Merlijn

Merlijn

12 cabins / 2 decks

Originally constructed in 1930 and then lovingly converted to a passenger vessel with many renovations throughout the years, this beautiful boat boasts 12 luxurious cabins with two comfortable beds that can be pushed together or separated. The lounge is comfortably furnished in a modern style with a restaurant area and lounge near the bar. You can enjoy fresh air, water, and nature in all weather on the sun deck. The entire ship is climate controlled and you can adjust the temperature in your own cabin.

A fully stocked bar offers all kinds of local and international specialties. The cuisine onboard is a delight, prepared in a galley equipped with modern appliances. The chef not only provides you with breakfast but will also prepare a packed lunch for you to enjoy on the road (or on board if you choose not to cycle during the day).

  • Merlijn lower deck
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
  • Appel strudel
  • Front terrace
  • Antipasti Coppa di Parma with Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Restaurant
  • Boeuf Bourguinon
  • Double bed configuration
  • Twin bed configuration
  • Private bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Twin bed configuration

Facts

  • Year of construction: 1930
  • Flag: Dutch
  • Length: 50m / 164ft
  • Width: 6.8m / 22 ft
  • Draught: -1.40m / 4.6ft
  • Passengers: 24
  • Crew: 6
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary WiFi on board throughout the entire ship
  • Languages on board: English
  • Payment accepted: Cash, Debit cards, Credit cards (no American Express) in 2024. Cash only in 2025.
  • Currency on board: Euro

Boat overview

  • Sundeck (40 m²)
  • Bar, lounge and dining area; Lounge covering (90 m²)
  • Climate control throughout entire ship (including individual cc in cabins)
  • Free Hot drinks machine (Unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water during the cruise)
  • Water on board is drinkable. Unlimited cooled tap water provided. Bottled water available to purchase at the bar.
  • Special Diet Requests: The boat is able to accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free at no extra charge. Vegan diets can also be accommodated, a €50 per person per week surcharge will be applied. Diets need to be requested with your booking.
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Laundry service available. Price on board.

Cabin features

  • All cabins equipped with high quality mattresses featuring adjustable firmness control, an ensuite bathroom (shower and toilet); individual air conditioning/climate control; fixed portholes, desk, wardrobe closet, extra storage space underneath beds, mini-safe, hairdryer; Supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, soap, sewing kit, vanity kit, bathrobe, and slippers
  • 220V
  • Upper deck
    • Sundeck, lounge & restaurant
    • Terrace & wheelhouse
  • Main Deck
    • 14 cabins: (cabin size 11 m²)
      • 12 luxurious passenger cabins (6 cabins located in the front corridor and 8 cabins in the aft)
      • 2 crew member cabins.

*Cabins have two comfortable airbeds, beds (80 x 200 cm) that can be pushed together or separated. *


Merlijn’s layout

Upper deck, Merlijn


Bike tours sailing on Merlijn

A Triangle of Countries - Germany, Luxembourg & France

COUNTRY: Germany, France, Luxembourg

8 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

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8 nights

Guided from EUR € 2445

Guided:
Saturday: Oct 12, 2024

Description:
This cycling adventure by bike and boat through Germany, Luxembourg and France combines scenic riverside cycling and river cruising. Beginning in the serene village of Schwemlingen and winding through enchanting Saarland, you explore medieval Saarburg…

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Amsterdam to Cologne along the IJssel and Rhine

COUNTRY: Germany, Holland

7 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

(0)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2545

Guided:
Sunday: June 22, 2025

Description:
Hop aboard the majestic Merlijn for a journey from the world-renowned city of Amsterdam onward to Cologne, revered for the stunning High Gothic architecture, most notable of which is the twin spires of the Dom (Cologne Cathedral). Spend several days…

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Cruise the Heart of Northern Germany

COUNTRY: Germany

7 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

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7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2145

Guided:
Jul 6 and August 17, 2024

Description:
Bike and boat the heart of Northern Germany through vibrant cities, charming towns, and picturesque landscapes. This is eight days of pure delight; culture, history, art... and food! Berlin is a city that is buzzing with energy and history, so we…

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Exploring the Neckar and Rhine Rivers and Valleys

COUNTRY: Germany

7 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

(0)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2795

Guided:
Oct 8, 2025

Description:
Cruise the heart of Germany on this bike and boat tour designed to blend adventure, culture, and relaxation. On board the premium vessel, the Merlijn, you will experience much more than a passive vacation but will engage in active cruising. This small…

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Holland and Belgium by Bike, Barge and Cruise

COUNTRY: Holland, Belgium

10 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

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10 nights

Guided from EUR € 2995

Guided:
May 31, 2025

Description:
When 8 days is simply not enough, and many say it is not, this extraordinary 11-day adventure blends cycling and boating as you explore the enchanting landscapes of Holland and Belgium. This is a classic route with the bonus of having a few more days to…

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Holland's Tulip Fields and Historic Towns

COUNTRY: Holland

6 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

(0)
6 nights

Guided from EUR € 2345

Guided:
Apr 05, 26; May 03, 2025

Description:
There is nothing quite like Holland during Tulip Season, and this seven-day bike and boat tour allows you to experience it all! You'll visit the Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe and one of the world's largest flower gardens, in addition to…

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Northern German Odyssey: Bike, Barge and Cruise

COUNTRY: Germany, Poland

7 nights
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Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

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7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2145

Guided:
Sat, July 20; Aug 3, 10, 2024

Description:
This bike and boat tour navigates through the heart of Northeastern Germany, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge in the area formerly known as Prussia. What began as an early Germanic religious order, expanded to become a major power in…

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Premium Danube Cruise and Cycle

COUNTRY: Austria, Germany

7 nights
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Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours
Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Bike and boat tours

(0)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2545

Guided:
Passau to Vienna: Aug 8, 22, 2025 | Vienna to Passau: Aug 15, 29, 2025

Description:
Step aboard the exquisite Merlijn for an unforgettable bike and boat tour along the Danube, embarking from either Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers," or Vienna, celebrated for its cultural richness and splendid architecture. Regardless of where…

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