Netherlands on MS Magnifique IV - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Amsterdam / Maastricht
  • 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:
    flat
  • 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 (6 x dinner). 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.

The Netherlands on MS Magnifique IV

Premium tour Amsterdam - Maastricht from EUR 1279

The Tour

The Netherlands on MS Magnifique IV - Arcen

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 from Amsterdam to Maastricht is easy and pleasant.
Here are some details on the comfortable premium boat MS Magnifique IV.

The Netherlands on MS Magnifique IV
 

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

Day 2 Amsterdam - Breukelen, 35-45 km/22-28 mi
The first bike tour takes you along the charming river Vecht. You’ll be sleeping in the fortress town of Vianen.

Day 3 Vianen - Gorinchem, 40-50 km/25-31 mi, boat trip
The tour leads on to Leerdam, which is home to many glass blowing workshops. Starting in Gorinchem, you’ll be carrying on by ship to the restored fortress town of Heusden.

Day 4 boat trip, Maasbommel - Cuijck, 40-55 km/25-34 mi
Starting in Maasbommel, the river Maas will be your constant companion for the rest of the tour. Ravenstein and Grave are two charming medieval towns.

Day 5 Cuijck - Arcen, 35-55 km/22-34 mi
The tour will lead you through the Maasduinen national park, after which Arcen Castle, with its 10 different rose gardens, awaits.

Day 6 Arcen - Venlo - Roermond, 35-50 km/22-31 mi
Further along the Maas, the tour leads to Thorn, which only features whitewashed houses. Roermund is an old episcopal town with several buildings that are worth a visit.

Day 7 Boat trip, Born - Maastricht, 40-50 km/25-31 mi
Today’s stage leads through Limburg province, until you reach the day’s final destination, the provincial capital of Maastricht. It is home to exciting museums, old casemate walls and impressive mergel grottos.

Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
After breakfast your tour comes to an end.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Sarah.

Included in "Netherlands on MS Magnifique IV":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 6 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • entrance Glasmuseum Leerdam
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • several short walks
  • fees for ferries and Waterbus
  • entrances Glas museum Leerdam, Schlossgärten Arcen
  • City Tour Roemond
  • 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

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 12-16 sqm (129-172 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat sceen tv
  • upper deck suites offers openable windows

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
    cancelled!

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  • 1279 EUR 2-bed cabin 22.07.
  • 1779 EUR suite upper deck 22.07.
  • 1919 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy 22.07.
  • 1329 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1829 EUR suite upper deck
  • 1994 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •     95 EUR rental bike
  •   215 EUR e-bike
  •     10 EUR private bike   
  •     25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • 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.

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, 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.

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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