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Holland Tulip tour

March 27 - April 02 / 2021

Departure date: 27 march 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 55 km

Highlights

Bike, Barge and Cruise through the Green heart of Holland, with its diverse landscapes and cityscapes. The starting point is Amsterdam, from where we’ll head to Utrecht, with its wondrous ‘Utrechtse Dom’ cathedral. We then call on the silver town of Schoonhoven, the windmills at Kinderdijk, Gouda, the cheese and candle city, and the floral attraction ‘the Keukenhof’, as well as Haarlem, which is Holland’s oldest city, and home to the striking St. Bavo cathedral, ending our journey at the characteristic ‘Zaanse Schans’ with its open air museum and numerous windmills.

*the minimum number of participants for this trip is 14

Holland Tulip tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Amsterdam Travel time: 7 days Countries: Netherlands Average biking distance per day: 35 to 55 km
Bike, Barge and Cruise through the Green heart of Holland, with its diverse landscapes and cityscapes. Entrance to the floral attraction ‘the Keukenhof’ included.
€ 1.585,- p.p.
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12 cabin(s) available

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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05 may 2017

Belgium and Netherlands, from Bruges to Amsterdam, April 22nd 2017

Hi friends of Merlijn, We had a wonderful first bike/barge trip with all of you! The food was delicious, and the accommodations were great. I loved all the colorful table settings, and how friendly everyone was. Sorry the electric bike did not work out for me. I was able to handle the mileage well without it, and was more comfortable on a "regular" bike. We had nice visiting in Amsterdam (though very crowded for the holiday) and also in Haarlem. Again, thank you for a memorable trip!
Fran and John Betz