Duration: 24
Location: Netherlands
Price: from €202,- p.p.
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Barge Zebra

The ZEBRA is cosy canal barge, specialized on bike & barge tours in the Netherlands. You will be welcomed aboard the ZEBRA in a family-like atmosphere: The skipper and his wife will take care of meals, cleaning and will give you comprehensive information concerning the barge and the tour program. The life on board is intimate and you and your fellow passengers will soon get to know each other well. On the lower deck of the approx. 39 meters (120 ft) long ZEBRA, a maximum of 24 passengers can be accommodated. The vessel has 11 small sleeping cabins with bunk beds (10 cabins for 2 pers., 1 cabin for max. 4 pers.) Each cabin has en-suite, private facilities (sower + toilet) in a small bath room, a small sink, and (at least) one small window (“bull eye”). On the main deck there is a spacious salon (sitting / dining) in nautical atmosphere with large windows, 6 dining tables + chairs and a small bar, as well as the sun deck.

  • The MS Zebra is well-equipped for maximum 24 persons.

    Rentalperiod Fullboard-Plus Price barge Price p.p. with 24 persons
    Weekend € 4840,- € 202,-
    5 days (Mon-Fri) € 8160,- € 340,-
    Week € 9950,- € 415,-

    5 % on all prices mentioned above for tours ending before 4 April or starting on/after 19 September 2016.
    The mentioned price is an indication. We would be happy to send you a tailor-made offer with rental times and rental prices for your specific date.

    Rental times
    Week:             Saturday 13.00 until Friday 16.00/ Monday 12.00 until Sunday 16.00 hours
    5 days:            Monday 12.00 until Friday 16.00 hours
    Weekend:      Friday 20.00 until Sunday 16.00 hours
    Day:                on request
    Extension of rental period with an extra night is (when the barge is available) in the following cases possible at an additional price: Extra night prior to a 5 day tour (in the evening after 08.00 pm) or the night after a 5 or 7 day tour (until next morning approx. 08:30 am).


    – tour and accommodation on board in the Netherlands
    – the prices mentioned apply to the rent of the whole ship incl. crew, 6% BTW (VAT), tourist taxes, costs for harbors, bridges & locks, costs for fuel.

    – the cook will prepare and serve 3 meals a day and 2 times a day coffee and tea.
    – the crew will do all household & kitchen work (incl. final cleaning) during the tour.
    – use of bed sheets & blankets is included in the price.

    – transfers to/from the docking places in Amsterdam
    – rental bicycle; Other transfers; Parking fee; Entrance fees & excursions; Fees for ferries
    – drinks on board
    – personal insurances


  • This motorvessel sails mainly through the canals in the province Nort-Holland and South-Holland, but also on Lake IJsselmeer and rivers in the Netherlands. Homeport is Amsterdam.
    The routes described here for tours of seven, five or two days should be conside­red as examples of popular and frequently used routes. They should give you an idea of the possibilities travelling by river barge could offer you. You can also plan your own route. We will be glad to help you with this. Please feel free to inquire after the possibilities without any obligations.


    1. Amsterdam
    2. Amsterdam – Haarlem
    3. Haarlem – Beverwijk – Amsterdam

    Example for five-day tour:

    1. Amsterdam – Uithoorn
    2. Uithoorn – Leiden
    3. Leiden – Haarlem
    4. Haarlem – Amsterdam
    5. Amsterdam

    Example for seven-day tour:

    1. Amsterdam – Zaandam
    2. Zaandam – Alkmaar – Purmerend
    3. Purmerend – Haarlem
    4. Haarlem – Cruquius – Lisse – Leiden
    5. Leiden – Alphen aan den Rijn – Gouda
    6. Gouda – Ouderkerk – Amsterdam
    7. Amsterdam

    During the tour you will have many opportunities to take a short break or make a short excursion. We cannot describe all possibilities here, but usually the ships have extensive documentation and tourist information on board, so you can discuss all possibilities with the expert crew.

    If you have questions, please ask them. If necessary, we will check the route and the itinerary you have planned with the skipper beforehand, so you can plan your tour well in advance.


  • Rental bikes
    You can rent bicycles with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes and pannier bag. When renting bikes you will be asked to pay a safety deposit. In case of no damage, this deposit will be fully refunded.

    Prices valid by a minimum rental of 10 bikes inclusive “limited risk insurance” (unintentional damage etc.).

    7 days                   € 70,00 per bike / €165,00 per E-bike
    5 days                   € 55,00 per bike
    weekend              € 40,00 per bike
    Deposit € 400,00 per period

    Canal barge as ‘boatel’ on a location of your choice
    Our canal barges are also available as “boatels”. Are you organizing an event, are you participating in a fair, does your company need sleeping accommodation for a group of people on a location where no hotels are available? If this location can be reached, renting a “boatel” (also in winter) may be the perfect solution to your problem. Arrangements with full board, half board or Bed & Breakfast can be offered.

    Tour leader
    Possible on request for barge cruises; rates start € 1.250,00 per full week, depending on the program and/or the requested skills. We will send you a tailor-made offer on request.

    Travel and cancellation insurance
    We advise you to look into our casualty, baggage or cancellation insurance (if you have not already got continuing travel insurance, of course). Please note that most insurance companies demand that cancellation insurance is arranged at the same time or shortly after you book your holiday.

  • We are pleased to inform and advise you. Just ask for an offer without any obligations, for renting a barge.
    We can also inform you about the availability.

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