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Holland’s Hanseatic Cities by Bike + Boat / Guided

from/to Amsterdam



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Holland is the land of cyclists and is criss-crossed by a large network of well-developed cycle paths. The routes are generally flat and can be classified as easy - no difficult climbs and good cycle paths/side roads.

Day 1: Amsterdam – Wijk bij Duurstede

Individual arrival and embarkation from 12:30 pm in Amsterdam Oosterdok. At around 2 pm the ship sails to Wijk bij Buurstede, a charming town on the Lower Rhine. Stroll through the medieval alleyways and the market square on your own!

Day 2: Wijk bij Duurstede – Wageningen – Arnheim, approx. 40 km

During breakfast, the ship sails to Wageningen. Your first cycle tour starts there through the charming river valley of the Lower Rhine. Continue through the forests and heathlands of the Veluwe National Park. The 5400-hectare park is home to many plants and animals (if you would like to visit the park, admission day ticket approx. € 13). In the afternoon you cycle through the outskirts of Arnhem with its beautiful parks Sonsbeek and Zijpendaal.

Day 3: Arnheim – Doesburg – Zutphen – Deventer, approx. 45 km

Boat trip to Doesburg (pronounced "Duusbürch"). From here you follow the Hanseatic route along the IJssel to Bronkhorst, which prides itself on being the smallest town in the Netherlands. The destination of your tour is Zutphen, the city of towers. You can see the large and small church towers that adorn the city’s panorama from afar. During dinner, a boat trip to Deventer. The historic Stadsplein de Brink was already the central meeting place in Deventer in Hanseatic times and today offers many cozy café terraces

Day 4: Deventer – Wijhe – Hattem/Zwolle – Kampen, approx. 50 km

During breakfast, the boat sails to Wijhe. You first take the ferry (approx. € 1.50 per person) across the IJssel and then cycle through wooded areas and the beautiful natural landscape of the eastern Veluwe. In the afternoon you will reach Hattem and Zwolle. Both cities are lively Hanseatic towns and have a charming, medieval old town. During dinner, the ship will take you to Kampen. The town is also the home port of the Kamper Kogge, a replica of a medieval Hanseatic cog.

Day 5: Kampen – Reevensluis – Harderwijk, approx. 45 km

Today’s cycle tour starts after a morning boat trip to Reevesluis. Along the Veluwemeer - where you can swim, boat, surf and much more - you cycle through typical Dutch landscapes to Elburg, a charming fortified and fishing town. Don’t miss a visit to the historic town center, which measures just 250 by 350 metres. You will reach Harderwijk through large wooded areas of the Veluwe. A walk through the town will inevitably lead you to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, a basilica from the 14th/15th century.

Day 6: Harderwijk – Spakenburg, approx. 45 km

Today your cycle tour takes you through flat coastal landscapes, forests and moors. If the weather is fine, you should take a break for a swim in the Strand Nulde recreation area. Cycle along the Eem to Spakenburg, which has always been a fishing port and whose museum harbor is now the heart of the small town.

Day 7: Spakenburg – Huizen – Amsterdam, approx. 35 km

During breakfast, a boat trip to Huizen. You then cycle to the beautiful fortified town of Naarden and Muiderslot Castle in Muiden. You finally reach Amsterdam on quiet paths. Use the afternoon to explore the many sights and special features of the city!

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembarkation after the breakfast and individual departure or extension.


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


  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category

  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for bike tours, 7x 3-course dinner

  • Welcome drink

  • Coffee, tea and water on board

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Amsterdam

  • Daily bike tour briefing

  • Local cycling tour guide for guided cycle tours

  • All port, bridge and lock fees

  • Bed linen and towels

  • Route book for individual tours 1 x per cabin

  • GPS data

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
      04.07. - 11.07.24
      11.07. - 18.07.24
      18.07. - 25.07.24
      25.07. - 01.08.24
      01.08. - 08.08.24
      08.08. - 15.08.24
      15.08. - 22.08.24
      22.08. - 29.08.24


    Children on request
    Bicycles & equipment
    7-speed bike 89
    E-bike 199
    Own Bike/E-Bike (limited space!) 29
    Additional nights Amsterdam
    S1* (dbl/sgl) 119/206
    S1* Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 150/238
    S2** (dbl/sgl) 169/256
    S2** Arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 200/288
    special diet (gluten free, lactosefree, vegan) 75
    must be mentioned when booking (vegetarian meals are free of charge). When ordered upon arrival € 100 per diet per week, to be paid on spot.


    *S1: March to October except dates from S2
    **S2: Fair dates March 29-31, April 20, April 26-28, May 09-11, May 17-19
    A minimum stay of 2 nights is required on these dates!

    Locked dates: May 13-16, June 05, June 13-19, July 05-11, September 13-17, September 25-28

    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 aboard the MV LIZA MARLEEN! (Category Comfort)


    The “Liza Marleen” is a luxury motor passenger barge, built in 1997-98 on the completely dismantled shell of a seafaring freight logger. The tastefully decorated lounge is equipped with an audio installation, television and video. In the evenings it is possible to come together in the spacious sitting area. In the winter of 2015 on 2016 The Liza Marleen was converted to a more luxurious barge. WIFI is limited available on board (free up to 100 MB).

    Technical data

    Capazity: 22 persons
    Length: 38m
    Width: 6,60m


    All cabins have private facilities, central heating and air conditioning.

    • 8 x 2-bed-cabins with low beds
    • 2 x 3-bed-cabins superior with 15m² with twin beds, which can be placed together + 3. bed

    Hair dryer in the cabin. Windows/ portholes cannot be opened.


    Full board consisting of breakfast (buffet), packed lunch for bike tours and dinner.

    Languages on board

    German, English


    Important Information: The bringing of own bikes or e-bikes is permitted only in a very limited number and against surcharge!

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Touring bikes

    Our bikes are state-of-the-art quality bikes based on proven brand quality of the bicycle manufactory Velo de Ville. All Velo de Ville bikes use only braking systems from renowned manufacturers such as Magura or Shimano. Minimum body height for our rental bikes: 1.50 m

    The following rental bikes (including pannier) are available for you:

    • 7-speed UNISEX touring bikes
    • 8-speed E-bikes

    E-bikes | Electrical bikes | Pedeclecs

    We provide you with modern quality e-bikes (pedelecs) with Nexus 8-speed hub gears, gradually selectable aid of pedaling power, puncture-proof tires and deep UNISEX comfort entry. The electric bikes from Velo de Ville are equipped exclusively with Bosch mid-mounted motors and fully integrated 500 Wh Bosch batteries. The design of the batteries allows them to almost disappear into the frame. This gives you better weight distribution and a low center of gravity without missing the convenience of easy entry. You save your battery by starting with as low a support as possible and increasing as needed. Please note that with the newer models of our e-bikes it is not possible to attach handlebar bags due to the additional fixed speedometers and wider handlebars.

    IMPORTANT: Please reserve ebikes early, as they are only available in very limited numbers.


    Bicycle breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained, flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair, you may call the local representative. Please don´t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the touroperator/local representative and their approval.

    Own Bikes

    If you bring your own bicycle, please pay attention to the following aspects: You are personally responsible for your own bike on board and ashore. Protect your bike against theft on board, as well as on land with a lock. The bikes will be brought on board and from board by the crew. Due to the local conditions we cannot prevent scratches and damages on the bikes. Please understand that we cannot accept any liability. The bikes on board are exposed to weather conditions because the parking is not covered. Please bring along your own spare material and repair kit for your bike.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
    per train to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx. 17 min. - costs approx. € 6,- p.p. & way per taxi approx. 30 min. - costs approx. € 60,-.

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Amsterdam Centraal, taxi from there to the barge: approx. € 10,- 
    You will receive detailled information with your travel documents.

    Arrival by car

    Almost everywhere in Amsterdam - within the Ringweg ring road - parking is only allowed in official car parks and multi-storey car parks. Parking in the city centre of Amsterdam is now charged at around €5,-/hour. There are several car parks in the city centre. Some are connected to the parking guidance system. The blue and white signs of this system point to the next car park where there are still free spaces. Parking on yellow kerbs is prohibited. Caution: Wheel clamps (Wielklemm) may be used. Fines for parking violations are high.

    Oosterdock car park
    A monitored multi-storey car park right next to the Central Station (exclusively for cars up to 2.10 m high). The economy rate is about € 275,- per week. No advance reservation possible. You can find more information >>here.

    For more information and other P+R parking spaces, please visit the Iamsterdam page under "Plan your trip" / "Transport" / "Parking in Amsterdam".


    Minimum: 18 persons


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