From 2 P.M. embarkation in Amsterdam (centre). Explore downtown Amsterdam: time for shopping, to visit a museum or to make a canal tour (reduced tickets available on board, until 10 pm): this is an unique way to see the capital of Holland from another side.
A breakfast cruise to Breukelen and first bike tour along the beautiful windingriver Vecht. Along this river you will see very nice villas, cottages and small castles. You will follow the Vecht into the centre of Utrecht with its Dom (Cathedral) tower, 111 m. high. In the afternoon: continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam. In the evening: a (free) short city tour. (ca. 30-40 km / 19-25 miles)
Cycling tour for example via “jenever-city” Schiedam and through the Delfland to Delft. Visit the beautiful city centre with it’s beautiful canals, picturesque streets, bridges and alleys. For many guests a visit to the Delftware factories “Royal Delft” is one of the highlights of the tour. “Dinner cruise” from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. Arrival around 8 P.M. In the evening short city walk (free). (ca. 40 km / 25 miles)
Travel by ship from Dordrecht to Kinderdijk. Visit Kinderdijk (Unesco World Cultural Heritage) with 19 windmills in one line. Then you have the choice between a short bike tour through the Alblasserwaard or a longer bike tour with a visit to beautiful cheese city Gouda. Both tours end in the "silver city" of Schoonhoven on the river Lek, where you can visit a silversmith. In the evening a small cheese tasting will be offered on board. (ca. 30-50 km / 19 – 32 miles)
Cycle tour from Schoonhoven through the beautiful “Green Heart” via Oudewater (visit the Witches Weigh House) to Utrecht. Near Oudewater you can visit a traditional cheese farm, where you can also buy deilcious farm-made cheese. In the late afternoon, the ship will bring you from Utrecht to Beverwijk. In the evening live music on board. (ca. 50 km / 32 miles)
Today offers 2 bike tours, both leading to Haarlem: the longer tour leads through the dunes via Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and along the North Sea coast; the shorter tour goes through the inland to Haarlem. Both tours return to Beverwijk. In the evening your ship will sail to Zaandam. (ca. 35-50 km / 21-32 miles)
Zaandam – Amsterdam
From Zaandam you will cycle to the open air museum „Zaanse Schans“ (a.o. traditional wooden houses, windmills, cheese farm and wooden shoe „clog“ manufacturing). Continue bike tour through recreational area „Twiske“ to Amsterdam. Afternoon and evening in Amsterdam. If you didn’t go for a canal tour on the First day, you will have the opportunity to do it today. (ca. 30 km / 19 miles)
After breakfast: disembarkation and end of the tour.
- 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
This tour has 2 more variants
DE AMSTERDAM is a 311 ft. long and 36 ft. wide, very well equipped river cruise ship. The vessel has 56 staterooms for max. 112 passengers.