Holland Beach & Dunes Tour

This journey by bike leads you along the most beautiful trails along the IJsselmeer and the North Sea. This area includes many interesting towns and villages, museums and cultural treasures. Next to that this tour also provides plenty of places to eat and drink as well as shopping streets to shop. The large dunes on the coast and the landscape with its many forests invites to go hiking or cycling. Between the sea and the dunes, flower fields and resorts, the entire coastal region invites to enjoy a varied choice of activities. In the large and modern city of Rotterdam you can admire modern architecture but also the Historic Old Port and the characteristic Delfshaven.

INFORMATION

TOUR MAP

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  • Bunnik (Overnight Stay: Day 1)
  • Harderwijk (Overnight Stay: Day 2)
  • Enkhuizen (Overnight Stay: Day 3)
  • Alkmaar (Overnight Stay: Day 4)
  • Zandvoort (Overnight Stay: Day 5)
  • Scheveningen (Overnight Stay: Day 6)
  • Rotterdam (Overnight Stay: Day 7)
  • Dordrecht (Overnight Stay: Day 8)
  • Gorinchem (Overnight Stay: Day 9)
  • Bunnik (Overnight Stay: Day 10) (Departure: Day 11)

STARTING PLACE (YOUR CHOICE)

  • Bunnik (default)
  • Amsterdam

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Amount of days: 11
  • Hotel nights: 10
  • Cycling days: 9
  • Total biking distance: 469 km
  • Biking level: 1
  • Hotel stars: 3 and 4
  • Parking of car: free at hotel
  • Train station: Bunnik Central Station
  • Board: Breakfast (Half Board is optional)
  • E-bikes are available for rent on request
  • If preferred, GPS tracks are available

INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR

  • 10 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 Bunnik

The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands, namely on the edge near the river Rijn. Bunnik lies right next to Utrecht, which has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Bunnik can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes. Free parking at the hotel. There is no reservation required. Arrival until 19:00.

Day 2: Bunnik - Harderwijk

67 km

Your second day will start in Bunnik and continue to Harderwijk. The greatest charm of this route is the combination of woods, water and polders. A castle where former Queen Beatrix lives. Along the banks of the Randmeren you reach the old Hanseatic town of Harderwijk. Harderwijk has a harbor and a city square with plenty of restaurants to take a bite.

Day 3: Harderwijk - Enkhuizen

62 km

The third day you cycle past farms, forests and the farmlands of Flevoland to Lelystad, where you can visit an exhibition on how the polder came to be. You'll cross Lake IJsselmeer via a 32 km dike from Lelystad to Enkhuizen, called the Houtribdijk. Enkhuizen is a major tourist center and was a very important port in the Golden Age (117th century), which is still clearly evident in the many historic buildings and homes you can find here. It was once the center for herring fishing. Dont miss the excellent Zuiderzee Museum! This outdoor museum gives a picture of how and where the native Dutch people formerly lived and worked in the Zuiderzee villages.

Day 4: Enkhuizen - Heiloo

63 km

Today you bike from the IJsselmeer to the North Sea coast, where you bike through Alkmaar, the cheese city. You can visit a cheese market here every friday during the spring and summer. You will also cycle pass Hoorn which owes its prosperity to the glory days of the Golden Age, which is still very evident. Heilo lies close to the North Sea Coast, which you will see tomorrow.

Day 5: Heiloo - Zandvoort

49 km

You'll cycle from Heilo to Zandvoort through the beautiful dunes with its breathtaking nature and lakes. If it's a hot day you can stop pretty much at any point during your trip to take a swim in the sea.

Day 6: Zandvoort - Scheveningen

43 km

You continue to cycle through and along sand dunes and flower fields. On the coast lie the many well known beach towns like Katwijk, Wassenaar and Scheveningen, with large, lively beaches with hotels, but also small, cozy family beaches.

Day 7: Scheveningen - Rotterdam

55 km

Along the North Sea dunes you continue your way through beach towns Kijkduin and Hook of Holland but also the old fishing village of Maassluis, Schiedam with its mills and distilleries, the former fishing village of Vlaardingen and then the large city of Rotterdam where you will stay during the night. Rotterdam offers plenty of museums, restaurants, shopping and entertainment possibilities.

Day 8: Rotterdam - Dordrecht

36 km

You continue your way by bike to Dordrecht. Dordrecht is one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands which is evident from all the historical buildings and churches you will encounter here. Also lots of cozy squares and streets to eat and drink something.

Day 9: Dordrecht - Gorinchem

57 km

Along the edge of the island of Dordrecht, you continue your way through a special freshwater area, National Park De Biesbosch. You'll cycle through and along polders, mills, willows, green pastures full of cows, farms, quaint villages, historic towns and wide rivers.

Day 10: Gorinchem - Bunnik

55 km

In the towns Gorinchem and Woudrichem history is still vividly present. This is evident from the ramparts, city gates, armories and other monuments. A few miles past the city of Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with its unique architecture, numerous museums, hundreds of years old canals with low yards full of restaurant terraces, nice shopping and nice cafes and pubs you reach Bunnik once again.

Day 11: Return Home

After breakfast you will return home. What a nice time you had! :)

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
Hotel in Zandvoort

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 20th

Holland Beach & Dunes Tour Price
Double room per person, 10 nights €909
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €300 (10 x €30)
Rent Bike €120 (10 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €275 (10 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €25 (10x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
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
€49,50 pp
GPS €10 (price per tour)

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: Arrival in Bunnik

The first hotel you will be staying in is ideally located in the center of the Netherlands, namely on the edge near the river Rijn. Bunnik lies right next to Utrecht, which has a wonderful old historic city center full of culture, shops and restaurants. Bunnik can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport in approx. 45 minutes. Free parking at the hotel. There is no reservation required. Arrival until 19:00.

Day 2: Bunnik - Harderwijk

67 km

Your second day will start in Bunnik and continue to Harderwijk. The greatest charm of this route is the combination of woods, water and polders. A castle where former Queen Beatrix lives. Along the banks of the Randmeren you reach the old Hanseatic town of Harderwijk. Harderwijk has a harbor and a city square with plenty of restaurants to take a bite.

Day 3: Harderwijk - Enkhuizen

62 km

The third day you cycle past farms, forests and the farmlands of Flevoland to Lelystad, where you can visit an exhibition on how the polder came to be. You'll cross Lake IJsselmeer via a 32 km dike from Lelystad to Enkhuizen, called the Houtribdijk. Enkhuizen is a major tourist center and was a very important port in the Golden Age (117th century), which is still clearly evident in the many historic buildings and homes you can find here. It was once the center for herring fishing. Dont miss the excellent Zuiderzee Museum! This outdoor museum gives a picture of how and where the native Dutch people formerly lived and worked in the Zuiderzee villages.

Day 4: Enkhuizen - Heiloo

63 km

Today you bike from the IJsselmeer to the North Sea coast, where you bike through Alkmaar, the cheese city. You can visit a cheese market here every friday during the spring and summer. You will also cycle pass Hoorn which owes its prosperity to the glory days of the Golden Age, which is still very evident. Heilo lies close to the North Sea Coast, which you will see tomorrow.

Day 5: Heiloo - Zandvoort

49 km

You'll cycle from Heilo to Zandvoort through the beautiful dunes with its breathtaking nature and lakes. If it's a hot day you can stop pretty much at any point during your trip to take a swim in the sea.

Day 6: Zandvoort - Scheveningen

43 km

You continue to cycle through and along sand dunes and flower fields. On the coast lie the many well known beach towns like Katwijk, Wassenaar and Scheveningen, with large, lively beaches with hotels, but also small, cozy family beaches.

Day 7: Scheveningen - Rotterdam

55 km

Along the North Sea dunes you continue your way through beach towns Kijkduin and Hook of Holland but also the old fishing village of Maassluis, Schiedam with its mills and distilleries, the former fishing village of Vlaardingen and then the large city of Rotterdam where you will stay during the night. Rotterdam offers plenty of museums, restaurants, shopping and entertainment possibilities.

Day 8: Rotterdam - Dordrecht

36 km

You continue your way by bike to Dordrecht. Dordrecht is one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands which is evident from all the historical buildings and churches you will encounter here. Also lots of cozy squares and streets to eat and drink something.

Day 9: Dordrecht - Gorinchem

57 km

Along the edge of the island of Dordrecht, you continue your way through a special freshwater area, National Park De Biesbosch. You'll cycle through and along polders, mills, willows, green pastures full of cows, farms, quaint villages, historic towns and wide rivers.

Day 10: Gorinchem - Bunnik

55 km

In the towns Gorinchem and Woudrichem history is still vividly present. This is evident from the ramparts, city gates, armories and other monuments. A few miles past the city of Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with its unique architecture, numerous museums, hundreds of years old canals with low yards full of restaurant terraces, nice shopping and nice cafes and pubs you reach Bunnik once again.

Day 11: Return Home

After breakfast you will return home. What a nice time you had! :)

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
Hotel in Zandvoort

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 20th

Holland Beach & Dunes Tour Price
Double room per person, 10 nights €909
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €300 (10 x €30)
Rent Bike €120 (10 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €275 (10 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €25 (10x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
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
€49,50 pp
GPS €10 (price per tour)

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