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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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31 may 2018

Authentic Holland, May 19th - 25th 2018

"Dear Merlijn & staff, Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have had a more fun family vacation. It's usually only once in a lifetime that a family can all be together and have so much fun. You are the best crew ever and EVERYTHING on the Merlijn was just perfect. The boat is spotless, the food amazing, the beer & bourbon exceptional, the bicycling through the country was gorgeous and each day brought new scenery. The E-bikes were so much FUN even though some of us felt a little lazy using them! We did turn them on and off so we wouldn't feel so guilty. And singing Karioke had to have been the highlight! We didn't know he had such talent!! That was definitely a surprise. And a very special Thank-you to you for your unsurpassed hospitality and the Birthday "Surprise" for Lauren. (Definitely keep those placemats). You are the Hostess with the Mostest!

We love you all and thank you so very much. We already miss your smiling faces.

Bruce, Theresa, Donna, Nolan, Lauren & Jordan