Bike and Boat in Holland
Explore Holland's Green Heart on De Amsterdam
- Round trip from Amsterdam
- Full board
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- Bike & Boat: De Amsterdam and De Nassau
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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 of the two ships differ slightly. With the De Amsterdam you drive first to South Holland and then to Haarlem and the museum village Zaanse Schans. With the De Nassau you drive at the beginning of the trip to Haarlem and then to South Holland.
- Booking code
De Amsterdam: NL-SHSDA-08I
De Nassau: NL-SHSDN-08I
- Start / Destination
8 days, 7 nights
approx. 200 – 290 km
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between 25 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
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- 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.
- Tour operated by
Local cooperation partner
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!
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 / 55 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. 35 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.
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. 35 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 / 55 km, Utrecht – Amsterdam (by boat)
Day 8: Individual departure