Bike through cities like Utrecht, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Gouda , The Hague, Rotterdam and Dordrecht as well as other smaller Dutch towns and villages. Almost all of the towns you will stay in have historic city centers with plenty of restaurants to choose from. During the day you will cycle along rivers, lakes, vast polder landscapes and mills and even through the beautiful dunes along the North Sea coast with its lovely coastal scenery. The attractive historic towns are evidence of the rich trading and fishing history of the Netherlands, especially the Dutch Golden Age (17th century).
The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands on the edge of the Rhine river. Utrecht has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Utrecht can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes.
Cycling along the Dutch Waterline (defenses) through polders, along rivers and lakes you reach Harderwijk, a Hanseatic city establishment.
From Harderwijk you cycle through the woods past farms and agricultural Flevoland over the dike of the IJsselmeer to Enkhuizen, now a tourist center and a port in the 17th century which was very important for the Netherlands. Enkhuizen has many historic homes and buildings.
Old farmhouses and fields of tulips in quiet villages with orchards and mills. Horn, an ancient city from the heyday of the Golden Age. You ride today from the IJsselmeer to the North Sea coast. The cheese city of Alkmaar is the end destination.
Kilometres of sand beachs and a beautiful nature. along the North Sea coastline are beautiful villages and cities such as Bergen, Alkmaar, Castricum and Egmond. All villages with their own character. You will end the day in Zandvoort.
The tour goes further to the beautiful city of Haarlem. The Gothic basilica of St. Bavo, the silhouette of the city, is already visible in the distance. Admire the museums, churches and picturesque facades. You will end the day in Amsterdam, a city full of surprises. Atmospheric, historic and a city full of life with a bustling center.
You cycle along the old Amstel river to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. You see the banks of the river Vecht with beautiful country houses and estates of the 17th century. Historic footpaths and delightful waterfront terraces found in the city of Utrecht.
Castles, forests, parks and numerous houses in the province of Utrecht. You bike to the old Gouda cheese town.
Through the green heart of the Netherlands you bicycle through grasslands to The Hague, the seat of government and royal residence of the Netherlands. The Hague offers many museums, beautiful buildings, events and shopping.
You cycle through the coastal towns Kijkduin and Hook of Holland to Maassluis, an old fishing village. In Schiedam you find distilleries and mills. After the former fishing village Vlaardingen you bike to the modern city of Rotterdam.
The modern and large port city of Rotterdam offers a zoo, Euromast, museums, boat trips, shops and nightlife.
From Papendrecht you cycle through National Park De Biesbosch, a freshwater area of special value. Willows, windmills, polders full of cows, historic towns, farms, quaint villages and wide rivers. Gorinchem and Woudrichem offer a lively town history.
Fort Asperen is near Gorinchem and part of the Dutch Waterline. Leerdam is the town where traditional glassblowing as craft is still exercised. Glassblowers demonstrate, in the Glass Centre of the Netherlands, their beautiful handicrafts.
You leave after breakfast to return home. What a wonderful time you had! 🙂
For your daily overnight stays we select the best hotels from our pool of quality hotels. Because some of the hotels are sometimes fully booked we use this selection system so we can switch to the next hotel on the list if the previous hotel didn’t have any rooms available.
|Dutch Cities Tour
|Double room per person, 13 nights
|Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers (1 suitcase per person)
|Rent 24-speed Hybrid Bike (go here for more options)
|€169 (€13 x 13)
|€75 per night
|€50 per person in high season. €25 per person for extra and Saturday nights.
|€10 (price per tour)
|Stay 1 night in a Double Room of the 5 Star Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel (at the boulevard of Scheveningen)
Note: €15 bike parking fee in hotel