Hanseatic Tour - Princesse Royal map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    215 - 290 km / 134 - 180 mi
  • Distance per day:
    35 - 55 / 22 - 34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

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.

Hanseatic Tour - MS Princesse Royal

Round trip from Amsterdam from EUR 1299

The Tour

Hanseatic Tour - MS Princesse Royal

The Hanseatic Tour will take you along the Rhine, the IJssel and the old coast of the former Zuiderzee. There are many forests and nature reserves to explore in this ancient cultural landscape, which came into wealth during the time of the Hanseatic League. Small and large Hanseatic towns are testament to this and await your visit. The polder areas in the new Flevoland Province are extensive and modern. The Hanseatic Tour offers short and long stages and is also suitable for beginners.
Here you can find more details on the boat, the MS Princesse Royal.

Hanseatic Tour - MS Princesse Royal

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Check-in until 3 p.m., then you can do a short trip. Overnight stay in Amsterdam.

Day 2 Cycling tour Amsterdam - Breukelen, 36-46 km/23-28 mi
The first bike tour takes you along the charming river Vecht. Overnight stay in Wijk bij Duurstede.

Day 3 Cycling tour Wageningen - Arnhem, 35-44 km/22-27 mi
You cycle through the nature reserves ‘Blauwe Kamer’ and ‘Veluwe’. You will also visit the largest private Van Gogh art collection.

Day 4 Cycling tour Doesburg - Deventer, 45-55 km/28-34 mi
Today you can choose between two different tours of varying lengths: Either you cycle along the IJssel, or through the romantic countryside with castles and country manors. Overnight stay in Deventer.

Day 5 Cycling tour Wijhe - Kampen, 40-56 km/25-35 mi
Continue cycling along the banks of the IJssel,  where the impressive Hanseatic towns Hattem, Zwolle and Kampen await you.

Day 6 Cycling tour Kampen - Harderwijk, 48 km/30 mi
Cycle along the Veluwemeer, a remainder of the former Zuiderzee, which is a popular tourist destination today. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the picturesque fishing village Harderwijk.

Day 7 Cycling tour Huizen - Amsterdam approx. 35 km/22 mi
First you will visit the old fortress towns Naarden and Muiden. Then you will cycle to Amsterdam, where you will have lots of time to explore the city.

Day 8 Tag Departure
After breakfast your Hanseatic Tour comes to an end.

Dutch Hanseatic Tour - MS Princesse Royal


Here are the details on MS Princesse Royal.

Included in "Hanseatic Tour - MS Princesse Royal":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • daily coffee/tea until 16 o'clock free of charge
  • 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 walks
  • fees for ferries and Waterbus
  • entrances Airborne Museum, cheese factory
  • City Tour Deventer
  • guided cycle tours with 2 guides
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike with helmet


  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • some cabins with 3rd bed (only for children)
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • non-openable portholes
  • level-access beds
  • flat sceen tv

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 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    29.05. + 05.06. + 12.06.


All prices are per person.

  • 1299 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1499 EUR 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1689 EUR single cabin
  • 1949 EUR 2-bed cabin for single ocupancy
  • 1249 EUR 3-bed cabin
  • 1449 EUR 3-bed premium cabin
  •     95 EUR rental bike
  •   210 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR private bike
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour



  • 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 140 / 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. There are several private and scheduled providers, see e.g. here.

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.
The Tour
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