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Highlights in and around Amsterdam

This 5-day mini cruise through the “Garden of Amsterdam” takes you to the most beautiful cities and through the stunning natural countryside of an area abundant in history and natural tranquillity on board the luxury barge MS Magnifique II.

Amsterdam City Cruise

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: self-guided, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: not applicable
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 5 days
Price: from € 399,-

The short journeys in late summer and autumn provide a perfect opportunity to visit the most beautiful highlights in and around the capital of the Netherlands in a relaxed way on board comfortable barges purpose built for cycle touring.

Over the course of the tour you will have ample opportunity to explore the fascinating city of Amsterdam – “the smallest metropolis in Europe” – and its world famous canal system which recently gained UNESCO world heritage-listing. You will also visit the historical city of Haarlem, the open-air Zaanse Schans museum complete with windmills and a cheese farm, the cheese city of Alkmaar and the picturesque village of Volendam which is situated on the shore of Western Europe’s biggest lake, the IJsselmeer.

For the duration of the cruise you will enjoy personal service, delicious meals and excellent accommodation on board your floating home away from home, the premium barge MS Magnifique II. The English-speaking guide on board will take care of everything for you: a number of excursions on land & guided tours in various towns are included. Rental bicycles are available on board for short excursions or, if you want, longer tours (25-50 km).

MS Magnifique II

The 63 meters (209 ft) long and 7.10 meters (23.3 ft) wide premium barge Magnifique II was built in 2015/2016 and 34 guests can be accommodated on board to enjoy a very pleasant stay during their tour.

The lower deck has 13 cabins: 1 premium twin cabin (approx. 13 M² | 139 sq.ft, 2 single beds next to each other and a small sitting area) and 12 twin cabins (approx. 11 M² | 118 sq.ft, 2 single beds next to each other). The upper deck has 4 beautiful suites (approx. 14 M², 2 single beds next to each other, small sitting area) with large panoramic windows. The cabins on the lower deck have portholes (all portholes are fixed for safety reasons), upper deck suites have a 2 meter wide window (one of which can be opened). All cabins have en-suite facilities (shower and toilet), individually regulated air conditioning, a flat screen satellite TV, a small safe and a hair dryer. On request, an extra bed is available in 2 twin cabins and 1 upper deck suite (above one of the other beds).

The upper deck has a large, tastefully furnished salon with a restaurant, bar and a lounge area with a wide screen TV, large windows and Wi-Fi (unlimited use of data). There is a partly covered teak wooden sun deck with chairs and table on the aft deck for the use by guests and a cycle shed (front deck). The barge has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and deckchairs to relax on Top deck for beautiful views around. The Magnifique II sails under Dutch flag and management too. The hospitable crew looks forward to welcoming you on board.

Amsterdam City Cruise photo nr. 1
Amsterdam City Cruise photo nr. 1
Amsterdam City Cruise photo nr. 1
Amsterdam City Cruise photo nr. 1

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