View of Amsterdam with tulips
Amsterdam
Colourful windmills
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Cycling holidays Highlights of the Netherlands

Holland's windmills and tulips.

This tour starts and ends in Amsterdam, the city of canals, museums, parks and bikes. The inner city from 17th century is with its narrow roads and canals not only a place of interest it is also suitable for cyclists. From Amsterdam you cycle mainly on bike paths through a picturesque Dutch landscape with a lot of water, a gorgeous panorama and mills. On your way you visit very historic and picturesque villages in the western part of the Netherlands.

Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum participants: 2
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Itinerary

Individual arrival to Amsterdam! How about a boat tour through the canals?

You start with a ride through Amsterdam, along old and modern buildings. You leave the city over the IJ-waterside, shortly afterwards you cycle through rural landscape with picturesque villages, which are located on the former Zuiderzee. The tour leads on to the western part of the Netherlands, to the peat area Zaanstreek with its traditional wooden houses and a lot of mills and on to Zaandam.

Your tour leads to Haarlem. The historic inner city is surrounded by canals, furthermore it is coined through many old roads and buildings from 16th to 19th century. Afterwards you cycle through extended dunes to the bathing resort Noordwijk.

Today you cycle via Leiden and Den Haag to Delft. Leiden is the oldest University City of the Netherlands and had its high period (exactly as Amsterdam) in the 17th century. Den Haag is the residence of the royal family and seat of the Dutch government. Delft is the city of Willem van Oranje (16th century), the “father of the fatherland”. With his fight against the Spanish empire he created the basis for the republic of the united Netherlands.

Today you cycle from Delft to harbour city Rotterdam. After the damage through bombing raids in Second World War many houses had to be built new. Rotterdam therefore is, compared to other cities along the bike tour, a modern city with skyscrapers. If you like you can make a detour to Kinderdijk. There is no other place in the world with so many mills at one place!

From Rotterdam you cycle to Gouda, the city which got its name from the popular Gouda-cheese. You will find a historic centre with canals here too and of course a cheese market. Afterwards you cycle to Nieuwkoop which is located at the Nieuwkoopse Plassen, which occurred due to the dig off of peat soil.

On your last cycle day river Amstel is leading you along architectural interesting buildings back to Amsterdam.

Maps Highlights of the Netherlands

Tour character

Flat and mostly asphalted bike paths, ideal for families and beginners.

 

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
01.03.2020 - 28.03.2020
28.06.2020 - 22.08.2020

Sonntag
Season 2
29.03.2020 - 27.06.2020
23.08.2020 - 25.10.2020

Sonntag
Highlights of the Netherlands, 8 days, NL-HNRAA-08X
Base price
995.-
1'149.-
Surcharge single room 459.- 459.-
Half board (5x) 199.- 199.-

Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Season 1
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020
Jun 28, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Sonntag
Season 2
Mar 29, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
Sonntag
Highlights of the Netherlands, 8 days, NL-HNRAA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Half board (5x)
995.-
459.-
199.-
1'149.-
459.-
199.-

Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Season 1
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020
Jun 28, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Season 2
Mar 29, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
Amsterdam
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
119.-
224.-
119.-
224.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020
Jun 28, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020

Sonntag
Season 2
Mar 29, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020

Sonntag
Amsterdam
Extra night double room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Extra night single room (BB) 224.- 224.-
Filter
Bicycle 7-gear
Electric bicycle
139.-
215.-

Services and information

Services

Incuded:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher), in Amsterdam only BB
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Amsterdam train station
  • Airport Amsterdam Schiphol
  • Car park at the hotel or close to the hotel costs approx. CHF 85.- per week, no reservation possible.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

 

Ratings

4.3 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
3 stars
Albi Saner Rentsch CH | 07.08.2019
Höhepunkte der Niederlande
Grundsätzlich waren wir zufrieden - mit den Unterkünften, der Gepäckverschiebung, den Fahrrädern und der abwechslungsreichen Streckenführung. Eine Betreuung vor Ort fand nie statt. Ein Ärgernis war jedoch die schlechte Beschilderung: mal fehlte diese, mal waren ganz andere Schilder vorhanden... So haben wir viel Zeit verloren und (zu) viele zusätzliche Kilometer abgestrampelt!
5 stars
Anne-Christine R. CH | 13.05.2019
Vraiment sympa
Amsterdam est vraiment une ville superbe, où il est facile de faire du vélo. On passe en l'espace de trois coups de pédale de la ville à la campagne, sans passer par des zones industrielles moches et ennuyeuse. Nous avons fait 4 jours à vélo, et découvrir chaque jour un nouveau volet de la carte postale des Pays-Bas : 1er jour, les digues et la mer intérieure ; 2e jour, le Waterland, ses polders et ses moulins ; 3e jour, la Mer du Nord ; 4e jour le pays des tulipes ! Génial ces changements de paysages en si peu de temps ! Pas un jour qui ressemble à l'autre, et que c'est beau de pouvoir ainsi disposer de pistes cyclables traversant des zones si sauvages !
5 stars
Judith F. CH | 05.09.2018
Höhepunkte der Niederlande
Wunderschöne Route, vorbei an wirklich einmaligen Highlights der Niederlande. Tolle Routenplanung, jedoch war das Kartenmaterial schwierig. Mit Hilfe von Natel und Standortbestimmung konnten wir Unsicherheiten ausmerzen.

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