Dutch Hanseatic Tour - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    ca. 260 km / approx. 162 mi
  • Distance per day:
    35 - 50 km / 22 - 31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

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

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. 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.

Dutch Hanseatic Tour

Roundtrip from Amsterdam - MS Liza Marleen from 1299 €

The Tour

Dutch Hanseatic Tour - Zutphen

The Dutch Hanseatic Tour will take you along the Rhine, the IJssel and the old coast of the former Zuiderzee. There are many forests and nature reserves to explore in this ancient cultural landscape, which came into wealth during the time of the Hanseatic League. Small and large Hanseatic towns are testament to this and await your visit. The polder areas in the new Flevoland Province are extensive and modern. The Dutch Hanseatic Tour is perfectly suited for expert cyclists as well as beginners.
Here are the details on MS Liza Marleen.

Dutch Hanseatic Tour - MS Liza Marleen

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam, boat trip to Wijk bij Duurstede
Check-in until 2.30 pm, then you will sail along the Amsterdam-Rhine-Canal to the small town Wijk, which is definitely worth a visit.

Day 2 Wageningen - Arnhem, approx. 40 km/25 mi
The first bike tour takes you through the nature reserves ‘Blauwe Kamer’ and ‘Veluwe’. You can also visit the largest private Van Gogh art collection.

Day 3 Arnhem - Zutphen, approx. 45 km/28 mi
You arrive Doesburg by boat, then follow the Hanseatic Tour along the IJssel. Worth seeing is the town of Zutphen with a multitude of large and small towers, overnight stay in Deventer.

Day 4 Wijhe - Hattem, approx. 50 km/31 mi
The cycle tour leads through the eastern Veluwe, Hattem and Zwolle are two more impressive Hanseatic towns. Kampen not only has some beautiful buildings in the old town, but also the "Kamper Kogge", a medieval sailing ship.

Day 5 Reevesluis - Harderwijk, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Cycle along the Veluwemeer, a remainder of the former Zuiderzee, which is a popular tourist destination today. Enjoy the evening in the picturesque fishing village of Harderwijk.

Day 6 Harderwijk - Spakenburg, approx 45 km/28 mi
To the left of the former coastline you can see villages and forests, to the right reclaimed polder areas. This region is ideal of cycling.

Day 7 Huizen - Amsterdam approx. 35 km/22 mi
First you will visit the old fortress towns Naarden and Muiden. Then you will cycle to Amsterdam, where you will have lots of time to explore the city.

Day 8 Tag Departure
After breakfast your Dutch Hanseatic Tour comes to an end.

Dutch Hanseatic Tour
Dutch Hanseatic Tour - Veluwemeer
Dutch Hanseatic Tour - Zutphen
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Liza Marleen.

Included in your package "Dutch Hanseatic Tour":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • daily coffee/tea
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • bike tours with english speaking tour guide
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike


  • 8 2-bed cabins, approx. 10 sqm (108 sq ft)
  • 2 2-bed cabins with 3rd bed, approx. 15 sqm (162 sq ft)
  • separate level-access single beds
  • permanent locked windows
  • all cabins with air conditioning

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. 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.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on thursdays
    04.07. + 11.07. + 18.07. + 25.07.
    01.08. + 15.08. + 22.08.


All prices are per person.

  • 1299 € 2-bed cabin
  • 1499 € 3-bed cabin, double occupancy
  •   999 € 3-bed cabin
  • 1949 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •     90 € rental bike
  •   200 € e-bike
  •     30 € private bike/private e-bike
    max. 2 pieces per departure (with removable battery)

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival for the "Dutch Hanseatic Tour":

  • Arrival by car:
    There are three options of parking your car for the duration of the trip. In any case, please drive to the quay first and bring your luggage and (if applicable) personal bike aboard. Then
    - Drive to the car park Oosterdok near Amsterdam Centraal station. Costs are approx. 175 € / week.
    - Make use of our parking service from Centralparking. We will arrange for your car to be picked up from the quay, stored safely and returned to the ship. Your vehicle is insured against all types of damage or theft and will be parked in a protected underground facility. Cost: approx. 150 € / week.
    - you can park your car free of charge in the streets or on a P+R- parking lot in Abcoude. Good train connection to Amsterdam, duration approx. 20 minutes, departure approx. every 30 minutes, cost approx. 4,20 €.
  • Arrival by train:
    Amsterdam Centraal station, get the 48 bus to the quay, duration approx. 10 minutes, cost approx. 3 €.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Shiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal station (approx. 20 minutes, approx. 5 €), followed by the 48 bus to the quay (approx. 10 minutes / 3 €)
    Alternatively, get a taxi from the airport to the quay, cost: approx. 45 € per vehicle. There are several private and scheduled providers, see e.g. here.

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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