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Self-drive Tulip Tour Houseboat Holiday in Netherlands (2-berth)
Boat for 2 x guests in double cabin with ensuite. (space for 2 x guests sleeping in living area)
Famous for its windmills, cheese, tulips and of course, canals, the Netherlands is the perfect destination for enjoing a boating holiday! Captain a boat and discover picturesque towns and villages, art and history museums and the stunning Natura 2000 listed national park. Natural waters are great for swimming and of course bikes on board mean that you can enjoy the national pastime of cycling!
Kerkdriel is a great location to have a boat base, as in addition to the warers being calm and ideal for beginners to boating, they are also perfect for swimming and fishing. Surrounding the waterways is beautiful flora and fauna inlcuding the 'De Biesbosch' national park which is one of the largest found in the Netherlands. It is recognised as a wetland of international importance and is listed as a Natura 2000 area by the EU Habitat and Birds Directives.
The town of Gouda is famous for its tasty cheese but even if you don't like cheese, we recommend a visit to explore the charming old town with the Sint-Jans church, famous for its impressive stained glass windows, also the markets and bustling streets.
One of the many cruising routes on offer from Kerkdriel will lead you and your crew to Leiden, where you can take your bikes and in an hour's bike ride, be at the famous Keukenhof Bulb Gardens. Cruise to Montfoort and leave your houseboat there for collection instead of returning to Kerkdriel (150 EUR one-way charge)
Please check with our office for availability of boats and for the dates you require: [email protected]
Price is calculated for 2 guests. Boat hire is 2 x individual price.
If you would like to go on your own to Keukenhof to see the famous tulip gardens, hire your houseboat during March or April in 2020. Save 25% on the boat hire cost (if booked before 26 January), cruise to Leiden and take the bikes on board for an hour's ride to the gardens. Enjoy your day there and cruise to Montfoort to leave your houseboat there for collection. (one-way charge of 150 EUR).
Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe
Ask us about your houseboat hire: departures any day except Sunday; boats available from 2-10 guests; boats available in many parts of France, Germany and Portugal: find the right boat and location for you at [email protected]
Day 1 is for getting familiar with your boat, stocking up with food and maybe doing a short drive before resting for the night
Hey! Day 2-7 is your choice! Make your own plan.... Begin your adventure now!
Drive your holiday houseboat yourself, choose your destination for the day, enjoy the towns of Maastricht and Gouda, the canals, rivers and beautiful Holland - enjoy 7 relaxing, peaceful days on a boat, your pace, your choice of destination.
Day 8: Your boat should be returned to the base where you picked it up between 8-9 am, unless arrangements have been made for a one-way trip.
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