Holland Meets Belgium – Amsterdam to Bruges


Bike and Barge Tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

Holland Meets Belgium is the bike and barge tour from Amsterdam to Bruges.  This tour  offers you a unique opportunity to get to know the lowlands of the North Sea. We show you lovely Amsterdam and old Dutch towns like Gouda and Willemstad. You cross the border to Belgium to discover the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that: Bruges!

Bike and Barge Tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

          Ghent Belgium

Route Amsterdam > Oude Wetering > Gouda > Willemstad > Antwerp > Dendermonde > Ghent > Bruges

Price: $1,400.00 USD per person based on double occupancy for Comfort Barge.

Price: $1,125.00 USD per person based on double occupancy for Convenient or Standard Barge

*Additional surcharge for spring excursions $60.00 per person April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13. Please note pricing may fluctuate based on the current exchange rate.  Payment in full at time of booking will protect against any future currency fluctuation.

Ask Nancy about discounts that may apply when payment in full is made at time of booking. Discounts may vary depending upon the tour date as well the current exchange rate.

Single Supplement Standard Barge: $250.00 USD (only one single per departure, rest of singles have to share)

Single Supplement Comfort or Convenient Barge: $325.00 USD (only one single per departure, rest of singles have to share)

2017 Dates on Standard Barge from Amsterdam: April 8, 22, 29; July 29

2017 Dates on Standard Barge from Bruges:   April 15;  May 6;  July 8

2017 Dates on Convenient Barge from Amsterdam:  July 15; Aug 5, 26; Sept 9, 23

2017 Dates on Convenient Barge from Bruges: May 27; July 22; Aug 12; Sept 2, 16, 30

2017 Dates on Comfort Barge  from Amsterdam:  May 13; June 24

2017 Dates on Comfort Barge  from Bruges: May 20; July 1

   Reverse Itinerary: Bruges to Amsterdam

Day by Day Itinerary

Route Map Bike and Barge Tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

Amsterdam to Bruges Route

Saturday
Cycling ± 10 km. Embarkation and checking in aboard the hotel barge. In the afternoon the barge crosses the Amsterdam centre and heads for the village of Oude Wetering. In the evening there’s a short test ride on the bike.

Sunday:
Cycling ± 35 km. You enjoy an easy bike ride right through some real Dutch meadowlands and end your trip in Gouda, famous for it’s iconic cheese.  After dinner the evening is free for you to explore Gouda.

Monday
Cycling ± 40 km. First we sail to the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk. Via the old Dutch town of Dordrecht your way leads to the natural reserve Biesbosch to Moerdijk where the barge will pick you up. The sailing trip takes you to the beautiful walled town of Willemstad.

Bike and Barge Tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

         Bruges Canal

Tuesday
No cycling. Today the barge sails right across the impressive waterways of Zeeland and the ship will take you to the lively town of Antwerp in Belgium. After arrival your guide invites you for a short city walk and you have free time to explore this lively port town.

Wednesday
Cycling ± 50 km. You cycle out of Antwerp for a ride through the pretty Flemish countryside alongside the river Schelde. You spend the night in the provincial town of Dendermonde.

Thursday
Cycling ± 30 km. The river Schelde is a tidal river and thus the barge may have to wait for the high tide to continue. Therefore you disembark and cycle directly to the old city of Ghent. The tour leader will invite you for a walk across the wonderful town centre.

Friday
No cycling. By train you go to Bruges and your tour leader will make you acquainted with this unique town. Till halfway the afternoon you are free to discover Bruges. You return to Ghent by train.

Saturday
Check out and transfer by bus to the Amsterdam airport.

(subject to changes)
Included in tour:

  • Stay on board comfort barge 8 days/7 nights in double cabin with lower beds and private facilities
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, 3 courses dinner)
  • Tour guidance
  • Bicycle with gears and pannier
  • Compensation bike damage
  • Several city walks
  • Information booklet + map
  • Entrance fee Windmill Kinderdijk
  • Train ride Ghent – Bruges – Ghent
  • Bus transfer Ghent – Amsterdam Airport

Not included in tour:

  • Journey there and back Amsterdam
  • Drinks aboard
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Excursions out of program
  • Travel Insurance