Amsterdam meets Rotterdam with MS De Nassau - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    200-290 km / 124-180 mi
  • Distance per day:
    25-50 km / 15-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Amsterdam-Rotterdam - MS De Nassau

South Holland by Boat & Bike from EUR 599

Amsterdam meets Rotterdam - MS De Nassau

This tour will lead you through the Dutch province of South Holland by boat & bike, always starting from the shore, as a dense network of canals connects these well worth seeing towns and cities. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Gouda, Rotterdam, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderkijk and the famous open air museum of Zaanse Schans - these are only some of the highlights of this bike tour of Holland by boat and bike, which is perfectly suited for both expert cyclists and beginners.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS De Nassau.

Amsterdam meets Rotterdam - MS De Nassau
Zwischen Amsterdam und Rotterdam - MS De Nassau

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Embarkation starts at 2 pm.In the late afternoon the ship will take you to Harlem.

Day 2 Round trip Haarlem, 40-50 km/25-31 mi, boat trip to Zaandam
Haarlem is unbelievalbly picturesque and is home to one of the North Sea coast's most beautiful sandy beaches. Today, you can choose from two different routes.

Day 3 Bike ride Zaandam - Amsterdam, 30-45 km/19-28 mi
The musuem village of "Zaanse Schans" is well worth visiting and the subsequent bike ride into the metropolis is utterly idyllic. Use the opportunity to go on a canal cruise.

 Day 4 Bike ride to Utrecht, 25-40 km/16-25 mi, boat trip to Rotterdam
This cycling stage from Breukelem to the Dome city of Utrecht is particularly relaxed. There's also loads to see on the boat trip into the pulsating metropolis of Rotterdam.

Day 5 Round trip to Delft, 28-50 km/17-31 mi
Today's cycling stage showcases lovely dutch historical towns, as well as beautiful porcelain from Delft. In the evening you can explore the city of Rotterdam.

Day 6 Bike ride Ablasserdam - Schoonhoven, 30-58 km/19-36 mi
Today you will cycle to the UNSECO World Heritage site Kinderdijk. The longer route will take you through the cheese town Gouda. Both tours end with a visit at a silversmiths in Schoonhoven.

Day 7 Bike ride to Utrecht, 45 km/28 mi, boat trip to Amsterdam
The landscape along today's stage thoroughly deserves its nickname as "Holland's green heart".In the late afternoon your ship will sail from Utrecht to Amsterdam.

Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
Your trip "Amsterdam meets Rotterdam" concludes after breakfast.

Amsterdam meets Rotterdam

Here are the details on MS De Nassau.

Included in your package "Amsterdam meets Rotterdam":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • 1 music night on board
  • guided city tour (Rotterdam)
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • on-board tour guide that is also doing all the cycling
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • optional rental bike
  • optional bike helmet
  • optional concession tickets to local attractions, to be purchased on board


  • outside cabins with ensuite WC and shower, safe, tv
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • all cabins with openable windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes/freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    28.03. + 04.04. + 11.04. + 25.04. + 02.05. + 06.06.
    20.06. + 04.07. + 12.09. + 03.10. + 10.10.


All prices are per person.

 lower deckupper deck
2-bed cabin599 EUR649 EUR
2-bed cabin superior649 EUR 
3-bed cabin579 EUR629 EUR
04.04. + 11.04. + 10.10.  
2-bed cabin649 EUR749 EUR
2-bed cabin superior749 EUR 
3-bed cabin629 EUR729 EUR
2-bed cabin699 EUR799 EUR
2-bed cabin superior799 EUR 
3-bed cabin679 EUR779 EUR
2-bed cabin749 EUR849 EUR
2-bed cabin superior849 EUR 
3-bed cabin729 EUR829 EUR
2-bed cabin799 EUR899 EUR
2-bed cabin superior899 EUR 
3-bed cabin779 EUR879 EUR
2-bed cabin839 EUR939 EUR
2-bed cabin superior939 EUR 
3-bed cabin819 EUR919 EUR
06.06. + 20.06. + 04.07.  
2-bed cabin879 EUR979 EUR
2-bed cabin superior979 EUR 
3-bed cabin859 EUR959 EUR
surcharge single cabin+ 350 EUR 
surcharge 2-bed cabin (superior)
single occupancy
+ 350 EUR+ 350 EUR
rental bike80 EUR
e-bike180 EUR
bike helmet10 EUR
canal boat cruise Amsterdam13 EUR

The booking process

The Tour


  • Arrival by car:
    There are three options of parking your car for the duration of the trip. In any case, please drive to the quay first and bring your luggage and (if applicable) personal bike aboard. Then
    - Drive to the car park Oosterdok near Amsterdam Centraal station. Costs are approx. EUR 140 / week.
    - Make use of our parking service from Centralparking. We will arrange for your car to be picked up from the quay, stored safely and returned to the ship. Your vehicle is insured against all types of damage or theft and will be parked in a protected underground facility. Cost: approx. EUR 150 / week.
    - Make use of the free parking space P&R at the train station in Weesp. Back to Amsterdam Centraal station by train, duration approx. 15 minutes, cost approx. EUR 4.
  • Arrival by train:
    Amsterdam Centraal station, get the 48 bus to the quay, duration approx. 10 minutes, cost approx EUR 3.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Shiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal station (approx. 20 minutes, approx. EUR 5), followed by the 48 bus to the quay (approx. 10 minutes / EUR 3)
    Alternatively, get a taxi from the airport to the quay, cost: approx. EUR 45 per vehicle. There are several private and scheduled providers, see e.g. here.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

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