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Holland Tulip tour

April 10 - 16 / 2021

Departure date: 10 april 2021
Average biking distance per day (KM) 35 to 55 KM


This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Amsterdam – Utrecht with the cathedral ‘Utrechtse Dom’ - the Green Heart of Holland with all kinds of charming nature – the silver town of Schoonhoven – the windmills of Kinderdijk – Gouda cheese and candle city – flower exhibition ‘the Keukenhof’ – Haarlem, the oldest town of Holland with the famous St. Bavo cathedral and last but not least ‘de Zaanse Schans’ with its open air museum and windmills.

Holland Tulip tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Amsterdam Travel time: 7 days Countries: Netherlands Average biking distance per day (KM): 35 to 55 KM
Bike, Barge & Cruise the Green heart of Holland with all kinds of nature. Entrance to the Flower exhibition 'Keukenhof' included.
€ 1.585,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam - Utrecht

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails to Utrecht, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. In the evening there is a city walk through Utrecht.

Day 2 (Sun): Utrecht – Vianen - Schoonhoven
Day 3 (Mon): Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk - Gouda
Day 4 (Tue): Gouda – Leiden
Day 5 (Wed): Leiden – Lisse - Keukenhof – Haarlem
Day 6 (Thu): Haarlem – Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam
Day 7 (Fri): Amsterdam

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 6 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 6x breakfast buffet, 5x packed lunches and 5x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • entrance to Keukenhof


Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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14 july 2019

Dear Coen & Christina, Thanks for making our second tour even better than our first, an amazing accomplishment! Greatly appreciated your sharing of your home, and you certainly made our entire group feel like members of your extended family; you truly love what you do and it shows. Your crew and our guide was prepared for every contingency and assured that we had "smooth sailing" through out our visit and journey. The meals and sack lunches prepared were absolutely fantastic! We are looking forward to booking our third tour in the very near future, keep up the good work you two, and we'll visit with you again soon. Kind Regards, Brad and Gwen Hontz