Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Amsterdam / Bruges
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    212-292 km / 132-182 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-56 km / 14-35 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.

Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium

Amsterdam-Bruges on MS Magnifique III from EUR 1229

The Tour

Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium - Amsterdam

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 tour by boat & bike from Holland to Belgium starts in Amsterdam.
Here you can find details about the MS Magnifique III.

Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium - MS Magnifique III
 
Mit Rad & Schiff - Holland & Belgien

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Embarkation starts at 2 pm, leaving enough time to discover Amsterdam's historical centre, which is best done on a canal boat.

Day 2 Bike tour Amsterdam - Vianen, 36-46 km/23-29 mi
The first bike tour takes you along the charming river Vecht. You’ll be sleeping in the fortress town of Vianen.

Day 3 Bike tour Vianen - Kinderdijk, 32-56 km/20-35 mi
Through the silver town of Schonhoven to Kinderdijk, a village which hosts a large concentration of drainage windmills, which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight stay in Dordrecht.

Day 4 Bike tour Willemstad - Tholen, 36-44 km/23-28 mi
Cycling tour to the picturesque town of Tholen. Then, your ship will take you onwards through the Kreekrak locks to Belgium, right into the centre of the diamond city of Antwerp.

Day 5 Bike tour Antwerp - St. Amands, 34-49 km/21-30 mi
First you will cycle through the nature reserve Walenhoek. Then you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced.

Day 6 Bike tour St. Amands - Ghent, approx. 52 km/32 mi
First, the river Schelde takes you through typically Flemish villages. Later on you will reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 7 Bike tour Ghent - Bruges, 22-45 km/14-28 mi
Cycle along the Ghent-Oostende Canal until you reach Bruges, which is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ and is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour by boat & bike - from Holland to Belgium comes to an end.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Magnifique III.

Included in "Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium":

  • 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 cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • 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 with helmet

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 12-16 sqm (130-172 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • some cabins with 3rd bed (only for children)
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • 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 waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on tuesdays
    14.06. + 28.06. + 12.07. + 26.07.
    06.09. + 20.09. + 04.10. + 18.10.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

18.10.:

  • 1229 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1729 EUR suite upper deck
  • 1844 EUR single cabin lower deck
  • 1179 EUR triple cabin lower deck
  • 1629 EUR triple suite upper deck

12.07. + 26.07. + 04.10.:

  • 1329 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1829 EUR suite upper deck
  • 1994 EUR single cabin lower deck
  • 1279 EUR triple cabin lower deck
  • 1729 EUR triple suite upper deck

14.06. + 28.06. + 06.09. + 20.09.:

  • 1379 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 1879 EUR suite upper deck
  • 2069 EUR single cabin lower deck
  • 1329 EUR triple cabin lower deck
  • 1779 EUR triple suite upper deck
    •     95 EUR rental bike
    •   210 EUR e-bike
    •     10 EUR personal bike
    •     25 EUR personal e-bike

    The booking process

    The Tour
    Info/arrival

    Info/arrival

    Arrival to "Boat & Bike - from Holland to Belgium":

    • 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 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. 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.

    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 from Brugge SNCB to Amsterdam Centraal (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 hours, price approx. EUR 50). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 hours price 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.

    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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