MS Serena
Willemsbridge Rotterdam

Cycling & Boat Northern Holland, MS Serena

Ijsselmeer & North Sea Beaches

Your cycle tour through the land of windmills, sand dunes and tulip fields starts with Eurobike. With the MS Serena you sail in North Holland between the North Sea, Wadden Sea and Ijsselmeer. Every time you land, you hop onto the saddle and discover the varied and fascinating landscapes and distinctive villages. You and your bike will be surrounded by fields, tranquillity and the gentle sounds of the sea. Already convinced? Then read more details now!

Details of the bike and boat tour through North Holland

You spend seven nights on the MS Serena, which bypasses the bays of the stormy North Sea. The starting point is the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. From there the ship will take you to Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Lemmer, up to the sunny island of Texel and back to the starting point in Amsterdam. You will be spoiled for choice for six days. You can hop onto the saddle and admire the landscape of Sint Marrtensvoltbrug and Alkmaar. Alternative: shorten the route with the MS Serena. It is up to you!

Tip: From April to September, it is worth visiting the cheese market in Alkmaar! Collect memories and shoot photos of grazing sheep, spinning windmills and buy typical Dutch ‘Klompen’ on a market stand.

Highlights of the bike and boat tour at a glance:

  • ‘Woudagemaal’ steam pumping station: This is the largest and only operational steam pumping station in the village of Tacozijl. The plant architecture is also well worth seeing!
  • Sunny island of Texel: Nowhere in Holland does the sun shine more often than on the Dutch North Sea island. So be sure to pack the sunscreen.

Useful information about the bike and boat tour to the IJsselmeer and the North Sea beaches

Aboard the MS Serena you sail for eight days on the IJsselmeer to the idyllic North Sea beaches. The ship offers 50 cabins, an air-conditioned restaurant and decks that are great for taking a nap in the sun. After arriving in Amsterdam, you cycle between 20 and 60 kilometres per day on flat paths surrounded by water, dikes and dunes. A relaxing cycle tour for the hobby cyclist who appreciates the peace and space of nature.

This combined bike and boat tour takes you to remote areas and picturesque fishing villages in the land of windmills – Holland.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50 persons


Boat ride: Amsterdam – Hoorn

Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Check-in on board in the afternoon. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam. At 5:30pm the MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for the harbour town of Hoorn

Cycle tour: Hoorn – Enkhuizen

Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Boat journey: Enkhuizen – Lemmer | Cycling: round trip Lemmer

Today you have a boat ride across the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your round trip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses.

Tip: Optional visit to the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

Cycling: Lemmer – Stavoren | Boat: Stavoren – Oudeschild

You will cycle to Sondeler Leien Lake. From there you go through the Rijsterbos woods past the Mokkebank (a bird reserve) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you cruise to Oudeschild on Texel island. 

Cycling: round trip Island of Texel | Boat: Oudeschilde – Den Helder

You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous routes you can choose between. Tip: We also recommend that you visit the beer brewery of Texel. At about 6 pm you take the boat back to Den Helder.

Cycling: Den Helder – Alkmaar | Boat: you can get on and off at Sint Maartensvlotbrug

In the morning you cycle through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible for you to go on board the MS SERENA in St. Maartensvlotburg and cruise the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your bike tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.

Boat: Alkmaar – Wormerveer | Cycling: Wormerveer – Amsterdam

In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr. to Sept). At midday we are shipping to Wormerveer from where you are cycling to the open air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the evening you have the opportunity to take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (a cruise on the canals in Amsterdam on small boats)

Disembarkation until 9am and individual trip home.

Tour character

You cycle between 25 and 45 km each day. Nearly all routes are flat and easy to cycle along. You cycle on asphalted bike paths with routes that are signposted.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 | Oct 3, 2020 |
Season 2
Apr 4, 2020 | Sep 26, 2020 |
Season 3
Apr 11, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 | Sep 19, 2020 |
Season 4
Apr 18, 2020 | Apr 25, 2020 | Sep 5, 2020 |
Season 5
May 2, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Cycling & Boat: North Holland, MS Serena, main deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed cabin for single use
Surcharge Junior Suite
Cycling & Boat: North Holland, MS Serena, promenade deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08I-P
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed cabin for single use
bycicle 7-gear unisex freewheel
Velo 7-Gang Rücktritt
Discount bike & boat (per booking, valid for new bookings until the 28.02.2020)

Services & information


  • Program according to tour itinerary from/to Amsterdam
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x small lunch or lunch package for bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Welcome drink


  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • GPS tracks
  • Linen and change of towels if required
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Daily briefing of bike tours
  • 1 route book per cabin for self-guided trips 
  • Tour representative on board


  • Amsterdam train station close to the pier
  • Parking Oosterdok economy fare approx. CHF 29.- for 24 h or Valet 
  • Car park /Valet Parking Services: Drop off your car at the pier on arrival day, car will be back at the pier on day of departure, price CHF 175.- per week payable in advance (application form can be ordered bei Eurobike)

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 50 people





4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Heidi E. CH | 09.07.2019
abwechslungsreiche Rad-Schiffferien
Bei tollen Radlerwetter erkundeten wir täglich auf unserer selbstgewählten Tour die schönsten Gegenden. Der ortskundige, freundliche Reiseleiter gab uns am Vorabend Tipps wo was zu sehen ist und wo es Leckeres zu essen gibt. Die Vogelschutzgebiete, die Dünen, die Windmühlen, die Weite.......sind beeindruckend, auch die hübschen Städtchen wo wir nach der Tour flanieren konnten. Mit der aufmerksamen, freundlichen Mannschaft auf dem Schiff fühlten wir uns sofort sehr wohl und gut aufgehoben. Das Frühstück war sehr umfangreich und vielseitig, wir konnten unser Lunchpaket selber vom Buffet zubereiten, das Menue am Abend sehr abwechslungsreich und fein. Eine ganz tolle Woche!
5 stars
Markus Oehler CH | 23.05.2019
Einfach toll
Wunderschöne abwechslungsreiche Landschaften, super gute ausgebaute Radwege, sehr gute Beschilderung. Freundliche und sympathische Reiseleitung sowie der gesamten Schiffs-Crew. Sehr gute Küche. Es war einfach super!
4 stars
Evelyne & Denis GYGER CH | 30.04.2019
Superbe semaine, il y a juste un MAIS
Accueil, repas, propreté, itinéraires, ambiance, personnel, tout était parfait. mais il y a un MAIS, les suisses de langue française aiment aussi ce genre de vacances MAIS il manquait le parler et les guides en français. Mais à part ce petit couac, il n'y avait rien à redire. MERCI à toutes et tous, tout personnel confondu
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Les documents pour cette voyage sont traduit, mais je peux entendre que c’est difficile voyager avec un groupe ou tout le monde parle une autre langue. Nous avons essayer garantir des guides francophone pour certaines dates, mais l’intérêt des clients Suisse Romands était trop faible.

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