• Travelcode: 325

    Holland by Bike + Boat Tulip-blossom

    up/to Amsterdam

    • Visit the largest garden of Holland "De Keukenhof", but also take a look into Dutch traditions and visit a cheesefarm and the flowerauction in Aalsmeer and cities like Amsterdam, Leiden and Haarlem.

      Tour profile / Level 1

      Flat, asphalted bike paths and side roads.

      Day 1: Amsterdam

      Individual arrival at Amsterdam. Around 4p.m. the crew of La Belle Fleur welcomes you onboard in Amsterdam. After making sure everybody has a bicycle well suited, a guide accompanies you on a city-tour of Amsterdam.

      Day 2: Amsterdam - Haarlem, approx. 23 km

      After breakfast La Belle Fleur sets sail to Spaarndam. After the locks of Spaarndam, your cycle trip of the day starts. The journey takes you to the North sea beaches. There you have the time to enjoy a beach walk and afterwards you bike to the city of Haarlem. This old city is famous for its courtyards. Many of these you can visit and by doing this you will get a view of the typical Dutch way of live. But Haarlem is more then that. Also monuments and old houses are a beautiful side to see.

      Day 3: Haarlem - Leiden, approx. 40 km

      Today your bike trip starts in the direction of Lisse, you can visit the most famous garden of Holland, the Keukenhof. There you can enjoy the tulip fields in all forms, shapes and colours. Afterwards you continue your cycle tour to Leiden. In the afternoon you can stop by one of the many tulip fields and enjoy a walk through it. You can play with the tulip leaves that are left behind on the fields and make the most beautiful pictures. After dinner you can visit the old city with the guide. Leiden, a city, that is so beautiful that it received the UNESCO protection title for the complete old city, which contains the oldest university of Holland, but also the birth houses of many of the Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden and Jan Steen.

      Day 4: round trip Kudelstaart, approx. 35 km

      When you say Holland, you say more than tulips, so today we are going the Dutch way. During the bike tour we stop at a cheese farm, where you can learn everything about the process of cheese making and live on the farm. We spend the night at Kudelstaart, a small village near Aalsmeer.

      Day 5: Aalsmeer - Amsterdam, approx. 23 km

      Today we have an early start. We start the day with a visit to the tulips auction in Aalsmeer. This auction is the biggest flower auction in the world.
      Afterwards you come back to the ship as La Belle Fleur reaches Amsterdam again and you can enjoy the old West part of Amsterdam from the sun deck. Once the ship is moored the crew of La Belle Fleur says goodbye and wishes you a save journey home (around noon, 1pm at the latest).


      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.


      Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
      continue by train directly to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx. 20 min. - Price approx. € 5.


      Train station: Amsterdam Centraal

      The actual timeable and prices you will find via » www.oebb.at , www.bahn.com/en , www.ns.nl/en


      Parking in Amsterdam is only possible on official parking areas or in garages. Parking in the city center of Amsterdam costs approx. € 5,- per hour.

      In the city center are numerous parking areas (Parkhouses/Garages) of which some are connected with a park guidance system. The blue-white signs of this guidance system will lead you to the next parking where places are still available.

      Parking on yellow curbs is forbidden. Attention: Wheel clamps may be used. Penalties for parking violation are very high.

      We recommend to park at
      P+R Zeeburg
      about € 8 - 12 per day.

      Further information about Amsterdam and and also more parking possibilities you can find here www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/  under "Plan your trip" / "Getting here & around" / "Parking".


      Please plan your journey accordingly to be on time for embarkation at noon. Thank you for your understanding, that it is not possible to go on board before embarkation started. 


      Minimum: 10 person
      Maximum: 19 person

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    • Included services:   
      • 4 nights in cabin
      • full board (breakfasts, self- packed lunches and dinners)
      • multilingual tour leader/guide on bike (german, english) and city walking tours
      • sheets and towels

      • entrance fees for the Keukenhof, the cheesefarm and the auction of Aalsmeer
      • port charges
      • information material per cabin
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

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      31.03. - 04.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      06.04. - 10.04.20
      12.04. - 16.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      18.04. - 22.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      24.04. - 28.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      30.04. - 04.05.20 FULLY BOOKED
      06.05. - 10.05.20


      Bicycle & equipment  
      24-speed-bike 65
      Special diets & vegetarians, please advise at time of booking 50

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board of the MS LA BELLE FLEUR!

      The boat "La Belle Fleur" was built in 1929 as a freighter of type ’luxury motor’, under the name Anjoma. In 1993 the ship was converted into a passenger ship. At that time, they also renamed and given the name Sylvia. Meanwhile the ship is internally renovated, rebuilt and it got a new name. La Belle Fleur is internally renovated and rebuilt during winter 2011/2012. It is a great ship to relax after a bike ride.


      The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast, packed lunch and a warm dinner in the evening. The catering consists of full board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Vegetarian catering is possible, please announce this with reservation and discuss it again with the tour guide on site.


      On board you will find 8x bunk bed cabins & 1x 3 bed cabin. All our cabins are provided with hot and cold water, private shower and toilet, 220 voltage and central heating. There is limited storage space in the cabin. We recommend 1 suitcase per person. You can slide the suitcase under the bed. You can open the window in the cabin as well as in the bath room.


      German, English

      Aboard our boats you’ll be joined by travelling companions from all over, as well as a Tour Leader who speaks the group’s two main languages – usually English and German. Shall we bet that you’ll go back home with a smattering of French?

    • Bicycle & Equipment:

      The offered 24-speed-hybrid bicycles are modern bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gear shift. Plus: mudguards, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      All bikes are equipped with panniers (20 l), bottle holder and bike lock.

      Electric bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs
      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.

      ATTENTION: Please pre-book your E-bike early enough as we have only a limited number available.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.

      Bike breakdown
      Can also occur with very new and good bikes. A puncture of the wheel will be fixed by yourself, for bigger damages please contact your cruise director. Please do not make any repair-service without our agreement on our bikes. For smaller technical problems with the bike please contact the cruise director or a member of the crew at the end of the bike-leg.

    • 5,9 29.04.2018 | Michael A. Holland by Bike + Boat Tulip-blossom

      Tulip Barge and Bike Tour

      A great trip - Sander (Skipper), Els (cook) and Japke (bike guide) made an excellent team, - Delightful group of fellow passengers; - Amazing sights of canals, villages, fields, etc. - Great visits to Keukenhof, Flower auction, Zamdam, cheese factory, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6

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