2020
Boat and Bike tour in Holland

Boat and Bike tour in Holland

River Landscapes and Hanseatic Towns

 Amsterdam – Arnhem – Amsterdam

  • Hanseatic cities, fishing villages, magical clusters of mansions and castles
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS De Nassau, MS Gandalf
  • New ship 2020!

days
8

km / day avg.
45

From the saddle of your bike and on board the boat you will be exploring the old route of the cargo vessels that sailed to The Netherlands from all over the world. You'll discover the ancient winding streets of those once so important harbour towns. Dignified old estates, small fishing ports and wonderful nature sanctuaries such as the Blauwe Kamer are also on your route. The Amsterdam and Gelderland with Boat and Bike tour in Holland along the Dutch Hanseatic Route has another appealing advantage: almost every day you can choose between a longer or shorter section, depending how much time you would like to spend in the saddle.

This cycling holiday cannot be booked in the 2020 season

Due to current circumstances this cycling holiday cannot take place in the 2020 season. 
But don't give up! You're sure to find alternatives. And we are very happy to help you do so!

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Boat and Bike tour in Holland
  • Booking Code
    De Nassau – Lower deck – NL-NLSHR-08I-U
    De Nassau – Upper deck – NL-NLSHR-08I-O
    MS Gandalf – NL-NLSHG-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 – 295 km
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Your Cruiser: MS De Nassau and MS Gandalf

The medium-sized river cruiser, the MS 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!

On the river boat MS Gandalf your skipper will welcome you into a familiar atmosphere. The manageable groupsize makes it easy to socialize with the other passengers. The two sundecks offer a lot of space to relax in the sun. Thanks to the solar panels mounted on the double roof there is no need for the generator to run at night, making it easy to sleep in the evening.

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MS Gandalf

MS Gandalf, shipview, sunset

De Nassau

De Nassau, Shipview

Day 1: Individual arrival in Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Wijk bij Duurstede (by boat)

The colourful variety of Dutch traditions and international flair in Amsterdam draws many visitors to the city every year from all over the world. Embarkation starts at 14.00, and at around 15.00 the boat departs for Wijk bij Duurstede. From the water you have fine views of the windmills on the dykes – a wonderful welcome from one of Holland's most well-known sights.

Day 2: Wijk bij Duurstede – Wageningen (by boat), Wageningen – Arnhem, approx. 35 / 45 km

While you're having breakfast, the boat takes you to Wageningen. Now that you're fortified, you can set off on your first bike section. The level route through the valley of the Lower Rhine is great for cycling. You soon pass the nature sanctuary De Blauwe Kamer. Small herds of wild ponies live here in this unspoiled piece of countryside. You also go past another nature reserve called Veluwe. Cycling via Zijpendaal you arrive in Arnhem.

Day 3: Arnhem – Doesburg (by boat), Doesburg – Deventer approx. 45 / 55 km

The boat takes you to the harbour of the Hanseatic town of Doesburg. Setting off on your bike you follow the Hanseatic Route along the River IJssel. Now you have to decide whether you want to cycle past castles and elegant country estates or whether you want to take the shorter route along the river to the next destination. It doesn't matter which you choose – they are both beautiful.

Day 4: Deventer – Wijhe (by boat), Wijhe – Kampen, approx. 40 / 55 km

While you're having your breakfast enjoy sailing on the De Nassau to Wijhe, where you then, feeling refreshed, hop on to your bike. You're now spoilt for choice: The shorter tour takes you along the bank of the river straight to Hattem; the longer route goes through Veluwe, the biggest area of forest land in The Netherlands. With its unspoiled town centre from the 16th-18th century, Hattem is a perfect place to stop for a break. Just a few kilometres further on you reach the Hanseatic town of Zwolle and then follow Yssel to Kampen, the biggest Hanseatic town in The Netherlands.

Day 5: Kampen – Elburg – Harderwijk, approx. 50 km

If you're up for more action, you can take the longer section to Harderwijk. The wonderful coastline of Veluwemeer and the heath at Elspeet line your way. You can also follow the coast to the mouth of the IJssel and then along the so-called Randseen – the lakes that skirt the IJsselmeer – to Elburg. Your destination is the old fishing port of Harderwijk.

Day 6: Harderwijk – Spakenburg – Huizen, approx. 45 / 55 km

Blue or green? That's what you have to ask yourself today. You can cycle along the coastline of the IJsselmeer or explore the forests further inland. Sailors will love Bunschoten-Spakenburg: Lots of old sailing boats are moored here - boats that used to be used for fishing. The place is well known for its traditional costumes, which are exhibited in the Costume Museum Vurhuus.

Day 7: Huizen – Amsterdam, approx. 35 km

Huizen is where you start the last leg of your tour. You cycle past lovely towns such as Naarden with its magnificent fortifications and Muider Castle in Muiden, which rises, almost enchanted, out of the water. You soon reach Amsterdam and have sufficient time to explore this exciting metropolis.

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your boat and bike trip in Holland along the hanseatic route through Gelderland onboard the MS Gandalf comes to an end. You will disembark and return home.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival on Saturdays from 20.06.2020 to 29.08.2020

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

18.04.

Season B

26.09.

Season C

09.05.
19.09.

Season D

16.05. - 30.05.

Season E

13.06. - 05.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 350

Upper deck

Season A

18.04.

Season B

26.09.

Season C

09.05.
19.09.

Season D

16.05. - 30.05.

Season E

13.06. - 05.09.

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

  • 7 overnight stays on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea, daily 3pm until 4pm
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • Some short walks
  • Daily Routing discussion, on-board tour guide
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Drinks on board
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • 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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Accommodation

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De Nassau

Cabin plan

De Nassau, Cabin plan

De Nassau

Bar

De Nassau, Bar

De Nassau

De Nassau, Lounge

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
  • 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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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 17 years

-60 €

Applies for accommodation in a triple cabin with 2 full-paying guests.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival on Saturdays from 20.06.2020 to 29.08.2020

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

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Season A

25.04.

Season B

02.05. - 04.07.

Additional fee single use of double cabin, Season A 450

Additional fee single use of double cabin, Season B 500

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

  • 7 overnight stays on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea, daily 3pm until 4pm
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • Some short walks
  • Daily Routing discussion, on-board tour guide
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Drinks on board
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • 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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Accommodation

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MS Gandalf

MS Gandalf, Ship view

MS Gandalf

Saloon

MS Gandalf, Saloon

MS Gandalf

Twin cabin

MS Gandalf, Twin cabin

MS Gandalf

  • 10 outer cabins, approx. 8 m²
  • Fittings: WC/shower, individually regulated air conditioning, central heating
  • Cabin deck: Windows that can be opened
  • Single beds on ground level

Fakten zum Schiff

  • 1 passenger deck
  • 10 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 22 passengers
  • Length: 45 m
  • Width: 6,2 m
  • Ausstattung: 2 Sundecks, salon, storage for bicycles, double roof with solar panels
  • Language on board: German, English, Dutch
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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 17 years

-60 €

Applies for accommodation in a triple cabin with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional bookable services De Nassau

All prices are per person
Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

350 €

-

Supplement superior twin cabin

100 €

-

Channel round trip Amsterdam

13 €

13 €

Additional bookable services MS Gandalf

All prices are per person
Season A
Season B

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

450 €

500 €

Channel round trip Amsterdam

13 €

13 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
80 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
180 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
80 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
180 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bike

7-gear Rental Bike

80 €

E-bike

180 €

Boat and Bike tour in Holland
  • Booking Code
    De Nassau – Lower deck – NL-NLSHR-08I-U
    De Nassau – Upper deck – NL-NLSHR-08I-O
    MS Gandalf – NL-NLSHG-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Amsterdam
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 – 295 km
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    There is a number of unmanned car parks close to the jetty, but it is not possible to reserve them.
    Valet Parking: Your car is fetched from the boat on your day of arrival and taken to a roofed, manned car park and brought back to the boat on your day of departure. Costs involve about EUR 150 / week.
    Please always drive to the boat first and 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 the 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.
45