2021
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
  • Full board included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: De Holland, MS Lena Maria

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.

You can book the tour on the De Holland with an on-board tour guide. On the tour with MS Lena Maria you will also be accompanied by a cycling tour guide on the cycling tours.

Itinerary

Boat and Bike tour in Holland
  • Booking Code
    De Holland – Lower deck: NL-NLSHR-08I-U
    De Holland – Upper deck: NL-NLSHR-08I-O
    MS Lena Maria: 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 cruisers: De Holland und MS Lena Maria

Meeting point of the river cruiser, De Holland, is the big sundeck. It is fitted with tables and chairs to enjoy pleasant evenings and the play of light on the shore. And if it gets a bit breezy, move to the saloon. It has a lovely bar serving different specialty coffees and other refreshing beverages.

On this boat of MS Lena Maria which was converted into a passenger ship in 2006, you are accommodated in a spacious two-bed cabin, which offers sufficient freedom of movement. The air-conditioned saloon also functions as restaurant and bar. A friendly atmosphere awaits you on the sun deck. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the evenings on board.

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De Holland

De Holland

MS Lena Maria

MS Lena Maria

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 comes to an end. You will disembark and return home.

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Dates / prices / services

You can book the tour on the De Holland with an on-board tour guide. On the tour with MS Lena Maria you will also be accompanied by a cycling tour guide on the cycling tours.

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Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from 10.04.2021 to 09.10.2021

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. - 10.04.
09.10.

Season B

17.04., 24.04.
25.09., 02.10.

Season C

11.09., 18.09.

Season D

25.04. - 04.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Upper deck

Season A

27.03. - 10.04.
09.10.

Season B

17.04., 24.04.
25.09., 02.10.

Season C

11.09., 18.09.

Season D

25.04. - 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 4pm
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • Some short walking tours
  • Daily Routing discussion, on-board tour guide
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included: 

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

-40 €

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

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Accommodation

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De Holland

De Holland

De Holland

Restaurant

De Holland, restaurant

De Holland

Double cabin on the lower deck

De Holland, double cabin on the lower deck

De Holland

Triple cabin on the lower deck

De Holland, triple cabin on the upper deck

De Holland

Double cabin on the lower deck

De Holland, double cabin on the upper deck

De Holland

Bathroom on the upper deck

De Holland, bathroom on the upper deck

De Holland

Bar

De Holland, bar

De Holland

Sun deck

De Holland, sun deck

De Holland

Deck plan

De Holland, deck plan

De Holland

  • 34 outer cabins, approx. 10 m² (three twin beds, all beds can be separated, on the upperdeck: with french balcony)
  • therefrom one Suite on the upper deck
  • ground-level beds
  • Fittings: windows, the cabins are fitted with centrally controlled air condition, that can be individually regulated, shower / WC, TV, wardrobe, mini-safe, hairdryer, 230 V power connection
  • Upper deck: windows can be opened
  • Lower deck: windows cannot be opened

Boat facts

  • Built in 1952, Renovated in 2017 / 2018
  • 2 passenger decks | 34 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 71 passengers
  • Crew: 11
  • Length: 78 m
  • width: 7 m
  • Fittings: sun deck (partially roofed), bar and saloon on the upper deck, wifi, restaurant
  • Languages on board: German, English
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Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from 08.05.2021 to 25.09.2021

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

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Basic Price

Season A

18.09., 25.09.

Season B

08.05. - 11.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin, season A 539

Additional fee single use of double cabin, season B 579

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

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

  • Drinks on board
  • Tips
  • Fees for excursions and entries
  • 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 Lena Maria

MS Lena Maria

MS Lena Maria

Restaurant

MS Lena Maria, restaurant

MS Lena Maria

Double cabin

MS Lena Maria, double cabin

MS Lena Maria

  • 12 double cabins (approx. 8 m²)
  • ground-level beds
  • Fittings: shower / WC, windows that can be opened, central heating
  • Additional bed: possible on a limited extend

Boat Facts

  • 2006 reconstruction to a passenger boat
  • 1 passenger deck | 12 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 24 passengers
  • Length: 45 m 
  • width: 6.60 m
  • Fittings: saloon with restaurant, sun deck with comfortable sittings
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Additional Services

Additional bookable services – De Holland

All prices are per person
Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

50 %

Supplement twin cabin upper deck

200 €

Channel round trip Amsterdam

14 €

14 €

Additional bookable services – MS Lena Maria

All prices are per person
Season A
Season B

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

539 €

579 €

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 hub gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bike

7-gear Rental Bike

75 €

E-bike

175 €

Brief Information

Boat and Bike tour in Holland
  • Booking Code
    De Holland – Lower deck: NL-NLSHR-08I-U
    De Holland – Upper deck: NL-NLSHR-08I-O
    MS Lena Maria: 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