Saturday 29 may 2021
The Merlijn has spread her magic for 20 years.
This year, though a year of uncertitude for many of us, is as well a year that must be celebrated, because Merlijn is celebrating its 20th anniversary!! The history of the Merlijn starts way back in 1930, when it was build as a cargo ship with the name "Adelaar" (Eagle). After more then 70 years and several owners along the way, in 2001 the ship began her new career as a cruise ship with the name everyone knows: "Merlijn".
Friday 28 may 2021
Bike, Barge & Cruise. There is a reason why it starts with "Bike"
Our bikes are a big part of your Bike & Barge Cruise, that's why we want to provide you with the best quality bike possible. The brand is Sensa from the Netherlands. With a super light frame and 27 gears you can easily climb any mountain in Europe, even the Dutch mountains. (this is what we call the wind that can blow in the Netherlands)
Cycling is the best way to experience local life.
Wednesday 26 may 2021
Merlijn has the most comprehensive sailing schedule and is also heading to the Blue Danube from 2022 on!
We already have so many routes that the season has become too short to sail them all and now, for the first time in her life, Merlijn is going to sail the Danube. That beautiful blue Danube, as it was described by Johann Strauss Jr. in the year 1867 in the Viennese Waltz he composed.
You can be one of the first guests of Merlijn, cycling along the Danube. We have designed 2 different Danube routes which we sail in both directions, meaning you can choose from 4 tours and even more departures! Have a look at the itinerary by clicking the destinations you like:
Tuesday 25 may 2021
Our 2023 sailing schedule will be online soon.
It's a wrap, our 2023 sailing schedule will be online soon. Is your favorite trip sold out in 2022, don't worry, there will be new opportunities in the near future to book your dream cruise.
Sometimes we are asked what is your favorite tour is? Well that's hard to say, because every single trip we offer has a unique character. We have a journey for everyone, from big crowded cities, to very quiet cycle paths in nature, from historical castles to new modern cities.
Friday 06 december 2019
Renovation upper-deck finished
After a long time thinking, planning and designing we proudly present our new upper-deck interior!
See all pictures in our photo album
Monday 15 april 2019
Merlijn goes to the Blue Danube!
We are planning to sail the Blue Danube in 2022!
More news coming soon