Boat and bike Southern Holland | Poseidon

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 ships De Amsterdam or Poseidon. 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”.

Tip: You can book a guided option on De Amsterdam
On a few departure dates you can book a fully guided option. That means you will cycle with a tour leader in a small group of max. 20 guests. The surcharge for this ‘fully-guided’ option is € 130 pp. If  you have already booked a semi-guided tour on one of these dates, you can add the fully-guided option. (limited availability).
For 2022 the dates on De Amsterdam are: May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11 and 18, September 3, 10 and 17.

 

Netherlands
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • 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

Today you can choose from 2 cycling tours. Both tours takes you through the beautiful Kennemer dunes, a national park where you can spot several bird species, Scottish Highland cows and Shetland ponies. After a visit to the seaside resorts Bloemendaal and Zandvoort you cycle through the forests and the center of Haarlem back to the ship. The longer cycling tour leads to the largest steam engine of the world, the Cruquius pumping station and back to Haarlem. During dinner your ship will cruise to Zaandam.

* Departures dates between March 27 and incl. May 1: From Haarlem you have the opportunity to visit the world famous Tulip exhibition park “Keukenhof” in Lisse (by bicycle or public transport; transfers/tickets/entrance fee not included).

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.

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

Tour character

In the "cycling Eldorado" of Holland, always on well-maintained cycle paths, nice and flat for leisurely cycling pleasure.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
03.04.2022 |
Sunday
Season 2
25.09.2022 |
Sunday
Season 3
11.09.2022 |
Sunday
Season 4
22.05.2022 | 05.06.2022 | 19.06.2022 | 03.07.2022 | 17.07.2022 | 31.07.2022 | 14.08.2022 | 28.08.2022 |
Sunday
Boat & Bike South Holland - Poseidon - Upper deck - 8 days, NL-SHSSP-08I-O
Base price
799.00
949.00
1,049.00
1,149.00
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin 50% 50% 50% 50%
Boat & Bike South Holland - Poseidon - Lower deck - 8 days, NL-SHSSP-08I-U
Base price
599.00
749.00
849.00
949.00
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin 50% 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 3, 2022 |
Sunday
Season 2
Sep 25, 2022 |
Sunday
Season 3
Sep 11, 2022 |
Sunday
Season 4
May 22, 2022 | Jun 5, 2022 | Jun 19, 2022 | Jul 3, 2022 | Jul 17, 2022 | Jul 31, 2022 | Aug 14, 2022 | Aug 28, 2022 |
Sunday
Boat & Bike South Holland - Poseidon - Upper deck - 8 days, NL-SHSSP-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin
Boat & Bike South Holland - Poseidon - Lower deck - 8 days, NL-SHSSP-08I-U
Base price
Surcharge 1-bed-cabin
799.00
50%
599.00
50%
949.00
50%
749.00
50%
1,049.00
50%
849.00
50%
1,149.00
50%
949.00
50%
Filter
Rental bike 7-gear unisex with freewheel
Electric bike
85.00
185.00
Filter
Surcharge bring your own e-bike (fee)
Surcharge bring your own bike (fee)
25.00
10.00
Prices per person in EUR

Leistungen & Extras

Services
  • Tour and accommodation on board 8 days / 7 nights, cabin in the booked category;
  • Full board. breakfast, picnic lunch during bike tours, three course dinner);
  • daily short cleaning of the cabin (change of towels daily possible)
  • Welcoming drink
  • daily briefings of the bike tours, on-board tour guide
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps, 1 per cabin
  • Min. 3 city walks (Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Gouda)
  • Small cheese tasting and 1x live music night on board
  • Use of WLAN/Wifi in the lounge of the ship
  • Daily complimentary coffee and tea till 4 PM

Services not included

  • 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: approx. 3 km from the pier.
  • Guarded Park & Ride area - costs approx. € 145,- per week, reservation possible with travel documents

Number of participants

no minimum number of participants - guaranteed departure!

Hinweis

Note

  • The schedule and programme are subject to change. 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 taken into consideration after consultation and if possible. The extra charge for this is approx. € 25,- per person and week (to be paid directly). Please inform us when booking.
Important notes

More important information about the Package Travel Act and additional information about your trip by bike and boat can be found here!

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