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Holland Meets Belgium Amsterdam – Brugge

Amsterdam, Gouda, Antwerp and Brughes, the most beautiful cities of the Netherlands and Belgium connected like a string of pearls

This tour offers you a unique oppurtunity to get to know the lowlands at the North Sea.
We show you lovely Amsterdam and old Dutch towns like Gouda and Willemstad.
You cross the border to Belgium to discover the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that: Bruges!

This tour starts in Amsterdam and ends in Brugge. If you prefer to start your holiday in Belgium please have a look at: Holland meets Belgium: Bruges – Amsterdam

Saturday: cycling ± 10 km
Embarkation and checking in aboard the hotel barge. In the afternoon the barge crosses the Amsterdam centre and heads for the village of Oude Wetering. In the evening there’s a short testride on the bike.

Sunday: cycling ± 40 km / ± 25 km
You enjoy an easy bike ride right through some real Dutch meadowlands and end your trip in cheese town Gouda. Free time in Gouda after your dinner. At most departures in April and May this day a visit to Flowerpark Keukenhof is planned (see: exclusive), the cycling itinerary will be shorter.

Monday: cycling ± 40 km
The day starts with a nice sailing trip. On bike you visit the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk and the old Dutch town of Dordrecht. You embark the barge in the afternoon and sail to the beautiful walled town of Willemstad.

Tuesday: cycling ± 45 km
Today the barge sails right across the impressive waterways of Zeeland. At the Kreekrak locks you’ll get on your bike to head for the lively town of Antwerp in Belgium. AIn the evening your guide invites you for a short city walk and you will have some free time to explore this lively port town.

Wednesday: cycling ± 50 km
You cycle out of Antwerp for a ride through the pretty Flemish countryside alongside the river Schelde. You spend the night in the provincial town of Dendermonde.

Thursday: cycling ± 35 km
The river Schelde is a tidal river and thus the barge may have to wait for the high tide to continue. Therefore you disembark and cycle directly to the old city of Ghent. The tour leader will invite you for a walk across the wonderful town centre.

Friday: no cycling
By train you go to Bruges and your tour leader will make you acquainted with this unique town. Till halfway the afternoon you are free to discover Bruges. You return to Ghent by train. In the months of April and May a ride through the centre of Bruges in a horse-drawn carriage is planned (see: exclusive).

Check out and transfer by bus to the Amsterdam airport.

The next tour goes in opposite direction and starts with a transfer from Amsterdam airport to Ghent.
(subject to change)

  • 8 days/7 nights stay aboard a convenient barge (B+) or a split level barge (B)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, 3 courses diner)
  • Tour guidance
  • Bicycle with gears and pannier
  • Compensation bike damage
  • Several city walks
  • Information booklet + map
  • Entrance fee Windmill Kinderdijk
  • Train ride Ghent – Bruges – Ghent
  • Bus transfer Ghent – Amsterdam Airport
  • April until May 18: obligated excursion package (Keukenhof/horse carriage ride), surcharge 39,00 a person
  • Journey there and back Amsterdam
  • Drinks aboard
  • Excursions out of program

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