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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 Bruges or Amsterdam.

Bike Boat Bruges - Amsterdam (Boat: Zwaantje)

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: self-guided, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: included
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 8 days
Price: from € 969,-

During this tour you will cycle to world famous destinations such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, and enjoy life on your floating hotel MS Zwaantje.

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 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 Zwaantje

MS Zwaantje (“Little Swan”) is a fully converted passenger barge under Dutch flag and management with a length of 40 meters (131 ft.) that can accommodate 24 passengers. On lower deck the barge has 12 sleeping cabins: 10 twin cabins with two single beds each and two cabins with a double (French) bed. All cabins have a small en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin, a fixed window (both double cabins have larger windows that also open) and individual air conditioning.

On the main deck you will find the nice and cozy salon with airco and large panoramic windows, a restaurant area, lounge corner and a small bar. Depending on the quality of the network connection (mobile internet, limited data amount the salon offers free Wi-Fi. The barge has a very spacious sun deck (90 square meters/860 square ft.) with chairs and tables and a beautiful view, where you can relax or join the skipper in the wheel house. Bicycles will be stored in a separate area on the sun deck

Since September 2014, the MS Zwaantje has new owners and operators: Martijn van Tatenhove and Marjorie Kersten, who are experienced as operators of a passenger barge for more than thirteen years. Martijn is your captain on board; he grew up in a family in the hotel and restaurant business and is also a licensed chef. Marjorie graduated in Tourism at the Breda High School and has been working in public relations. The sympathetic and very motivated couple have slightly restyled the interior of the MS Zwaantje in winter 2014-2015 and have created a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Bike Boat Bruges - Amsterdam (Boat: Zwaantje) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Bruges - Amsterdam (Boat: Zwaantje) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Bruges - Amsterdam (Boat: Zwaantje) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Bruges - Amsterdam (Boat: Zwaantje) photo nr. 1

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