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Lake IJssel Tour

Dutch Nostalgia



Tour profile:

Easy biking in nearly flat landscape, some minor hills on some days. These tour is usually for people with little or no experience and families with children. The daily distances are around 55 - 60 km per day.

Day 1: Nunspeet

Individual arrival.

Day 2: Nunspeet – Amersfoort, approx. 60 km

Nunspeet is located in the middle of the beautiful nature of the "Veluwe" and is therefore called the "pearl of the Veluwe". The first cycling day brings you to Amersfoort, a town where history is still alive. Behind the old walls, you can walk through the cosy streets. It is also the perfect place to go shopping.

Day 3: Amersfoort – Amsterdam/Volendam/Purmerend, approx. 60 - 69 km

On your way to Purmerend, a very interesting sight is the Naarden-Vesting, one of the best preserved fortifications in Europe. The landscape is dominated by the ancient bog ’Eemland’.

Day 4: Amsterdam/Volendam/Purmerend – Enkhuizen, approx. 55 - 65 km

On the way to Enkhuizen, you should really visit Edam, which is very famous for its excellent cheese! Another place to see is the ’Broeker harbour’. Our destination, Enkhuizen, was a leading port in the ’Golden Century’.

Day 5: Enkhuizen – Balk/Wijckel/Lemmer, approx. ca. 35 - 40 km

At 8:30 a.m. ferry to Stavoren (luggage and bicycle to be carried yourself on the ferry; ticket cost not incl.) Distance of the hotel to the ferry approx. 500 m. The luggage driver is waiting in Stavoren to pick up your luggage. Your cycling tour will guide you through the typical Frisian landscapes. Stavoren for example has become very popular as the Eleven Cities Tour passes through there.

Important information: When you leave the ferry in Stavoren, you have an approximate way by foot of 50-100 m to the luggage driver. Due to safety reasons he is not allowed to approach near to the ship. Please take your luggage to the driver and then he will take care of it and transfer it to your next hotel.

Day 6: Balk/Wijckel/Lemmer – Zwartsluis, approx. 50 - 62 km

Before leaving Lemmer you should visit the last still working steam pumping station. Between Balk/Wijckel/Lemmer and Zwartsluis, you will cycle through the national park ’De Weerribben’, an ancient peat moor area. The former fortress Swartsluys is the place to be today for those who enjoy water sports.

Day 7: Zwartsluis – Nunspeet, approx. 52 km

The most outstanding place of interest on the way to Nunspeet is Kampen, once a Hanzestadt. This city has over 500 monuments. After having passed the small village Noordeinde, you arrive back in the ’Veluwe’ landscape, and after an unforgettable cycling trip, you arrive back in Nunspeet. 

Day 8: Nunspeet

Individual departure or extension.


Included services

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Optional dinner package 7 x 3-course dinner

  • Luggage service from hotel to hotel (1 piece/person up to 20 kg)

  • Free hotel parking 

  • Use of swimming pool in Lemmer

  • Maps and information material per room

  • GPS-Tracks

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    • S1   27.04. - 07.06.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S2   08.06. - 04.07.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S2   05.07. - 16.08.24
    • every FRI/SAT/SUN
    • S2   17.08. - 18.08.24
    • every SAT/SUN
    • S1   19.08. - 08.09.24
    • every SAT/SUN


    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying persons
    Children 0-2,99 years  -100%
    Children 3-6,99 years -50%
    Children 7-11,99 years -25%
    12 -99 years   -10%
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-speed-bike 75
    E-bike 150
    Children bike  50
    Child seat 10
    Insurance 7-speed-bike/E-bike 18/30
    Additional night
    Nunspeet 3* (dbl/sgl) 65/100


    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


    Hotel samples

    You will stay in selected 3 - 4* Hotels.

    Nunspeet: NH Sparrenhorst or Hotel De Hoeve van Nunspeet

    Amersfoort: NH Amersfoort or Best Western Plus Berghotel Amersfoort

    Enkhuizen: Hotel de Port van Cleve or SuyderSee Hotel

    Lemmer: Hotel Iselmar

    Zwartsluis: Hotel Zwartewater

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

    You can choose between the following bikes:

    • 7-speed-bike with hand brakes
    • E-bikes unisex
    • children seat, children trailer

    All bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room. 

    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electric 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 electric 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 levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
    Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.

    Arrival by train

    Train Station: Intercity train to Amersfoort, and then a regional train to Nunspeet (approx. 1,5 hours)

    Arrival by car

    Parking: free hotel parking

    Additional information

    Ferry Enkhuizen - Stavoren: approx. € 24,-/ Person (not incl.)

    Booking of e-tickets in advance is necessary. Please book your tickets on your own before departure under http://www.veerboot.info/en/
    Please book only tickets for the ferry at 8:45 a.m. from Enkhuizen.
    There is no possibility to buy tickets on site.

    You will need to transport both your bike and your luggage onto the ferry, but the harbour in Enkhuizen is within walking distance (approx. 400-700 m) of your hotel. Against 2,50 Euros the hotel will bring it to the harbor. Once you reach the harbor in Stavoren, the luggage transportation will be there to receive your baggage and take them to your destination hotel.




    4,8 of 6 Stars | 2
    We were a family of 10.....8 adults and 2 babies. all went smoothly with accommodations, bikes, bike seats and trailer for babies. most days the route was lovely and the hotels were comfortable and convenient for our family...J.V. 06/18
    4.6 17.06.2019 | Bradley Wayne B. Lake Ijssel Tour

    Great tour around the Ijsselmeer

    A bit windy, but a lovely tour. The road book could have been a lot better, a proper handlebar bag with a clear area for the guide book to slide into should have been provided and the pannier was not waterproof. The breakfasts and accommodation were ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 4
    4.7 16.06.2018 | Julia V. Lake Ijssel Tour

    biking lake ijssel

    we were a family of 10.....8 adults and 2 babies. all went smoothly with accommodations, bikes, bike seats and trailer for babies. most days the route was lovely and the hotels were comfortable and convenient for our family. though the bikes were heavy ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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