Tulip Tour from Amsterdam - MS Mecklenburg
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 100 km / 62 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-40 km / 14-25 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 with MS Mecklenburg

Round trip from Amsterdam from EUR 609

The Tour

Tulip Tour with MS Lena Maria

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 MS Lena Maria.

Tulip Tour with MS Lena Maria

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

Day 2 - Day trip to Zaanse Schans, bike tour to Haarlem, 24-34 km/15-22 mi
First you will enjoy an extended visit to the well-known open-air museum, then you will get to know the beautiful city of Haarlem and the seaside.

Day 3 - Visit to Keukenhof, bike tour to Kudelstaart, 38-55 km/24-34 mi
Keukenhof botanical gardens offer millions of spring flowers - fresh colours after the murkey grey of winter.

Day 4 - Flower auction in Aalsmeer, bike tour to Amsterdam, approx. 28 km/17 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.

Tulip Tour from Amsterdam
Tulip Tour from Amsterdam
Tulip Tour from Amsterdam


Here are the details on MS Lena Maria.

Included in your package "Tulip Tour from Amsterdam":

  • 4 nights aboard
  • full board (4x breakfast, 3 packed lunches, 4x dinner)
  • coffee/tea (breakfast and after the tours)
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional Guided Cycling Package
  • optional rental bike
  • optional rentel helmet
  • optional canal boat cruise Amsterdam

not included:

  • admission fee to Keukenhof, approx. EUR 25; admission fee to the flower auction, approx. EUR 5; trips undertaken with alternative modes of transport (not by bike), e.g. bus or taxi (further advice on board).
  • Visiting Aalmeer flower auction is not possible on 14.04. and on 22.04. (closed on weekend)


  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access single beds
  • all cabins with openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

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

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide
    ferry trips

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival
    14.04. + 18.04. + 22.04. + 26.04.
  • 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.

  • 609 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 939 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy
  •   60 EUR rental bike
  • 110 EUR e-bike
  •   10 EUR rental helmet
  •     7 EUR private bike
  •   17 EUR private e-bike
  •   14 EUR canal boat cruise Amsterdam
  •   50 EUR Guided Cycling Package
  • booking code "Tulip Tour from Amsterdam":
  • how you can save some money
  • costs of cancellation

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. EUR 140 / 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. EUR 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. EUR 4.
  • Arrival by train:
    Amsterdam Centraal station, get the 48 bus to the quay, duration approx. 10 minutes, cost approx EUR 3.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Shiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal station (approx. 20 minutes, approx. EUR 5), followed by the 48 bus to the quay (approx. 10 minutes / EUR 3)
    Alternatively, get a taxi from the airport to the quay, cost: approx. EUR 45 per vehicle. There are several private and scheduled providers, see e.g. here.

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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