Cycling holidays: Netherland for families

Beaches & Town all-around Amsterdam.

Holland through and through! Every day you will come across great scenery, but always a bit different: sometimes there are sand dunes and beaches, sometimes historical towns, sometimes endless meadows with ditches and picturesque wind mills. You will set off from the very typical Dutch town, “Haarlem” on your cycle tour adapted to be good for kids too. You will cycle through colourful villages and quiet nature. There is a lot to explore here: you will stay overnight in a real castle and you will take breaks in the Netherland’s vibrant capital city – Amsterdam, with its canals, museums and parks. This city is also good for being explored from the water. A journey on a water taxi is great for both young and old and is an exciting experience. Come on this tour experience a wonderful family cycle tour in the colourful and diverse Netherlands.

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minumin age: 2 years old
  • Approx. 170 km
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Itinerary

Arrive in Haarlem. Right from the start of your tour you will dive into the many faces of Holland. Here you can wonderfully walk along the, for Holland, famous canals and admire the neat mansions.  It is worth making sure that you see the inspirational De Adriaan windmills. The centre of the tulip bulb region is a wonderful warm-up to get you in the mood for you upcoming cycle tour.

Today you set off on easy and always flat cycle path along the wonderful Dutch coastline. You can expect lovely sand dunes and lots of beaches. There is plenty of time for swimming and playing: you can keep taking breaks on the beaches. After the amusing cycle tour, you will stay overnight in Haarlem again.

approx. 30 km

You will cycle past IJmuiden and its locks, the water entrance to Amsterdam. You will then continue cycling towards Heemskerk. Take a rest and observe the many cargo ships, cruise ships and yachts, which keep coming through here. Your destination for today is Schloss Assumburg dating back to the 13th century. You will feel like a young night or princess.

approx. 30 km

Fancy some fun in the sea? Then let’s head to the coast again. The sea is just around the corner and that means with this slightly shorter stage you can spend most of the day on the beach. The, at times, rather forested, dunes are inviting to go for a walk through and the sea invites you to start dreaming. You will then cycle back through Bakkum on the way to your castle.

approx. 25 km

The Zaanstreek region in full splendour: picturesque windmills surrounded by green fields and fine little colourful houses – all of that is awaiting you today on your diverse cycle stage to Amsterdam. You will cycle along the canals through the quiet and relaxing area “Het Twiske” with its beaches, large play area and wonderful nature. Enjoy the sun whilst having a picnic in the meadow.

approx. 40 km

An exploratory tour through the Dutch capital city! Amsterdam is very diverse with its architecture, culture and lovely parks. The many museums are on extremely interesting topics for every age. The canals are best off visited by boat and you can get everywhere easily by bike in no time at all. Enjoy the tasty treats in some of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. Would you prefer to cycle? Then we recommend a shorter tour to Ijsselmeer and to the fortification island “Pampus”.

approx. 20 km

You cycle the first kilometres on cycle paths through Amsterdam. As soon as you have left the town and the crowds of people, you can expect quietness again: you are back in the Dutch countryside. Out and about, you can admire the wetland area of Spaarndam and its many species of animals as well as the magnificent nature.  In Woerdersluis, there is a stature of Hansje Brinker to admire, the hero of a wonderful book. You will then finally return back to Haarlem.

approx. 25 km

Tour character

The route runs along easy, flat cycle past lots of beaches and meadows.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Haarlem
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020

täglich
Cycling holidays for families in Holland, 8 days, NL-AMAHH-08X
Base price
589.-
529.-
0.-

Category: lovely „Stay okay Hostels“

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults.

Season 1
Apr 1, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020
täglich
Cycling holidays for families in Holland, 8 days, NL-AMAHH-08X
Base price
Base price 2 - 12 Years
Base price 0 - 2 Years
589.-
529.-
0.-

Category: lovely „Stay okay Hostels“

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults.

Price
Velo 24-Gang Unisex
Velo 24-Gang
Kinderrad
trailer
165.-
165.-
145.-
155.-

Services and information

Services

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance and bicycle accident service
  • Towels are not included in the basis price and can be borrowed in the Hostels (approx. CHF 2.- per day)

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
Arrival/Parking/Departure
  • Fly to Amsterdam and then take the train in about 45 minutes to the hotel.
  • Take train to Amsterdam’s main station. From there it about 25 minutes further to Haarlem, Santpoort Zuid and then a few minutes’ walk to your hotel.
  • Parking: free car parking spaces, no reservation is necessary.
Detailed information
  • Minimum age 2 years old.
  • Requirements: basic level of fitness and cycle skills. The route is well-suited for families.
  • The route runs along easy, flat cycle past lots of beaches and meadows.
  • You will stay in very simple, very nice Stay okay-hostels for families in shared rooms. The beds must be covered yourself.
  • This tour is well-suited for large families up to 6 people.

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