A first-rate Dutch spring tour, full of flowers, windmills, cheese and bulb fields
On this 4-day bike & barge holiday you will experience the highlights of Holland in springtime. You seen Hans Brinker’s statue, cycle to the historical city of Haarlem, pedal across the blossoming bulb fields and stay in Leiden, birth town of Rembrandt.
Included: excursions to Flower Park Keukenhof, Flower Auction Aalsmeer, a traditional Dutch windmill and a tasting at a cheese farm.
The tour starts on Saturdays and Tuesdays in April and May.
Day 1. cycle trip ± 10 km.
After the embarkation in Amsterdam, you’ll be sailing to Spaarndam, the picturesque village of Hans Brinker. From here there is a short cycling trip to Haarlem. In the evening you your tour leader takes for a nice city walk through the old centre.
Day 2. cycle trip ± 15 km
Today you sail to Lisse here you disembark and cycle to the famous flower garden ‘Keukenhof’ for a visit. Here you see about 6 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other flowers. After your visit, the cycle tour crosses the blossoming bulb fields and ends in Leiden.
Day 3. cycle trip ± 30 km
In the morning you will make a walkingtour through Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt.
Later you will cycle through the fine Dutch landscapes in the so-called Green Heart of Holland to Kudelstaart. During this cycle trip you will visit a traditional cheese farm and a miller will tell you about the history and working of his windmill.
Day 4. cycle trip ± 15 km
You rise early, because you visit the world’s biggest flower auction in Aalsmeer. Before leaving the barge you have to clear your cabin. After the visit you get back on board and sail back to Amsterdam.
(Subject to change)