On Bike and Boat from Bruges to Amsterdam
From Amsterdam to Bruges
- Bruges – Amsterdam / Amsterdam – Bruges
- Gent, Antwerp and the windmills at Kinderdijk
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- Bike & Boat: MS Magnifique, MS Magnifique II & MS Magnifique III
km / day avg.
This bike and boat tour from Amsterdam to Bruges showcases the most beautiful attractions which Holland and Belgium have to offer: the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk are located along the route as well as Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland. In Belgium, you will visit the most beautiful cities in Flanders; Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. You will discover that a trip by boat and bicycle is pure relaxation. On such a trip there is no daily packing of your bag before you set off cycling, the daily stages are short and beautiful as you only cycle along the most beautiful sections. And if you don't feel like cycling you can remain on the boat and cruise gently through the magical landscape of Holland and Belgium.
The starting point will either be Bruges or Amsterdam. Available dates will be displayed in the booking form.
Please note that the places where you stay in these two routes are slightly different.
Itinerary from Bruges
- Booking codes
Bruges – Amsterdam – BE-SHSBM-08G
MS Magnifique II
Bruges – Amsterdam – BE-SHSBZ-08G
MS Magnifique III
Bruges – Amsterdam – BE-SHSBX-08G
- Start / Destination
Bruges / Amsterdam
8 days, 7 nights
approx. 210 – 310 km
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between 20 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
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- Parking information
Attended parking at Stationsplein (Hauptbahnhof of Bruges), cost approx. EUR 5 to 7 per day. Take a cap from central station to the shipping pier, approx. 15 € to 25 €.
Unattended, free-of-charge parking at Ringstraße (nearby the shipping pier), only limited space available.
No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
- Returning to Amsterdam
With the train on own initiative, several departures per hour, 1 – 3 x change, duration approx. 4 – 5 hours.
- Minimum number of participants
The minimum number of 24 participants must be reached 21 days prior to the arrival date.
Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; we reserve the right to make changes.
- Tour operated by
Local cooperation partner
Your cruisers: MS Magnifique I, II and III
Welcome aboard the popular premium cruiser MS Magnifique! The atmosphere is elegant with sophisticated and stylish furnishings. The crew warmly welcomes its passengers and the mood on board is relaxed and informal. After an exciting day on your bike you can relax in the jacuzzi, or chat to other guests on the extensive sun deck, or in the wood-panelled saloon.
Completed in 2016, the MS Magnifique II is an elegant stylish boat, which has been tailored to the wishes expressed by cycling holidaymakers. On the two sundecks, in the restaurant or saloon you will always find a place to enjoy the passing countryside or for a chat with a fellow passenger. In the whirlpool you can relax and afterwards fortify yourself at the barbecue for the next section by bike.
The river boat, Magnifique III, which was finished in 2018, welcomes its guests with elegant and stylish fittings. The generous saloon with its large windows and adjacent restaurant invite you to spend some relaxing time here. On the sun deck the passing scenery can be best enjoyed from a deck chair or from the whirlpool!
Day 1: Individual arrival in Bruges
After you've checked in on board the boat between 1pm and 1.30 pm, you have enough time to get to know Bruges. Grab your bikes and go off exploring this Venice of the North. Discover the medieval charm of Bruges along its canals or Reien as they're known locally. Also worthy of seeing are the high Belfried and the Gothic Stadhuis. Before you go back on board, go and visit the Frietmuseum - a museum that is devoted, amongst other things, to the history of the potato chip! Known to be a Belgian invention.
Day 2: Bruges – Ghent (Merelbeke), approx. 35 – 60 km
The first section of your bike & boat tour from Bruges to Amsterdam takes you to Gent. In the town of de drie torens - the three towers - medieval flair meets the modernity of a student town. Castle Gravensteen, in the middle of the town, and Sint-Baafskathedraal with its impressive altars and artwork are truly sightworthy. When dark falls, go for an evening stroll and enjoy the atmospheric light of the historic quarter.
Day 3: Ghent (Merelbeke) – Dendermonde / Sint-Amands, approx. 40 / 55 km
Along Schelde River, you cycle through the green heart of Flanders to Dendermonde. The medieval marketplace and Sint-Alexius-Beginenhof are just some of the highlights of this small town in East Flanders. If you want to spend more time on your bike, you can cycle to Sint-Amands. Alternatively, the boat takes you there.
Day 4: Dendermonde / Sint-Amands – Antwerp, approx. 35 – 50 km
Before you reach today's destination of Antwerp, on your bike & boat tour from Bruges to Amsterdam, you cycle through Temse, known for having Belgium's longest bridge. In Antwerp you follow the traces of the Baroque artist, Peter Paul Rubens and other world-famous artists. Visit Ruben Haus, the town brewery De Koninck and Burg Het Steen. Try the Antwerpse Handjes as well as the sweet creations of the local chocolatiers. On a stroll you might find out why Antwerp is known as the town of diamonds.
Day 5: Antwerp – Kreekrak locks (by boat), Kreekrak locks – Tholen, approx. 20 / 35 km, Tholen – Dordrecht (by boat)
From Antwerp, the boat takes you down the Schelde-Rhine canal in a northerly direction. At the impressive Kreekrak locks you start your cycling tour through the forest of Wouwse Plantage to Tholen. Once again you get on board and continue to Willemstad via the lock complex of Volkerak. A walk through today's destination of Dordrecht takes you to Grote Kerk. Depsite the tilt of the church tower, you can climb up it. The panoramic view of the town is reward for your climb!
Day 6: Dordrecht – Vianen, approx. 35 – 60 km
After you've completed the first part of the section by water bus, at Kinderdijk you will see The Netherland's most well-known windmills. On your way to Vianen, you pass Schoonhoven. This pretty little town, once a hub for silver and gold-smithing, is known for its silver museum and Bartholomeuskerk.
Day 7: Vianen – Breukelen (by boat), Breukelen – Amsterdam, approx. 35 – 45 km
Before you reach the destination of your bike & boat tour from Bruges to Amsterdam, your boat takes you to Breukelen. Along the River Vecht, you cycle through this lovely countryside diffused by canals, and sprinkled with stately homes and parks. Via Muiden, you reach Amsterdam. Historic canals, world-class art museums and hundreds of buildings we can recommend visiting. All this awaits you in this multi-cultural, exciting city.
Day 8: Individual departure
After breakfast your bike and boat tour from Bruges to Amsterdam comes to an end. The disembarkation is carried out until 9.30 am.