Boat & Bike 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. 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 in the Netherlands

Bike tour Maastricht-Amsterdam - MS Sarah from EUR 999

The Tour

Boat & Bike 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 by boat and bike across the Netherlands is easy and pleasant. The tour commences in Maastricht.
Here are some details on the informal ship MS Sarah.

Boat & Bike in the Netherlands - MS Sarah

Day 1 Arrival in Maastricht
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, approx. 40 km/25 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, approx. 50 km/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, approx. 53 km/33 mi
En route you’ll see the impressive Well castle, after which you’ll cycle through Maasduinen national park.

Day 5 Cuijck - Maasbommel, approx. 40 km/25 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, approx. 41 km/25 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, Breukelen - Amsterdam, 45 km/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 Sarah.

Included in "Boat & Bike in the Netherlands":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • 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 tours
  • fees for ferries
  • entrance fee Ceuclum Museum in Cuijk
  • bike tours with english speaking tour guide
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • optional rental bike
  • optional rental helmet


  • outside cabins, approx. 10 sqm (108 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • openable portholes
  • air conditioning
  • level-access beds

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 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    21.05. + 04.06. + 25.06. + 09.07.
    03.09. + 17.09.


All prices are per person.

  •   999 EUR travel price 17.09.
  • 1099 EUR travel price, further dates
  • 1269 EUR single occupancy 17.09.
  • 1369 EUR single occupancy, further dates
  •   939 EUR triple cabin 17.09.
  • 1039 EUR triple cabin, further dates
  •     85 EUR rental bike
  •   185 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR rental helmet
  •     10 EUR private bike
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Boat & Bike in the Netherlands":

  • The MS Sarah is berthed at van Hasseltkade near Wilhelmina Bridge.
  • 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

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.

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.
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