Bike & Barge Hanse

Bike & Barge Hanse DE NASSAU

By bike & boat from Amsterdam to Amsterdam

The Hanseatic Tour takes you through the central region of the Netherlands, which was shaped by many rivers over thousands of years. It cuts through the Rhine valley and its very beautiful tributary the Ijssel, and across the so-called border lakes. The Ijssel forks from the Rhine near Arnhem. The 125 km long winding river valley offers cyclists a fantastic area of beautiful scenery. It's great on a bike too because there is not much height difference in the area. Visit various Hanseatic towns that flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries due to the fact that the Ijssel was, at that time, one of the most important trade routes in Europe. Then go on to visit the so-called border lakes of the Ijssel lake, which lie between the “old” land of many beautiful harbour towns and new Flevoland (formerly the bottom of the Ijssel lake), which was reclaimed in 1932. In this area you visit some picturesque fishing harbours. During the whole tour you travel through wood and moorland sections of the Achterhoek, Veluwe and Gooi nature reserves. You will sleep and travel on board the DE NASSAU

Netherlands
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

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.

The route

Almost all of the cycle routes can be classified as "easy".

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 18, 2020 |
Samstag
Season 2
Sep 26, 2020 |
Samstag
Season 3
May 9, 2020 | Sep 19, 2020 |
Samstag
Season 4
May 16, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Samstag
Season 5
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Jul 11, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020
Samstag
Boat & Bike Hanseatic Tour - DE NASSAU, NL-NLSHR-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge double cabin for one person
Reduction 3-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin superior
Boat & Bike Hanseatic Tour - DE NASSAU, NL-NLSHR-08I-O
Base price
Reduction 3-bed-cabin
Grachtenfahrt
699.00
350.00
-20.00
100.00
799.00
-20.00
13.00
749.00
350.00
-20.00
100.00
849.00
-20.00
13.00
799.00
350.00
-20.00
100.00
899.00
-20.00
13.00
839.00
350.00
-20.00
100.00
939.00
-20.00
13.00
879.00
350.00
-20.00
100.00
979.00
-20.00
13.00
Price
7-Gang, Freilauf
Electric bike
80.00
180.00
Price
Surcharge guided tour
125.00

Services & Extras

  • 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

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • parking fees
  • spa and local taxes if due
  • transfers
  • 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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