Veloferien Brügge - Amsterdam

Velo: Brügge - Amsterdam

The tour of the historic towns

We have devised a wonderful cycling holiday that kicks off in Belgium and leads up through the Netherlands to Amsterdam. Recurring themes include historical architecture, pastoral countryside and water vistas. In eight days you will discover a great many delightful places you otherwise wouldn’t have chanced upon. Starting in Bruges, you will go to the following towns: Damme, Sluis, Vlissingen (Flushing), Middelburg, Zierikzee, Willemstad, Dordrecht, Gouda and Amsterdam.

They count among the most picturesque towns in the Netherlands and Flanders and are remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past. The route is predominantly rural and passes through a number of nature reserves. Cycling paths are of high quality. We also offer this tour with Amsterdam as the starting point. Please note: This is not a round trip! If you so choose, we can organize your transfer back to Amsterdam.

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Bruges is known as the pearl of Flanders. It’s a truly enchanting town that has been welcoming tourists for about 150 years. With most of its medieval architecture intact, it remains exceptionally well preserved and can really give you a sense of times gone by when it was at the centre of the European wool and cloth trade.

After a hearty breakfast, hit the tracks and pedal to the charming little town of Damme on the banks of the Damse Vaart. Then continue to the border and enter Zeeland, a Dutch province marked by light, wind, water and lots of space.

It is mostly made up of islands so bridges and ferries will be taking you across the waters as you drift north east. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets are lined up for the coming days.

But first you will pass through Zeelandic Flanders with ist winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. At the end of the day, hop on a ferry boat to the maritime town of Vlissingen. After dinner, head for the beach to watch the sun set into the sea.

approx. 65 km + ferry
55 m
50 m

Discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the most important centres of trade in the Netherlands. Next up, is the charming village of Veere. From 1541 everything that was exported to Holland from Scotland (mainly wool) came ashore in and was distributed from Veere.

This contract brought the town not only prosperity but also a very lively Scottish expat community that stayed for 300 years. Walk in their footsteps as you take a tour of the sights. A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee is an absolute delight. Quaint little old houses take you back in time to the town's glory days when ships set sail for the Baltic and Mediterranean to sell salt, wool, fish, grain and red dye.

approx. 40 km
30 m
25 m

Enjoying your last day in Zeeland, traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats. Round off the day inWillemstad, a fortified town shaped like a seven-point star.

approx. 50 km
55 – 65 m
50 – 65 m

The result of a major flood in 1421, Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe where the ecosystem has adapted both to saltwater coming in from the sea through tidal creeks, and to freshwater coming down in the rivers.

It’s an ever-changing labyrinth of creeks and riverlets encompassing countless little islands of willow woods and reeds, a paradise for birds. Pedalling on, you will reach one of the oldest towns in Holland: Dordrecht, completely surrounded by water. Thearea around the marina is a true gem. This oldest part of town counts over a thousand historical buildings and three nostalgic canals.

approx. 65 km
45 – 55 m
45 – 55 m

Hit the trail once again and set off for the village of Kinderdijk where nineteen majestic windmills present a unique spectacle. They were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. As you ride your bike towards Gouda, cruising at about two meters below sea level, enjoy pastoral countryside and wonderful cloudscapes.

For centuries, people flocked from far and wide to buy horses, cows, meat, turf, seed, cheese etc, at weekly and annual markets in Gouda. We recommend a stroll around the old part of town to soak up the yesteryear atmosphere. Walk all the way around St. John’s church and the market square boasting a 15th-century town hall and a Weighing House (“Waag”).

approx. 35 km
35 m
40 m

Plunge into the “Groene Hart” (green heart), a pleasant rural area of low-lying polders with peat meadows and grazing cattle. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. Your bicycle holiday ends in Amsterdam, famous for its gorgeous 400-year-old canal district.

This city is brimming with things to see and do. As always, street artists and performers draw crowds on Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. A new attraction is “Het Grachtenhuis” (Museum of the Canals). Have you been to the renovated Rijksmuseum and Maritime Museum?

approx. 50 – 80 km
65 m
65 m

Tour character

The completely flat route takes you across the junction between Belgium and Holland whilst cycling along the cycle path network. The most time you are cycling on asphalted cycle paths, sometimes on quiete side streets, ideal for families and cycle beginners.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Brügge
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 30.09.2023

Annual: Friday, Saturday - Sunday: April, May and September - Daily: June, July and August
Brügge - Amsterdam, 8 Tage, BE-BNRBA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room 235.-

Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Annual: Friday, Saturday - Sunday: April, May and September - Daily: June, July and August
Brügge - Amsterdam, 8 Tage, BE-BNRBA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: 3* and 4* hotels

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Extra night double room
Zusatznacht im Einzelzimmer (ÜF)
Extra night single room
Extra night double room
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Brügge
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Annual: Friday, Saturday - Sunday: April, May and September - Daily: June, July and August
Extra night double room 85.-
Zusatznacht im Einzelzimmer (ÜF) 120.-
Extra night single room 214.-
Extra night double room 119.-
Velo 24-Gang Unisex
Velo 24-Gang
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information



  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers (1 piece of luggage per person with max. 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline


  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
  • Ferrys are not included


  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance


  • Bruges central train station
  • Brussels airport
  • Parking place at the hotel in Bruges
  • Good train connections from Amsterdam to Bruges

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
  • The ferry on the fourth day at “De Biesbosch” does not leave every day, in this case there is an alternative cycle route that does not pass through the National Park “De Biesbosch”.


4.2 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
3 stars
Richard Kocherhans CH | 03.08.2018
Tolle Tour, leider schlecht gewartete Leihräder
Tolle Strecke für Liebhaber von flachen Velotouren. Abwechslungsreiche Gegenden und interessante Orte, die man durchfährt. Der Höhepunkt ist schon zu Beginn der Reise: Brügge :) Die letzte Etappe ist mit 80 km eher lang, vor allem die letzten 15 km durch Amsterdam: Die Stadt mit dem Velo-Dichtestress! Die Leihräder haben nicht gehalten, was sie versprochen haben: Schlecht (respektive gar nicht gewartet), unbrauchbares Werkzeug. Kein Wunder, mussten wir 15km vor dem Ende eine gebrochene Kette hinnehmen. Trotz Helpline dauerte es 3 1/2 Stunden, bis ein Mechaniker vor Ort war um das Problem in 5 Minuten zu beheben.
Eurotrek AG answered:
Fahrradtour Brügge - Amsterdam
Sehr geehrter Herr Kocherhans Vielen Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung zur Veloreise Brügge – Amsterdam. Sehr ärgerlich ist die Sache mit den Fahrrädern, die offensichtlich nicht regelmässig gewartet werden. Wir haben unseren Partner in Holland dahingehend informiert und überlegen uns tatsächlich eine Alternative. Sehr gerne würden wir Ihnen folgende Vorschlag unterbreiten. Wir erstatten Ihnen für die unerfreulichen Umtriebe die Hälfte der Velomiete zurück. Sollten Sie damit einverstanden sein, geben Sie uns doch bitte Ihre Bankdaten an. Dennoch würden wir uns freuen, wenn wir bei Gelegenheit wieder eine Reise für Sie organisieren dürften.
4 stars
Jeannette Freuler CH | 08.07.2018
Tolle Veloreise
Perfekt organisierte Veloreise durch wunderschönes, interessantes Gebiet, flach mit Rückenwind. Tolle e-Bikes in perfektem Zustand. Die Radmarkierungen waren gelegentlich falsch oder ungenügend, deshalb unbedingt GPS Tracks bei Eurotrek verlangen, die sind perfekt. In den Reiseunterlagen hat es Infos zu den Ortschaften. Ich hätte mir vorwiegend oder auch Infos zur Umgebung gewünscht wie Grund für die Alleen, Art der Bäume, zur Landwirtschaft, zu den Grachten (die durch die Entwässerung entstanden sind und heute eine andere Funktion/Bewässerung haben?) etc. Ausser in Amsterdam schöne Unterkünfte mit feinen Morgenbuffets und feinen Nachtessen (HP). Im Hotel Maraboe in Brugge speziell zuvorkommende Betreuung durch Hotelbesitzerin, in der Hostellerie Schuddebeurs in Noordgouwe ein Traum von Unterkunft und wunderbares Nachtessen (der perfekte Ort für einen Tag Unterbrechung). Im Westcord Art Hotel lausiges Nachtessen (HP, besser nicht HP buchen), reiches Frühstücksbuffet. Wunderbare Radreise, am liebsten möchte ich gleich wieder losradeln! Und ein grosses Lob und Merci an Eurotrek.
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Belgische Pommes oder holländischer Gouda? Die Grachten von Amsterdam oder der Grote Markt von Brügge? Bei dieser Veloreise muss man sich nicht entscheiden, da ein Highlight auf das nächste folgt. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen Ihre Veloreise von Brügge nach Amsterdam so gut gefallen haben. Vielen Dank auch für Ihre nützlichen Hinweise. Wir werden diese nochmals mit unserem lokalen Partner durchbesprechen und sehen, was wir hier verbessern können.
5 stars
Sylvia Braghiroli CH | 18.04.2018
Expérience inoubliable
Super organisation et ambiance sympathique à bord du bateau
4 stars
René Dobler CH | 09.08.2017
bestens organisiert
die reise ist sehr abwechslungsreich und gut geeignet für durchschnittlich bis gute radfahrer.
5 stars
René Dobler CH | 09.08.2017
Bestens organisiert
Die Reise ist sehr abwechslungsreich und gut geeignet für durchschnittlich bis gute Radfahrer.

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