The green heart of Holland | MS Gandalf

South Holland

Holland - very comfortable.

You cycle in between the green hart of the Netherlands: experience the most popluar highlights which are offered in Holland at only one bike tour. Visit the historical towns Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Gouda and Leiden and experience the cultural and historical sights in the province of Zuid-Holland. The picturesque villages and the beautiful landscape in the “green  lung” and at the lakes in Holland will put a spell on you. You are bound at and along the most beautiful water streets, expect an extraordinary art and culture enjoyment. Enjoy the familiar atmosphere on board of the MS Jelmar and give yourself a treat with the excellent dinner. Visit after you daily bike stages the popular harbour villages and towns, where the boat is landing in the centre. A holiday on MS Jelmar is a bike- and boat tour in the Netherlands to feel good and to enjoy!

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
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Embarkation and check-in where the crew will welcome you on board is from 2 p.m. in the center of Amsterdam. After unpacking your luggage in your cabin an introduction to the tour will take place at 3 p.m. After that your rental bicycles will be distributed and your tour leader will invite you to a short test-ride. Upon your return your first dinner on board will be served.

After a short cruise,  visit of the open air museum Zaanse Schans, which is copied by a Holland village from the 19th century. Here you can visit for example windmills, cheese manufactures and wooden shoes manufactures.  Afterwards you cycle to Haarlem, where you can stroll around the old city centre and the market place. If you want you can cycle longer with passing the big North Sea lock and the beautiful landscape with dunes.

Along the North Sea Coast and via Noordwijk and Katwijk aan Zee into University City Leiden. Stroll along the tracks of painter Rembrandt.

From Leiden into porcelain city Delft, where the boat stays overnight. You can go by train (not included) or by bike on an excursion to Den Haag and the well-known bathing resort Scheveningen. Alternative you can also cycle back to the North Sea, through the dunes you will arrive in Scheveningen, Den Haag and back zo the boat in Delft.

You visit the impressing harbour of Rotterdam by boat. From Kinderdijk with its 19 windmills in a row you continue by bike through a bird sanctuary or passing Schoonhoven into the cheese city Gouda.

Through southern Holland with its canals you cycle today to Kudelstaart. Have the evening come to an end  with a great view over the Lake.

In the early morning you can visit the auction of Aalsmeer (not included). Afterwards you go by bike or boat along the Amstel back to Amsterdam. Enjoy a “Grachten”-round trip (optional) or visit one of the museums or sights in Amsterdam.

The route

Easy bike tour in flat terrain, no noteworthy climbs or with shorter daily stages which can be managed also from untrained cyclists.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
01.06.2024 | 08.06.2024 | 13.07.2024 | 03.08.2024 | 10.08.2024 | 07.09.2024 |
Bike & Boat The Green Heart of Holland - MS Gandalf, 8 days, guided, NL-SHSSG-08g
Base price
Discount 3-bed-cabin -100.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 624.50
Season 1
Jun 1, 2024 | Jun 8, 2024 | Jul 13, 2024 | Aug 3, 2024 | Aug 10, 2024 | Sep 7, 2024 |
Bike & Boat The Green Heart of Holland - MS Gandalf, 8 days, guided, NL-SHSSG-08g
Base price
Discount 3-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
7-gear unisex with freewheel
Electric bike
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras


Included Services

  • 7 overnights in comfort cabins with beds at ground level and shower/toilet
  • Full board (7x breakfast, lunch package for your bike tours, 7x three-course-dinner)
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon on board, till 7 p.m.
  • Linen and towels (change on request)
  • Welcome drink
  • Detailed travel documents with touristic information per cabin
  • Route description and maps per cabin
  • Harbour-, lock- and bridge fees
  • GPS-tracks
  • Use of waterproof pannier bag
  • Service hotline

Not included Services

  • Drinks
  • Rental bicycle (optional)
  • Helmet rental (optional)
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Entrance fee and excursions
  • Fees for ferries / waterbus
  • Transfer to/from the docking place
  • Parking fees
Important notes

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


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