Featured Charter Barges In the European Bike and Barge Tours

Charter barges used for all tours and charters are almost all owner/operated. The Dutch owners typically have been contracting to take the same tours for many years. The owner operators love what they do – this is their life and livelihood. They are extremely proud of their vessels and are expert seamen. Tour barges all meet the highest standards on the Dutch waterways for cleanliness, maintenance and passenger satisfaction.

Barges are by necessity small, compact and efficient.

  • Comfort and Comfort Plus barge cabins are arranged with two twin beds each.
  • Standard and Convenient barge cabins are arranged with two or more berths to a cabin- usually a bunk/rack type arrangement. All amenities are easily accessible.
  • All barge cabins have private bathroom facilities in each cabin.

Most barges are available for charter. Charter barges accommodate parties of 8-40 passengers: families, friends, clubs, businesses, workshops, etc. Most require a minimum 16 passengers to be cost effective for you. Groups requesting a barge for private charter should inquire at least a year in advance.

We provide bicycles, your tour guide and tour materials and a cook for all meals. All barges include at least two crew members plus a bicycle guide. When chartering certain larger barges you may select certain options such as no tour guide or only certain meals.

Charter Barge Noorderzoon

Barge Noorderzoon


Charter Barge Vita Pugna

Barge Vita Pugna

Due to high demand and the requirement for advanced planning needed to charter a barge it is recommended that you select your preferred barge at least one year in advance. Please contact Nancy for the most up-to-date pricing, schedules and other details of the barges for individual as well as charter arrangements.

Barges are available in four classes of comfort:


Comfort Plus Comfort Class Convenient Standard Class
Ave Maria Elodie Noorderzon Amsterdam
Merlijn Jelmar Tijdgeest Anna Maria IV
Hotel Yacht Miro Anna Cornelia Zebra Holland
Lena Maria Anna Maria V Claire de Lune
Sarah Vita Nova
Vita Pugna Waterland