By Boat & Bike - Flanders & Netherlands - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    207-310 km / 127-193 mi
  • Distance per day:
    11-57 km / 7-35 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.

Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique II

Flanders & Netherlands on premium boat from EUR 1009

The Tour

Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique II

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 Boat & Bike tour in Flanders and the Netherlands starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Magnifique II.

Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique II

Day 1 Arrival in Bruges, Bike tour Bruges - Ghent, 35-57km/22-35mi
Check-in at 1 pm, short boat trip at 2 pm, then cycle along the canal until you reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 2 Bike tour Ghent - Dendermonde - St. Amands, 40-53km/25-33mi
e river Schelde will take you through typically Flemish villages to Dendermonde, where many buildings have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 3 Bike tour St. Amands - Antwerp, 33-49km/21-30mi
First you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced. Then you will explore the City of Diamonds - Antwerp.

Day 4 Antwerp
Rubenshaus and the Cathedral of Our Lady will entice you, how about a visit to the Diamond Museum DIVA?

Day 5 Boat trip, Bike tour Kreekrak Sluices-Tholen, boat trip 20-36km/22-12mi
Cycling tour through the "Wouwse Plantage" forest to Tholen. From here, your ship will take you through several locks to Dordrecht, the centre of Dutch independence

Day 6 Boat trip, Bike tour Kinderdijk - Vianen, 32-57km/20-35mi
Kinderdijk with its long row of windmills is probably one of the most famous Dutch photo motifs. The small fortress town Vianen is also worth seeing.

Day 7 Boat trip, Bike tour Breukelen - Amsterdam, 36-46km/22-28mi
Today you will travel along the picturesque Vecht, a branch of the river Rhine, first by boat and then by bike. The region is popular among water sports enthusiasts and as a holiday destination for rich residents of Amsterdam.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your Boat & Bike tour in Flanders and the Netherlands on MS Magnifique II comes to an end.

By Boat & Bike - Flanders & Netherlands


Here are the details on MS Magnifique II.

Included in "Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique II":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner in Antwerp)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily until 4 p.m.
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet
  • optional Guided Cycling Package


  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat sceen tv
  • upper deck cabins offers openable windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a water-resistant bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. 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
    several short guided city tour
    ferry trips
    entrance Antwerp Red Star Line Museum
    canal cruises in Amsterdam
    canal cruises in Ghent

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on thursdays
    13.05. + 27.05. + 10.06. + 24.06.
    08.07. + 22.07. + 05.08. + 19.08.
    02.09. + 16.09. + 07.10.


All prices are per person.


  • 1009 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1209 EUR premium twin cabin
  • 1509 EUR upper deck suite
  • 1514 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •   959 EUR triple cabin
  • 1409 EUR triple suite upper deck

all other dates:

  • 1159 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1359 EUR premium twin cabin
  • 1659 EUR upper deck suite
  • 1738 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 1109 EUR triple cabin
  • 1609 EUR triple suite upper deck
  •   170 EUR Guided Cycling Package
  •     95 EUR rental bike
  •   210 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR private bike
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour



  • In Bruges your boat is moored approx. 400 m from the main station.
  • Arrival by car
    - Parking at Stationsplein, guarded car park, costs approx. EUR 3,50/day
    - Parking at the ring road, not guarded, free of charge
    More information can be found in your travel documents.
  • Arrival by train:
    Bruges SNCB
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Zaventem, by train to Brugge SNCB, (0-1 changes, duration approx. 1,5-2 h, cost: approx. EUR 20)

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Brugge SNCB, (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 h, cost: approx. EUR 50). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 h, cost: 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.
The Tour
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