• Travelcode: 278

    Super Tulip Tour by 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 between 1 and 2 p.m.
      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 and 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. 17 min. - costs approx. € 5.
      per taxi approx. 30 min. - costs approx. € 50,-


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: 

      Amsterdam Centraal

      The docking place is in walking distance (about 10 to 15 minutes) from Amsterdam Centraal. You will receive detailled information with your travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking:

      Parking Oosterdok (approx.€ 150/ week, 500 m to the docking place,near Amsterdam Centraal)
      http://www.parkingcentreamsterdam.com/

      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
         
      • GPS Tracks (on request)
         
      • maps and information material per cabin
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Choose Categories

      S1 28.03. - 04.04.20 MV ZWAAN
      S1 04.04. - 11.04.20 MV ZWAAN
      S1 11.04. - 18.04.20 MV ZWAAN
      S1 18.04. - 25.04.20 MV ZWAAN FULLY BOOKED
      S1 25.04. - 02.05.20 MV ZWAAN FULLY BOOKED
      S1 02.05. - 09.05.20 MV ZWAAN
      S1 04.04. - 11.04.20 MV ANNA ANTAL
      S2 11.04. - 18.04.20 MV ANNA ANTAL
      S2 18.04. - 25.04.20 MV ANNA ANTAL
      S2 25.04. - 02.05.20 MV ANNA ANTAL FULLY BOOKED
      S1 02.05. - 09.05.20 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 incl. helmet 93
      E-bike incl. helmet 175
      Children bike 60
      Children seat  15
      Tagalong 55
      Children trailer 199
         
      Additional night Amsterdam 3-4*
      S1* (dbl/sgl) 89/154
      S1* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 113/200
      S2* (dbl/sgl) 93/160
      S2* arrival Saturday (dbl/sgl) 117/209
         
      Extras  
      special diet (gluten free)** 50

      *S1: March, April, May, June, September, October
      *S2: July, August
      ** 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 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, central heating and air conditioning

      2 x 2-bed-cabins Superior (double bed)
      3 x 2-bed-cabins Standard (twin beds)
      1 x 3-bed-cabins (bunk bed and single bed)
      1 x 2-bed-cabin ECO (double bed, in front of the barge, accessible with steep stairs, smaller)


      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

      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.

      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.

    • 5,8 06.05.2019 | Ken B. Super Tulip Tour by Bike + Boat

      Great Super Tulip Tour

      Excellent service, food, accommodations made trip
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,4 22.05.2018 | Stephen M. Super Tulip Tour by Bike + Boat

      Super Tulip, Super Tour!

      Overall: I loved this tour; it was a very happy experience. Although March 2018 had been unusually cold, delaying the onset of spring colour, in the second week of April we still saw plenty of fields full of colourful flowers, though with a tendency ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      more
      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
      more

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