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Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Holland

Flat Out from Amsterdam to Bruges | Self Guided

With reference to the wonderfully flat cycle routes, this tour starts in Amsterdam and winds in a southwesterly direction through Holland down into Belgium. The holiday will take you through the charming towns of Gouda, Dordecht, Vlissingen and Damme before reaching the Pearl of Flanders, Bruges. In between, you will pass through nature reserves, picturesque countryside and alongside sand dunes. This route is also available in reverse.

What not to miss

  • The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Sampling the regional speciality of mussels and frites in Vlissingen washed down with Belgian beer
  • Visiting the 19 windmills at Kinderdijk, an UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Climb the 83 metres high Belfort tower and admire the incredible views surrounding Bruges 

What's included

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Bed & breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Bikes and panniers
  • City Taxes
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Assistance whenever needed
  • Bike breakdown pass
  • Electric bikes, child seats, child trailer, followme-tandems, tandems
  • This tour is operated by our preferred local partner
Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Holland

Flat Out from Amsterdam to Bruges | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrival

Arrive at Amsterdam and check in to our base hotel situated close to the historic centre of the city. Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its 400 year old canal district, flower markets, shops and museums such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, all accessible by bike.

Day 2 | Amsterdam to Woerden | Distance 30 miles (48 km)

After an evening in bustling Amsterdam, your first day’s cycling will take you to the city of Woerden in the green heart (Groene Hart) of Holland. The route will take you through a flat and open rural landscape scattered with windmills, churches, canals and lakes to the relaxed city on the banks of the old river Rhine.

Day 3 | Woerden to Gouda | Distance 19 miles (30 km)

Today’s ride continues on through the Groene Hart of Holland to the city of Gouda, well known for its famous cheese. As with most Dutch cities, Gouda is ideal for cycling. However, if you fancy a change, it is also a great place for a stroll. Take in the sights such as the fifteenth century town hall in the Markt square and the Waag (weigh house) before enjoying a stroopwafel, a popular Dutch waffle filled with caramel.

Day 4 | Gouda to Dordrecht | Distance 32 miles (52 km)

Next on the itinerary is one of the oldest towns in southern Holland, Dordrecht, which is completely surrounded by water. On route, you will pass the village of Kinderdijk with its 19 windmills, once used to drain excess water from the low lying polder. These days it benefits from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful marina at Dordrecht and the historic harbours are ideally visited by boat and the restaurants serve freshly caught fish served with jenevers (Dutch gin) or local beer.

Day 5 | Dordrecht to Willemstad | Distance 24 miles (39 km)

The National Park of Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe and today’s ride takes you though it’s labyrinths of creeks, riverlets and islands. You will then reach the fortified town of Willemstad which is shaped like a seven-pointed star and a good place to finish the day with a Koffie Verkeerd and Poffertjes (coffee and pancakes).

Day 6 | Willemstad to Schuddebeurs | Distance 31 miles (50 km)

Moving on you will enter Zeeland or sealand, which is made up of islands and bridges in the south-west part of the country as you head towards Belgium. The cycle ride will take you through idyllic countryside, vast polders and golden sand flats before you reach tonight’s stop the quiet hamlet of Schuddebeurs.

Day 7 | Schuddebeurs to Vlissingen | Distance 33 miles (53 km)

Continuing through Zeeland towards the beach at Vlissingen, we suggest a stop off at Zierikzee, a delightful town with quaint houses and formerly a fishing and trading port. You will also pass the charming village of Verre, once famed for its wool trade and Scottish community, as well as the capital of Zeeland, Middelburg. This pretty town was once one of the most important centres of trade in Holland. Finish the day on the lovely beach and seaside boulevard at Vlissingen and enjoy the local speciality of mussels.

Day 8 | Vlissingen to Bruges | Distance 33 miles (50 km)

After a hearty breakfast, you will take the ferry to Zeelandic Flanders crossing the border into Belgium cycling along winding country roads and through villages such as Damme on the banks of the Damse Vaart canal. You will then reach the Pearl of Flanders, Bruges with its exceptionally well preserved medieval architecture. Bruges is a fantastic place to visit with its picturesque cobbled streets and soaring towers. Make sure not to leave without a visit to one of the famous chocolatiers and boutique style beer shops.

Day 9 | Departure

After breakfast, we say “Dag” before its time to return home from Bruges.

Please note that this tour is also available as an 8 Day, 7 Night Tour. For more details, speak to one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Holland

Flat Out from Amsterdam to Bruges | Self Guided

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Holland

Flat Out from Amsterdam to Bruges | Self Guided

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Best Western Gouda

4-star

This modern hotel is situated in the historical centre of Gouda overlooking a canal. The building was formerly a red brick factory.

Best Western Woeden

3-star

Opened in 2016 in the capital of the green heart of Holland. This stylish and modern hotel is a short walk from nearby restaurants and town centre.

Hostellerie Schuddebeurs

3-star

This tranquil hotel is set in woodland in a lovely stone building with warmly furnished rooms.

Hotel Piccard

4-star

This pretty hotel is a three minute walk from the beach and benefits from a swimming pool and sauna. 

Hotel Wapen van Willemstad

3-star

Overlooking the old port of Willemstad, the redbrick hotel is superbly located and has a great bar and seafood restaurant.

Hotel Westcord Art

4-star

Situated on the edge of the historic centre of Amsterdam this hotel benefits from spacious rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and features art from the famous Dutch painter Herman Brood. 

Postillion Hotel

3-star

The hotel is designed in a contemporary style and surrounded by canals. It has been awarded the Golden Green Key Certificate for sustainability and each room has a rain shower and Fair Trade toiletries.

Your cycling holiday in Cycling Holidays Holland

Flat Out from Amsterdam to Bruges | Self Guided

Package Prices (Flights and Transfers included)

2019 Departure Dates  Nights 

Adult Prices

12th April - 22nd September (Excluding Peak Dates)  8  £1185

13th April - 15th April

 8  £1245
12th June - 15th June  8  £1245

12th September - 16th September

 8  £1245

Tour Only 

2019 Departure Dates  Nights 

Adult Prices

12th April - 22nd September (Excluding Peak Dates)  8  £965

13th April - 15th April

 8  £1025
12th June - 15th June  8  £1025

12th September - 16th September

 8  £1025

Start your holiday on any day of the week.

Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices.

Supplements

  • Single Room Supplement: £32 per night
  • E-Bike Supplement: £109 per person
  • Extra Night in Amsterdam: £73 per person
  • GPS Rental: £10 per unit

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