offering bike and barge holidays since 2002

Our sailing routes are in: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France and Germany

Bike and Barge tours, conferences, family reunions and more
Travel with us on our  Merlijn  
and experience the magic of water

Merlijn is unique

flexible in terms of location, furnishing and equipment, and content.
Depending on your wishes, Merlijn can be changed into a wedding hall, party ship, conference hall, forum or discussion area, an exhibition hall or theatre, lounge with restaurant or a bar.
It's all possible on the Merlijn!

In addition, we offer you maximum peace and quiet which you can combine as relaxation with activities, a sailing holiday, a bike and boat holiday, parties, training courses, meetings, sleeping …

Merlijn is flexible and optimally functional

Merlijn sails through varied surroundings ranging from quiet nature reserves to bustling city wharves.
Her sampson posts, hydraulic mast and long gangway allow Merlijn to moor where she will and you to step ashore where you choose.
Two multifunctional tender boats are standard equipment and can set about 10 persons ashore at a time.

Merlijn and the magic of free spirits

Merlijn keeps pace with trends.
A common trend today is the desire for management and staff training courses conducted outside office premises.
And quite right, too! The constraints of the office are left behind and spirits are free to soar! Knowledge exchange and brainstorming sessions consequently deliver optimum results!
Merlijn is unsurpassed in her ability to offer the perfect surroundings for your needs. It is not necessary to fix a programme in advance - Merlijn has catering facilities on board and programmes can be adapted to suit your wishes – even if we’re already underway!

Merlijn and nature

Merlijn allows her guests maximum enjoyment by consciously letting you experience the natural surroundings we pass through.
If trees are nature’s lungs – then water is the source of life!
Merlijn wants her guests to actively appreciate the priceless quality of water and the magic it creates.
Merlijn’s construction is as environmentally friendly as possible, and the same applies to its use.
In as far as possible, we have avoided using synthetic materials.
We have also taken full account of government regulations on the environment and energy consumption.

The toilets are flushed with river water instead of drinking water and the waste is stored in a separate waste-water tank.

Experience Merlijn!

Curious about how the Netherlands looks like from the water?
On board the Merlijn you can arrange your own inland waters cruise.
Anything’s possible on board the Merlijn!

We would like to invite you to surf our website and read more about:
- our flexibility
- our magic
- the ambience onboard
- our catering
- our mission
- the conversion progress

If you have any comments or questions please contact us by filling in our contact form.