IJsselmeer Round-Trip

This IJsselmeer Grand Tour will surprise you. The route will take you along the most beautiful, quietest roads and bike paths which are perfect for cycling. You’ll cycle along winding dikes and through beautiful old fishing and trading towns that surround the IJsselmeer. You will enjoy the wide variety of attractive landscapes that characterizes this route.




  • Huizen (Overnight Stay: Day 1)
  • Amsterdam (Overnight Stay: Day 2)
  • Hoorn (Overnight Stay: Day 3)
  • Medemblik (Overnight Stay: Day 4)
  • Makkum (Overnight Stay: Day 5)
  • Oudemirdum (Overnight Stay: Day 6)
  • Zwartsluis (Overnight Stay: Day 7)
  • Harderwijk (Overnight Stay: Day 8)
  • Huizen (Overnight Stay: Day 9) (Departure: Day 10)

STARTING PLACE (your choice)

  • Huizen (default)
  • Amsterdam


  • Amount of days: 10
  • Hotel nights: 9
  • Cycling days: 8
  • Total biking distance: 439 km
  • Biking level: 1
  • Hotel stars: 3 and 4
  • Parking of car: free at hotel
  • Train station: Utrecht
  • Board: Breakfast (Half Board is optional)
  • E-bikes are available for rent on request
  • If preferred, GPS tracks are available


  • 9 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. More information here.
  • We can adapt the bike(s) to your needs


Day 1: Arrival in Huizen

You will enjoy your first night in your hotel situated in Huizen.

Day 2: Huizen – Amsterdam


From Huizen you bike via Muiden, Weesp and Naarden to Amsterdam. Huizen itself is adjacent to the Beverly Hills nature reserve, a beautiful forest and heath area.
Our capital city, Amsterdam, offers a warm welcome with numerous romantic canals, bridges, historic buildings, more than 600,000 bicycles and a vibrant nightlife. There’s so much to see and do, almost too much to mention. From art, culture, entertainment or just looking around. A canal boat trip gives an opportunity to see the canal buildings even better.

Day 3: Amsterdam – Hoorn


This lovely trip takes you along the waterfront of the Hoornsche Hop and Lake Markermeer past and through villages such as Monnickendam, Edam and Volendam. Volendam offers many shops to browse around, restaurants and cafes, where hundreds of tourists every day enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the historic harbor.

Day 4: Hoorn – Medemblik


The cycle route continues along the coast of the former Zuiderzee. Cozy old villages are plenty in this part of West-Friesland with farms and mills, large fields with all kinds of vegetables, especially many types of cabbage and onions. Towns such as Hoorn, Enkhuizen Zuiderzee with its outdoor and Medemblik are really worth seeing.

Day 5: Medemblik – Makkum


Today you will cycle along the shores of the IJsselmeer, the West Friesland and the Wieringermeer to Den Oever. At Den Oever the Afsluitdijk (which is in the top 20 of the largest dams in the world) begins with the almost endless expanses of water from the IJsselmeer (fresh water) and the Wadden Sea (salt water). When you’re on the Afsluitdijk is still only a very short way to Makkum.

Day 6: Makkum – Oudemirdum


Your bike route continues along the IJsselmeer coast again and goes to the most south-westerly tip of Friesland, the pretty former Hanseatic town Stavoren. You continue through the interesting old towns Workum (with the Jopie Huisman Museum) and Hindeloopen. Between Piaam and Gaast on the IJsselmeer side is a large natural area. At the end of the day you arrive at your hotel in the small village of Oudemirdum.

Day 7: Oudemirdum – Zwartsluis


Through undulating and woody Gaasterland you will cycle away from Oudemirdum. You’ll ride in upper-Overijssel, a contiguous wetland peat bog area called De Wieden and the Weerribben. Lemmer is a hive of activity with pleasure in the summer season. You will end your day in Zwartsluis.

Day 8: Zwartsluis – Harderwijk


Along the north side of the Veluwe with on your right hand the Veluwerandmeren (Veluwe Border Lakes) you cycle through Genemuiden, Ijsselmuiden, the old Kamperzeedijken and through the beautiful city of Kampen with its beautiful city gates on the IJsselmeer side to Harderwijk.

Day 9: Harderwijk – Huizen


From Harderwijk you’ll cycle along the banks of the Veluwe Border Lakes. The greatest charm of this area is the combination of wood, water and polders.

Day 10: Last Day

After enjoying your breakfast you will return home again.



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.


  • 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


BOOKING DATES: From April 1st until September 21th

Ijsselmeer Round Trip Price
Double room per person, 9 nights €899
Breakfast INCLUDED
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers (1 suitcase per person) INCLUDED
Additional Options Price
Single Room €270 (9 x €30)
Rent 24-speed Hybrid Bike (go here for more options) €117 (9 x €13)
Dinner (Every Night) €292,50 (9 x €32,50)
GPS €10
Additional Night €75 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

Book This Tour

Single Room (+ €270)

I want to ensure my bike against theft (€3 per bike per day – €6 per e-bike per day}

Rent GPS (+ €10)