Dutch Islands Tour

From the moment you step onto the ferry, the world fades behind you. Peace and quietness is to come. Around you a clear blue sea, screeching seagulls and sunbathing seals. For a moment you leave everything behind to enter nature’s purest form. Before you experience this special island feeling, let us introduce you to the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden and the beautiful port of Harlingen. These cities, especially Harlingen, have a rich history and are know for its typcial Dutch/Frisian characteristics. From Harlingen you hop on a ferry to the islands of Vlieland and Terschelling.
With on one hand the North Sea and on the other hand, the Wadden Sea, a stay on these islands is a unique experience. The untouched nature of the islands invites to hike and bike. If you want to relax on the beach or like strolls, there are lots of opportunities on the islands for you as well. This particular route setting guarantees the ultimate holiday feeling! Start of this tour is only possible on saturdays, sundays and mondays. This is because of limited ferry rides.

INFORMATION

TOUR MAP

dutch-islands-map
  • Leeuwarden (Overnight Stay: Day 1)
  • Vlieland (Overnight Stay: Day 2 & 3)
  • Terschelling (Overnight Stay: Day 4 & 5)
  • Leeuwarden (Overnight Stay: Day 6) (Departure: Day 7)

STARTING PLACE

  • Leeuwarden

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Amount of days: 7
  • Hotel nights: 6
  • Cycling days: 5
  • Total biking distance: 144 km
  • Biking level: 1
  • Hotel stars: 3 and 4
  • Parking of car: free at hotel
  • Train station: Leeuwarden
  • Board: Breakfast (Half Board is optional)
  • E-bikes are available for rent on request
  • If preferred, GPS tracks are available

INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR

  • 5 nights with breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Big Buffet Breakfast each morning
  • Three course dinner or higher if you booked Half Board
  • Tourist information about the different places and sights
  • Cycling maps with detailed directions
  • On demand: Entire tour route GPS file
  • Saddlebags to carry things during your biking trip
  • Service Hotline (7 days a week)
  • The option to rent bikes and/or trailers
  • We can adapt the bike(s) to your needs

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: Arrival in Leeuwarden

Today is the start of seven great days. You arrive in Leeuwarden (also known as"Ljouwert"), the capital of Friesland (Northern province). Please take your time because you can arrive until 19:00 at your hotel. The hotel offers free parking, you do not need this reservation. If you are settled into your hotel, first make a first stroll through the quaint city of Leeuwarden. The city has got many steep streets, because Leeuwarden, originated in the Middle Ages, is build on three mounds. Leeuwarden is known for its beautiful historical attractions and architecture. Don’t forget to visit “The Oldenhove”, a tower built several centuries ago.

Day 2: Leeuwarden - Harlingen - Vlieland

44 km

Your first day of cycling starts. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel you get on your bike. The route starts with a bike ride to Harlingen where the beautiful countryside and impressive history of the city captivates every minute. You pass interesting villages like Marssum (with the beautiful Poptaslot) Beetgumermolen, Beetgum and Slappeterp. After that you cycle through the beautifully preserved city of Franeker. From the picturesque old town of Harlingen, you take a ferry to the island of Vlieland. With the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and a view of the wide expanse of water, you are moving into a different world. Vlieland is without a doubt the most prestine “wadden” island. The entire island, which has about 1,100 residents, is car-free. Besides the village of Oost-Vlieland with a few houses, the island consists of beautiful beaches, forests and a blue coast with large dunes. One of the best walking and cycling environments of the country!

Day 3: Exploring Vlieland

25 km

Today you will stay a full day on Vlieland. Of all the Wadden Islands Vlieland is the furthest from the Frisian mainland. And it shows: nowhere else you will find so much peace and quietness as here. Enjoy unspoiled nature and get on your bike or put on your walking shoes. If after a day of peace and quietness you fancy some entertainment just go to the long, surrounded by tall trees, main street of Vlieland. Here you will find everything you need during your stay on the island, several stores to do your shopping, dozens of restaurants with terraces and above all a optimistic holiday mood.

Day 4: Vlieland - Terschelling

Today the following Waddeneiland is waiting for you to be discovered: Terschelling. You will take a ferry from Vlieland to Terschelling ("Skylge" in Frisian). With its 4,700 inhabitants Terschelling is the largest Frisian Island. Terschelling has overwhelming nature, cultural attractions,, impressive museums, beautiful old houses with typical facades, old churches and not to forget the famous lighthouse Brandaris. The largest city on the island Terschelling is called West-Terschelling and is a bustling place with cozy restaurants and cafes. In short, Terschelling is a wonderful place for young and old.

Day 5: Excursion on Terschelling

32 km

You will stay a full day on Terschelling this day. As said above, Terschelling offers something for everyone. The dunes and polders invites to hiking and cycling. The island has many good bike paths. Peace and quietness can be found mainly in the east of the island. Those who love shopping and nightlife go to the villages of West-Terschelling and Midsland. In the middle of the island is a tranquil polder landscape bordered by rolling dunes, a golden beach and the roaring North Sea. The famous nature reserve The Bosplaat should definitely not be missed. Wonderfully relaxing with a good book on the beach? Terschelling is the obvious place. The long wide beaches accommodate everyone.

Day 6: Terschelling - Harlingen - Leeuwarden

41 km

From Terschelling you take the boat back to the Frisian mainland. But do not worry: today there is a beautiful bike ride on the program. You pass the villages Arum, Achlum, Herbaijum, the city of Franeker, Welsrijp, Dronrijp and Deinum. At the end of the day you arrive in Leeuwarden.

Day 7: Return Home

Your cycling tour will end today. But first you have a wonderful breakfast. After breakfast it’s time to leave for home again.

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • All hotels are 3 or 4 star hotels selected for quality
  • Breakfast is included every morning of your trip (free)
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (free)
  • Three or higher course meal when you book Halfboard
  • Tour information/instructions in your arrival hotel
leeuwarden-hotel Hotel In Leeuwarden

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: On Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays From April 18th until September 21th

Dutch Islands Tour Price
Double room per person, 6 nights €599
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
High Season Extra Fee (July 4th until August 22th) €40
Dutch Islands Tour (Children 4-11) Price
Double room per person, 6 nights €399
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €180 (6 x €30)
Rent Bike €72 (6 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €165 (6 x €27,50)
Boat Tickets €65 (3x)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: Arrival in Leeuwarden

Today is the start of seven great days. You arrive in Leeuwarden (also known as"Ljouwert"), the capital of Friesland (Northern province). Please take your time because you can arrive until 19:00 at your hotel. The hotel offers free parking, you do not need this reservation. If you are settled into your hotel, first make a first stroll through the quaint city of Leeuwarden. The city has got many steep streets, because Leeuwarden, originated in the Middle Ages, is build on three mounds. Leeuwarden is known for its beautiful historical attractions and architecture. Don’t forget to visit “The Oldenhove”, a tower built several centuries ago.

Day 2: Leeuwarden - Harlingen - Vlieland

44 km

Your first day of cycling starts. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel you get on your bike. The route starts with a bike ride to Harlingen where the beautiful countryside and impressive history of the city captivates every minute. You pass interesting villages like Marssum (with the beautiful Poptaslot) Beetgumermolen, Beetgum and Slappeterp. After that you cycle through the beautifully preserved city of Franeker. From the picturesque old town of Harlingen, you take a ferry to the island of Vlieland. With the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and a view of the wide expanse of water, you are moving into a different world. Vlieland is without a doubt the most prestine “wadden” island. The entire island, which has about 1,100 residents, is car-free. Besides the village of Oost-Vlieland with a few houses, the island consists of beautiful beaches, forests and a blue coast with large dunes. One of the best walking and cycling environments of the country!

Day 3: Exploring Vlieland

25 km

Today you will stay a full day on Vlieland. Of all the Wadden Islands Vlieland is the furthest from the Frisian mainland. And it shows: nowhere else you will find so much peace and quietness as here. Enjoy unspoiled nature and get on your bike or put on your walking shoes. If after a day of peace and quietness you fancy some entertainment just go to the long, surrounded by tall trees, main street of Vlieland. Here you will find everything you need during your stay on the island, several stores to do your shopping, dozens of restaurants with terraces and above all a optimistic holiday mood.

Day 4: Vlieland - Terschelling

Today the following Waddeneiland is waiting for you to be discovered: Terschelling. You will take a ferry from Vlieland to Terschelling ("Skylge" in Frisian). With its 4,700 inhabitants Terschelling is the largest Frisian Island. Terschelling has overwhelming nature, cultural attractions,, impressive museums, beautiful old houses with typical facades, old churches and not to forget the famous lighthouse Brandaris. The largest city on the island Terschelling is called West-Terschelling and is a bustling place with cozy restaurants and cafes. In short, Terschelling is a wonderful place for young and old.

Day 5: Excursion on Terschelling

32 km

You will stay a full day on Terschelling this day. As said above, Terschelling offers something for everyone. The dunes and polders invites to hiking and cycling. The island has many good bike paths. Peace and quietness can be found mainly in the east of the island. Those who love shopping and nightlife go to the villages of West-Terschelling and Midsland. In the middle of the island is a tranquil polder landscape bordered by rolling dunes, a golden beach and the roaring North Sea. The famous nature reserve The Bosplaat should definitely not be missed. Wonderfully relaxing with a good book on the beach? Terschelling is the obvious place. The long wide beaches accommodate everyone.

Day 6: Terschelling - Harlingen - Leeuwarden

41 km

From Terschelling you take the boat back to the Frisian mainland. But do not worry: today there is a beautiful bike ride on the program. You pass the villages Arum, Achlum, Herbaijum, the city of Franeker, Welsrijp, Dronrijp and Deinum. At the end of the day you arrive in Leeuwarden.

Day 7: Return Home

Your cycling tour will end today. But first you have a wonderful breakfast. After breakfast it’s time to leave for home again.

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • All hotels are 3 or 4 star hotels selected for quality
  • Breakfast is included every morning of your trip (free)
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (free)
  • Three or higher course meal when you book Halfboard
  • Tour information/instructions in your arrival hotel
leeuwarden-hotel Hotel In Leeuwarden

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: On Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays From April 18th until September 21th

Dutch Islands Tour Price
Double room per person, 6 nights €599
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
High Season Extra Fee (July 4th until August 22th) €40
Dutch Islands Tour (Children 4-11) Price
Double room per person, 6 nights €399
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €180 (6 x €30)
Rent Bike €72 (6 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €165 (6 x €27,50)
Boat Tickets €65 (3x)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

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