• 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 - Zaandam, approx. 35 km

    Individual arrival at Amsterdam. Embarkation at noon. During lunch you can meet your fellow travellers and the tour guide. In the afternoon you bike trough the nature to the museum village of Zaanse Schans to visit the mills there. After this visit you will find La Belle Fleur in Zaandam.

    Day 2: Spaarndam - Haarlem, approx. 25 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. 45 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. 22 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 at 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 guide takes you for a walk around Amsterdam, enjoy the beautiful old canal houses or "grachtenpanden", but also the small streets of the old city centre.

    After coffee the crew of th boat La Belle Fleur says you goodbye. Disembarkation and individual departure.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

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


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Amsterdam Centraal


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: 
    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".


    EMBARKATION

    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. 


    PARTICIPANTS

    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
  • Choose Categories

    01.04. - 05.04.19
    08.04. - 12.04.19
    15.04. - 19.04.19
    22.04. - 26.04.19
    29.04. - 03.05.19

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults  
     0-11,99 years -95
       
    Bicycle & equipment  
    8-speed-bike 65
       
    Additional  
    Special diets & vegetarians, please advise at time of booking 35

    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.


    CATERING

    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.


    CABINS

    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.


    LANGUAGES ON BOARD

    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?

  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    The offered 8-speed-hybrid bicycles are citybikes 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 and bike lock.

  • 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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