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Northern Holland 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (SE)
Flat countryside up to the horizon, windmills, canals (Grachten) and cycling, this is the Netherlands. And there is so much more. Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-day journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your floating hotel will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside. The Dutch province of the North Netherlands is situated on a peninsula between the North Sea and the IJsselmeer (IJssel Sea). The Northern Netherlands were founded due to the separation of the north and south of the Netherlands in 1840. Its capital is Haarlem, the biggest city is Amsterdam. Discover the folklore and tradition in the flat Polderland, on the North Sea and in romantic ports. You are travelling through a former lake and marsh region that has been drained by the help of windmills since the 17th century. Experience varying, typically Dutch Polder-countryside, dunes and North Sea
A comfortable river boat with restaurant and bar (air-conditioned). There is a partly roofed sundeck with seats and store place for the bicycles. The ship comprises 33 cabins on the Main Deck and 18 cabins on the Promenade Deck (approx. 8-9 sqm) with two single beds. The two Junior-Suites (approx. 12 sqm) on the Main Deck have a double bed. There are in total 3 single cabins (2 on the Main Deck and 1 on the Promenade Deck, 6 sqm). All cabins have windows that can be opened on both decks, shower/WC, colour TV and ventilation.
If you would like to rent a bike (75 EUR) or e-bike (165 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
2023 bike prices (79 EUR) or E-Bike (189 EUR)
Promenade deck cabins (from 649 EUR p.p.) and junior suites on lower deck from (549 EUR p.p.) (2022)
2023 Promenade deck cabins (from 749 EUR p.p) and junior suites on lower deck from (599 EUR p.p)
Covid 19 info
All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered (so-called 2G-rules i.e. 2G stands for “geimpft”=vaccinated or “gene-sen”=recently recovered). Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene
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Individual arrival at Amsterdam, Shipping from Amsterdam to Hoorn
Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 5:30 pm the ship will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.
Cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 20 - 26 km
Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum -, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.
Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 42 km
Today you are sailing over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your round-trip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: Visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.
Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 - 48 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)
You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are sailing to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.
Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. 31-49 km, Sailing from Oudeschild to Den Helder
You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km). About 6:00 pm the ship will sail back to Den Helder.
Cycling from Den Helder via Sint Maartensvlotbrug to Alkmaar, cycle tour: approx. 27 to 57km
In the morning you are cycling through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible for you to go on board in St. Maartensvlotburg and stay onboard the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your cycling tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.
Sailing from Alkmaar to Wormerveer – Cycling from Wormerveer to Amsterdam, cycle tour: approx. 28 km
In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr. to Sept). At midday we are sailing to Wormerveer from where you should cycle to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the afternoon you should take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (sailing on the canals of Amsterdam in small boats)
Departure from Amsterdam
After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey.
If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal).
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 17 2022||Sep 24 2022||99||Single rooms||1,124€|
|Sep 24 2022||Oct 01 2022||99||Single rooms||1,049€|
|Oct 01 2022||Oct 08 2022||99||Single rooms||899€|
|Oct 08 2022||Oct 15 2022||99||Single rooms||749€|
|Mar 25 2023||Apr 01 2023||99||Single rooms||899€|
|Apr 01 2023||Apr 08 2023||99||Single rooms||1,049€|
|Apr 08 2023||Apr 15 2023||99||Single rooms||1,124€|
|Apr 15 2023||Apr 22 2023||99||Single rooms||1,274€|
|Apr 22 2023||Apr 29 2023||99||Single rooms||1,274€|
|Apr 29 2023||May 06 2023||99||Single rooms||1,274€|
|May 06 2023||May 13 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|May 13 2023||May 20 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|May 20 2023||May 27 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|May 27 2023||Jun 03 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jun 03 2023||Jun 10 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jun 10 2023||Jun 17 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jun 17 2023||Jun 24 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jun 24 2023||Jul 01 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jul 01 2023||Jul 08 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jul 08 2023||Jul 15 2023||99||Single rooms||14,991,499€|
|Jul 15 2023||Jul 22 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jul 22 2023||Jul 29 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Jul 29 2023||Aug 05 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Aug 05 2023||Aug 12 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Aug 12 2023||Aug 19 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Aug 19 2023||Aug 26 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Aug 26 2023||Sep 02 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Sep 02 2023||Sep 09 2023||99||Single rooms||1,499€|
|Sep 09 2023||Sep 16 2023||99||Single rooms||1,274€|
|Sep 16 2023||Sep 23 2023||99||Single rooms||1,274€|
|Sep 23 2023||Sep 30 2023||99||Single rooms||1,124€|
|Sep 30 2023||Oct 07 2023||99||Single rooms||1,049€|
|Oct 07 2023||Oct 14 2023||99||Single rooms||899€|
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote