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Tulips in Holland Bike & Boat - Magnifique IV

5 Days & 4 Nights 5 Read 3 reviews
  • Experience easy cycling through Holland during peak tulip season.
  • Visit “Keukenhof” an unrivalled, stunning and colourful flower park.
  • Exploring the charming and historic city of Haarlem and its Grote Markt.
  • Relaxing on your premium barge.
  • Cycle your way to Aalsmeer, the world’s largest flower auctioneer
Spend an unforgettable short break in Holland on a Dutch river cruiser, gliding through the waters and taking in the strikingly beautiful and vibrant colors of the world-famous flower fields. This bike & boat tour transports you from the historic city of Haarlem, to Keukenhof flower park, and to “Zaanse Schans” an open-air museum where you can see typical Dutch scenery of windmills, an authentic village, and a traditional cheesemaker. Combine time on your gorgeous boat (dining on delicious cuisine) with easy flat cycling through idyllic and traditional Dutch landscapes.

What To Expect

If you wish to experience Holland in the best way possible, sailing and cycling through the iconic Dutch countryside during the peak flower season, then this tour is for you. You will see thousands upon thousands of vibrantly coloured tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, visit historic cities and interesting museums and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow guests onboard your boat.

Trip Style:

Small Group Guided | Benefit from an expert leader and join a group of like-minded adventurers.


Bike and Boat | A combination of cycling and cruising or sailing, your overnight accommodation will be on boat or barge style accommodation.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Families, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 5 Years

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Grade & Terrain

Almost completely flat, this cycle tour is graded easy with daily distances ranging between 28 and 57 km. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board. Most of the days there are shorter cycling routes available, please view the itinerary to make sure you are comfortable. You will be biking mostly on dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. Roads near larger towns and cities are likely to busier. Please always be mindful of other road users, especially on sections of the route when the road is shared with traffic.


Your tour leader will accompany you on the daily cycling tours, therefore you will not be required to navigate yourself.

Accommodation Information

You will spend each night on the Magnifique IV in your comfortable cabin. Your boat is always docked at night and only sails during the day. 

MS Magnifique IV

The Magnifique IV is the newest addition to the Magnifique fleet, after the overwhelming success of its sisters. Sailing under the Dutch flag, and management, the barge accommodates 36 guests. Spring 2020 is its launch date, so you’ll be the first to experience it!

The lower deck has 8 twin cabins (12 M²) and a dining room. The upper deck has 10 spacious suites (16 M²) including double beds, a cosy sitting area and a French balcony with beautiful glass doors. All cabins have their own private bathroom (shower, sink, toilet), air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, mini-safe and hairdryer.

On the upper deck, you will find a spacious and tastefully decorated salon with bar and lounge area. Relax in one of the comfy seats as you gaze out of the large panoramic windows. The restaurant is separated from the kitchen by a glass wall, allowing you to see the talented chefs in action as they prepare your meals. There is a sun deck, including chairs and tables for you to enjoy the late-night sun in summer.

Single Cabins and Solo Cyclists

Single cabins are available although a supplement is payable. 


All meals onboard are included. Breakfast usually consists of fruits, granola, yogurt, bread, cheeses, and meats. There are also extra cheeses, meats, bread and snacks to make yourself a picnic lunch each day. In the evenings, return to the comfort of your boat and enjoy a 3-course dinner with your fellow cyclists. Dietary requirements will be catered for where possible, please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements. Some special or unusual dietary requests may incur a surcharge.

  • 4 Nights in a standard twin cabin
  • All meals, including breakfasts, lunches & 3-course dinners
  • Welcome drink & presentation
  • Services of a English-speaking Tour Leader
  • Entrance to “Zaanse Schans” Open Air Museum
  • Some short city walking tours
  • Detailed Information Pack & Boarding Information
  • Bike rental (modern 7-speed-hybrid bike with pedal brakes and panniers)
  • 24/7 support from our area manager and our office
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Getting to and from Amsterdam
  • Transfers to docking areas
  • Fees ferries, entrances or excursions
  • Drinks on board
  • Gratuities
  • Electric bike hire (as a 7-speed bike is included this will just be a supplement)

When To Go

You can start your Tulips in Holland Bike & Boat tour on selected dates in March and April. This tour only operates during the spring season as it is specifically designed so that you can enjoy the blooms of the famous flower fields in Holland. It is important to book early as these departures are limited and sell out quickly!

Important: The Aalsmeer flower auction is closed during weekends and on public holidays. This is an optional visit. Please be aware that on the departure dates March 31, April 8 and 28 2021, a visit to the flower auction is not possible.

Getting to the Start

By Air - Amsterdam Schiphol Airport just outside Amsterdam is a major European airport and is served by direct flights from most major UK and European airports as well as international destinations.

By Train - Amsterdam is linked with London, either via Paris or Brussels (around 5 hours) by high-speed train. Visit Rail Europe for prices and booking.

By Ferry/Car - Ferries from the UK to Holland run from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, Hull to Rotterdam and Newcastle to Amsterdam. Direct Ferries lists prices and schedules.


Bike Rental

The bikes onboard are 7-gear unisex hybrid bikes with pedal brakes and are included in the cost of your trip. There are also E-bikes available upon request (at a supplement). All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) although helmets are not available onboard, we strongly recommend that you bring your own helmet with you for safety reasons. Due to the very restricted space, there is limited availability to bring your own bike. If you wish to bring your own bike, please check with us.

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Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam & Embarkation Day 2 Cycle to Haarlem via “Zaanse Schans” 21 miles / 34 km Day 3 Cycle to Oude Wetering via Keukenhof 35 miles / 57 km Day 4 Cycle to Amsterdam 18 miles / 28 km Day 5 Onward Travel

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