Amsterdam to Bruges By Bike and Barge & Vice Versa

Visit lovely Amsterdam and old Dutch towns like Gouda and Willemstad while biking the lowlands of the North Sea to Belgium to discover the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and the most stunning canal town of Bruges.

Premium, Comfort and Standard vessels are available on this route which caters for all budgets and levels of comfort.

Your Journey

Day 1 Amsterdam - Vianen :

Embarkation is at 1.00 pm at 2pm the ship will depart for Vianen, a small fortified village on the Lek River

Day 2  Vianen – Schoonhoven - Kinderdijk (32 – 56 km)

Start your first day on the bike by cycling along a beautiful route to Schoonhoven, nicknamed Zilverstad (Silver City).  Cycle to the famous windmills of Kinderdijk, 19 large ones all in a row. Go by bike and fast ferry to Drodrecht, one of Holland’s oldest towns.

Day 3 Willemstad - Bergen op Zoom (42 or 50 km)

During breakfast cruise to Willemstad. From here ride to Tholen a picturesque village.  Then onto your destination Bergen op Zoom. After dinner take a walk through the old town

Day 4 Bergen op Zoom - Kreekrak lock - Antwerp (21 or 35 km)

In the morning you will enjoy a small bike ride through the beautiful "Wouwse Plantage" surrounding Bergen op Zoom. Early afternoon reboard your barge and cruise into the beautiful old city centre of Antwerp, not only known as the diamond city but also as the birthplace of Rubens.

Day 5 Antwerp – Temse – St Amands (34 or 49 km)

This morning cycle out of the port to the Zeechelde, following the tidal river upstream to St Amands. This is a beautiful bike path with magnificient landscape surrounding the Schelde River.

Day 6 Dendermonde – Ghent (52 km)

Continue to follow the River Schelde to the lively university town of Ghent. Free time in the afternoon to explore the city.

Day 7 Ghent – Bruges (22 or 45 km)

Cycle through the lovely countryside of Flanders to the most beautiful of all Flemish cities, Bruges.

Day 8:

Tour ends in Bruges after breakfast.


Easy flat cycling with distances up to 50 kms. Weather can adversely affect cycling in Spring and Autumn.

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