2021
Bike and Boat in Holland

Bike and Boat in Holland

Explore Holland's Green Heart

 Amsterdam – Utrecht – Amsterdam

  • The  Kinderdijk windmills, silver town of Schoonhoven, seaport of Rotterdam
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  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: De Amsterdam and De Nassau

days
8

km / day avg.
40

This bike and boat holiday in the province of South Holland is easy cycling, entertaining and full of variety. It is not called the Green Heart for nothing. You won't just be cycling through breath-takingly green countryside, but also through the wonderful dunes that line the North Sea shore. You will visit old towns such as the silver town of Schoonhoven, busy Rotterdam, Delft with its wonderful historic quarter or Haarlem, the town that comes in close after Maastricht for the country's biggest number of cafes and restaurants. Your agenda isn't without the things for which The Netherlands are most famous: cheese, windmills, canals and tulips. And what could be better than beginning and ending your holiday in Amsterdam? Take some time for the Rijksmuseum, the eccentric Pijp quarter and a canal boat trip.

You can book the tour on the De Amsterdam and the De Nassau.
Please note that the routes are slightly different for the two ships. The De Amsterdam departs on Saturdays, sailing first to Zuid-Holland and then to Haarlem and the museum village Zaanse Schans. With the De Nassau you start on Sundays, sail to Haarlem at the beginning of the voyage and then to Zuid-Holland.

Bike and Boat in Holland
  • Booking code
    De Amsterdam: NL-SHSSA-08I
    De Nassau: NL-SHSSD-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 – 290 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Your cruisers

The lovely river cruiser De Amsterdam welcomes you with a light and modern design and ensures a perfect atmosphere for relaxing days on your cycling holiday. The crew is sure to spoil you on a daily basis serving delicious meals in the boat's restaurant. In the lounge, with its generously sized panorama windows, it's easy to enjoy the impressions of the passing countryside. The partially roofed sundeck has chairs and sunbeds: great for relaxing after your cycle rides. And if you don't feel like a day in the saddle, you can stay on board and spend the day messing about in boats.

The medium-sized river cruiser, the De Nassau, is perfect for bike & boat trips in The Netherlands. You will be living in a lovely cabin on either of the two decks of the boat, which was partially renovated in 2018. On the De Nassau there is a large saloon with big panoramic windows on the upper deck, connecting the restaurant, bar and lounge. Enjoy watching the countryside pass by – in sunny weather from the large, partially roofed sundeck. If you don't feel like cycling one of the sections, you can sit back and relax as the boat takes care of this for you!

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De Amsterdam

ship view

De Amsterdam

De Nassau

De Nassau

Day 1: Individual arrival in Amsterdam

On this cycling holiday you will have the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Amsterdam! There are a number of activities to help you pass the time including a canal tour, a stroll through the Old Town, extended shopping tours or a visit to one of the many museums. Other highlights include the Vondel Park, the Artis Zoo or the infamous red-light district. Boarding begins at 14.00.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Breukelen (by boat), Breukelen – Utrecht, approx. 25 / 40 km, Utrecht – Rotterdam (by boat)

From Breukelen you will cycle along small rivers and will get to see the most beautiful villas, country houses and a few romantic castles. You will soon come to the cathedral town of Utrecht which is the fourth largest town in Holland. In the afternoon you will be able to enjoy a relaxing boat trip to the city of Rotterdam.

Day 3: Rotterdam – Delft – Rotterdam, approx. 30 / 50 km

From Rotterdam you will cycle towards Delft. Visit the picturesque Old Town with its small canals. Why not take the opportunity to visit the porcelain manufacturer for which Delft is famous (Delft Blue Porcelain). Back in Rotterdam there is the possibility for you to discover the city while a short city tour.

Day 4: Rotterdam – Alblasserdam (Waterbus), Alblasserdam – Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven, approx. 30 / 60 km

In the morning you will cycle or go by waterbus (not included) to Alblasserdam. From there it's a short distance to Kinderdijk. Visit one of the most famous visitor attractions in the Netherlands – the 19 Kinderdijk windmills which were built in the 18th century and are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Your destination for the day is the typically Dutch town of Schoonhoven, a romantic small town with an impressive gold, silver and timepiece museum which highlights the local crafts. If you want to you can take a detour to visit Gouda, the cheese capital.

Day 5: Schoonhoven – Utrecht, approx. 45 km, Utrecht – Haarlem (by boat)

Today you will cycle through polder countryside to Oudewater. Stroll through its Old Town, which attracts numerous visitors: houses from the 17th centruy, a Late Gothic period church and the Heksenwaag (Witches´ scales) which was built in 1595 are some of the attractions. From Utrecht you will then travel by boat to Haarlem. Discover the capital city of North Holland, next to the river Spaarne!

Day 6: Haarlem – North Sea Coast – Haarlem, approx. 40 / 50 km, Haarlem – Zaandam (by boat)

Today you have the choice: a somewhat longer tour through the impressive dune areas through Bloemendaal and along the North Sea – the fresh sea-breeze will keep you awake! You will come back to the picturesque town of Haarlem. You can also reach Haarlem along a somewhat shorter inland route. In the evening you will take the boat to Zaandam, a suburb of Amsterdam, where you can take an evening stroll.

Day 7: Zaandam – Amsterdam, approx. 30 / 45 km

From Zaandam you will cycle to the Museum Town of Zaanse Schans, where you will be transported back in time. You will then cycle through the Twiske recreation area towards Amsterdam. You will be able to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this charming city once more and enjoy its colourful nightlife on the last night of your holiday.

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your bike and boat tour in Holland comes to an end. After disembarkment you will begin your journey home.

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De Nassau

Itinerary De Nassau

Day 1: Individual arrival in Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Haarlem (by boat)

Day 2: Haarlem – North Sea Coast – Haarlem, approx. 40 / 50 km, Haarlem – Zaandam (by boat)

Day 3: Zaandam – Amsterdam, approx. 30 / 45 km

Day 4: Amsterdam – Breukelen (by boat), Breukelen – Utrecht, approx. 25 / 40 km, Utrecht – Rotterdam (by boat)

Day 5: Rotterdam – Delft Rotterdam, approx. 30 / 50 km

Day 6: Rotterdam – Alblasserdam (Waterbus), Alblasserdam – Kinderdijk – Schoonhoven, approx. 30 / 60 km

Day 7: Schoonhoven – Utrecht, approx. 45 km, Utrecht – Amsterdam (by boat)

Day 8: Individual departure

You have the choice between two ships when you travel by bike and boat in Holland.

The De Amsterdam is the larger ship and sails the route every Saturday. On some dates you have the possibility to make the tour a guided bike tour.

The smaller De Nassau sails the route every Sunday.

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Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from 27.03.2021 to 09.10.2021Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Lower deck

Season A

27.03.
03.04.
10.04.
09.10.

Season B

17.04.
24.04.
25.09.
02.10.

Season C

11.09.
18.09.

Season D

01.05. - 04.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Upper deck

Season A

27.03.
03.04.
10.04.
09.10.

Season B

17.04.
24.04.
25.09.
02.10.

Season C

11.09.
18.09.

Season D

01.05. - 04.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

All prices per person in a double cabin, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea daily until 4 pm
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • Welcome drink
  • Some short city tours
  • 1 evening with music
  • Daily Routing discussion, on-board tour guide
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included: 

  • Drinks on board
  • Fees for ferries, excursions and entries
  • Tips
  • Transfers

No minimum number of participants

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level, or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Accomodation

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De Amsterdam

De Amsterdam

De Amsterdam

Restaurant

De Amsterdam, restaurant

De Amsterdam

Double cabin on the upper deck

De Amsterdam, double cabin on the upper deck

De Amsterdam

Suite on the upper deck

De Amsterdam, suite on the upper deck

De Amsterdam

Lounge

De Amsterdam, Lounge

De Amsterdam

Sun deck

De Amsterdam, sun deck

De Amsterdam

Deck plan

De Amsterdam, deck plan

De Amsterdam

  • 56 outer cabins: approx. 11 m² (with single beds, windows can be opened) 8 of them are suites on the upper deck, approx. 15 m² (beds can be separated, french balkony, window can be opened)
  • Ground-level beds
  • Individually regulated air conditioning, shower/WC, TV, wardrobe, mini-safe, hairdryer, 230 V and 115 V power connections, the suites have in addition one mini-bar and a french balcony

Boat facts

  • Built in 1991, Renovation: 2017
  • 2 passenger decks | 56 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 112 passengers
  • Crew: 21
  • Length: 95 m
  • width: 11 m
  • Fittings: sun deck with seating (partly roofed), restaurant, lounge, wifi
  • Languages on board: German, English
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Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Sundays from 28.03.2021 to 10.10.2021Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Lower deck

Season A

28.03.
03.04.
10.04.
09.10.

Season B

18.04.
25.04.
25.09.
02.10.

Season C

12.09.
19.09.

Season D

02.05. - 05.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Upper deck

Season A

28.03.
03.04.
10.04.
09.10.

Season B

18.04.
25.04.
25.09.
02.10.

Season C

12.09.
19.09.

Season D

02.05. - 05.09.

All prices per person in a double cabin, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea daily until 4 pm
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • Welcome drink
  • Some short city tours
  • 1 evening with music
  • Daily Routing discussion, on-board tour guide
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included: 

  • Drinks on board
  • Fees for ferries, excursions and entries
  • Tips
  • Transfers

No minimum number of participants

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level, or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 17 years

-60 €

Applies for accommodation in a cabin on the upper deck on the De Nassau with 2 full-paying guests.

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Accommodation

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De Nassau

De Nassau

De Nassau

Lounge

De Nassau, lounge

De Nassau

Double cabin on the lower deck

De Nassau, double cabin on the lower deck

De Nassau

Superior cabin on the lower deck

De Nassau, superior cabin on the lower deck

De Nassau

Bar

De Nassau, bar

De Nassau

Sun deck

De Nassau, sun deck

De Nassau

Bikes on the sun deck

De Nassau, bikes on the sun deck

De Nassau

Deck plan

De Nassau, deck plan

MS De Nassau

  • 34 outer cabins, approx. 10 m², of which 14 are double cabins (2 single beds) and 8 superior double cabins (double beds) on the lower deck and 12 double cabins (of which 2 have double beds) on the upper deck.
  • The superior cabins on the lower deck were renovated in 2018.
  • Fittings: WC/shower, individually regulated air conditioning, central heating
  • Cabin deck: Windows that can be opened
  • Single beds on ground level

Boat Facts

  • 2 passenger decks
  • 34 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 73 passengers
  • Crew: 12
  • Length: 72 m 
  • width: 8.6 m
  • Fittings: Restaurant, bar and lounge on upper deck, sundeck (partially roofed), wifi
  • Language on board: German, English
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Additional bookable services De Amsterdam

All prices are per person
Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

50 %

Supplement suite

250 €

Channel round trip Amsterdam

14 €

14 €

Supplement guided cycling tours

130 €

130 €

Package including guided bike tours

You can easily turn your individual holiday by Bike & Boat in Holland into a guided tour if you like. Simply book our package that includes a bike tour guide.

Your bike tour guide accompanies you on your daily cycling tours. In small groups of up to 20 cyclists you'll find out all kinds of details about the countryside and its people and discover hidden sights and secret places!

You can book the ”In-safe-hands” Package for the following tour date:

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08.05.2021

15.05.2021

22.05.2021

29.05.2021

05.06.2021

12.06.2021

19.06.2021

04.09.2021

11.09.2021

18.09.2021

Additional bookable services De Nassau

All prices are per person
Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

Supplement superior twin cabin

50 €

Channel round trip Amsterdam

14 €

14 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
175 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bike

7-gear Rental Bike

75 €

E-bike

175 €

Bike and Boat in Holland
  • Booking code
    De Amsterdam: NL-SHSSA-08I
    De Nassau: NL-SHSSD-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 – 290 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    There is a number of public car parks close to the pier which can't be reserved in advance.
    Valet Parking: Your car is picked up from the boat on your day of arrival and taken to a covered, secure car park. On your day of departure it is brought back to the boat. Costs approx. 150 € per week.
    Please always drive to the boat first to hand in your luggage before parking.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Minimum number of participants
    No minimum number of participants
    Changes are possible on a ship journey due to weather, water level, or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
40