• Travelcode: 278

Super Tulip Tour Bike + Boat

up/to Amsterdam

  • Between April and mid-May we offer special tulip tours. The program of this Super Tulip Tour is totally dedicated to this beautiful flower. You will cycle through hectares of spring flowers and tulips, learn all about growing tulips in a tulip park.
    You visit the "Keukenhof", where you can admire the wonderfully colorful fields with flowering bulbs in peace and quiet, the unique hamlet of Zaanse Schams 
    with original houses and windmills from the river Zaan area, where people live and work and the impressive flower auctions of Alsmeer which controls a market share of 44% for the turnover of bulbs and tulip flowers.






    Tour profile / Level 1

    flat, perfectly built bike-path and side streets, suitable for children.

    Day 1: Amsterdam - Haarlem, approx. 15 km

    Individual arrival. Embarkation at 02:00 pm.
    The first part of the tour you will sail to Spaarndam – known as the village of Hansje Brinker – and from here we make an easy ride into the beautiful city of Haarlem.

    Day 2: Haarlem - Leiden, approx. 45 km

    Todays trip leads you through the oldest tulip fields of Holland and along the Keukenhof. Of course you’ll have time to admire  the most beautiful bulb park in the world (tickets are included in the tourprice). Keukenhof is the place where the spring breaks. An overwhelming blaze of colours; seven million flowering tulips in a magnificent 80-acres’ background of traditional and modern gardening architecture. You also can admire the various hyacinths, narcisses and many other colourful flowers. You spend the night in Leiden which is Rembrandt’s hometown but also Armin van Buuren.

    Day 3: Leiden - Kudelstaart, approx. 45 km

    Today you continue your tour around the Haarlemmermeer. In case you have a lunchstop at the other side of the bridge in Leimuiden. Imagine that this polder once was the biggest lake in Holland and nicknamed ’the waterwolf’.  The cycleroute leads you through the green heart of Holland, an area characterized by small cycle paths, typical black and white cows and despite the work of mr. Leeghwater, a lot of water. Your destination for today is Kudelstaart: a small town bordered by the Westeinderplassen.

    Day 4: Amsterdam - Wormerveer, approx. 45 km

    Every morning „Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer‟ sets the world price for flowers and plants. As a visitor you can walk over a specially designed gallery to experience the hustle and bustle of demand and supply experience the hustle and bustle lead by the auction clock but also enjoy the gorgeous flowers that are showed in. While flowers and plants start their world tour you will have breakfast while sailing towards Amsterdam. Between the airport Schiphol and the city you disembark to continue your tour by bike along the river Amstel and right into the city. A ferry (don’t forget to take a look to the left where you see whale tail shaped building of the eye filmmuseum) brings you to the other side of the river ’IJ’. Here you leave the city behind an continue your tour through lush green polders towards the world famous hamlet of Zaanse Schans. A unique place where people live and work, with original houses and windmills from the river Zaan area.

    Day 5: Wormerveer - Alkmaar, approx. 45 km

    From Wormerveer you will cycle through the most beautiful dunes of the Netherlands and if weather permits, you may like to swim in the North Sea during your lunch break at the beach. Todays’ overnight stay is in cheese town Alkmaar. An historic lively city with many small and bigger shops. A little less than 400 heritage sites, canals and harbour dominate the townscape.

    Day 6: Alkmaar - Purmerend, approx. 35 km

    Today time to cycle into the polder landscape of the Beemster and Purmer, part of a big green polder area.The Beemster Polder, dating from the early 17th century, is an exceptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. It has preserved intact its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles. Also time to visit one of the big water mills at the Rijp.

    Day 7: Purmerend - Amsterdam, approx. 20 - 35 km

    Purmerend lies at the edge of an area called ‘ Waterland’ where roads and water are nearby on the same level. We visit the nice village of Zunderdorp and Ransdorp. The better cyclists can cycle the long route to Edam and Volendam and if time permits you can cross the lake Gouwzee to admire the traditional fisherman’s village Marken with its typical wooden houses.
    In Amsterdam you can look back at cycling seven days in great variation of typical Dutch landscapes, towns and many highlights.

    Day 8: Amsterdam

    Embarkation after breakfast. 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)
    per train to Amsterdam Centraal - duration approx.. 14 min. - costs approx. € 5 
    per taxi approx. 30 min. - costs approx. € 50


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: 
    Amsterdam Centraal


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking:
    Parking Oosterdok (approx.€ 80/ week, 500 m to the docking place,near Amsterdam Centraal)
    http://www.parkingcentrumoosterdok.nl

    For motorhomes we recommend Amsterdam City Camp.


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum: 12 persons


     

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  • Included services:
    • 7 nights on board in cabin with private facilities
    • full board (breakfast, packed lunch for bike days, dinner)
    • coffee & tea  on Board
    • cycling tour guide

    • min. 3 city walks with tour guide
    • entrance fee Keukenhof and flower auction
    • all port, bridges and dock charges

    • free WiFi , up to 100 MB limited available in lounge and on deck
       
    • maps and information material per cabin
  • Choose Categories

    31.03. - 07.04.18 MV ZWAAN
    14.04. - 21.04.18 MV ZWAAN
    21.04. - 28.04.18 MV ZWAAN
    31.03. - 07.04.18 MV SAILING HOME
    07.04. - 14.04.18 MV SAILING HOME
    07.04. - 14.04.18 MV ANNA ANTAL
    14.04. - 21.04.18 MV ANNA ANTAL
    21.04. - 28.04.18 MV ANNA ANTAL

    Extras

    Discount for children
    with min. 1 full-paying person  
    0-2,99 years -100%
    3-11,99 years -30%
       
    Bicycles & equipment
    24-speed-bike 80
    E-bike 160
    Children bike 55
    Children seat  15
    Tagalong 50
    Children trailer 85
    Helmet 10
       
    Additional night  
    Amsterdam 3-4* (dbl/sgl) on request
    Amsterdam 3-4* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) on request
       
    Extras  
    special diet (gluten free)* 50
    * must be mentioned when booking (vegetarian meals / lactosefree diet is free of charge)

    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 our Barges!

    Our barges are cozy, swimming hotels for approx. 20-30 persons with a very personal atmosphere.


    MV SAILING HOME (Comfort DeLuxe)

    EQUIPMENT

    Capazity: 26 persons
    Length x Width: 45 x 6,5 Meter

    Cabins:
    13 x 2-bed-cabins with low beds, private facilities, central heating, air-conditioning. Only when booked in category Comfort DeLuxe daily cabin cleaning!


    MV ANA ANTAL ( Cat. Standard Plus/Comfort)EQUIPMENT

    Capacity: 18 persons
    Length x width : 38 x 6,1 Meter

    Cabins:
    5 x 2-bed-cabins with low beds, private facilities, central heating (Comfort)
    4 x 2-bed-cabins with bunk beds private facilities, central heating (Standard Plus)


    MV ZWAAN (Cat. Comfort Plus)

    EQUIPMENT

    Capazity: 14-18 persons
    Length x width: 34 x 6,2 Meter

    Cabins:
    all cabins with private facilities and central heating

    2 x 2/3-bed-cabins (double bed and single bed - Family Style)
    2x 2/3-bed-cabins (3 single beds - one bunk - Friends Style)
    2x 2-bed-cabins (two seperate beds)
    1x 2-bed-cabin (double bed, in front of the barge, accessible with steep stairs)


    CATERING

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


    LANGUAGES ON BOARD

    German, English


    WIFI

    on board, limited available (free up to 100 MB)


  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    24-speed bike with a lock and a water bottle or

    E-bike

    With an e-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! 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 ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

  • 5,3 03.05.2016 | Isaiahu & Rachel B. Super Tulip Tour

    full satisfaction

    the crew of cicle tours at mv. anna maria did whatever possible to make us satisfied of this tour period.food were excellent.the guide were so nice.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 4
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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