On MS Magnifique IV in the Netherlands - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Maastricht / Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 275 km / 170 mi
  • Distance per day:
    40-53 km / 25-33 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • 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 (6 x dinner). 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.

On MS Magnifique IV in the Netherlands

Premium tour Maastricht-Amsterdam from EUR 1279

The Tour

On MS Magnifique IV in the Netherlands - Maastricht

The Netherlands are way more than just Holland. This tour will take you around the IJsselmeer, the Rhine-Maas-Delta withs its confusing amount of river arms, and Limburg province, from where you’ll be able to see the foothills of the Eifel and the Ardennes. You will be enthralled by loads of nature, many fortresses and breathtaking castles. Travelling from Maastricht to Amsterdam by ship and bike is easy and pleasant.
Here are some details on the comfortable premium boat MS Magnifique IV.

On MS Magnifique IV in the Netherlands

Day 1 Arrival in Maastricht, round trip 10 km/6 mi
Embarkation at 2 pm, after which you can explore the provincial capital of Maastricht, which is home to old casemate walls and impressive mergel grottos.

Day 2 Boat trip, Born - Roermond, 40-50 km/21-31 mi
Alongside the Mass, you’ll continue on to Thorn, all of whose houses are whitewashed. Roermund is an old episcopal seat with many buildings worth visiting.

Day 3 Roermond - Venlo - Arcen, 25-50 km/16-31 mi
The bike tour further leads into the popular shopping hub that is Venlo, after which Arcen castle and its 10 different rose gardens awaits.

Day 4 Arcen - Cuijck, 38-50 km/24-31 mi
En route you’ll see the impressive Well castle, after which you’ll cycle through Maasduinen national park.

Day 5 Cuijck - Maasbommel, 40-55 km/21-34 mi, boat trip
Grave and Ravenstein are charming medieval towns, then you will sail onwards to the restored fortified town of Heusden.

Day 6 Boat trip, Gorinchem - Vianen, 41-50 km/25-31 mi
The tour leads on from Gorinchem to Leerdam, which is home to many glass blowing workshops. You’ll be sleeping in the fortress town of Vianen.

Day 7 Boat trip, Breuelen - Amsterdam, 35-45 km/22-28 mi
The river Vecht will follow you into the quirky and colourful city of Amsterdam. Taking a cruise boat on the canals is a memorable experience, or why not visit one of the many famous museums!

Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
After breakfast your tour "Boat & Bike in the Netherlands" comes to an end. Disembarkation until 09:30 am.



Here are the details on MS Magnifique IV.

Included in "On MS Magnifique IV in the Netherlands":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 6 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • entrance Glasmuseum Leerdam
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • several short walks
  • fees for ferries and Waterbus
  • entrances Glas museum Leerdam, Schlossgärten Arcen
  • City Tour Roemond
  • guided cycle tours with 2 guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet


  • outside cabins, approx. 12-16 sqm (129-172 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat sceen tv
  • upper deck suites offers openable windows

Rental bicycles:

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

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays


All prices are per person.

  • 1279 EUR 2-bed cabin 29.07.
  • 1779 EUR suite upper deck 29.07.
  • 1919 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy 29.07.
  • 1329 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1829 EUR suite upper deck
  • 1994 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •     95 EUR rental bike
  •   215 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR private bike   
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour



  • Arrival by car:
    P & R Maastricht Central Station, approx. 13 EUR/day
    Park & Walk Cabergerweg, unattended, approx. 9 EUR/day; by bus to the boat
  • Arrival by train:
    Maastricht train station, approx. 1000 m to the boat or bus 1, 2, 4-8 to "Mosae Forum/Centrum"
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Köln-Bonn:
    by train to Aachen Aachen, by bus to Maastricht. duration approx. 2,5 hours, 2 x changes
    Airport Maastricht-Aachen:
    Arriva Bus line 30, approx 1 hour, 0 x change
    Airport Amsterdam Schiphol:
    by train to Maastricht, duration approx. 2,5 hours, 1 x change

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.

Return transfer:
Individual return journey by train, duration approx. 2,5 h, no change, price approx. EUR 28. 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.

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.
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