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Bike and Barge | The Netherlands to Belgium

Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
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Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available

Tour Overview

Bike and Barge: Amsterdam, Holland to Bruges, Belgium

Get ready for an incredible adventure on the Amsterdam-Bruges bike and barge tour! This trip explores Holland and Belgium’s stunning cities while cruising along picturesque waterways. It’s a relatively easy-rated trip suitable for cyclists of all levels.

Pedal through charming villages and historic towns and take in the breathtaking views along the impressive waterways of Zeeland, the River Schelde, and the picturesque Vecht and Lek Rivers. Get ready to visit world-famous cities like Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Ghent, and Bruges. But it’s not just about the cities! You’ll also have the chance to cycle through the beautiful Dutch landscape of Zeeland, visit an authentic Dutch cheese farm, and marvelSojourn Netherlands & Belgium Bike & Boat Amsterdam to Bruges Route Map at the 19 Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk. The province of Zeeland is one big river delta of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt Rivers, famous for its fantastic beaches, water sports activities, and Delta works.

As we sail to the western Flanders region of Belgium, you’ll discover its rich history and indulge in its renowned cuisine and beer. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Bruges’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, a true gem. Get to unpack your bags just once and then kick back and relax in the comfort of your floating home on your upper deck rooms or upgrade to an upper deck suite (New for 2025!). Picture yourself lounging in a comfortable lounge area, enjoying delicious meals prepped by your ship’s chef, all while taking in the breathtaking scenery that gracefully glides past you from the splendid sundeck.

Special note: Please mention dietary needs (vegetarian meals, lactose intolerance, or gluten-free diet) when booking this trip. Unfortunately, we cannot offer vegan meals on this trip. The kitchen on the ship is not large enough to guarantee vegan meals.

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Bike and Barge | The Netherlands to Belgium

  • Day
    1

    Check-in between 1 PM and 2 PM local time in Amsterdam, where the friendly crew will warmly welcome you on board the boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set sail from Amsterdam towards the first destination, Vianen. Welcome dinner on board tonight.

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  • Day
    2

    After breakfast, our ride starts on a scenic cycle route leading to Schoonhoven, known as "Zilverstad" or "Silver City." This city is renowned for its talented silver smiths since the 17th century. Continue riding to the Alblasserwaard region and the village of Kinderdijk - famous for its impressive row of 19 giant windmills, and part of the UNESCO cultural heritage listing. After, we take you on a "Waterbus," a fast ferry accommodating bicycles, to Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands.

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  • Day
    3

    After breakfast, the we sail to the picturesque town of Tholen, where you start riding. Cycle through the scenic and refreshing backdrop of "Wouwse Plantage" forest. During the ride, you will come across the impressive Kreekrak lock. The lock is a part of the waterway system and is an engineering marvel that aids in regulating water levels and facilitating smooth passage for boats and ships. Once you get back on the boat, we sail to the vibrant and historically significant port city of Antwerp, in Belgium on the river Schelde. After dinner on board, you'll have the opportunity to venture out and explore Antwerp's beautiful old city center. The historic streets, charming architecture, and lively atmosphere make it a delightful place to wander and soak in the city's ambiance.

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  • Day
    4

    Cycle this morning out of Antwerp on a beautiful cycle path along the picturesque tidal Schelde River to Dendermonde, our home for the night. The Schelde River is tidal, and the tidal characteristic adds a unique dynamic to the landscape, creating ever-changing vistas along the riverbanks. It is, without a doubt, one of the natural highlights of the tour.

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  • Day
    5

    Today we follow the river Schelde to the lively and historically rich university city of Ghent. Ghent has a long and significant history of a major trading port since Roman times. The city boasts numerous cultural attractions, including an Opera House, 18 museums, more than 100 churches, and over 400 historical buildings. One of the significant highlights in Ghent is the St. Bavo Cathedral, which houses several masterpieces of medieval art, including the world-famous 'Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' by Jan van Eyck. After a day of cycling along the river and exploring the city's cultural treasures, the ship will moor for the night at a lock in a suburb of Ghent, allowing you further to immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere and explore more of its highlights during the evening.

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  • Day
    6

    Today's route takes you through the picturesque Flemish countryside of western Flanders, leading you to the enchanting city of Bruges, often called the 'Venice of the North.' Its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center is a remarkable example of a medieval settlement that has preserved its original Gothic constructions, creating a unique and captivating ambiance. During your stay in Bruges, you'll have the opportunity to explore the city's many attractions. Tonight, join Sojourn leaders and your fellow Sojourn guests for a Sojourn Farewell dinner in Bruges.

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  • Day
    7

    You'll start the day's ride along a quiet canal, surrounded by beautiful poplar trees and a charming polder landscape. A polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments, and this area is dotted with small farmhouses, adding to the scenic beauty of the region. As you continue cycling, you'll reach the North Sea coast where you can relax and enjoy the inviting sandy beach before riding back to Bruges along a scenic canal. Tonight gather for the Captain's farewell dinner on the ship.

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    After breakfast , disembark in Bruges around 9:30 AM.

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Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • De Holland Bike Barge AMS Bruges Sojourn Trip

    River Cruiser De Holland

    The cozy river cruiser De Holland is a 66 passenger ship with 33 cabins. The large salon on the upper deck, with panoramic windows around, you will find the restaurant, bar and lounge area. This is a great spot for some serious relaxing, drinking and eating after a day on the pedals.

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Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
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Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
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2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

Tour start | end:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available

What's Included

  • Support of experienced Sojourn leaders.
  • Custom Sojourn jersey, Sojourn Slig backpack, and water bottles -yours to keep.
  • Seven nights on board the boat with superior upper deck private cabins and bathrooms.
  • In 2025, you can upgrade to an upper-level Suite for an additional $400.
  •  This includes all Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and all Dinners.
  • Touring bikes with straight handlebars, seven Shimano speeds, and roller brakes. They also have a low instep. They are fitted with Schwalbe puncture-resistant tires and flat pedals.
  • A limited number of Electric Assist or E-bikes are also available. Request while booking.
  • Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS Option.
  • 5% Past Traveler Discount to use on your next Sojourn Tour for the next two years after your trip.
Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

Tour start | end:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available

When in The Netherlands and Belgium, it helps to know...

  • United States and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter The Netherlands or Belgium for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days. Here are more details.
  • The trip starts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and ends in Bruges, Belgium.
  • Sojourn Leaders will support this trip with a support van.
  • Distances in the itinerary are subject to change.
  • Some days, you can choose between a longer and a shorter cycling route. Please note that on the shorter routes, you may be unable to visit all the highlights mentioned.
  • If you prefer not to cycle on a particular day, you can stay on board and relax while the ship cruises to the next port.
  • The tour itinerary and route are subject to changes due to nautical, technical, or meteorological reasons or other unforeseen events.
  • All cabins (your hotel room aboard) have their private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and washbasin. Cabins are usually twin cabins: they nearly always have two single beds, some of which can be assembled to make it a queen bed.
  • In 2025, all rooms will be on the upper deck. You can upgrade to a suite for an additional $400. Please book early since we have limited suite availability.
  • Please mention dietary needs during booking (e.g., vegetarian meals, lactose intolerance, or gluten-free diet). Unfortunately, we cannot offer vegan meals on this trip. The ship’s kitchen is not large enough to guarantee vegan meals.
  • Remember that there is limited space on board and that wardrobes are small.
  • There is Wi-Fi available on the ship.
  • On the embarkation day, you can leave your luggage on board the ship from 11.00 am.
  • You disembark in Bruges, Belgium, at the end of the trip around 9:30 a.m. Please do not book a flight before 2:30 p.m. on the same day.
  • Most of the locals, including the ship crew, do speak English.
Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

Tour start | end:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available

Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

Tour start | end:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available

Private Trips

Reserve one of our regularly scheduled trip dates for your private group and qualify for reduced pricing. The larger your group, the lower the per person price. Gather your friends and we’ll do the rest to provide your group with a truly personalized and memorable vacation. Smaller groups can join published trips and receive reduced pricing on trips that aren’t reserved as private trip dates.

For groups of 16-18 people traveling together on a published tour date, a 10% discount on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 12-15 people traveling together on a published tour date, a discount of 8% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

For groups of 8-11 people traveling together on a published date, a discount of 6% on the double occupancy trip price will apply.

Group discounts may not be combined with other offers.

Starting at $4,535 Per Person
Give us a Call: 800-730-4771
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT STARTS AT: $1,225
Dates & Prices
Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 08, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 22, 2025
$4,535
Book Now
2025 PRICES INCREASE SEP 15, 2024 | PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL BOOKED | $400/PERSON FOR SUITE UPGRADE

Tour start | end:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bruges, Belgium
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rating: Easy

  • E-Bikes Available
The off-boat meals were a treat. The casual approach to each day was fun. Sojourn leaders and support were very easy to work with.

John McHale

The ride to the north sea, and the day we saw the windmills were spectacular!

Judy Tamir

It was wonderful to be in 1 room for the entire trip! Riding in the Netherlands is spectacular, safe, and easy to pedal long distances.

Jean F