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Boat and Bike North Holland MS Serena

Nordsee, Wattenmeer und IJsselmeer

Holland with bike & barge on the northern route

Flat countryside up to the horizon, windmills, canals (Grachten) and bicycles, that are the Netherlands. And there is so much more. Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-days-journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your floating hotel MS SERENA will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside.

Netherlands
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50
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Itinerary

Individual journey to Enkhuizen. Embarkation in the afternoon. Perhaps you still have time for a first short walk through the pretty historic harbour town with its charming old town.

Today you get to know the pretty harbour town on the shores of the IJsselmeer and its beautiful surroundings. The rich history of the town can still be experienced on a walk through the old town with its numerous villas, canals, churches, town walls and harbours. Tip: A visit to the Zuiderzee Museum is highly recommended. 
Zuiderzee Museum. 
If you would like to make a day trip to Amsterdam: Enkhuizen railway station is within walking distance of the berth. Train connections to Amsterdam and back every 30 minutes. Journey time approx. 1 h (train ticket not included).

Morning boat trip across the IJsselmeer to Lemmer with its historic old town and pretty gabled houses. Start of the cycle tour: Via Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer and via Munnekeburen, Scherpenzeel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer. Tip: Visit the world's largest steam bailer still in operation, "Woudagemaal".

By bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the Rijsterbos forest area, past the Mokkebank (bird reserve) to Roode Klif in Stavoren. From there a boat trip to Oudeschild to the island of Texel.

Cycle round trip on the largest Dutch North Sea island Texel. Different routes approx. 29/32/47/70 km are available. Around 5:30 pm boat trip to Den Helder.

In the morning you cycle through the dunes to Alkmaar. You have the option to get back on the boat in St. Maartensvlotbrug and cycle to Alkmaar or to start the cycle tour in St. Maartensvlotbrug. 

From Wormerveer you start in the morning to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, old Dutch village, cheese-ri and much more). Then you continue towards Volendam. Shortly before, you have the opportunity to visit a cheese dairy in Katwoude. Here you can see how Gouda cheese and the traditional Dutch clogs are made. Via Volendam, known as a traditional fishing village with typical authentic houses, you cycle to Hoorn. You should take some time for a short visit to the historic old town with its many 17th century buildings (e.g. the harbour tower or the warehouses on the old quay).

Early morning boat trip to Enkhuizen. Arrival around 08:00 hrs. Disembarkation and departure by 09:00.

The route

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

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Enkhuizen
  Season 1
25.03.2023 | 07.10.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
01.04.2023 | 30.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
08.04.2023 | 23.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 4
15.04.2023 | 22.04.2023 | 29.04.2023 | 09.09.2023 | 16.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 5
06.05.2023 | 13.05.2023 | 20.05.2023 | 27.05.2023 | 03.06.2023 | 10.06.2023 | 17.06.2023 | 24.06.2023 | 01.07.2023 | 08.07.2023 | 15.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 29.07.2023 | 05.08.2023 | 12.08.2023 | 19.08.2023 | 26.08.2023 | 02.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08-H
Base price
599.00
699.00
749.00
849.00
999.00
Surcharge 2-bed cabin junior suite 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08-P
Base price
749.00
849.00
899.00
999.00
1,099.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
1-bed-cabin 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Season 1
Mar 25, 2023 | Oct 7, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 | Sep 30, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Apr 8, 2023 | Sep 23, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 4
Apr 15, 2023 | Apr 22, 2023 | Apr 29, 2023 | Sep 9, 2023 | Sep 16, 2023 |
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Season 5
May 6, 2023 | May 13, 2023 | May 20, 2023 | May 27, 2023 | Jun 3, 2023 | Jun 10, 2023 | Jun 17, 2023 | Jun 24, 2023 | Jul 1, 2023 | Jul 8, 2023 | Jul 15, 2023 | Jul 22, 2023 | Jul 29, 2023 | Aug 5, 2023 | Aug 12, 2023 | Aug 19, 2023 | Aug 26, 2023 | Sep 2, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed cabin junior suite
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08-P
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
1-bed-cabin
599.00
50.00
50%
749.00
50%
0.00
699.00
50.00
50%
849.00
50%
0.00
749.00
50.00
50%
899.00
50%
0.00
849.00
50.00
50%
999.00
50%
0.00
999.00
50.00
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1,099.00
50%
0.00
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
E-Bike with back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
included
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • Seven nights in outside cabins of MS Serena, shower/WC in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according to routing from/to Enkhuizen
  • Welcome Drink
  • Room cleaning every day
  • Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Daily meeting for the cycling tours
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • Tour guide

Services not included

  • Journey to and from Amsterdam
  • parking fees
  • shuttles
  • bike rental
  • entrance fees and excursions
  • ferry tickets
  • drinks on board
  • tips
  • travel insurances.
Extras

Parking in Enkhuizen (subject to change).

  • Free parking at the railway station in Enkhuizen, directly at the harbour, within walking distance of the berth. No reservation possible.

Important remarks: Your journey to and from Amsterdam will be individual. • Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). • The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. • Embarkation: from 3 to 4:30 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast by 09:00 am. • Bicycles on board: 7 gears unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model) and 8 gears E-Bikes with normal mount (ladies model). Brand: Velo de Ville. Each with hand brake, coaster breaking hubs or freewheel hubs (subject to availability - please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking) and pannier bag. E-bikes are available after prior request and at limited number only. Please indicate your body height when you book. • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. • Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Languages on board: German, English • Excursions: we offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English). • Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. • Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

4.6 of 5 Stars (8 Ratings)
4 stars
Sabrina Koch DE | 12.09.2022
Abwechselungsreiche Tour
Die Tour ist sehr abwechslungsreich, von großen Städten über kleine Städte bis hin durch Naturschutzgebiet und somit viel Natur. Die Streckenführung war super. Schade faden wir, dass wir nicht einmal am späten Nachmittag/Abend auch die Gelegenheit hatten mir dem Schiff eine Strecke zu fahren. Das Schiff, die MS Normandie war im großen und ganzen gut. Kabinen relativ neu renoviert. Leider gab es keine Sauna mehr obwohl dies angegeben war.
5 stars
Bruno Grossmann CH | 17.07.2022
Sehr schöne Reise
Fast alles war perfekt organisiert 👍 Beim Nachtessen könnte es besser sein wenn Saisonaless Gemüse und Früchte aufgetischt wird sonst ok
4 stars
Gabriele J. DE | 26.06.2022
Clubtour
Tour mit einem älteren Schiff, aber sehr nettem Personal. Die Verpflegung an Bord war sehr lecker, nur manchmal etwas deftig. Es gab abends immer ein 4 Gänge Menue, sehr schön hergerichtet. Die Radtouren waren gut vorbereitet. Die Räder sind excellent. Die erste Ausgabe der Räder war sehr chaotisch. Was aber nicht am Reiseleier lag, sondern an Gästen, die nicht richtig zugehört hatten. Wir haben wunderschöne Städte kennengelernt. Die schönsten Routen für uns waren tatsächlich am Tag 5 die "Eijerlandroute Südtexel" und am Tag 6 die Route von Den Helder nach Alkmaar. Die Tour am Tag 7 kam da nicht mit, deswegen würden wir im nachhinein sagen, den Tag besser auf dem Schiff auf der Fahrt durch die Kanäle Richtung Amsterdam genießen.
5 stars
Jens Barche DE | 09.06.2022
Sorglos drauf los ...
Wir waren sehr gespannt auf unsere erste Rad & Schiff-Reise. Unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als erfüllt. Die Betreuung an Bord, die Verpflegung und - nicht zuletzt - die Räder und die Touren: Alles hat gepasst! Dass eine Etappe aufgrund einer defekten Kanalbrücke ausfiel, wodurch wir einen Hafen von Anfang der Woche nochmal ansteuerten, kann passieren. Auf jeden Fall werden wir uns lange an viel frische Luft und viele neue Eindrücke erinnern.
5 stars
Renate Reimers DE | 09.07.2018
Alles war gut
5 stars
Gritta Krancioch DE | 09.07.2018
Perfekte Kombination um Land und Leute zu erkunden!
Die Kombination aus Schiff- und Radfahren hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Holland ist eine Reise wert und auf diese Weise sehr erlebnisreich. Perfekt ausgebaute Radwege, sehr gute Leihräder und Kartenmaterial machen jede Fahrt zu einem Erlebnis. Die Radtouren sind so konzipiert, dass auch Gelegenheitsradler die Strecken ohne Zeitdruck meistern können. Und wenn man mal nicht Radfahren mag, ist man auf der MS Serena auch gut aufgehoben. Das Schiff ist in einem guten Zustand, sehr gemütlich und sauber. Ein großes Lob für das Personal - ob Kellner, Zimmermädchen oder Techniker - alle sind super nett.
4 stars
Martin Kothe DE | 24.06.2018
Im grossen und ganzen o.k.
5 stars
Ralf Bölte DE | 14.05.2018
Erstklassige Rad-und Schiffsreise
Es hat alles gestimmt: Buchungsphase und die Reise selber. Super Personal an Bord. Hervorzuheben die Frau Kapitän und der Koch. Auch die Unterbringung in der Kabine war dem Alter des Schiffes entsprechend sehr gut. Kann die Reise sehr empfehlen! Nur das Wetter muß mitspielen!

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