Jump to content
Jump to footer
Book now
To the online version

Bruges - Amsterdam: bike & boat, MS Magnifique 3

Enchanted by the charm of past times

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
easy
from
1,549.00 €
Book now Book
from
1,549.00 €

On completely flat bike paths you cycle on a varied route from Bruges with its medieval city center to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam. In the bike saddle, you will ride from highlight to highlight, marvel at impressive country houses, visit a farm cheese dairy and the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk. Let yourself be enchanted by the Flemish cities of Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp with their gabled and patrician houses, narrow streets and magnificent churches. The charm of bygone times will accompany you during your journey by bike and on foot in the cities.

Highlights

Bruges
As the capital of the province of West Flanders, Bruges is a tourist center of the region and is affectionately known by its inhabitants as "Belgium's Venice" because of its many canals and bridges. Visitors to the city can expect hospitable inhabitants, a medieval city center and sights as far as the eye can see.

Bruges

Ghent
Ghent is a compact, authentic city where past and present are in perfect harmony. A walk through the city can be compared to a journey through time.

Ghent

Antwerp
Antwerp - Scheldt city, Rubens city, diamond city, fashion city, port city, ... The many facets make Antwerp a city as it should be.

Antwerp

Dordrecht
The large inland center of Dordrecht is located in the south of the province of South Holland between the Rhine and the Meuse and their numerous branches.

Dordrecht

Windmills of Kinderdijk
Your photo collection from your trip to the Netherlands should not be missing at least one of the windmills of Kinderdijk.

Windmills Kinderdijk

Utrecht
The old and historic city of Utrecht is home to many buildings that were built in the early Middle Ages. Until Utrecht was surpassed by Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age, it was the most important city in the Netherlands.

Utrecht

Amsterdam
Amsterdam is unique among European metropolises. Compared to other world cities, Amsterdam is quite small, but offers all the advantages of a metropolis - a multitude of historical sights, world-famous museums and a distinct nightlife.

Amsterdam

Bruges - Amsterdam: bike & boat, MS Magnifique 3

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
from
1,549.00 €
Book now Book

The ship "Magnifique 3" was launched in April 2018 and offers 14 double cabins of 12 m² each with single beds (side by side) on the lower deck, 2 single cabins (7-9 m²)  each with fixed portholes. On the upper deck there are 5 suites (approx.16 m²) with a small sitting area, large opening panoramic windows and a French balcony. All 21 cabins are equipped with shower/WC,

individually adjustable air conditioning, flat screen TV, mini safe and hairdryer. The salon combines restaurant, bar and lounge and is equipped with air conditioning, widescreen TV and Wi-Fi. For relaxation, there is a sun deck with whirlpool/jacuzzi and loungers. Look forward to a journey with a comfortable ship with everything your heart desires.

Tour

Your ship awaits your arrival in the port of Bruges from 2pm. This is followed by the distribution of bicycles and a short exploration tour to get you in the mood. The day concludes with dinner, followed by an organized, short walking tour of the charming historic Old Town of Bruges, often known as the "Pearl of Flanders." For those planning a more extensive exploration of Bruges, we recommend traveling to Belgium a day or two before your trip begins.

Your first bike ride today will take you along the picturesque Ghent Canal through the enchanting Flemish countryside. Upon arrival, you will have the afternoon to explore this charming city. Ghent's city center captivates with its dreamily lit streets and impressive historic architecture. The ship will moor for the night at Merelbeke Lock, a suburb of Ghent located about 30 minutes by bike from the city center. Before dinner is served, you'll have the opportunity to join a guided canal tour of the historic city.

After breakfast, you will first enjoy a few more moments in Ghent. Later in the morning, you will set off by bike and follow the course of the river through a diverse landscape along the tidal river Scheldt to Dendermonde, located at the confluence of the rivers Dender and Scheldt. This section of the tour is undoubtedly one of the natural highlights. You will travel either by bike or by boat (depending on the tide) from Dendermonde to St. Amands. In St. Amands your ship will dock for the night.

Today you continue your journey downstream on the Scheldt River to Antwerp. Your destination today is Antwerp, a port city along the Scheldt River that became known as a hub for the diamond trade as early as the 15th century. Antwerp is also the birthplace of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens.

This morning your ship continues its journey along the Scheldt-Rhine canal and reaches the imposing Kreekrak locks. Here your bike tour starts through the forest area "Wouwse Plantage", which leads you to Tholen. Once Tholen was a small fishing village on an island in the Dutch province of Zeeland. From Tholen you continue your journey by boat through the impressive Volkerak lock system until you reach Dordrecht - one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and your stage destination for tonight.

Today your journey begins with a 10-minute ride on the "Waterbus" to Alblasserdam. Your bike tour continues via Schoonhoven, with a stopover, until you reach Vianen - a small fortified town on the river Lek. Here the ship will dock for tonight, and after dinner you will have time to explore the area on a leisurely stroll.

During breakfast, the ship will sail to Breukelen, where you will disembark for your last bike ride. You will cycle along the beautiful river Vecht, on the banks of which there are numerous manor houses, small castles and magnificent country houses with extensive gardens. After passing the towns of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland by bike, you will arrive in Nigtevecht. Here you will have the opportunity to visit a traditional cheese farm. Your ride continues via Muiden until you finally reach Amsterdam, where you board the ship again for your last night in the port of Amsterdam.

Your journey ends in Amsterdam. After breakfast you will disembark the ship around 9:30 am and start your individual journey home. End of your trip.

Possible, necessary changes of the itinerary due to wind, weather and nautical peculiarities remain reserved to the skipper as captain of the ship at any time!

Map

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 x overnight stays in the booked cabin
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x dinner (3-course-menü) - no dinner in Bruges
  • 6 x lunch pakets for bike tours
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily briefing of program
  • Air conditioned cabin
  • Daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Linen and towels
  • Guided bike tours (2 tour guides)
  • Some short guided city tours
  • Fees for ferries
  • Canal tour Ghent
  • Entrance fee Red Star Line Museum Antwerpen
  • Tasting of typical products in Belgium
  • WLAN/ Wi-Fi
  • GPS-tracks
  • 7-day-hotline-service
Worth knowing about the bike & boat bike tour Bruges - Amsterdam

Below you will find specific information about the bike & boat bike tour in the Netherlands and Belgium. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890

Arrival by train

You arrive in Bruges at Stationsplein, the main train station. From there the mooring is not far away!

Current DB timetable information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.

Arrival by car

The ship's berth is in Bruges near the central station.
If you are arriving by car, we recommend that you first drive to the ship's dock and drop off your luggage and, if necessary, your bicycles. Afterwards we recommend to use one of the indicated parking facilities.

You will receive detailed information about the location of the ship and other information with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Parking in Bruges

Buiten Begijnenvest at the central station, approx. 20 minutes walk to the pier.
A parking lot costs about 3,50 € per day (2022). The parking lots are monitored. (as of 2023)

Embarkation

On the day of arrival, you can bring your luggage on board from approx. 11:00 a.m. Embarkation and check-in, however, do not begin until 2:00 p.m. 

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require lactose-free or gluten-free food, this is possible on board, but only for an additional charge of €8.15 per person per day, payable on board. Please indicate when booking if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Luggage

For reasons of space we would like to ask you to refrain from bringing hard-sided luggage, the storage space in the cabin is very limited!

Tour guide on board

The tour guide offers daily guided cycling tours. Detailed cycling maps and route tips are available for guests who wish to cycle individually and at their own pace; the tour guide can always be reached by cell phone in case of questions, breakdowns or emergencies.

Available rental bikes

Available for rental are so-called unisex bikes (suitable for both men and women). They all have the 7-speed hub gears with hand brake as well as luggage bag and are available in different frame heights. 
The e-bikes are equipped with 7 gears, 6 levels of assistance, hand brakes only and luggage carrier bag. 

Bringing your own bike

You can bring your own bike to a limited extent. There is a small amount of space available for this on the ship "MS Magnifique 3" for an additional charge: €10.00 per regular bicycle or €25.00 per electric bicycle. Pre-registration is required to bring your own bicycle.

Return transfer to the starting point of the trip

There are good train connections between Amsterdam and Bruges. 

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

1 Dinner, drinks, entrance fees and excursions not listed in the included services as well as expenses for personal use are not included in the tour price.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Silja Pohland

Travel Expert

You might also be interested in

from
1,549.00 €
Book now Book
You now receive special conditions when you book a trip.