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Bike and Barge Details: Zwaantje

by Nadine Dirksen - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Zwaantje Barge:

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Martijn van Tatenhove and Marjorie Kersten became the proud owners of the Zwaantje in September of 2014. They have over thirteen years experience managing barges together; Martijn,your captain, was raised in a family that worked in the hotel and restaurant industry, so it should come as no surprise that he is also a licensed chef.

  • The barge has 12 sleeping cabins in the lower deck: 10 twin cabins with two single beds each and two cabins with a double (French) bed. All cabins have a small en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin, a fixed window and individual air conditioning.
  • The main deck is made up of a cozy, air conditioned salon. Grab a cocktail from the small bar and enjoy the large panoramic windows and a little rest after a great day of cycling. The main deck also has a restaurant area where you can dine with a view.
  • Above the main deck there is a spacious sun deck (90 square meters / 860 square ft.) with chairs, tables, and – did we mention the beautiful view? Start your day watching the sunrise from the deck or end your day with some shade, fresh air and a refreshing beverage.  If you ask nicely the skipper will likely let you join him in the wheel house!
  • There is a common safe with the skipper, but cabins do not have individual safes.
  • Hair driers are available upon request.
  • Coffee and tea are included on board. Other beverages, including alcoholic beverages are available for purchase (cash only). As on all our tours, group dinners include wine or beer.
  • The tap water on board is potable.

There are four (4) single occupancy travels for solo travelers available.

Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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