Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Zwaantje - 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 Zwaantje

Flanders & Netherlands on premium boat from EUR 1344

The Tour

Brügge-Amsterdam - MS Zwaantje

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 between Amsterdam and Bruges starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about the MS Zwaantje.

 

Day 1 Arrival in Bruges, cycle tour 11 km / 7 mi
Board your boat on the early afternoon and explore the historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 2 Bike tour Bruges - Ghent, 35-57 km/22-35 mi
Cycle along the canal until you reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 3 Bike tour Ghent - Dendermonde - St. Amands, 40-53 km/25-33 mi
The river Schelde will take you through typically Flemish villages to Dendermonde, where many buildings have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 4 Bike tour St. Amands - Antwerp, 33-49 km/21-30 mi
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 5 Bike tour Kreekrak Sluices-Tholen, 20-36 km/22-12 mi
Numerous locks, the small fortress town Willemstad and Dordrecht, the birthplace of Dutch independence, are stops on today’s tour.

Day 6 Bike tour Kinderdijk - Vianen, 32-57 km/2035 mi
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 Bike tour Breukelen - Amsterdam, 36-46 km/22-28 mi
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 Zwaantje comes to an end.

 

Bruges-Amsterdam on MS Zwaantje
 
Bruges-Amsterdam on MS Zwaantje
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Zwaantje.

Included in "Bruges-Amsterdam on MS Zwaantje":

  • 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
  • several short guided city tours
  • ferries and waterbus
  • entrance Antwerp Cathedral
  • canal cruises in Amsterdam
  • canal cruises in Ghent
  • guided cycle tours with 2 guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental bike included

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a water-resistant bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired. Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own bike on this trip.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    10.07.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • 1344 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1969 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
    •   115 EUR e-bike

    The booking process

    The Tour
    Info/arrival

    Info/arrival

    Arrival:

    • 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)

    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.
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