Amsterdam - Haarlem – Leiden – Gouda – Kudelstaart – Zaanse Schans – Alkmaar – Amsterdam.
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....
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....
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.......
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....
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....
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...
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 ...