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Highlights of Holland and Flanders

This tour highlights some of the most beautiful cities of Holland and Flanders: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, where you still can feel the charm of the days long gone. You can start this tour either in Amsterdam or in Bruges.

Bike Boat Amsterdam - Bruges (Boat: Magnifique, II, III)

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: with guide, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: included
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 8 days
Price: from € 999,-
These ships will have two tour guides for guided cycling in smaller groups; guests can opt for longer/shorter of quicker/slower cycling tours (depending on the route. Only available when there are at least 18 guests on board.

During the day you will cycle to world famous destinations such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, while at night you will relax in the comfort of your floating hotel the premium barge MS Magnifique, II or III.

This tour takes you through the province of Zeeland - essentially one big river delta of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt Rivers - famous for its fantastic beaches, water sport activities and Delta works and through the western Flanders region of Belgium famous for its medieval towns and a reputation for superb food and drink.

Attractions along the way include many charming villages, a visit to a real Dutch cheese farm, the 19 famous Dutch windmills of Kinderdijk and the world famous cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges in the western Flanders region of Belgium.

As well as being able to discover many picturesque villages each day – both on your bicycle and on foot – you will:

  • Have the opportunity to discover Amsterdam
  • Visit Antwerp, a city famous for its vibrant nightlife
  • Get the opportunity to explore Ghent
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical centre of Bruges

This tour can be done in both directions (Amsterdam-Bruges or Bruges-Amsterdam) and on various ships. Click here to see all options available.

MS Magnifique

The Magnifique is 63 meters long, accommodates approx. 32 - 35 guests, sails under Dutch flag and management and was completely modernized in 2010 and extended with 14 meters during winter 2012/13.

The lower deck has 16 cabins: 11 twin cabins (approx. 11 M², 2 single beds next to each other), 4 premium twins (approx. 14 m², 2 single beds next to each other, small sitting area), 1 single cabin (approx. 9 M²); all cabins have portholes (all portholes are fixed for safety reasons), en-suite bathroom with shower + toilet, individually regulated air conditioning, flat screen (satellite) TV, a small safe and hair dryer; On request, an extra bed is available in some twin cabins (above one of the other beds).

On the upper deck there are a tastefully furnished salon with restaurant, bar, lounge with wide screen TV, large windows, Wifi (with limited data use). Two partly covered teak wooden sun decks with chairs and tables and cycle shed (front deck), and with a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and barbecue on the aft deck.

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.

MS Magnifique III

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:
  • 14 regular twin cabins (approx. 11 M² , 2 single beds as twins, next to each other)
  • 2 single cabins
Upper deck :
  • 5 upper deck suites with a small sitting area and large windows - 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:
  • a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and deckchairs to relax
Bike Boat Amsterdam - Bruges (Boat: Magnifique, II, III) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Amsterdam - Bruges (Boat: Magnifique, II, III) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Amsterdam - Bruges (Boat: Magnifique, II, III) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Amsterdam - Bruges (Boat: Magnifique, II, III) photo nr. 1

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