River cruise Amsterdam-Bruges - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Amsterdam / Bruges
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    203-287 km / 126-178 mi
  • Distance per day:
    21-56 km / 13-35 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.

River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges

Netherlands & Flanders, MS Magnifique IV from 1449 €

The Tour

River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges - Amsterdam

The Netherlands and Belgium aren’t particularly large; therefore a tour between Amsterdam and Bruges by Boat & 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 river cruise between Amsterdam and Bruges on Magnifique IV starts in Amsterdam.
Here you can find details about MS Magnifique IV.

River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges - MS Magnifique IV
River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges - Cyclist

Day 1 Amsterdam - Vianen
Check-in from 1:30 pm, at 2:15 pm boat trip to the fortified town of Vianen, strategically located on the Lek arm of the Rhine. In the evening, bike hand-out and short test ride.

Day 2 Bike tour Vianen-Kinderdijk, 32-56 km/20-35 mi
Through the silver town of Schonhoven to Kinderdijk, a collection of drainage windmills that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Dordrecht.

Day 3 Bike tour Willemstad - Bergen, 42-50 km/26-31 mi
The day begins with a bike ride to the picturesque town of Tholen. From there we continue to the historic fortified town of Bergen op Zoom.

Day 4 Bike tour Bergen-Kreekrak lock, 21-35 km/13-22 mi
First we will pass through the beautiful "Wouse Plantation" near Bergen op Zoom. From there by boat through the Kreekrak lock to the centre of the City of Diamonds - Antwerp. Let the evening end comfortably on a nice restaurant terrace with a belgian delicacy.

Day 5 Bike tour Antwerp - St. Amands, 34-49 km/21-30 mi
First you go through the Walenhoek Nature Reserve, then you cycle through the region where the red bricks for the houses come from.

Day 6 Bike tour Dendermonde-Ghent, approx. 52 km/32 mi
First, the river Schelde takes you through typically Flemish villages. Later on you will reach Ghent, once known for its wealth and elegance with its cathedral and magnificent town houses.

Day 7 Bike tour Ghent - Bruges, 22-45 km/14-28 mi
Cycle along the Ghent-Oostende Canal until you reach Bruges, which is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ and is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your river cruise between Amsterdam and Bruges on Magnifique IV comes to an end.

River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are details about MS Magnifique IV.

Included in "River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches/lunch,
    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
  • several short guided city tour
  • entrance Antwerp Red Star Line Museum
  • canal cruises in Ghent
  • belgian products tasting
  • ferry trips
  • bike tours with english speaking tour guide
  • daily tour briefing
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 12-16 sqm (130-172 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • upper deck cabins offers openable windows

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
    18.07. + 10.10.


All prices are per person.


  • 1449 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 2049 € suite upper deck
  • 2174 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy

25.04.-20.06. + 29.08.-26.09.

  • 1699 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 2299 € suite upper deck
  • 2549 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy

further dates

  • 1549 € 2-bed cabin lower deck
  • 2149 € suite upper deck
  • 2324 € 2-bed cabin lower deck, single occupancy
  •   100 € rental bike
  •   250 € e-bike
  •     10 € private bike
  •     25 € private e-bike
  •   175 € parking in Amsterdam (valet parking)
  •  + 35 € bicycle carrier

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to the tour "River cruise Amsterdam - Bruges":

  • 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. Advance booking necessary. Cost approx. 175 €/week.
    - if you have bike racks mounted on the car, the cost increases by 35 €/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 €.
    Parking details are included in the travel documents.
  • 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. 50 € per vehicle.

Return transfer:

  • Individual return journey by train from Brugge SNCB to Amsterdam Centraal (3 changes, duration approx. 4,5 hours, price approx. 50 €). Alternatively you can take the Thalys from Brussels (1 change, duration approx. 3,5 hours price approx. 90 €).
    www.thetrainline.com 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.
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