinderdijk, boat trip 32-56 km/20-35 mi
Through the silver town of Schonhoven to Kinderdijk, a village which hosts a large concentration of drainage windmills, which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 3 Bike tour Willemstad - Tholen, boat trip 36-44 km/23-28 mi
TCycling tour to the picturesque town of Tholen. Then, your ship will take you onwards through the Kreekrak locks to Belgium, right into the centre of the diamond city of Antwerp.
Day 4 Antwerp
Rubenshaus and the Cathedral of Our Lady will entice you, how about a visit to the Diamond Museum DIVA?
Day 5 Bike tour Antwerp - St. Amands, 34-49 km/21-30 mi
First you will cycle through the nature reserve Walenhoek. Then you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced.
Day 6 Bike tour St. Amands - Ghent, approx. 52 km/32 mi
First, the river Schelde takes you through typically Flemish villages. Later on you will reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.
Day 7 Bike tour Ghent - Bruges, 22-45 km/14-28 mi
Cycle along the Ghent-Oostende Canal until you reach Bruges, which is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ and is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour in from Amsterdam to Bruges by boat & bike comes to an end.
Here are the details on MS Magnifique IV.
Included in "Amsterdam-Bruges on MS Magnifique IV":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Guided Cycling Package:
Travel time 2021:
All prices are per person.
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Individual return journey by train from Brugge SNCB to Amsterdam Centraal (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 hours, price approx. EUR 50). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 hours price approx. EUR 90). You can find additional information regarding parking and your return transfer in your travel documents.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.