Your cycling tour begins in Amsterdam, according to many the center of European life. With so much entertainment and attractions a more vibrant start of your biking adventure is almost impossible. Riding this route you will truly discover the highlights of Holland. You will cycle along the typical dutch landscape with its canals, windmills, lakes and cows. The Dutch towns you will be sleeping in all have typical Dutch characteristics, most of them with historic city centers where you can still taste the 16th and 17th century Dutch life. Hidden in the center of this area is a sprawling oasis. With its many polders, graced by characteristic mills, beautiful lakes and rivers and vast flower fields, the landscape shines like a pearl in its shell. The daily biking routes are short so there remains enough time to see all this beauty. In short, this route is simply six days full of enjoying Dutch highlights.
Your cycling trip begins in Amsterdam, according to many the jewel of Europe. With so much entertainment and attractions, is a more vibrant start of your cycling tour imaginable? If you arrive earlier in Amsterdam as expected, you could make a quick stroll through the quaint town center. Just watching the characteristic mansions and magnificent seventeenth-century canals (UNESCO status) you can have fun for a day. Do you have time and energy? Walk further to the renowned “red light district that attracts millions of tourists. Or admire the many street artists on Rembrandt Square.
In the end of the morning it’s time to leave the vibrant capital. The hustle and bustle of the city is soon replaced by a unique landscape. In the area Kennemerland you will find a unique variety of natural beauty, such as polders, unique botanical gardens, deep forests and beautiful “veen” areas. You spend the night in the typical Dutch city of Haarlem, which is rich in art, culture, monuments, restaurants and cafes. Being one of the most beautiful old Dutch cities, Haarlem deserves to be extensively explored. In this monumental city with many attractions, you can wander around for hours without being bored for a moment. Do you fancy a morning soak art? Spend a visit to the Frans Hals Museum where you’ll find unique art from the Golden Age.
After you leave Haarlem you bike along the Spaarne to Spaarndam, a protected village and known for the statue of Hans Brinker on IJdijk. Hansel is a figure from an American book, which portrays a story about a young boy who saved the country from flooding by stabbing his finger in a hole in the dike. After this you reach the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is world-famous for its multiple windmills along the water. You can find old crafts, unique museums and beautiful green wooden houses from the 18th and 19th century here.
After breakfast you go from Zaandam via Wormer to Volendam. Zaandam still has buildings standing with the traditional characteristics of old dutch buildings. Wormer is one of the oldest places of the area. Through Twiske, a place of recreation and nature in a typical North Holland lake area you reach Purmerend. The city has a historic center with a diverse range of shops. The village of Volendam is world famous with its many shops to browse around, restaurants and cafes. Thousands of tourists enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the harbor and the water here every day.
Today you’ll bike near lake Markermeer through towns such as Monnickendam and Volendam. You’ll encounter “The Dijk” of Volendam with its many shops, restaurants and cafes. Hundreds of thousands of tourists every year enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the harbor and the water here. Once back in Amsterdam you’ll be welcomed by 900,000 bycicles, a vibrant city with many restaurants, beautiful canals and a old historic center.
After breakfast you return home again, hopefully full of new experiences and cultural enrichment!
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.
|Highlights Of Holland Tour||Price|
|Double room per person, 5 nights||€659|
|Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers (1 suitcase per person)||INCLUDED|
|Rent 24-speed Hybrid Bike (go here for more options)||€65 (5 x €13)|
|Dinner (Every Night)||€162,50 (5 x €32,50)|
|Additional Night||€75 per night|
|Amsterdam Surcharge||€50 per person in high season. €25 per person for extra and Saturday nights.|
|GPS||€10 (price per tour)|