For those interested in the enchanting world of Merlijn, the "Magic Bike Barge, Cruise" here's a brief guide to get you started on your adventure. If you have any questions, our FAQ section is a great starting point. Wondering where Merlijn is right now? Follow the live tracker to satisfy your curiosity. For those intrigued by the furnishings, we offer detailed insights into the upper deck, deluxe cabins, and outdoor spaces. Cyclists will appreciate our section on Cycling & Bikes, where we delve into the bikes provided and cycling routes. Food enthusiasts can learn about our culinary care, including how we cater to special dietary needs. Curious about the layout? Our ground-plan provides a detailed overview of Merlijn's structure. For exclusive experiences, find out how to reserve the entire barge. Booking your next adventure is easy—our guide on how to book a tour walks you through the process. Seeking travel advice? We've got you covered with essential tips. Delve into the history of Merlijn for a glimpse into its magical transformation. Travel with confidence knowing we're partnered with VZR Garant. Your privacy is paramount, and our Privacy Statement outlines how we protect your information. Lastly, our Terms & Conditions ensure a clear understanding of our mutual agreement. Welcome aboard the magical journey with Merlijn, where every detail is crafted for an unforgettable experience.  

Frequently asked questions

We have collected the most frequently asked questions on this page for you.  

Where is Merlijn? 

A realtime view of the location of Merlijn. 


Discover more about the furnishing onboard Merlijn. 

Cycling & Bikes 

Which bicycles do we have on board? What does a bike tour look like from start to finish? Discover more on this page. 

Culinary care 

What kind of food and drinks are on board? And how and when do I communicate my dietary requirements? Discover it via this page. 


What does the layout of the Merlijn look like? Discover it via the ground-plan.

Reserve the entire barge 

Would you like the Merlijn for your private group only? Friends, family, colleagues or reunion? We offer several options! 

How to book a tour? 

Discover how our booking system works and what you can expect. 

Travel advice 

Essential travel tips, covering arrival times, hotel booking guidance, and airport recommendations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. 


Learn more about the history of the Merlijn. 

VZR Garant 

Merlijn ensures customer protection through VZR Garant's guarantee scheme against financial insolvency, with details available on VZR Garant's website.

Privacy statement 

Privacy Policy highlights Merlijn's adherence to GDPR, ensuring the confidentiality and security of personal data. 

Terms & Conditions 

More information about the Terms & Conditions on board the Merlijn. 

Cologne to Saarburg

July 16 - 23 / 2022
The trip was perfect: well organized and beautiful scenery. Easy biking mostly along paths instead of city streets. Delicious gourmet dinners on the Merlijn. Comfortable beds, pretty ship with bouquets of flowers. Lia, the biking tour guide was amazing; informative, flexible, fun, and strong! I was proud that I could do all the biking with the trusty e-bike!