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Bike and boat on Tulip Tour - Magnifique IV

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Enjoy a unique experience on Holland's Tulip Route aboard Le Magnifique IV, departing from Amsterdam on a full-board basis!

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On the Tulip Route aboard the Magnifique IV




Discover the Netherlands as you pass through its immense tulip fields and picturesque villages and sleep aboard the Magnifique IV! Visit the most beautiful regions of Holland by bike on this short trip. You will have the pleasure of discovering the canals of the beautiful city of Amsterdam and visiting famous flower markets on the Tulip Route.


The highlights of the stay:

  • The famous open-air museum of Zaanse Schans
  • Amsterdam
  • the world famous Keukenhof flower park
  • the historic town of Haarlem.

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Amsterdam - Zaandam

Boarding and check-in from 2 p.m. Once all the passengers are on board, a short cruise takes you to Zaandam, a village famous for its windmills. Your boat is moored in the city center for the night. Upon arrival, you can test your bike in the surrounding area. In the evening, enjoy a short stroll through the picturesque center of Zaandam.


Day 2 : Zaandam - Zaanse Schans - Zaandam | Zaandam - Haarlem (24 km or 34 km)

After breakfast, you cycle 5 km to the open-air museum "Zaanse Schans" with its superb windmills, traditional wooden houses, an old Dutch village, a cheese farm and a traditional wooden clog maker. In the afternoon, you can:

 cycle (24 km) to Haarlem
 relax on board while admiring the scenery.
In Haarlem, possibility to visit the historic city center with the Grote Markt and the Church of Saint Bavo. The Magnifique IV is moored not far from the center of Haarlem for the night, so you have time for a short stroll around town in the afternoon or evening.


Day 3 : Haarlem - Keukenhof - Oude Wetering (38 km or 55 km)

Today you go to the Keukenhof Flower Park, the most famous in the world, where you can admire hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other flowers in full bloom. After a long visit, take your bike back at noon to Oude Wetering, a small village, where your floating hotel awaits you.


Day 4 : Oude Wetering - Amsterdam | Amsterdam / Waterland Bike Tour (28 km)

Enjoy a morning bus tour (6.30am) of the world's largest flower auction in Aalsmeer is scheduled. In the morning, millions of flowers are auctioned off and are instantly sent to all parts of the world. At 9 a.m., you return to the boat for a late breakfast while cruising to Amsterdam.
In the afternoon you can take a final bike ride through the wetlands of Waterland or explore this amazing city. Visit the Amsterdam city center flower market, a museum or take the opportunity to shop.

Optional: canal tour at the end of the day in Amsterdam.


Day 5 : Amsterdam

Disembarkation after breakfast until 9:30 am: end of your trip.


All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended cycling routes. The week's program can be changed at any time for nautical, technical or meteorological reasons


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General information :

  • 5 days and 4 nights
  • Comfort level of the barge : Deluxe
  • Spoken languages on board : English, Dutch 
  • Child prices : please contact us

Dates :

Departure dates 2024 :


Departures 17/04/2024 (FULL BOOKED OTHERS DATES)

  • Low season: 01/04 and 05/04
  • High season: all other dates


Included :

  • Full board (picnic lunch)
  • coffee and tea on board
  • welcome cocktail
  • daily cleaning of the cabins
  • air conditioning
  • accompanying guides (group divided in 2)
  • some guided walking tours
  • road book
  • gps tracks on request
  • helmet, waterproof bag
  • entrance to Keukenhof park, North Holland Dune reserve, visit to a mill in Zaanse Schans
  • port taxes
  • wifi on board

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits

Options :

  • Bike rental
  • Personal bike location (mandatory if no rented bike)
  • Theft insurance for rented bikes
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Extra night(s) at the start or end of the tour in a hotel in Amsterdam

Level :

1 2 3 4 5 6


Ground :

Flat, very smooth roads and paths. 90% program on cycle paths.


Weather :

Contrary to popular belief, the temperature in the Netherlands is similar to the temperature in France. Near the coast, the weather is sometimes windy.

Technicality :

0 to 40 km of cycling per day, or about 3 to 4 hours of cycling.


Bibliography :

- Guide and maps about the Netherlands on cartovelo.fr


Participants :

On board, you will meet an international community of all ages.


Accompaniment :

People responsible for your bike and boat holidays are : 
On board, the captain and his mate. They are responsible for the smooth running of the vacation on the boat, and bring the boat from stage to stage. The cook prepares the meals.
Each morning, if you wish, you can get benefit from advice on the route to follow and on additional tourist information.


Meals :

Breakfast : on board, you will find a substantial and dutch breakfast, worthy of a cyclist.
Lunch : after the breakfast, you will prepare by yourself a “lunch” (sandwich, fruit, snack, drinks).
Snack : after the daily route, you will find, when you arrive on the boat, various drinks such as tea and coffee prepared for your return, with a cake.
Dinner : at least three very good quality dishes. After dinner, you will have a choice of coffee and tea.
Other drinks, such as wine, beer, lemonade and mineral water, are not included but can be purchased on board at a reasonable price.


Bike :

At the beginning, on Saturday afternoon, a bike corresponding to your height, will be assigned to you. After a test ride, you will sign a receipt. The bike (21-speed bike) will be at your disposal all week until Friday afternoon, when the bike is handed over. The bike will be fitted with panniers as well as an anti-theft device, a container and a tire repair kit. There is no helmet on board.
If you take your own bike, it cannot be insured against theft by our company, you will have to make the necessary arrangements with your usual insurer. Do not forget your anti-theft. The return of your bike will be at your expense.


Transport : Geographic location

By train : the departure towns for the bike and boat tours are served by the railway.
Amsterdam train station is very well connected : several trains daily run to and from France.
Thalys is faster.
By plane : AMSTERDAM international airport.


Your vehicle : 

We strongly advise against parking cars on the streets of Amsterdam. Information on guarded parking lots in the city can be found on the following website : parkingcentrumoosterdok.nl.


Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee the refund of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more, please click here.

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