2021
On Bike and Boat from Bruges to Amsterdam

On Bike and Boat from Bruges to Amsterdam

Belgium meets Holland - on the MS Magnifique II, III and IV

 Bruges – Antwerpen – Amsterdam

  • Gent, Antwerp and the windmills at Kinderdijk
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: The Magnifique Premium ships!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

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.

On Bike and Boat from Bruges to Amsterdam
  • Booking codes
    Magnifique II
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBZ-08G
    Magnifique III
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBX-08G
    Magnifique IV
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBV-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 210 – 315 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 10 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Your cruisers: MS Magnifique II, III and IV

The three Magnifique Premium boats are stylishly and exclusively fitted. The crew welcomes you, the guests - a maximum of 40 passengers, most warmly; the atmosphere is easy going and friendly. It's no wonder, as the four ships are designed to accommodate a good number of people. After an exciting day on the bike, it's great to be able to just relax on the sun deck. Motivated by the great success of MS Magnifique, the fleet has been extended by three additional magnifiques bateaux since 2016. From 2020, MS Magnifique IV will be cruising in The Netherlands.

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MS Magnifique II

BE-SHSBZ_01

MS Magnifique II

MS Magnifique III

MS Magnifique III

MS Magnifique IV

MS Magnifique IV
boating at Bruges
Bruges

Day 1: Individual arrival in Bruges, approx. 10 km

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.

Jacob van Artevelde monument, Gent
drinking coffee at Jacob van Artevelde monument

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.

Schelde River, Dendermonde
Schelde River

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.

Brabo-Fountain, Antwerp
Brabo-Fountain, Antwerp

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.

harbour, Dordrecht
harbour, Dordrecht

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!

windmills, Kinderdijk
windmills at Kinderdijk

Day 6: Dordrecht – Kinderdijk (by boat), Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven – 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.

boating in Amsterdam
boating in Amsterdam

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.

bridge in Amsterdam
goodbye in Amsterdam!

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.

On Bike and Boat from Amsterdam to Bruges

Itinerary from Amsterdam

Day 1: Individual arrival in Amsterdam

Day 2: Amsterdam – Breukelen, approx. 35 / 45 km, Breukelen – Vianen (by boat)

Day 3: Vianen – Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk, approx. 30 / 55 km, Kinderdijk – Dordrecht (by boat)

Day 4: Dordrecht – Willemstad (by boat), Willemstad – Tholen, approx. 35 / 45 km, Tholen – Kreekrak locks – Antwerp (by boat)

Day 5: Antwerp – Sint-Amands / Dendermonde, approx. 35 / 50 km

Day 6: Sint-Amands – Dendermonde (by boat), Dendermonde – Ghent (Merelbeke), approx. 50 km

Day 7: Ghent (Merelbeke) – Bruges, approx. 25 / 45 km

Day 8: Individual departure

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 29.04.2021 to 19.10.2021Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

06.10. - 19.10.

Season B

02.07. - 24.08.
01.10. - 05.10.

Season C

29.04. - 01.07.
25.08. - 30.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Additional fee single use of double cabin (only Magnifique III) from 350

All prices per person in a double cabin, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights on board
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch / lunch snack, 6 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • All harbour, bridge and lock fees
  • Canal cruise Ghent
  • Entrance to Cathedral in Antwerp
  • Daily Routing discussion, guided cycling tours
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • Pre-travel documents (1 x per cabin)
  • Map material for cycling tours on board
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Drinks on board
  • 1 x dinner in Antwerp or Bruges
  • Admission fees and excursions
  • Tips
  • Transfers
  • Fees for ferries

No minimum number of participants

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level, or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 15 years

-150 €

Applies for accommodation in cabins with 2 full-paying guests on the ships Magnifique II and III.

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Accommodation

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MS Magnifique II

MS Magnifique II

MS Magnifique II

Restaurant

MS Magnifique II, restaurant

MS Magnifique II

Double cabin

MS Magnifique II, double cabin

MS Magnifique II

Triple cabin

MS Magnifique II, triple cabin

MS Magnifique II

Suite on the upperdeck

MS Magnifique II, suite on the upperdeck

MS Magnifique II

Salon

MS Magnifique II, salon

MS Magnifique II

Bar

MS Magnifique II, bar

MS Magnifique II

Sun deck

MS Magnifique II, sun deck

MS Magnifique II

Deck plan

MS Magnifique II, deck plan

MS Magnifique II

  • 18 outer cabins
  • Cabin fittings: Shower/WC, SAT TV, individually regulated air conditioning
  • Lower deck: Windows cannot be opened | upper deck: Windows can be opened halfway
  • Single lower deck cabins: approx. 8 m²
  • Double lower deck cabins: 2 ground-level beds, approx. 11 m²
  • Upper deck suite: 2 ground-level beds, small seating arrangement in corner, panorama window (can be opened halfway), approx. 14 m²
  • Three-bed cabin: double lower deck cabins, some of them with additional 3rd bed as a bunk bed

Boat facts

  • Built in 2016
  • 2 passenger decks
  • 4 upper deck suites | 18 lower deck cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 35 passengers
  • Crew: 5
  • Length: 62 m
  • Width: 7.20 m
  • Fittings: Saloon with restaurant area, bar, lounge with TV and Wifi (as available), 2 partially roofed sundecks, whirlpool, BBQ
  • Language spoken by guides: German, English, Dutch
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MS Magnifique III

MS Magnifique III

MS Magnifique III

Restaurant

MS Magnifique III, Restaurant

MS Magnifique III

Double cabin

MS Magnifique III, double cabin

MS Magnifique III

Suite on the upper deck

MS Magnifique III, suite on the upperdeck

MS Magnifique III

Bar

MS Magnifique III, bar

MS Magnifique III

Deck plan

MS Magnifique III, deck plan

MS Magnifique IV

MS Magnifique IV

MS Magnifique IV

Restaurant

MS Magnifique IV, restaurant

MS Magnifique IV

Double cabin

MS Magnifique IV, double cabin

MS Magnifique IV

Suite on the upperdeck

MS Magnifique IV, suite on the upperdeck

MS Magnifique IV

Bar

MS Magnifique IV, Bar

MS Magnifique IV

Sun deck

MS Magnifique IV, sun deck

MS Magnifique IV

Deck plan

MS Magnifique IV, deck plan

MS Magnifique III

  • Lower deck: 14 double cabins (approx. 11 m² ), 2 single cabins (approx. 8 m²) windows can't be opened
  • Upper deck: 5 suites (approx. 14 m²), French bed, panorama window (can be opened halfway)
  • ground-level beds
  • Shower / WC, individually regulated air conditioning, TV, Wifi
  • Additional bed: possible to a limited extent

Boat facts

  • Built in april 2018
  • 2 passenger decks | 21 outside cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 40 passengers
  • Crew: 5
  • Length: 70 m
  • Width: 7.20 m
  • Fittings: Saloon with restaurant, bar, lounge, sun deck with comfortable seating options, whirlpool, Wifi
  • Language spoken on board: German, English, Dutch
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MS Magnifique IV

  • 18 outer cabins with single beds at ground level
  • Lower deck: 8 2-bed cabins, approx. 12 m²
  • Upper deck: 10 suites, approx. 16 m²
  • Fittings: Shower/WC, individually regulated air conditioning, TV
  • The suites also have a small seating area as well as a French balcony (full-length sliding glass doors)
  • The bulls' eye windows in the cabins on the lower deck cannot be opened; the sliding glass doors in the suites on the upper deck can be opened.

Boat facts

  • Built in 2020
  • 2 passenger decks | 18 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 36 passengers
  • Crew: 5
  • Length: 67 m
  • Width: 7.20 m
  • Fittings: Restaurant on the lower deck, saloon with bar and lounge on the upper deck, sun deck with seating, wifi (as per availability)
  • Language on board: German, English, Dutch
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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Magnifique II
Magnifique III
Magnifique IV

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

50 %

Additional fee single cabin season A

350 €

Additional fee single cabin season B

380 €

Additional fee single cabin season C

400 €

Supplement premium twin cabin

500 €

500 €

500 €

Supplement twin cabin upper deck

200 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
85 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
200 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, helmet

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Rental Bike

7-gear Rental Bike

85 €

E-bike

200 €

On Bike and Boat from Bruges to Amsterdam
  • Booking codes
    Magnifique II
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBZ-08G
    Amsterdam – Bruges: NL-SHSAZ-08G
    Magnifique III
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBX-08G
    Amsterdam – Bruges: NL-SHSAX-08G
    Magnifique IV
    Bruges – Amsterdam: BE-FLSBV-08G
    Amsterdam – Bruges: NL-SHSAV-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 Tage / 7 Nächte
  • Length
    approx. 210 – 315 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 10 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Bruges:
    Attended parking at Stationsplein (Hauptbahnhof of Bruges), cost approx. EUR 4 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.
    Amsterdam:
    Car park Oosterdok (Hauptbahnhof Amsterdam), approx. 20 € / 24 hours. Take a cap from central station to the shipping pier, approx. 25 € (four kilometers away) or by bus approx. 10 minutes (3 €).
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Returning to Amsterdam / Bruges
    With the train on own initiative, several departures per hour, 1 – 3 x change, duration approx. 4 – 5 hours. 
  • Minimum number of participants
    No minimum number of participants
    Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; we reserve the right to make changes.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
50