from/to Amsterdam By bike & boat 2019 - Best of Holland - MS Magnifique III
Your bike and boat tour “Best of Holland” starts in Amsterdam. Enjoy an evening cruise to Zaandam. On your daily cycling tour experience the water-rich landscape from Waterland, Kinderdijk with the famous 19 windmills as well as the cities of Amsterdam, Gouda and Schoonhoven.
You will cycle through the Green Heart of Holland and marvel at the artificially created Ijsselsea.
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Detailed information about this offer
- 7 nights in comfort outer-cabin on board the MS Magnifique III with shower/WC/air-condition
- daily full board (breakfast, lunch or lunch box, dinner(2-3 dishes to choose from, dinner in Gouda not inclusive)
- afternoon coffee and pastries
- captain's greeting with welcome drink
- daily cleaning of cabin
- bed linen and towels
- daily information meeting with guide on board for cycling tours
- shortly tour on the ship
- visit of a windwill by the Zaanse Schans
- visit of a traditional Dutch cheese farms
- visit of a St. Johan'As church in Gouda
- entry „this is Holland“ a unique flight experience (simulation)
- daily individual, unguided cycling tours
- information material (cycle map with English tour description) per cabin in English
- all harbor- and passengers charges
Day 1 - Individual arrival in Amsterdam, Amsterdam–ZaandamArrival in Amsterdam, for your bike and boat tour on board the MS Magnifique III. Embarkation between 1 and 2 pm in the centre of the city. Just before dinner, the MS Magnifique III departs to Zaandam. You receive your bikes for a brief test ride through the surrounding area.
Day 2 - Zaandam–Zaanse Schans–Waterland–Volendam, approx. 33–43 kmAfter breakfast starts your cycle holidays in Holland. Your bike tour in Zaandam leads to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans. You continue through small villages in the beautiful wetlands of Waterland to Volendam (one longer and 1 shorter bike tour to choose from). In the afternoon you reach the lively, picturesque fishing village of Volendam where the MS Magnifique III awaits you for dinner.
Day 3 - Volendam–Marken (ferry)–Muiden–Waterland –Muiden–Vianen, approx. 39–46 kmAfter breakfast you will take the ferry for a 30 min. crossing from Volendam to the former island of Marken. Visit this nice, authentic village and continue cycling along the coastline towards Ijlburg, a new and modern part of Amsterdam that was recently built on reclaimed land from the sea. From here you will cycle to the historical town of Muiden with this 14th century castle on the waterfront. Your cycling tour ends close to the village of Wweesp, where the MS Magnifique III is moored. Around 5 pm. the ship departs for Vianen and you can enjoy dinner while cruising. Evening and night on board in Vianen, a small fortified town on the lower Rhine River.
Day 4 - Vianen–Schoonhoven–Alblasserdam–Dordrecht, approx. 22–57 kmOn this morning you can decide whether to start your bike tour from Vianen or only from Schoonhoven. The MS Magnifique III will make a stop halfway in Schoonhoven, also called the Silver City. However, from Schoonhoven you cycle on the path over the Alblasserwaard polder to Alblasserdam. This is where you pass the famous 19 windmills of Kinderdijk, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Netherlands. The windmills, arranged in a row, are a popular photo motif on holiday in Zuid-Holland. Here you board the Waterbus to Dordrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, which lies at the confluence of three large rivers. The MS Magnifique III is already waiting for you in Dordrecht.
Day 5 - Dordrecht–Alblasserdam–Kinderdijk–Gouda, approx. 37-52 kmWhen you have finished breakfast you will return by Waterbus to Alblasserdam to start your cycling tour. Close to Bergambacht you may visit a cheese farm where you will learn about the traditional cheese-making process and you will have the opportunity to taste the results. Continue cycling to Gouda, the cheese and candle capital of Holland. Enjoy this beautiful historical city, the old market square and the Cheese Weighing House during the afternoon and evening. This evening dinner is not included, so you will enjoy a wonderful meal in one of many restaurants in Gouda. We have various restaurant recommendations available on board from the MS Magnifique III.
Day 6 - Gouda–Leiden–Oude Wetering, approx. 33–52 kmToday´s cycling tour starts in Gouda (long option) or in Alphen (short option) and shows you the typical scenery of the so-called Green Heart of Holland with green landscapes, wide view, small canals and tiny lakes – all below sea level! The cycling tour leads via Leiden, the birthplace of famous painter Rembrandt and residence of the oldest university of the Netherlands. Both cycling tours end in Oude Wetering where the MS Magnifique III is already waiting for you.
Day 7 - Oude Wetering–Ouderkerk aan de Amstel–Amsterdam, approx. 28–29 kmAfter breakfast you start your last cycle tour during your bike and boat tour “Best of Holland”. You start from Oude Wetering along the canal and through the “Amsterdam forest” into Amsterdam. During the afternoon you either have the opportunity to make a last beautiful cycling tour through the wetlands of Waterland or discover this amazing city. On a visit to the livley capital you will discover the flower markets and the museums. For the last time you will have dinner on the MS Magnifique III. In the evening, a romantic canal trip in the old city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Netherlands.
Day 8 - Individual departure from AmsterdamAfter breakfast on the MS Magnifique III you disembark. Individual departure from your bike and boat tour “Best of Holland”
Ship: MS MAGNIFIQUE III
The newest premium ship Magnifique III (since April 2018), the sister ship of Magnifique and Magnifique II.
Facts & Data:
Length/Width/depth of flotation: 70 m/7,2 m/1,6 m
The MS Magnifique III accommodates 40 passengers and all cabins offer a bath room with shower/WC, a mini safe, air-condition, SAT-TV and a hairdryer. On request in some 2 bed cabins it is possible to book a third bed (bunk bed) for the bike and boat tour in Holland. Most cabins can also be booked with a double bed (on request only).
Lower deck MS Magnifique III 14 regular 2 bed-cabins and 2 single bed cabins. The 2 bed cabins are approx. 11 m² and have 2 single beds standing next to each other.
Uppe deck MS Magnifique III 5 double cabins with small sitting area and large windows which can be opened in the middle section. The 2 bed cabins are approx. 14 m² large with 2 single beds standing next to each other. The spacious saloon with large windows and combined restaurant area, a bar and a lounge corner is also on the upper deck. Track the ship´s position in real time on the two screens in the lounge during your cycling holidays. Over the large doors, you reach the partly covered sun deck to find relaxation in the whirlpool or to relax on the sun loungers.
Rates and additional services to book
Arrival: 20.07.2019 - 27.07.2019
Arrival: 20.07.2019 - 27.07.2019
Bike hire (7-speed/caliper brake unisex bike)
€ 80,00 per stay
Electrically powered bike (only limited number available)
€ 175,00 per stay