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 Boat & Bike tour in Flanders and the Netherlands starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Magnifique.
Day 1 Arrival in Bruges, cycle tour 15 km / 9 mi
Embarkation at about 1 pm, departure of the ship at 2 pm. Short bicycle tour and boat trip to Ghent.
Day 2 Bike tour Ghent - Dendermonde - St. Amands, 40-53 km/25-33 mi
The river Schelde will take you through typically Flemish villages to Dendermonde, where many buildings have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.
Day 3 Bike tour St. Amands - Antwerp, 33-49 km/21-30 mi
First you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced. Then you will explore the City of Diamonds - Antwerp.
Day 4 Discovering Antwerp
The Cathedral of Our Lady with Rubens' works and the MAS - Museum aan de Stroom will entice you. Worthwhile: guided tour with beer tasting at De Koninck.
Day 5 Bike tour Kreekrak Sluices - Tholen, 20-36 km/22-12 mi
Numerous locks, the small fortress town Willemstad and Dordrecht, the birthplace of Dutch independence, are stops on today’s tour.
Day 6 Bike tour Kinderdijk - Vianen, 32-57 km/2035 mi
Kinderdijk with its long row of windmills is probably one of the most famous Dutch photo motifs. The small fortress town Vianen is also worth seeing.
Day 7 Bike tour Breukelen - Amsterdam, 36-46 km/22-28 mi
Today you will travel along the picturesque Vecht, a branch of the river Rhine, first by boat and then by bike. The region is popular among water sports enthusiasts and as a holiday destination for rich residents of Amsterdam.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your Boat & Bike tour in Flanders and the Netherlands on MS Magnifique comes to an end.
Here are the details on MS Magnifique.
Included in "By Boat & Bike - Flanders & Netherlands":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes, equipped with a water-resistant bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2020:
All prices are per person.
May - September:
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Brugge SNCB, (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 h, cost: approx. EUR 50). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 h, cost: 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.
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.