Lena Maria - Bike and Barge - Van Gogh Tours

Lena Maria

  • Cruise in areas that aren’t overrun
  • Cozy lounge with the bar and dining area
  • Spacious cabins

After several years working on a ship, it was time for a new adventure for Eelke and his wife, Carlien. So they took over the boutique canal barge the Lena Maria, which can carry a maximum of 24 passengers. “The Lena Maria is big enough to offer high-quality accommodations and small enough to provide an intimate atmosphere”, explains Eelke. “So, people connect with each other very quickly on board. Also, we have a crew of four people, which is a lot, considering the number of guests. This way we can best take care of everyone.”Since Carlien and Eelke bought the Lena Maria, the barge has undergone a metamorphosis. “Inside, everything was brown and white. We’ve modernized that and furnished it in our own style. Everything has become brighter; there is a homey floor and we’ve added a bar. This has made the restaurant and lounge area more open and much cozier,” Eelke reports. “But I’m actually constantly busy making everything even nicer. I’ve renovated a lot of ships before and that’s just way too much fun for me,” he laughs.

The small size of the Lena Maria has another advantage; “It allows us to sail along narrow canals and dock in smaller harbors where things are really cozy. Guests are that little bit closer to the scenery. We can cruise in areas that aren’t overrun with tourists.”

On the upper deck of the Lena Maria you will find the cozy lounge with the bar and dining area. Wi-Fi is available. The barge also has a beautiful sundeck, where you can have a drink. On nice evenings, or while cruising, you can enjoy the scenery from here.

  • 12 Twin cabins (10,5 m² – 113 sq.ft.)

The twelve spacious twin cabins have two separate beds. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. Windows can be opened and the cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, ventilation and central heating. Furthermore, you will find a safe and a hair dryer in each cabin. 

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