Guided From
  • picturesque town center of Zaandam
  • Keukenhof, the world famous flower park
  • biggest flower auction in the world at Aalsmeer
  • maximum of 40 passengers per tour
5 Days
4 Nights
88 Total kms
29.333333333333 km/day (avg)
This 5-day mini-cruise treats you to Dutch delights in the most beautiful season of the year and will take you to hidden botanical gems in “the Garden of Amsterdam”. Enjoy unforgettable days on board a custom-built barge with excellent service and an alternating itinerary. Amsterdam is also called, by some, the smallest metropolis of Europe. It boasts many unique museums, as well as enticing shopping, and the UNESCO-listed canals in the heart of city certainly make a visit to Amsterdam a fine Holland highlight. Visit the famous flower market in the center of the capital and discover the Zaanse Schans open-air museum, including windmills, a traditional cheese maker, a clog maker, and a traditional Dutch village. Other highlights of this trip are the historic city of Haarlem, the world famous flower park Keukenhof, near Lisse. There is an optional visit to the world’s largest flower auctionin Aalsmeer.

Tour Route

Embarkation: Amsterdam

Embarkation and check-in, where the crew will welcome you on board, takes place between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. As soon as all guests have arrived a short cruise will bring you to Zaandam, a spot famous for its windmills. Here, your barge will berth in the center of the city for the night. Upon arrival you can enjoy taking your new bike for a brief test ride through the surrounding area. In the evening, enjoy a short walk through the picturesque center of Zaandam.

After breakfast you will enjoy a 5 km bicycle ride to the open air museum “Zaanse Schans” with beautiful windmills, traditional wooden houses, an old Dutch village, a cheese farm and a traditional wooden clog maker. In the afternoon you have a choice to make: you can either cycle (24 km/14 mi.) to Haarlem or take it easy and join the barge while enjoying the scenery. In Haarlem visit the historical inner city with the Grote Markt and St. Bavo church. Your barge will be berthed not far from the centre of Haarlem for the night, so you will have time to enjoy a short city walk in the afternoon or in the evening.
Oude Wetering

Today you will cycle to the Keukenhof, arguably the most famous flower park in the world where you can admire hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other flowers in full bloom. After an extensive visit you will get back on your bicycle at noon and will head to Oude Wetering, a small village, where your floating hotel will be waiting for you.
Oude Wetering

This morning you are in for a real treat – an early visit by bus (6.30 a.m.) to the biggest flower auction in the world at Aalsmeer. In the morning millions of flowers are auctioned off here and are instantly sent out to all parts of the world*. By 9 a.m. you will return on the your barge where a late breakfast will be waiting for you before you make your way to Amsterdam by bicycle or by barge. During the afternoon you either have the opportunity to make a last beautiful cycling tour through the wetlands of Waterland or to discover this amazing city. Visit the inner city flower market, go to a museum, do some shopping… there is just so much to do! Optional: end-of-day canal tour in Amsterdam.
*: The Aalsmeer flower auction is closed during weekends and on public holidays. This is an optional visit. Please be aware that on dates that are marked with an asterisk (*), a visit to the flower auction is not possible. Magnifique: March 24 / March 28* / April 2 Magnifique II: March 26 / March 31 Magnifique III: March 27* / April 1 / April 5 / April 15 / April 19* / April 23

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.


    • 5 days/4 nights
    • 4 x breakfast
    • Packed lunches
    • 4 x 3-course dinner
    • Coffee and tea on board during breakfast and after the bicycle tours
    • Welcome drink
    • Use of bed linen and towels
    • Daily cleaning of the cabin
    • Climate-controlled cabin
    • Daily briefings
    • Fully guided cycling tours (Fluvius: 2 tour leaders, 2 groups | Mecklenburg: 1 tour leader)
    • Some short walking tours
    • Fees for ferries
    • Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
    • GPS tracks
    • Use of a waterproof pannier bag
    • Wi-Fi (Mecklenburg: data use not included)
    • Coffee and tea on board at other hours
    • Drinks
    • Bicycle rental or E-bike rental
    • Helmet rental
    • Personal insurances
    • Gratuities (at your discretion)
    • Entrance fees and excursions
    • Transfers to/from the docking place
    • Parking fees
  • The Fluvius has been a popular choice for guests for a number of years now on the cycling cruises between Amsterdam and Bruges. The former cargo barge was totally rebuilt and extended in 2003 into a luxury river cruise barge. In winter 2017-2018, four additional upper deck double cabins were realized. The Fluvius sails under Dutch flag and management. The Fluvius now caters for max. 44 passengers.

    Description of the cabins
    The Fluvius has eighteen twin cabins and four double cabins. On the upper deck, there are three standard twin cabins (11 m² – 118 sq.ft. ) with two separate single beds and four double cabins (12 m² – 129 sq.ft. ) with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) and a large panoramic window. On the lower deck you will find fourteen standard twin cabins (11 m² – 118 sq.ft.) and one smaller twin cabin (10 m² – 108 sq.ft.), all of which have two separate single beds. On prior request, a child’s cot can be placed in two of the standard twin cabins

    Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. All twin cabins have a fixed window, the panoramic window in the double cabins can be opened. Each cabin has an individually adjustable air-conditioning unit, a ventilation system, a flatscreen TV and a hair dryer.

    Description of the ship
    The Fluvius has a large lounge (air-conditioned) with TV, bar and a semi-separate restaurant area. Wi-Fi is available. The barge also has a large sun deck with sitting places (tables and chairs) and a storage room for the bikes. While cruising, you can enjoy the scenery from here.

    Facts about the ship
    Length:            69,9 m (229 ft.)
    Width:             5,6 m (18 ft.)
    Crew:               7
    Cabins:            22
    Pass:                44 (max.)

  • Mecklenburg

    The Mecklenburg is a comfortable ship with a personal and familiar atmosphere. The sundeck is partially covered and is a place to stay in every weather-type. A charming alternative is the cozy salon with its large windows. The ship has 11 air-conditioned twin cabin with private facilities.



Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €629
Adult Single €943.5
Premium Adult Double €749
Adult Single €943.5
Premium Plus Adult Double €899
Adult Single €943.5

Fluvius barge: departures on: April 6, 10 and 14 | Mecklenburg barge: departures on April 9 and 13


Bike rental €55
e-Bike rental €105

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