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Amsterdam – Bruges: bike & boat with MS Magnifique 3

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Metropolis and Dollhouse.

A dream cycling holiday by ship and bike. On completely even and well indicated bike tails you will find your way from the metropolis of Amsterdam to the town centre of Bruges, whose medieval Old Town was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. On your way, one highlight is followed by another: Among them are Holland’s impressive country residences, a cheese dairy and the 19 windmills in Kinderdijk. In Belgium, beautiful Flemish towns of historical flair will be visited. Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges overbid each other in their overwhelming beauty. Gabled and Patrician houses, narrow streets and ostentatious churches equipped by Peter Paul Rubens, Jan van Eyck and Michelangelo will seam your way with the charm of past times.

The ship: MS Magnifique 3

After the overwhelming success of the premium barges Magnifique and the in 2016 launched Magnifique II, we can proudly announce the construction and launch of the new premium barge Magnifique III for April 2018.Facts & figures: Number of guests: 40. Length/width/draught: 70 m / 7.2 m / 1.6 m. All cabins and suites have en-suite bathrooms with shower and toilet, individually regulated air conditioning, flat screen (satellite) TV, a small safe and a hair dryer. On request, an extra bed is available in some twin cabins (above one of the other beds). Most cabins can also be booked as cabins with a double bed (on previous request only).Lower deck offers 14 regular twin cabins (approx. 11 M² , 2 single beds as twins, next to each other) and 2 single cabins.Upper deck offers 5 upper deck suites with a small sitting area and large windows (a part of the windows can be opened), (approx. 14 M² 2 single beds as twins, next to each other), the spacious salon with large windows combines a restaurant area, bar and lounge, 2 screens (a camera and a navigation system) to see the real time position of the barge, large doors open to the partially roofed sundeck. Top deck offers a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and deckchairs to relax.

1. day Amsterdam Arrival and bike tour Vianen 15 km

Embarkation and check-in where the crew will welcome you on board is at 1 PM.At around 2 PM on one of the MS Magnifique's will depart from Amsterdam for Vianen, a small fortified village on the Lek River. After the distribution of bicycles, you can enjoy a short first test bike ride through the surrounding area.

2. day Vianen – Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk 56 km

Today you will cycle along a beautiful route to Schoonhoven - nicknamed Zilverstad ("Silver City") – a city renowned for its talented silver smiths since the 17th century. Later in the day as you cycle through the Alblasserwaard region you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills.All 19 windmills have a UNESCO cultural heritage listing and are a definite highlight – you will have the opportunity to visit one so don’t forget to bring your camera! From nearby Alblasserdam you will take the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry, that will take and your bike you in approx. 10 minutes to Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland.

3. day Dordrecht – Willemstad-Antwerpen 43 km

As you enjoy your breakfast at one of the MS Magnifique's will sail to Willemstad where you will start your day’s cycling. Attractions today include the beautiful “Wouwse Plantage” forest, the fortress town of Bergen op Zoom and the impressive Kreekrak lock. In the afternoon you will once again board one of the MS Magnifique's which will sail to the port city of Antwerp which is situated on the river Schelde. Antwerp is famous for handling up to 80% of the world's rough diamonds and is a city with a long list of attractions including: the City Hall, one of several majestic buildings constructed during the Renaissance period, the historical City Square Grote Market, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the medieval Steen Castle. After dinner visit the beautiful old city center.

4. day Antwerpen – St.Amands/ Dendermonde 47-59 km

This morning you will cycle out of Antwerp along a picturesque section of the Schelde River to either St. Amands or Dendermonde – depending on the tides - your home for the night. There is only one way to describe the landscape around the Schelde and that is “magnificent”. It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour.

5. day St. Amands/Dendermonde – Gent 40-53 km

Today you will continue to follow the river Schelde to Ghent where one of the MS Magnifique's will moor for the night at a lock in the suburb of Merelbeke. Ghent is a lively university city that boasts a rich history. Since Roman times Ghent’s position at the junction of Leie and Schelde Rivers has ensured that it has been a successful trading port. In total the city features an Opera House, 18 museums, more than 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. Major attractions are St.Bavo Cathedral where a number of masterpieces of medieval art including the world famous ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by Jan van Eyck are kept and the 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent, one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre.

6. day Gent – Brügge 45 km

Today you will cycle from Ghent through the beautiful Flemish countryside of western Flanders to Bruges, widely described as the ‘Venice of the North’ and arguably the most beautiful of all the Flemish cities. Bruges attracts more than two million visitors every year who come to see the picturesque medieval town center of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city and a long list of historic attractions. An outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, Bruges has managed to maintain its historic fabric as it has evolved over the centuries, with the result that today the city’s original Gothic buildings form an integral part of the town's identity. While you are here you can visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk café. Dinner tonight will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).

7. day Tour around Bruges to the North Sea Approx. 50 km

Your final day of cycling takes you along a quiet canal and past beautiful poplar trees through an attractive polderlandscape (a polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments) dotted with small farm houses to the North Sea coast. Here if you want you can swim in the sea along an inviting 12 kilometer sandy beach, visit any one of numerous cafés and see the dune landscape of “Het Zwin” (a unique nature reserve). On the return ride to Bruges you will cycle along a small picturesque canal.

8. day Brügge Departure

Disembarkation after breakfast until 10 AM: End of your trip.

Depending on the arrival date the tour starts either in Amsterdam or in Bruges.

Direction Amsterdam – Bruges:
25.05. / 08.06. / 22.06. / 06.07. / 03.08. / 17.08. / 31.08. / 14.09. / 28.09. / 12.10.2019

Direction Bruges – Amsterdam:
01.06. / 15.06. / 29.06. / 13.07. / 10.08. / 24.08. / 07.09. / 21.09. / 05.10. / 19.10.2019

The travel itinerary differs slightly. We will gladly send you more detailed information.

 

prices & services

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Amsterdam – Bruges: bike & boat with MS Magnifique 3
tour no.:
00422
tour type:
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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duration:
8 days
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level:
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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Prices are per person.

Season 1

03.10. – 17.10.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

standard cabin
Double room 1.179,00 €
 
suite upper deck
Double room 1.679,00 €
 
Standard Einzelkabine
Single room 1.768,50 €
 

Season 2

25.04. – 26.09.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

standard cabin
Double room 1.279,00 €
 
suite upper deck
Double room 1.779,00 €
 
Standard Einzelkabine
Single room 1.918,50 €
 

cycles

tourer
85,00 €
 
electric bike
185,00 €
 
Travel services
  • 7 x overnight
  • 6 x dinner (3-course-menue) - no dinner in Bruges / opposite direction in Antwerp
  • 6 x lunch pakets
  • coffee and tea in the afternoon until 4 p.m.
  • welcome cocktail
  • information meeting in the first evening
  • daily cleaning of the cabin
  • linen and towels
  • tour guide on the bike
  • some short guided city tours
  • visit Kinderdijk mills
  • admission Cathedral Antwerp
  • canal cruise through Ghent
  • 7-days hotline

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worth knowing

Wissenswertes zur Rad & Schiff Fahrradreise

Nachfolgend finden Sie konkrete Informationen zur Rad & Schiff Fahrradreise in Holland. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen zu dieser Reise haben, so rufen Sie uns ganz einfach an: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Anreise per PKW

Bei Reisebeginn in Amsterdam liegt die MS Magnifique an der Veemkade bei Nr. 240 auf dem KNSM Eiland in der Nähe von der Brücke Jan Schaeferbrug. Navigationssystem: Withoedenveem 2, Amsterdam (IJburg).

Bei Anreise in Brügge liegt die MS Magnifique am Bargeweg am Katelijnepoort / Jachthafen im Süden der Stadt (ca. 400m vom Bahnhof entfernt).

Genaue Informationen zur Lage des Schiffs erhalten Sie mit den ausführlichen Reiseunterlagen spätestens zwei Wochen vor Reisebeginn.

Wenn Sie mit dem Auto anreisen, so empfehlen wir, zuerst zum Schiffsanleger zu fahren und dort Ihr Gepäck und ggf. ihre Fahrräder abzugeben. Anschließend empfehlen wir die Nutzung einer der angegebenen Parkmöglichkeiten.

Parken in Amsterdam / Brügge

Wenn Sie mit dem Auto nach Amsterdam kommen, empfehlen wir Ihnen, den Parkservice von Amsterpark.nl zu nutzen, den wir mit Hol- und Bringservice („Valet Parking“) anbieten. Ein Anmeldeformular erhalten Sie mit den Reiseunterlagen.

Valet Parking:

Beim Valet Parking fahren Sie mit Ihrem eigenen Auto bis zum Schiff, von wo Ihr Auto von einem Fahrer zu einem überwachten Parkgelände gefahren wird. Vor dem Schiff wartet ein Fahrer auf Sie, der Ihnen mit dem Gepäck behilflich sein wird. Der Orts- und Fahrzeugkundige Fahrer bringt Ihr Auto zu einem Parkplatz, wo Ihr Auto ständig kameraüberwacht abgestellt wird; Wenn Sie von der Reise zurückkehren, steht Ihr Auto nach Ihrem Anruf innerhalb ca. 30 Minuten vor dem Schiff, sodass Sie direkt einsteigen und losfahren können.

Vorteile des Amsterpark Parkservice:

Keine Wartezeiten, kein Zeitverlust, keine Busfahrt Ein-/Aus-/Umsteigen, Tragen des Gepäcks entfällt. Da Sie vorher reservieren, haben Sie die Sicherheit, das ein Parkplatz vorhanden ist. Sie sind sofort am Bestimmungsort, ohne Taxi oder öffentlichen Nahverkehr nehmen zu müssen. Ihr Auto ist sicher und bewacht abgestellt. Zuverlässige und verantwortungsvolle Fahrer mit mit den entsprechenden Papieren kümmern sich um Ihr Fahrzeug. Amsterpark Parkservice ist günstiger als viele öffentliche Parkplätze in Amsterdam und ist rund um die Uhr erreichbar.

Was kostet der Parkservice von Amsterpark?

Valet Parking: Für ca. € 150,- parken Sie Ihr Fahrzeug (PKW) eine Woche lang sicher und bewacht inkl. 2 x Transferservice Ihres Autos. (Stand 2018!)

Brügge:

Der Liegeplatz des Schiffes ist am Bargeweg am Katelijnepoort / Jachthafen im Süden der Stadt (ca. 400 m vom Bahnhof entfernt).

Parken: Buiten Begijnenvest am Hauptbahnhof, ca, 20 Minuten zu Fuß zum Anleger. Ein Parkplatz kostet ca. Euro 3,50 pro Tag. Die Parkplätze sind überwacht. Vom Stationsplein (Hauptbahnhof) aus haben Sie folgende Möglichkeiten, zur Anlegestelle zu gelangen: a) mit dem Bus: Linie 12 – Haltestelle Bargeplein b) mit dem Taxi: Kosten ca. 10,- Euro. Wir empfehlen folgendes Taxiunternehmen: Brugse Taxi Service, Tel.: 0032 (0)50 – 33 44 55

Anreisemöglichkeit per Bahn

Amsterdam ist von allen Städten in Deutschland gut mit der Bahn zu erreichen. Beginnt die Reise in Amsterdam, dann liegt die Magnifique an der Veemkade bei Nr. 240 auf dem KNSM Eiland in der Nähe der Brücke Jan Schaeferbrug. Diese Anlegestelle ist vom Hauptbahnhof (Centraal Station) hervorragend mit der GVB-Buslinie 48 Richtung Borneo Eiland erreichbar: Haltestelle am Schiff (Haltestelle Jan Schaeferbrug, Tosaristraat), ca. 10 Min. Fahrtdauer, Kosten ca. € 2,80, Busfahrkarte (sog. „1-uur-kaart“) im Bus beim Busfahrer erhältlich.

Bitte beachten: Zu Fuß sind es vom Hauptbahnhof ca. 2,4 km.

Brügge: Vom Stationsplein (Hauptbahnhof) aus haben Sie folgende Möglichkeiten, zur Anlegestelle zu gelangen: a) mit dem Bus: Linie 12 – Haltestelle Bargeplein b) mit dem Taxi: Kosten ca. 10,- Euro. Wir empfehlen folgendes Taxiunternehmen: Brugse Taxi Service, Tel.: 0032 (0)50 – 33 44 55

Genaue Informationen zur Lage des Schiffs erhalten Sie mit den ausführlichen Reiseunterlagen spätestens zwei Wochen vor Reisebeginn.

Aktuelle DB-Fahrplanauskünfte finden Sie ganz praktisch unter www.bahn.de. www.bahn.de

Verfügbare Leihräder

Als Leihräder stehen sogenannte Unisex-Räder bereit (für Herren und Damen geeignet). Sie haben alle die 7-Gang-Nabenschaltung mit Rücktrittbremse und sind in verschiedenen Rahmenhöhen verfügbar. Bitte geben Sie daher bei Buchung Ihre Körpergröße bekannt. Auf Anfrage stehen auch Elektroräder zur Verfügung.

Gepäck

Aus Platzgründen möchten wir Sie bitten, auf Gepäckstücke mit Hartschale zu verzichten, der Stauraum in der Kabine ist sehr begrenzt!

Wichtige Hinweise

Eventuelle, notwendige Änderungen des Reiseverlaufs aufgrund von Wind-, Wetter- und nautischen Besonderheiten bleiben dem Skipper als Kapitän des Schiffes jederzeit vorbehalten! Für alle Rad & Schiffstouren gelten gesonderte Stornobedingungen die Sie in unseren AGB finden.

7 Tage Hotline-Service

Wenn die Fahrradkette gerissen ist, Überschwemmungen die Weiterfahrt unmöglich machen oder sonstige böse Überraschungen auf Sie warten: Wir sind 7 Tage die Woche für Sie erreichbar und organisieren schnellstmöglich Hilfe.

Decksplan Magnifique 3

Doppelkabine Unterdeck

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

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.

tour highlights

Altstadt Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical Amsterdam sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is one of the world’s most famous museums, housing more than 8,000 works of art inside one of the Netherlands’ grandest buildings.  If you’re planning to visit the museum soon, read our insider's picks of unmissable artworks and interesting features.

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Utrecht

Utrecht is one of the Netherlands' oldest cities, with a compact medieval centre set out around canals unique to the Netherlands: there's a lower level where warehouses were located in the 13th century, giving the canals a split-level character and meaning that diners and drinkers can nip off the street and enjoy a snack or a drink down at water level.

Utrecht

Utrecht

Windmills, Kinderdijk

For nearly a thousand years, the Dutch have been clever in dealing with the water that surrounds them. The sustainable blend of nature and technology used to keep Kinderdijk dry is so uniquely valuable that the area and its windmills were granted UNESCO World Heritage status. 

Windmills Kinderdijk

Dordrecht

Visit Holland’s oldest city and enjoy countless monuments and museums, ancient warehouses and the busy merchant streets that commemorate the wealthy history of this city by the water.

Dordrecht

Dordrecht

Antwerp

Belgium’s second city and biggest port is Antwerp (Antwerpen/Anvers in Dutch/French) and without a doubt, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. It's long been a powerful magnet for everyone from fashion moguls and club queens to art lovers and diamond dealers. In the mid-16th century it was one of Europe’s most important cities and home to baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens, as you’ll be regularly reminded – there are numerous places to admire his works across the city. Despite many historical travails thereafter and severe WWII bombing, Antwerp retains an intriguing medieval heart with plenty of café-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral. Today Antwerp’s top drawcards are its truly vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, along with its startling architectural and cultural contrasts.

Antwerp

Antwerp

Antwerpen, Rubenshuis

The brilliant and versatile artist Rubens lived in this palazzo with his family. Here he also painted with his colleagues and assistants. He created many of his paintings in this house, in the centre of Antwerp. The museum has an interesting collection but also shows visitors how the master lived and worked.

Antwerpen, Rubenshuis

Antwerp, Cathedral

It took 169 years (1352-1521) of labour to raise the 123m heavenward-reaching steeple of the Cathedral, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries. The Cathedral is an iconic treasury, with an impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens. Now, after twenty years, the seven-naved church has been restored to its former architectural glory. Fascinating features include Rubens’ ‘Elevation of the Cross’ and his ‘Descent from the Cross’.

Antwerp, Cathedral

Ghent

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.

Ghent

Het Zwin Nature Park

Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It's a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!

Het Zwin Nature Park

Bruges

Bruges is a city that will capture your heart. It is a city of human proportions, but one that can never be truly fathomed. Its history has made it great, a fact that garnered it the title of a Unesco World Heritage City. Retaining the mysteries of the Middle Ages and unashamedly exuberant, Bruges has been an international metropolis for centuries.

Bruges

Bruges, Market Square

The Market Square , in the shadow of the majestic belfry tower, was the scene of mediëval festivals, fairs, tournaments, uprisings and executions. A place full of history! Today, the square serves as e meeting place for the locals and the three tot four million visitors who flock to the town every year. The most striking building is without any doubt the Belfry.

Bruges, Market Square

Bruges, Belfort

The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses, amongst other things, a carillon with 47 melodious bells. In the reception area, waiting visitors can discover all kinds of interesting information about the history and working of this unique world-heritage protected belfry. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower can pause for a breather on the way up in the old treasury, where the city’s charters, seal and public funds were kept during the Middle Ages, and also at the level of the impressive clock or in the carillonneur’s chamber. Finally, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.

Bruges, Belfort

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