Cruise from Flanders to Holland - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    196-298 km / 122-185 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-57 km / 12-35 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train,
    look at "Info/arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (no dinner in Antwerp). In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cruise from Flanders to Holland

Bruges - Amsterdam by bike & boat from 1399 €

The Tour

Cruise from Flanders to Holland - Amsterdam

The Netherlands and Belgium aren’t particularly large; therefore a tour between Amsterdam and Bruges by boat and 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 cruise from Flanders to Holland by boat and bike starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Magnifique II.

Cruise from Flanders to Holland - MS Magnifique II
 

Day 1 Arrival in Bruges
Board your boat at 2 pm and explore the historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 2 Bike tour Bruges - Ghent, 35-57 km/22-35 mi
Cycle along the canal until you reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 3 Bike tour Ghent - 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 4 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. Let the evening end comfortably on one of the beautiful restaurant terraces with a belgian delicacy.

Day 5 Bike tour Kreekrak locks-Tholen, 20-36 km/22-12 mi
Cycling tour through the "Wouwse Plantage" forest to Tholen. From here, your ship will take you through several locks to Dordrecht, the centre of Dutch independence.

Day 6 Bike tour Kinderdijk - Vianen, 32-57 km/20-35 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 cruise from Flanders to Holland by boat & bike on MS Magnifique II comes to an end.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Magnifique II.

Included in "Cruise from Flanders to Holland":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 6 x dinner; no dinner in Antwerp
  • afternoon coffee and tea served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • several short guided city tour
  • entrance Antwerp Red Star Line Museum
  • canal cruises in Ghent
  • Belgian products tasting
  • ferry trips
  • bike tours with english speaking tour guide
  • daily tour briefing
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike and helmet
    (please supply your head measurement when booking)

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat sceen tv
  • upper deck cabins offers openable windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a water-resistant bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on thursdays
    11.05. + 08.06. + 22.06. + 20.07.
    03.08. + 17.08. + 31.08.
    14. 09. + 28.09. + 12.10.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

12.10.:

  • 1399 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1599 € premium twin cabin lower deck
  • 1949 € suite upper deck
  • 2064 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy
  • 1549 € premium triple cabin lower deck
  • 1849 € triple suite upper deck

20.07. - 17.08.:

  • 1499 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1699 € premium twin cabin lower deck
  • 2049 € suite upper deck
  • 2214 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy
  • 1649 € premium triple cabin lower deck
  • 1949 € triple suite upper deck

further dates:

  • 1559 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1759 € premium twin cabin lower deck
  • 2109 € suite upper deck
  • 2304 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy
  • 1709 € premium triple cabin lower deck
  • 2009 € triple suite upper deck
  •   100 € rental bike
  •   220 € e-bike
  •     10 € personal bike
  •     25 € personal e-bike

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to the "Cruise from Flanders to Holland":

  • You can bring your luggage on board from about 11 am.
     
  • In Bruges your boat is moored approx. 400 m from the main station.
  • Arrival by car
    - Parking at Stationsplein, guarded car park, costs approx. 3,50 €/day
    - Parking at the ring road, not guarded, free of charge
    More information can be found in your travel documents.
  • Arrival by train:
    Bruges SNCB
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Zaventem, by train to Brugge SNCB, (0-1 changes, duration approx. 1,5-2 h, cost: approx. 20 €)

Return transfer:

  • Individual return journey by train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brugge SNCB, (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 h, cost: approx. 50 €). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 h, cost: approx. 90 €). You can find additional information regarding parking and your return transfer in your travel documents.

Personal bikes:
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.

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.

Please note:

  • 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.
The Tour
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