Boat and Bike South Holland | DE Nassau

Enjoy your stay in Netherlands

It doesn’t get any better than the Southern Tour of Holland on board your home away from home, the ship De Amsterdam or De Nassau. Not only will you get the chance to visit a number of famous Dutch cities, but you will also uncover another side of Holland as you cycle through the countryside – the country’s “Green Heart”. It is here that you will see a landscape of water, meadows, grazing cows, windmills and picturesque farms… it is a landscape that is impossible to feel or look any more Dutch. In short the Southern Tour is the perfect tour for anyone wanting to see as much of “typical” central Holland as is possible in one week. What you will come away with at the end of the tour is a greater appreciation of why this part of the Netherlands attracts so many visitors from all corners of the globe every year. As well as being able to discover the natural beauty of Holland’s Green Heart you will visit:

  • The world famous city of Amsterdam
  • Utrecht, the geographical center of The Netherlands
  • Rotterdam, the busiest port in Europe
  • Delft, a city with close ties to the Dutch Royal family and the world renowned painter Johannes Vermeer
  • Haarlem, a sightseeing paradise

Other attractions over the course of the tour include the cheese city of Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk (Unesco World Heritage Site), the silver city of Schoonhoven, the dunes and beaches of the North Sea coastline and the open air museum “Zaanse Schans”.

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

Embarkation and check-in between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Amsterdam. Take the opportunity to go shopping, to explore downtown Amsterdam, to make a canal cruise or to visit a museum. At 5 p.m. welcome drink and safety instructions. Dinner and first briefing on board. First night on board in Amsterdam.

Your first cycling tour starts in Breukelen. You’ll tour along the beautiful and winding river Vecht with its enchanting background of imposing castles, country houses and quaint tearooms. You will follow the Vecht into the center of Utrecht where you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful historical city center: the Dom Cathedral with its tower, the canals, special shops and nice cafes. In the afternoon you will continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam.

Today you will cycle via the “jenever city” of Schiedam and through the Delfland area to Delft, famous, of course, for its blue pottery. Visit the beautiful city centre with its small canals, picturesque streets, bridges and alleys. For many of our guests a visit to the Delftware factory is one of the highlights of their tour. Afterwards, you will cycle back to Rotterdam, where you can enjoy a short city walk in the evening.

Today you can cycle the first part or the “waterbus” will take you and your bicycle to Alblasserdam. After just a few minutes of cycling you will reach Kinderdijk (UNESCO cultural heritage, with its impressive row of 19 large windmills). You then have the choice between a longer cycling tour with a visit to the beautiful cheese city of Gouda and a short cycling tour through the Alblasserwaard. Both tours end in the “silver city” of Schoonhoven, where you can visit a silversmith.

Today you will cycle from Schoonhoven through the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland along small villages and quiet roads to Utrecht. On your way you can visit a traditional cheese farm and in Oudewater you can visit the Witches Weigh House. In the late afternoon the ship will sail from Utrecht to Haarlem.

From Zaandam your final day of cycling will take you to the open air museum the Zaanse Schans (free entry), with its beautiful windmills, an Old Dutch village with traditional wooden houses, a cheese farm and a traditional wooden clog maker. After exploring the museum you cycle through the recreational area “Twiske” back to Amsterdam. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy everything Amsterdam has to offer. If you didn’t go for a canal tour on the first day, you will have the opportunity to do so today.

Radelnd zum Museumsdorf „Zaanse Schans“ (u.a. Windmühlen, altholländisches Dorf, Holzschuhherstellung, Käsebauernhof) und durch das Naherholungsgebiet „Twiske“ nach Amsterdam. Nachmittag und Abend in der Hauptstadt.

 

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.

Tour character

In the "cycling Eldorado" Holland always on well developed cycle paths, nice and flat for comfortable cycling pleasure.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
04.04.2021 | 11.04.2021 | 10.10.2021 |
Sunday
Season 2
26.09.2021 | 03.10.2021 |
Sunday
Season 3
12.09.2021 | 19.09.2021 |
Sunday
Season 4
22.08.2021 | 29.08.2021 | 05.09.2021 |
Sunday
Boat & Bike South Netherlands - DE NASSAU, NL-SHSSD-08I-H
Base price
599.00
749.00
849.00
899.00
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin 309.00 355.00 385.00 399.00
Reduction 3-bed-cabin -20.00 -20.00 -20.00 -20.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin superior 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
Ticket Canal Cruise Amsterdam 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00
Boat & Bike South Netherlands Tour - DE NASSAU, NL-SHSSD-08I-O
Base price
749.00
899.00
999.00
1,049.00
Reduction 3-bed-cabin -20.00 -20.00 -20.00 -20.00
Ticket Canal Cruise Amsterdam 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00
Season 1
Apr 4, 2021 | Apr 11, 2021 | Oct 10, 2021 |
Sunday
Season 2
Sep 26, 2021 | Oct 3, 2021 |
Sunday
Season 3
Sep 12, 2021 | Sep 19, 2021 |
Sunday
Season 4
Aug 22, 2021 | Aug 29, 2021 | Sep 5, 2021 |
Sunday
Boat & Bike South Netherlands - DE NASSAU, NL-SHSSD-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin
Reduction 3-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin superior
Ticket Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Boat & Bike South Netherlands Tour - DE NASSAU, NL-SHSSD-08I-O
Base price
Reduction 3-bed-cabin
Ticket Canal Cruise Amsterdam
599.00
309.00
-20.00
50.00
14.00
749.00
-20.00
14.00
749.00
355.00
-20.00
50.00
14.00
899.00
-20.00
14.00
849.00
385.00
-20.00
50.00
14.00
999.00
-20.00
14.00
899.00
399.00
-20.00
50.00
14.00
1,049.00
-20.00
14.00
Filter
Rental bike 7-gear unisex with freewheel
Electric bike
Rental bike 7-gear unisex with freewheel
Electric bike
85.00
185.00
95.00
210.00
Filter
Surcharge bring your own bike (fee)
Surcharge bring your own e-bike (fee)
10.00
25.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and extras

Services
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Packed lunches
  • 7 x 3-course dinner
  • Coffee and tea on board till 4 PM
  • Welcome drink
  • Use of bed linen and towels
  • Daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Climate-controlled cabin
  • Daily briefings
  • Semi guided cycling tours (guest cycle independently, tour leader also cycles the tour);
  • Some short walking tours
  • Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Use of a waterproof pannier bag
  • Wi-Fi is available in restaurant – data use is not included
  • Live music on board

Not included services

  • Coffee and tea on board after 4 PM
  • Drinks
  • Bicycle rental or E-bike rental
  • Helmet rental
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Fees for ferries/waterbus
  • Transfers to/from the docking place
  • Parking fees
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Amsterdam Central Station (Central Station): approx. 3 km from the pier
  • Guarded Park & Ride terrain – Costs approx. € 120,- to € 140,- per week, no reservation possible

Number of participants

no minimum number of participants – guaranteed departure!

Note

Timetables and programmes are subject to change without notice. If a route cannot be sailed due to low or high water, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this is not a free reason for cancellation). Crossing to the island of Texel by boat on Monday not in case of unfavourable weather conditions: in this case crossing Den Helder - Texel and back by ferry. Special requests for food such as dietary or vegetarian food will be considered after consultation and possibility. The extra charge for this is approx. € 25,- per person and week (to be paid directly). Please inform us when booking

Notes

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

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