Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    290-300 km / 179-185 mi
  • Distance per day:
    35-55 km / 22-34 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. 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.

Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius

Cycling from Bruges to Amsterdam from EUR 839

The Tour

Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius

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 in Flanders and the Netherlands on MS Fluvius starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Fluvius.

Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius - MS Fluvius
 

Day 1 Arrival in Bruges
Board your boat and explore the historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 2 Boat trip, Moerebrugge - Ghent, approx. 55 km/34 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 Ghent - St. Amands, approx. 40 km/25 mi, boat trip
The river Schelde will take you through typically Flemish villages to Dendermonde, where many buildings have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 4 St. Amands - Antwerp, approx. 48 km/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 Antwerp - Dordrecht, 35 km/22 mi, boat trip
Numerous locks, the small fortress town Willemstad and Dordrecht, the birthplace of Dutch independence, are stops on today’s tour.

Day 6 Dordrecht - Vianen, approx. 32 km/20 mi, boat trip
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 Vianen - Amsterdam, approx. 35 km/22 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 tour in Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius comes to an end.

Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius
 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Fluvius.

Included in your package "Flanders & Netherlands on MS Fluvius" :

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • 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
  • ferrys and waterbus
  • guided cycle tours with 2 guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • optional rental bike
  • optional helmet

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 10 sqm, with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually controlled air-conditioning
    and ventilation system
  • level-access beds

Rental bicycles:

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

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    full booked!

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  •   839 EUR price small cabin lower deck 28.09.
  •   889 EUR price cabin lower deck 28.09.
  • 1039 EUR price twin cabin upper deck 28.09.
  • 1139 EUR price double cabin upper deck 28.09.
  • 1139 EUR price cabin l.d., single occupancy 28.09.
  •   889 EUR price small cabin lower deck
  •   939 EUR price cabin lower deck
  • 1089 EUR price twin cabin upper deck
  • 1189 EUR price double cabin upper deck
  • 1089 EUR price cabin l.d., single occupancy
  •   75 EUR rental bike
  • 175 EUR e-bike
  •   10 EUR rental helmet

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)

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
Info/booking
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