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Premium Authentic Holland & Germany tour

‘The North route”

June 05 - 12 / 2021

Departure date: 05 june 2021
Average biking distance per day 25 to 50 KM


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Bike, Barge & Cruise the Authentic northern part of Holland and Germany – A combination of; stunning landscapes, beautiful lakes & rivers, charming Dutch villages and historic German cities – Visit the charming Dutch cities of Hoorn & Enkhuizen, with its rich East-India-Company history -  Experience the ‘northern’ atmosphere in the provinces Friesland & Groningen, the country-side of the Netherlands - Bike on good & solid bike paths in a stunning flat landscape - Cruise the IJsselmeer, Hollands largest lake and the Weser, a small German river - Visit ancient German cities Leer and Oldenburg - Excursion to the shipyard Meyer in Papenburg, a family business where huge cruise ships are being build – Visit (ore extend your stay in) the city of Bremen; with its terraces on the ‘Schlachte’, the Promenade at the Weser river, the Bremer ‘Stadtmusikanten’ (town Musicians) - Stroll through very narrow streets & famous Market Places of the unique Bremen ‘Schnoorviertel’ quarter –


This Bike & Barge Cruise, shows you the most authentic places of two neighbouring countries, both with its own unique atmosphere and history.

Premium Authentic Holland & Germany tour  | ‘The North route”
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Bremen Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany, Netherlands Average biking distance per day: 25 to 50 KM
This Bike & Barge Cruise, shows you the most authentic places of two neighbouring countries, both with its own unique atmosphere and history. Visit to the Meyer shipyard incl.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam – Hoorn

Check in: 3:30 PM - 5PM Merlijn sails to Hoorn, 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. Dinner will be during the cruise. In the evening there is a city walk through charming Hoorn.

Day 2 (Sun): Hoorn – Enkhuizen - Lemmer
Day 3 (Mon): Lemmer – Sneek - Leeuwarden
Day 4 (Tue): Leeuwarden – Stroobos – Groningen
Day 5 (Wed): Groningen – Delfzijl - Papenburg
Day 6 (Thu): Papenburg – Oldenburg
Day 7 (Fri): Oldenburg – Vegesack - Bremen
Day 8 (Sat): Bremen

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 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
  • entrance and tour at Meyer shipyard


Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • 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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