Terms & Conditions

Terms of Payment

When you book a Bike & Barge Cruise or Cruise-only tour with us, we ask you for a deposit. 

  • 20% of the total price, at reservation.
  • 80% of the total price, 2 months before your cruise starts.

Cancellation fee

When you cancel your Bike & Barge Cruise or Cruise-only tour, we ask you for a cancellation payment.

The fee might be more then your deposit.

2021 bookings:

Fee / when you cancel your cruise:

  • 20% untill 12 months before your cruise starts
  • 50% between 12 & 6 months before your cruise starts
  • 80% between 6 & 1 month before your cruise starts
  • 90% between 1 month & 1 day before your cruise starts
  • 100% at the embarkation day, or later

(Percentages calculated on total cruise price)

2022 and later bookings:

Fee / when you cancel your cruise:

  • 20% after reservation
  • 50% between 8 & 6 months before your cruise starts
  • 65% between 6 & 4 months before your cruise starts
  • 80% between 4 & 2 months before your cruise starts
  • 90% between 2 months & 1 day before your cruise starts
  • 100% at the embarkation day, or later

(Percentages calculated on total cruise price)

You never know what the future holds, we advise a travel & cancellation insurance.


Terms & Conditions short stay

If you book an overnight stay, canal cruise, dinner cruise or other activities with a stay of less than a week with us, the following conditions apply:

  • Full payment at the time of booking
  • Cancel free of charge up to 7 days before arrival, after that you pay the full amount.
  • If you show symptoms of Corona, you can rebook free of charge.

General Terms and Conditions

  • the general terms and conditions of Merlijn de magie van water B.V. apply to all bookings, offers and agreements. Download the full terms below. (
  • the general terms and conditions of Merlijn de magie van water B.V. are based on the 'General Terms and Conditions for package Trips' established by the BBZ association version June 1st 2018, Which have been compiled on the basis of the EU Package Travel Regulation, 2015/2302/EU.
  • the payment and cancellation conditions, mentioned above, are part of Merlijn de magie van water B.V.'s general terms and conditions.
  • all bookings, offers and agreements are governed by Dutch law.
  • Merlijn complies the General Data Protection Regulation to protect your privacy. Read our full privacy policy here.

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28 july 2018

Berlin/Spandau to Magdeburg, July 14th 2018

Dear friends,

Patti and I had a wonderful time on our trip.   You were all so focused on ensuring everything was perfect for our group. 

I came with very high expectations and they were greatly exceeded!  As an engineer I was so impressed with the barge.

Thank you once again for treating us to such a fine adventure! 

Regards, Ed Buehler