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5 Days Tulip Blossom by Bike + Boat / Guided

up/to Amsterdam

Tulip Blossom 5 Days map

Route

Tour profile / Level 1

You will ride on flat and well-maintained bike paths throughout the tour.

Day 1: Amsterdam – Zaandam

Embarkation and check-in in Amsterdam city center at 2 pm, where the crew will welcome you on board. Once all guests are on board, you will head towards Zaandam, known for its charming windmills. Here the ship docks in the city center and you can take a short test tour of the area by bicycle. In the evening you will have the opportunity to take a short city walk through the picturesque city center of Zaandam.

Day 2: Zaandam – Zaanse Schans – Haarlem, approx. 24-34 km

After breakfast, there is a short cycle tour (approx. 5 km) to the Zaanse Schans open-air museum, where you can discover windmills, an old Dutch village, a cheese dairy and a clog maker. In the afternoon, you can either cycle to Haarlem or enjoy the passing scenery on board. Once in Haarlem, you will visit the historic old town with the “Grote Markt” and the imposing St. Bavo’s Church.

Day 3: Haarlem – Keukenhof – Oude Wetering, approx. 38-55 km

Today you will cycle to Keukenhof, probably 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 extended visit, you will cycle to the small village of Oude Wetering, where your floating hotel is already waiting for you.

Day 4: Oude Wetering – Nieuwe Meer – Amsterdam, approx. 28 km

The visit to the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer starts early (around 06:30). Millions of flowers are auctioned here and sent all over the world. At around 09:00 you return to the ship for breakfast, which sails to Amsterdam. In the afternoon, you can take a bike tour through Waterland or explore Amsterdam. Visit the flower market, a museum or go shopping. In the evening there is an (optional) chance to take a cruise through the famous Amsterdam canals.
 

Info: The flower auction in Aalsmeer is closed on weekends and public holidays. This is an optional offer.

Day 5: Amsterdam

Disembarkation after breakfast until 9:30 am and individual departure or extension in Amsterdam.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to varying wind and weather conditions, as well as organizational necessities, we reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary. 

Please keep in mind that the ship is both your hotel and a machine that needs to be maintained and operated - both during the day and at night.operational noise is therefore unavoidable.

Services

  • 4 nights in outside cabins with shower/WC (air-conditioned)

  • Full board (4x breakfast, packed lunch, 4x 3-course dinner)

  • Afternoon coffee and tea

  • Welcome drink

  • Daily bike tour briefing

  • Guided bike tours and some city tours (for 22 guests or more: 2 guides, 2 groups)

  • Some short tours

  • Use of bed linen and towels

  • Daily cabin cleaning

  • Ferry fees

  • All port, bridge and lock fees

  • Rental pannier

  • GPS tracks

  • WLAN

  • Detailed maps and information material/cabin

  • For the evironment’s benefit: use of a biodegradable water bottle and compensation of the CO2 emitted by the NGO Justdiggit.


    Included additionally on Premium-Ships (Magnifique II, III and IV)

  • Keukenhof

  • North-Holland Dune reserve

  • Visit of a mill at Zaanse Schans

  • Rental helmet

  • Rental bike insurance

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.04. - 05.04.25
    MV FLUVIUS
    S2   05.04. - 09.04.25
    MV FLUVIUS
    S2   09.04. - 13.04.25
    MV FLUVIUS
    S1   29.03. - 02.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE II (Premium)
    S1   02.04. - 06.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE II (Premium)
    S2   06.04. - 10.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE II (Premium)
    S1   31.03. - 04.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S1   04.04. - 08.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S2   08.04. - 12.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S2   12.04. - 16.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S2   16.04. - 20.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S2   20.04. - 24.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S2   25.04. - 29.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)
    S1   01.04. - 05.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE IV (Premium)
    S2   05.04. - 09.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE IV (Premium)
    S2   09.04. - 13.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE IV (Premium)
    S2   13.04. - 17.04.25
    MV MAGNIFIQUE IV (Premium)

    Extras

    Child dicounts (up to 16 years)
    Magnifique II+III: 3rd bed in 3 bed cabin -30
    Magnifique II+III: 3rd bed in suite -60
       
    Bicycles & Equipment
    7-speed-UNISEX (Fluvius) 52
    7-speed-UNISEX (Magnifique), incl. helmet 60
    E-bike (Fluvius) 140
    E-bike ( Magnifique), incl. helmet 152
    Rental helmet (Fluvius) 10
    Parking own bicycle 8
    Parking own E-bike 16
       
    Additional nights Amsterdam
    S1* (dbl/sgl) TBA
    S1* Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) TBA
    S2** (dbl/sgl) TBA
    S2** Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) TBA
       
    Extras
    Glutenfree or lactose free diet, payable locally 70
    Ticket canal tour Amsterdam, duration approx. 60 min 18
    Limitation of liability (damage) rental bicycle (Fluvius) 8
    Limitation of liability (damage) rental E-bike (Fluvius) 16

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Ship

    Welcome on board!

    Your ship during this tour will be the Premium ships MV Magnifique II, III, IV or the Comfort ship MV Fluvius.


    MV MAGNIFIQUE IV (Premium)

    The MV Magnifique IV with its stylish and elegant interior was completed in spring 2020 and offers comfortable space for 36 passengers. On the sun deck, there is a whirlpool and pleasant sun loungers for relaxation. >>more


    MV MAGNIFIQUE III (Premium)

    The MV Magnifique III is a very elegant ship with stylish interior. The restaurant and lounge area are arranged around the prominent bar. Comfortable sun loungers and a whirlpool/Jacuzzi invite you to relax on the sun deck. >>more


    MV MAGNIFIQUE II (Premium)

    The MV Magnifique II is a very elegant ship with stylish interior, built in spring 2016. The tastefully decorated salon on the upper deck with bar and restaurant is a real eye-catcher. Comfortable sun loungers and a whirlpool/Jacuzzi invite you to relax on the sun deck. >>more


    MV FLUVIUS (Comfort)

    The MV Fluvius is a very popular, cosy river boat with a friendly atmosphere. In addition to a spacious, air-conditioned saloon with bar and separate restaurant area, the ship has a sun deck equipped with comfortable patio chairs and tables, which also offers sufficient space for bicycles. >>more

    Bicycle

    Rental-Bicycles & equipment

    The following bikes are available for rental:

    • UNISEX-touring/trekking bicycles with a comfortable, deep entrance and 7-or 8-speed-hub circuit with hand pedal brake, as well as paniers.
    • E-Bikes
    • Other bikes: children’s bike, tandem, children’s seat, bikes with back pedal... on request

    Electric bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide you with modern quality e-bikes with 7- or 8-speed hub gears and step-by-step selectable assistance for pedalling power. The range of the battery depends on the support level, riding style, body weight and terrain.

    IMPORTANT: book early, because of limited capacity!


    Bicycle breakdowns

    Breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained. Flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair you may call the local representative. Please don’t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the tour operator/local representative and their approval.


    Bringing of own bikes

    Bringing your own bicycles is ony available in a limited number and a fee needs to be paid as there is not much space. Due to safety reasons you must not charge your E-Bike batteries in your cabin!

    If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes.

    Please understand that we cannot accept any liability. The bikes on board are exposed to weather conditions because the parking is not covered. Please bring along your own spare material and repair kit for your bike. The fees for parking of own bikes on board you can find under prices.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
    continue by train directly to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx. 20 min. - Price approx. € 6,-


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Amsterdam Centraal
    Docking place is only a free ferry trip from the central railway station. Departure is every 6 minutes. You will find detailed information in your travel documents.


    Arrival by car

    Almost everywhere in Amsterdam - within the Ringweg ring road - parking is only allowed in official car parks and multi-storey car parks. Parking in the city centre of Amsterdam is now charged at around €5,-/hour. There are several car parks in the city centre. Some are connected to the parking guidance system. The blue and white signs of this system point to the next car park where there are still free spaces. Parking on yellow kerbs is prohibited. Caution: Wheel clamps (Wielklemm) may be used. Fines for parking violations are high.

    Oosterdock car park
    A monitored multi-storey car park right next to the Central Station (exclusively for cars up to 2.10 m high). The economy rate is about € 275,- per week. No advance reservation possible. You can find more information >>here.

    Centralparking.nl/Valet Parking Services
    We are happy to reserve a parking space for you on request and subject to availability. On the day of arrival, your car will be picked up at the pier and returned to the ship on the day of departure. Cost per week (8 days/7 nights) - car: approx. € 175,- (payment in cash on site) >>booking-form.

    For more information and other P+R parking spaces, please visit the Iamsterdam page under "Plan your trip" / "Transport" / "Parking in Amsterdam".


    Embarkation

    Please plan your journey accordingly to be on time for embarkation at 2 p.m..Thank you for your understanding, that it is not possible to go on board before embarkation started. 

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