Experience the Netherlands as only few experience it: beautiful beaches, historic towns with impressive museums, fishing villages, cheese markets and above all the typical Dutch culture and traditions.
You will cycle along waterways as well as meadows and forests with the typical windmills and black and white cows. And do not forget the IJsselmeer, one of the biggest lakes of Europe. Harbor cities on the IJsselmeer bring you back in the time of the Dutch shipping and trade ages. The North Sea coast with its elongated dunes and lovely towns gives you a holiday with both leisure, nature and culture. This is Holland in its purest form!
** The lines in the map are broad indicators and not the exact route
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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.
You cycle through the city of Utrecht and further along the river Vecht to Amsterdam. Characteristic for this area are the many stately homes and summerhouses built by rich Amsterdam merchants in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the afternoon you arrive in Amsterdam where you can enjoy the restaurants, the historic buildings and homes, the boat rides and the Dutch culture of freedom,
Today you will ride away from and through Amsterdam in the morning to eventually reach the famous Cheese City of Alkmaar. Alkmaar is known for its weekly Cheese Markets and its rich history which is still evident when you walk through the city’s centre. The North Sea coast is closeby and well worth a visit.
The cheese market is held from 10 o’clock in the morning till 12:30, every Friday. So make sure you plan your trip accordingly if you want to visit this market. From the cheese town of Alkmaar you cycle from the North Sea Coast area to Lake IJsselmeer, one of the biggest lakes of Europe. You end your day in Enkhuizen with its lovely canals and restaurants on the main square.
From Enkhuizen you cycle along the dike across the IJsselmeer. You will encounter beautiful Dutch nature; past farms, forests and the farmland of Flevoland.
The greatest charm of this area is the combination of wood, water and polders. This is a day to enjoy the nature and sun. Along the banks of the Randmeren you are cycling away from the area of Harderwijk and back to the Utrecht area.
After breakfast you will return home. We hope you had a wonderful time in Holland!
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.
|IJsselmeer & North Sea Tour
|Double room per person, 6 nights
|Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers (1 suitcase per person)
|Rent 24-speed Hybrid Bike (go here for more options)
|€78 (6 x €13)
|Dinner (Every Night)
|€195 (6 x €32,50)
|€75 per night
|€10 (price per tour)