Barge and Biking Tour
Amsterdam - Haarlem – Leiden – Gouda – Kudelstaart – Zaanse Schans – Alkmaar – Amsterdam.

  • Day1

    Arrival –Amsterdam - Haarlem

    Bike tour: about 15 km

    The barge will be leaving the harbor early afternoon. Then cruise out of Amsterdam to the first lock of Spaarndam. There you will go for your a warm up ride and a walk through the city of Haarlem....

  • Day2

    Haarlem – Keukenhof - Leiden

    Bike Tour: 50 km

    Todays trip leads you through the oldest tulip fields of Holland, including a visit of the Keukenhof gardens. This is the most beautiful bulb park in the world. Keukenhof is the place where the spring breaks. An overwhelming blaze of colors; seven million flowering tulips in a magnificent 80-acres' background of traditional and modern gardening architecture....

  • Day3

    Leiden - Gouda

    Bike tour: 40 km

    our bike tour starts just outside Leiden and leads through the ‘green heart’ of Holland. Near Zoeterwoude, you will visit the cheese farm where you will learn about the cheese-making process and you will have the opportunity to taste the results.......

  • Day4

    Gouda - Kudelstaart

    Bike tour: 35 km

    We stay in Gouda this morning. You have the opportunity to do some shopping and to visit the market square with its cheese weigh house or you can visit the St. Johns church. We leave by barge around noon and have a light lunch on board....

  • Day5

    Kudelstaart – Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

    bike tour: 45 km

    Today you go by bike to the flower auction of Aalsmeer, the largest of Europe. Here huge quantities of flowers are trucked in and sold every day, after which they are distributed all over Europe....

  • Day6

    Zaanse Schans – Alkmaar

    Bike tour: 40 km

    After breakfast your bike tour leads you to the beautiful town of De Rijp. Centuries of history are still evident here in De Rijp's wooden facades, beautiful church, lock and town hall. From here, your ride continues across the Beemster Polder, an almost untouched open polder landscape...

  • Day7

    Alkmaar – Amsterdam

    Bike tour: 45 km

    This morning you bike to the Hortus Bulborum, a unique garden museum dedicated to the preservation of rare and historic bulbs. More than 4,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers are planted here ...

  • Day8

    Amsterdam

    Departure ...


Highlights


    This wonderful bike and barge trip that starts and ends in Amsterdam, takes you through the provinces of South- and North Holland while spring flowers are in bloom.
    You will spend time in the historical cities of Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda and Alkmaar and learn about the water management of these lowlands at the North Sea.
    You will also visit the famous Keukenhof gardens, known by the hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other bulb flowers.
    The world-famous Aalsmeer flower auction is on the program where an astonishing volume of beautiful flowers are being traded daily and exported all over the World. ..


In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Amsterdam

  • Finish Location:

    Amsterdam

  • Accomodation:

    Barge: 7 nights

    Double Occupancy

  • Transport:

    Bike & Barge



Cost

  • 08 Days:

  • from: $1450.00 cad

    Per person, based on double occupancy and seasonality
    Single Sup : on request

Next Departures:

  • 2017: sold out

  • 07 April 2018

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  • 21 April 2018

  • 05 May 2018