Your Cycling Holidays in Holland

Amsterdam and the Charms of Holland

Synonymous with cycling, this tour starts and finishes in Amsterdam allowing plenty of time for exploring this wonderful city’s museums as well as its cafes, art galleries, historic canals and architecture.  The route takes you to traditional towns such as Haarlem, through flat hill free countryside and the short distances give you lots of opportunity to discover the best of the region. On this tour you will be able to immerse yourself in traditional Dutch culture cycling through tulip fields and alongside canals, buying gifts such as wooden clogs and eating pancakes and edam cheese. This is the perfect Dutch short break!

What not to miss

  • The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Visit between April and mid-May to see the Tulip season
  • Seeing art by the Dutch masters in Haarlem

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
Your Cycling Holidays in Holland

Amsterdam and the Charms of Holland

6 Day Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Amsterdam and check in to our base hotel situated close to the historic centre of the city. We suggest that you arrive as early as possible allowing time to explore this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam from the world famous museums and art galleries, to canal side shops and markets and admiring its beautiful seventh century buildings.

Day 2

Amsterdam to Haarlem: 18 miles (29 km). Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before being equipped with your bike and escaping the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and tranquility of the Dutch countryside as you cycle to historical Haarlem. The gentle cycle will take you through a region called Zuid-Kennemerland, a low lying peat landscape into the lovely city of Haarlem with its cobbled streets, grand churches, museums, cafes and canals, situated on the river Spaarne. As well as the impressive Grote Markt square and idyllic courtyards known as “hofjes”, a must see are the museums of Haarlem, especially the Frans Hals museum, which boasts a glorious collection of art from the Dutch golden age.

Day 3

Harrlem to Zaandam: 18 miles (29 km). Moving on from Haarlem today, you will cycle to Zaandam following the banks of the river Spaarne. On route, you will pass the pretty village of Spaarndam and the IJdijk dike as well as traditional houses perched along the banks. You will also see reputedly the oldest lock in the world, Kolksluis, which is still in working order and a nice place for a coffee stop. Pedalling on through the Zaan region, you will see some classic Dutch scenery including beautiful green wooden houses and windmills. This is a great place to visit museums and workshops, to find out how wooden shoes and Dutch cheese is made. A well-deserved pancake should also certainly be on the itinerary!

Day 4

Zaandam to Voldendam: 21 miles (34 km). Today’s route takes you to the fishing port of Volendam twinned with Edam, famous of course for its cheese and markets. Firstly, you will cycle through Het Twiske park, which is a popular spot for the locals and on a hot day it’s the perfect place for a dip in the lake. Cycling through this part of North Holland, the landscape is a mixture of woodlands, meadows and lakes before you reach the Volendam on Markermeer Lake, known for its colourful wooden houses and old fishing boats. It’s a great place for buying gifts and enjoying a drink overlooking the water.

Day 5

Voldendam to Amsterdam: 19 miles (30 km). After exploring the culture and folklore of Volendam, you will cycling back to Amsterdam, with plenty of time to discover more of what the superb city has to offer. If you need more time, then extra nights are also available.

Day 6

After breakfast, we say “Dag” before returning home from Amsterdam.

Your Cycling Holidays in Holland

Amsterdam and the Charms of Holland

Accommodation Options

A fine selection of options to choose from

  • Art Hotel Spaander

    Art Hotel Spaander

    3-star

    Located in a superb location on the banks of the Ijsselmeer, near to the historic harbour, this hotel dates back to 1881. The rooms are decorated in a traditional Dutch style. As well as a swimming pool and sauna, the hotel also has a lovely restaurant.

  • Hotel Lion D'Or

    Hotel Lion D'Or

    4-star

    This stylish hotel is located in the centre of Haarlem a short walk from Grote Markt square, the Frans Hals Museum and Teyler Museum.

  • Hotel Old Dutch

    Hotel Old Dutch

    3-star

    Hotel Old Dutch is located on Volendam’s famous harbour, which offers fantastic views and has its own seafood restaurant. The beach is also a short walk away.

  • Hotel Westcord

    Hotel Westcord

    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. 

  • Zaan Inn Hotel

    Zaan Inn Hotel

    3-star

    This hotels offers spacious rooms with a modern interior located close to the centre of Zaandam.

Your Cycling Holidays in Holland

Amsterdam and the Charms of Holland

2018 Departure Dates & Prices

6 Day, 5 Night Tour 

Tour Only Prices

Departure Dates 
2018

Nights Adult Prices
1st April - 25th September (Excluding peak dates)  5  £885
15th May - 17th May  5  £945
28th May - 30th May  5  £945
13th June - 15th June  5  £945
21st, 24th & 25th July  5  £945
14th September - 18th September  5  £945

Flights and Transfers Included

Departure Dates 
2018

Nights Adult Prices
1st April - 25th September (Excluding peak dates)  5  £665
15th May - 17th May  5  £725
28th May - 30th May  5  £725
13th June - 15th June  5  £725
21st, 24th & 25th July  5  £725
14th September - 18th September  5  £725

Supplements

  • Single Supplement: £32 per person
  • E-Bike Supplement: £68 per person
  • Extra night in Amsterdam: £73 per person
  • GPS Rental: £10 per unit

Dates are subject to availability, please call for more information

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