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Reviews and experiences

I would LOVE to have a chance to tell prospective guests what a wonderful time we had on your barge! I was lucky to have found out about your company and through the year and half of emails and planning you were always accommodating and helpful. I cannot imagine what you thought when I first asked you to help me plan my husband’s 60th birthday in his birth town of Deventer, for 48 Canadians! You were willing to alter the course of the barges to enable us to be in Deventer on his 60th birthday, to be joined by many of his Dutch friend as well. The gentle rides on the safe dedicated bike paths for the less athletic, the more advanced rides for the more adventurous and the challenging rides for the real bikers worked out perfectly, but of course Holland is all about the bikers, making it the perfect destination for a trip of this nature! Every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations. The chef and crew were amazing, the meals were outstanding, the guides were amazing, about the only thing that did not cooperate was the weather, and that didn’t put the slightest damper on our fun! This was our third bike and barge trip and we would highly recommend you, your lovely, well designed, accommodating, clean barges, your great team and your friendly helpful approach to all of our requests, no matter how absurd they were!

Lura Osborne-Smulders
Vancouver, BC Canada

Our relocation cruise from Paris to Amsterdam was a highlight of our life. It was great. Each day you could bike, take a tour or stay on the barge, your choice. Meals were great. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

Dave and Joyce Mercer

Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our recent bike/barge trip on the Fleur from Paris to Bruges. We loved every minute and could happily do it all again.
The crew were fantastic – especially the chef Markus. It was nice to know that at the end of a days cycling a delicious 3 course meal would be served and in the 2 weeks on the boat not one meal was repeated.
It was lovely exploring the French and Belgian countryside on bikes and having little surprises like visiting Van Goghs grave in the little village of Auvers by torchlight and having our guide sing to us in some of the churches we visited.

All in all it was a fantastic holiday!

Jan & Volker Aeuckens

Larry and I wanted to thank you for the terrific time we had on the Iris. We were so impressed with the tight ship that you ran, the comfort and hospitality you offered, and the wonderful sights of Belgium and the Netherlands. I especially want to thank you for the wonderful birthday dinner and gift that you presented to Larry – it was really special and something to treasure. We have recommended you to several friends and hope to see you and one of your barges again, perhaps on a trip to France.

Debby (and Larry)

Our family has enjoyed the Barge for 10 years.  The travel is so relaxed, calming and invigorating as well.  We have biked in many of the countries serviced by the canal boats and they have all been very special to us.  The crew is like family, except they never get tired of you as family might.  They are always helpful and pleasant.


I cannot believe that an entire year has passed since by brother Charles and I traveled with you. As I told you back then, it was the adventure of a lifetime–the hospitality that you and your crew showed us, the biking experience with Ferry and Wouter, the villages, towns, and cities we visited and the people we encountered.

My brother and I are doing well and reflect often upon our Netherlands experience. Hope you are continuing to prosper and that you are being kept busy.

Stuart Rubner