Event ID: 247644 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

South of Holland by Bike + Boat

Historical towns in the land of tuips, windmills and canals

Cycling cruises: A unique and "typical Dutch" concept, where a cycling holiday and a journey on a comfortable ship are combined. Cycling cruises are ideal for those who like to cycle during the day and explore beautiful areas, without giving up a comfortable way of travelling. Explore the western part and the "Green Heart" of Holland during this exciting cycling cruise and enjoy many famous towns, interesting highlights, windmills, water and beautiful scenery.Visit famous historical towns, picturesque cities and beautiful landscapes in the surprising varied "Green Heart" of Holland by bicycle and ship. Highlights are Amsterdam with the beautiful canals, Dom-city Utrecht, harbour city Rotterdam, Delft with its famous Delftware factories, cheese city Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk, silver city Schoonhoven, the historical centre of Haarlem, the dunes and the North Sea beach and the open air museum "Zaanse Schans".The Southern tour is the perfect tour to explore the variety of scenery in the central part of the Netherlands with many small canals and lakes, and also the beautiful old cities during daytime and in the evening.You will live and travel on board of the ANNA MARIA AGNES. Cabins and salon/restaurant in the front of the barge have been fully renovated in 2014. For many years this is one of the most beloved vessels for cycling cruises in the Netherlands.

Tour Profile / Level 1

Flat, asphalted bike paths and side roads, ideal for children. If you don’t want to cycle, you can stay on the boat.

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Embarkation from 2pm on. Explore downtown Amsterdam: time for shopping, to visit a museum or to do a canal tour (reduced tickets available on board, until 10 pm): this is an unique way to see the capital of Holland from another side. First night on board in Amsterdam.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Breukelen – Utrecht – Rotterdam, approx. 30 – 40 km

At breakfast, cruise to Breukelen and first bike tour along the beautiful winding river Vecht. Along this river you will see very nice villas, cottages and small castles. You will follow the river into the centre of Utrecht with its Dom (Cathedral) tower, 111 m. high. In the afternoon: continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam. In the evening: a (free) short city walking tour.

Day 3: Rotterdam – Schiedam – Delft – Rotterdam – Dordrecht, approx. 50 km

Cycling tour via "jenever-city" Schiedam and through the Delfland area to Delft. Visit the beautiful city centre with its small canals, picturesque streets, bridges and alleys. For many guests a visit to the Delftware factories of "Royal Delft" is one of the highlights of the tour. Dinner cruise from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. Arrival around 8 pm. In the evening short city walk (free).

Day 4: Dordrecht – Kinderdijk – (Gouda) – Schoonhoven, approx. 25 – 50 km

Travel by ship from Dordrecht to Kinderdijk. Visit Kinderdijk (Unesco World Cultural Heritage) with 19 windmills in line. Then you have the choice between a longer bike tour with a visit to beautiful cheese city of Gouda or a short bike tour through the Alblasserwaard . Both tours end in the “silver city” of Schoonhoven on the river Lek, where you can visit a silversmith. In the evening a small cheese tasting will be offered on board.

Day 5: Schoonhoven – Oudewater – Utrecht – Beverwijk, approx. 50 km

Cycle tour from Schoonhoven through the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland via Oudewater (visit the Witches Weigh House) to Utrecht. Near Oudewater you can visit a traditional cheese farm, where you can also buy delicious farm-made Gouda cheese. In the late afternoon, the ship will bring you from Utrecht to Beverwijk. In the evening live music on board.

Day 6: Beverwijk – North Sea Coast – Haarlem – Beverwijk – Zaandam, approx. 45 – 55 km

Today offers 2 bike tours, both leading to Haarlem: the longer tour leads through the dunes via Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and along the North Sea coast; the shorter tour leads through the inland to Haarlem. Both tours return to Beverwijk. In the evening your ship will sail to Zaandam.

Day 7: Zaandam – Amsterdam, approx. 35 km

From Zaandam you will cycle to the open air museum „Zaanse Schans“ (a.o. traditional wooden houses, windmills, cheese farm and wooden shoe „clog“ manufacturing). Continue bike tour through recreational area „Twiske“ to Amsterdam. Afternoon and evening in Amsterdam. If you didn’t go for a canal tour on the first day, you will have the opportunity to do it today.

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembarkation after breakfast. Individual departure.

Important Information - Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.

Book your Trip here by clicking one of the listed option!

BOOKING OPTION #1 - full, not available

1 single bed (one person) lower deck cabin $1,254

3 cabin for two people each. Each cabin is booked together for 2 people. Price for 2 people: $1,992 ($996 x 2)

1 cabin for two people. The cabin is booked together for two people. Price for the two people $2,310 ($1,155 x 2)

Price includes bicycle rental. If you wish an electric assist bike please contact Paulette or Kate separately.


  • Ticket canal tour Amsterdam, duration approx. 60 min 12,50
    Included services:
    • 7 nights in outside cabin in the booked category
    • full board (breakfast, self-made picnic lunch for bike tours, three-course-dinner)
    • daily coffee and tea until 4 pm.
    • use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible), dailly cabin cleaning
    • welcome drink and speech on the first evening
    • daily briefings of bike tours
    • experienced tour leader (multilingual: German, English, Dutch), during the day the tour leader is cycling the daily bike tour and reachable on his cell phone
    • Min. 2 city walks (Rotterdam, Dordrecht) with the tour leader
    • 1 evening with live music on board
    • Wifi in the lounge of the ship
    • maps and information material per cabin

    CO-Event Leader: Paulette Bogert 
    Contact Leader
    7134320323 M


Event Details
Event: South of Holland by Bike + Boat Members: Free
Where: Netherlands Non Members: Free
Address: n/a Meeting Place: At Event Location
Location Website: n/a Meeting Address: Same as Event Location
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 8:10 AM
Location Phone: n/a Parking Cost: $0.00
Start Date-Time: 04/14/2018 - 8:10 AM Reg. Deadline: 10/27/2018
* End Date-Time: 04/21/2018 - 9:00 AM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Kate MacDougall
Contact Leader


Event Location: For Members Only
Address: For Members Only

Members: 10 Max Attendance: 11
Guests: 2 Spots Available: 0
Total: 12 Guest Limit: 1

Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

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