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Holland & Belgium Premium Tulip tour

April 17 - 27 / 2021

Departure date: 17 april 2021
Average biking distance per day (KM) 20 to 60 KM

Highlights

This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Can't get enough of Biking & Barging? We designed this Premium 11-day tour for you! 

Expect more bike-route options, more peace while riding and more time for city's & culture.

Amsterdam – ‘de Zaansche Schans’ with its open air museum and windmills – the oldest town of Holland, Haarlem – Entrance to the Flower exhibition ‘Keukenhof’ – Taste the local cuisine of Holland and Belgium – Entrance to Royal Delft – Kinderdijk - Diamond city Antwerp – Swim the North-Sea in Oostende – Bruges the most beautiful Flemish city.

Holland & Belgium Premium Tulip tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Bruges Travel time: 11 days Countries: Belgium,Netherlands Average biking distance per day (KM): 20 to 60 KM
NEW TOUR: 11-days. Bike, Barge and Cruise the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands (Holland) & Belgium. Entrance to Flower exhibition 'Keukenhof' & Royal Delft museum incl.
€ 2.335,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam - Zaandam

Check in: 3:30 PM – 5 PM Merlijn sails to Zaandam, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. During dinner we will arrive in Zaandam. In the evening there is a city walk through Zaandam.

Day 2 (Sun): Zaandam – Haarlem. Bike tour approx. 30 KM or extend to 55 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Haarlem – Cruquius – Keukenhof – Leidschendam – Delft. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Delft – Rotterdam – Kinderdijk - Dordrecht. Bike tour approx. 40 KM or extend to 60 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Dordrecht – Willemstad - Tholen. Bike tour approx. 45 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Tholen - Antwerp. Bike tour approx. 20 KM or extend to 50 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Antwerp – St. Amands. Bike tour approx. 45 KM
Day 8 (Sat): St. Amands – Dendermonde - Gent. Bike tour approx. 35 KM
Day 9 (Sun): Gent - Bruges. Bike tour approx. 38 KM
Day 10 (Mon): Bruges. Bike tour to Oostende, approx. 55 KM
Day 11 (Tue): Bruges

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 10 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 10x breakfast buffet, 9x packed lunches and 8x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • ferry fees
  • fast-Ferry
  • entrance to Keukenhof
  • entrance to Royal Delft

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • two dinners
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps - insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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12 july 2019

Magdeburg to Berlin, June 2019 Thank you, Coen and Christina! This was our third trip aboard the Merlijn and we had a wonderful time. Your hospitality is excellent—our whole family enjoyed the cruise—and we recommend your bike and barge trips for people who appreciate great biking, comfortable accommodations, and an all-around great experience. Merlijn continues to be magic on the water and we look forward to our next cruise with you.