Netherlands & Flanders on MS Fleur - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Amsterdam / Bruges
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    214-297 km / 133-185 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-56 km / 14-35 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.

Holland and Flanders with MS Fleur

Amsterdam - Bruges on MS Fleur from EUR 1344

The Tour

Netherlands & Flanders with MS Fleur

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 the Netherlands and Flanders by boat and bikes starts in Amsterdam.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Fleur.

Netherlands & Flanders with MS Fleur
 

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Check-in from 2 pm, then canal boat cruise. Overnight stay in Amsterdam.

Day 2 Bike tour Amsterdam - Vianen, 36-46 km/23-29 mi 
The first bike tour takes you along the charming river Vecht. You’ll be sleeping in the fortress town of Vianen.

Day 3 Bike tour Vianen - Kinderdijk, 32-56 km/20-35 mi
Through the silver town of Schonhoven to Kinderdijk, a village which hosts a large concentration of drainage windmills, which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 4 Bike tour Willemstad - Tholen, 36-44 km/23-28 mi
First you will cycle tour through one of the rare forest areas between Willemstad and the Kreekrak lock, from there through the harbour to the centre of the City of Diamonds - Antwerp.

Day 5 Bike tour Antwerp - St. Amands, 34-49 km/21-30 mi
First you will cycle through the nature reserve Walenhoek. Then you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced.

Day 6 Bike tour St. Amands - Ghent, approx. 52 km/32 mi
First, the river Schelde takes you through typically Flemish villages. Later on you will reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 7 Bike tour Ghent - Bruges, 22-45 km/14-28 mi
Cycle along the Ghent-Oostende Canal until you reach Bruges, which is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ and is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour in the Netherlands and Flanders by boat & bike comes to an end.

 
 
Netherlands & Flanders by Boat & Bike
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Fleur.

Included in "Netherlands & Flanders on MS Fleur":

  • 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. 10 sqm (107 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • climate control

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 11-speed gearboxes and freewheel, 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
    08.05.

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:

  • 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 from Brugge SNCB to Amsterdam Centraal (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 hours, price approx. EUR 50). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 hours price 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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