Tulip Tour on MS Magnifique - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 90 - 117 km / 56 - 73 mi
  • Distance per day:
    24-55 km / 15-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

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

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. 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.

Tulip Tour on MS Magnifique II, III, IV

Round trip from Amsterdam from 859 €

The Tour

Tulip tour - Magnifique IV

Winter went on for ages, moods are grey. Now it’s time for some colour! Off to Holland, to the land of Tulips and Hyacinths, of Jonquils and Narcissuses. In the Keukenhof botanical gardens, hundreds of growers will conjure up spring, while Aalsmeer is home to millions of flowers being auctioned off. But even on smaller markets in Haarlem or Amsterdam you will see glowing tulips in all their splendor. Make a start into the bright season on this easy tulip tour from Amsterdam with the premium cruise ships MS Magnifique II, MS Magnifique III, and MS Magnifique IV.

Tulip tour - Harleem
Tulip Tour from Amsterdam - Magnifique IV

Day 1 - Arrival in Amsterdam, cruise to Zaandam
Embarkation at 2 pm, then a short boat trip to the cycle tour's starting point.

Day 2 - Zaanse Schans - Haarlem, 24-34 km/15-21 mi
First you will enjoy an extended visit to the well-known open-air museum, then you will cycle to the beautiful city of Haarlem and the seaside.

Day 3 -  Keukenhof - Kudelstaart, 38-55 km/24-35 mi
Keukenhof botanical gardens offer millions of spring flowers - fresh colours after the murkey grey of winter. Your next bike trip goes to Kudelstaart.

Day 4 - Aalsmeer - Waterland - Amsterdam, 28 km/18 mi
Early in the morning you can experience the world’s largest flower auction. Later you will do some cycling and discover the city of Amsterdam.

Day 5 - Disembarkation, departure or extension
The tulip tour concludes after breakfast. Disembarkation approx. 9.30 am.




Here are the details on MS Magnifique II, MS Magnifique III and MS Magnifique IV.

Included in your package "Tulip Tour on MS Magnifique II, III, IV":

  • 4 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (4x breakfast, 3 packed lunches, 4x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • several short guided city tours
  • all ferry tickets
  • entrance Keukenhof
  • entrance Nord-Holland Dünenreservat
  • entrance mill in Zaanse Schans
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • guided cycle tours
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet


  • outside cabins, approx. 12-16 sqm (130-172 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • flat screen tv
  • upper deck cabins offers openable windows

Rental bicycles:

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

Travel time 2023:

Magnifique II:  05.04. + 09.04.
Magnifique III: 31.03. + 04.04. + 08.04. + 12.04. +
                       16.04. + 20.04. + 24.04.* + 28.04.
Magnifique IV: 30.03. + 03.04. + 07.04. + 11.04. +
                       15.04.* + 19.04. + 23.04.
*on these dates the visit of the flower auction Aalsmeer is not included, because closed

  • Minimum number of participants: 16. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 22 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.


  •   859 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1059 € 2-bed cabin premium (Mag.II)
  • 1229 € upper deck suite
  • 1269 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •   - 50 € 3-bed cabin until 16 years (Mag.II)

Further dates:

  •   959 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1089 € 2-bed cabin premium (Mag.II)
  • 1329 € upper deck suite
  • 1419 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •   - 50 € 3-bed cabin until 16 years (Mag.II)
  •     70 € rental bike incl. helmet
  •   135 € e-bike incl. helmet
  •       8 € private bike
  •     19 € private e-bike
  •     15 € canal boat cruise in Amsterdam, 1 h

The booking process

The Tour



  • Arrival by car:
    There are three options of parking your car for the duration of the trip. In any case, please drive to the quay first and bring your luggage and (if applicable) personal bike aboard. Then
    - Drive to the car park Oosterdok near Amsterdam Centraal station. Costs are approx. 175 € / week.
    - Make use of our parking service from Centralparking. We will arrange for your car to be picked up from the quay, stored safely and returned to the ship. Your vehicle is insured against all types of damage or theft and will be parked in a protected underground facility. Cost: approx. 150 € / week.
    - Make use of the free parking space P&R at the train station in Weesp. Back to Amsterdam Centraal station by train, duration approx. 15 minutes, cost approx. 4 €.
  • Arrival by train:
    Amsterdam Centraal station, get the 48 bus to the quay, duration approx. 10 minutes, cost approx 3 €.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Shiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal station (approx. 20 minutes, approx. 5 €), followed by the 48 bus to the quay (approx. 10 minutes / 3 €)
    Alternatively, get a taxi from the airport to the quay, cost: approx. 45 € per vehicle.

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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