Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bruges / Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    290-300 km / 179-185 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-57 km / 12-35 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train,
    look at "Arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (no dinner in Antwerp). In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike

Discover Flanders & Holland on MS Fluvius from 1159 €

The Tour

Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike - Ghent

The Netherlands and Belgium aren’t particularly large; therefore a tour from Bruges to Amsterdam by boat and bike is easily manageable in a week. Find the similarities and differences between the reformed Dutch Republic and the catholic Spanish Netherlands. Explore countless UNESCO world cultural heritage sites, from individual noteworthy buildings to entire townscapes. You will never be far from the water, whether in the form of canals or the North Sea, which you can access from municipal beaches. This tour in Belgium and the Netherlands on MS Fluvius starts in Bruges.
Here you can find details about your boat MS Fluvius.

Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike - MS Fluvius
Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike - Cyclist

Day 1 Arrival in Bruges
Board your boat from 2 pm, then explore the historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 2 Boat trip, Moerbrugge - Ghent, approx. 57 km/35 mi
Cycle along the canal until you reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 3 Ghent - Dendermonde, approx. 40 km/25 mi
The river Schelde will take you through typically Flemish villages to Dendermonde, where many buildings have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 4 Dendermonde - Antwerp,  48-61 km/30-38 mi
First you will cycle through the region where the red bricks used to build houses are produced. Then you will explore the City of Diamonds - Antwerp. In the evening, indulge in Belgian delicacies in a restaurant.

Day 5 Kreekrak locks - Tholen, 20-36 km/12-22 mi
Numerous locks, the small fortress town Willemstad and Dordrecht, the birthplace of Dutch independence, are stops on today’s tour.

Day 6 Alblasserdam - Vianen, approx. 57 km/35 mi
Kinderdijk with its long row of windmills is probably one of the most famous Dutch photo motifs. The small fortress town Vianen is also worth seeing.

Day 7 Breukelen - Amsterdam, 36-46 km/22-29 mi
Today you will travel along the picturesque Vecht, a branch of the river Rhine, first by boat and then by bike. The region is popular among water sports enthusiasts and as a holiday destination for rich residents of Amsterdam.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour from Bruges to Amsterdam by boat and bike comes to an end.

Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are details about MS Fluvius.

Included in "Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches,
    6 x dinner; no dinner in Antwerp)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike


  •   4 double cabins, upper deck, approx. 12 sqm (129 sq ft)
  •   3 2-bed cabins, upper deck, approx. 11 sqm (118 sq ft)
  • 14 2-bed cabins, lower deck, approx. 11 sqm (118 sq ft)
  •   1 2-bed cabin, lower deck, approx. 10 sqm (108 sq ft)
  • baby bed possible in two of the 2-bed cabins
  • level-access beds
  • individually controlled air-conditioning and ventilation system
  • windows in the double cabins can be opened

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide
    ferry trips
    several short guided city tours

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on sundays
    14.07. + 28.07. +
    11.08. + 22.09.


All prices are per person.

 lower deckupper deck
small 2-bed cabin1159 € 
2-bed cabin1209 €1409 €
double cabin 1609 €
2-bed cabin, single occupancy1814 € 
rental bike90 €
e-bike225 €
private bike10 €
privat e-bike25 €
guided cycling package90 €

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to the tour "Bruges - Amsterdam by Boat & Bike":

  • In Bruges your boat is moored approx. 400 m from the main station.
  • Arrival by car
    - Parking at Stationsplein, guarded car park, costs approx. 3,50 €/day
    - Parking at the ring road, not guarded, free of charge
    More information can be found in your travel documents.
  • Arrival by train:
    Bruges SNCB
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Zaventem, by train to Brugge SNCB, (0-1 changes, duration approx. 1,5-2 h, cost: approx. 20 €)

Return transfer:

  • Individual return journey by train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brugge SNCB, (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 h, cost: approx. 50 €). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 h, cost: approx. 90 €). is a helpful on-line resource

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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