Embark the DE Nassau and check in at 2 pm. The crew will welcome you on board in Amsterdam. At about 3 pm, the barge will leave Amsterdam to Haarlem. Afterwards you will receive a welcome drink and the tour will be discussed on board.
Today there are two bike tours to choose from. Both tours lead through the enchanting Kennemer dunes, a nature reserve with many birds, Scottish highland cattle and Shetland ponies. After visiting the seaside resorts of Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort, drive through forests and the centre of Haarlem back to the ship. The longer tour also takes you to the historic DeCruquius pumping station, the world's largest steam engine. During dinner, the boat leaves for Zaandam.
Today you drive from Zaandam to the open-air museum "Zaanse Schans", (free entrance), an old traditional village with rustic wooden houses, a cheese dairy, a traditional wooden shoemaker and various windmills. Then cycle back to Amsterdam via the Twiske recreation area. Here you have all afternoon and evening time to look around Amsterdam. Take the opportunity to explore the city centre, go shopping, take a canal cruise or visit a museum.
The bike tour starts in Breukelen. You cycle along the magically winding river Vecht, whose banks are lined with impressive castles, stately villas and special tea houses. Follow the Vecht to the centre of Utrecht, where you can visit the beautiful centre of this historic city: the cathedral with its tall tower, canals, special shops and traditional pubs. In the afternoon you continue your tour by boat from Utrecht to Rotterdam.
Today you cycle via the Jenever town of Schiedam and through the Delfland region to Delft, famous for its porcelain "Delft Blue". Visit the beautiful city centre with its small canals, picturesque streets, bridges and avenues. For many guests, a visit to the Delft porcelain factory is one of the highlights of this tour. Later you drive back to Rotterdam, where a short city tour through the city is offered in the evening.
Morning: Rotterdam - Alblasserdam with the "Waterbus" | Kinderdijk - (Gouda) - Schoonhovenapprox. 30 - 58 km
Today you can either cycle to Alblasserdam or take the "water bus" in about 40 minutes. From here it is only a few minutes by bike to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 19 large windmills standing in a row). Afterwards you can choose between a longer cycle tour with a visit to the beautiful cheese town of Gouda or a shorter tour through the Alblasserwaard polder. Both tours end in the silver town of Schoonhoven, where you can visit a silversmith.
Today we cycle from Schoonhoven through the enchanting "Green Heart" along small villages and quiet paths and country roads to Utrecht. On the way you can visit a traditional cheese farm and the witch scale house in Oudewater. Late afternoon boat from Utrecht to Amsterdam.
After breakfast the tour has finished and it is time for you to disembark and travel home as planned by you.
- Program according to tour itinerary course
- 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
- Full board: breakfast buffet, small lunch or packed lunch for those cycling, coffee and tea until 4pm, 3-course-dinner
- Welcome drink
- Daily briefing of bike tours
- 1 route book for self-guided trips per cabin
- Tour guide for guided cycle trips
- gps data
- Arrival and departure
- parking fees
- spa and local taxes if due
- facultative visits
- travel insurance as well as expenses for personal needs
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Amsterdam train station is close to the pier
- Oosterdok car park: near central station, approx. €20/day
- Amsterpark car park or Valet parking services: registration form in the travel documents, approx. €150 per week, payable there
Number of participants:
- no minimum participants, guaranteed departures
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The ship De Nassau will be partly renovated and restyled in the summer of 2018.