Magnificent landscapes and coasts will delight you. Equally attractive cities, which bear witness to the wealth of historical epochs such as the Golden Age. There are really many good reasons to choose a bike trip through the Netherlands. The country stands for typical things such as the famous tulips, windmills and cheese specialities, and is also one that surprises and goes far beyond clichés.
Important painters such as Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh have left their mark and attract art enthusiasts to the country. Landscapes such as the Veluwe delight many nature lovers. Last but not least, the Netherlands make it very easy for cyclists. The mainland of the Netherlands is no higher than 300 meters (Vaalserberg) and the network of cycle paths is well developed, so that you can enjoy relaxed cycling anywhere in the country. Combinations with bike and boat are at least as comfortable as cycling trips through the Netherlands: On such a holiday you can live, eat and relax on board and experience exciting tours by bike during the day.
Get to know the Netherlands on a bike trip or a bike and boat tour: We at Rückenwind Reisen have been organising such trips for our guests for many years. Let us convince you: Our travel offers convince with lovingly prepared routes full of beautiful experiences, cultural and scenic highlights. Come with us to a land of wonder and beauty. Welcome to the Netherlands.
Look forward to wide landscapes
The Netherlands is a water-rich country that very often gives a fascinating sense of vastness. They are characterized by the seafront location, by the three major rivers Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt, by numerous smaller waters and by the IJsselmeer, a paradise for sailors and surfers. Due to its abundance of water, the country lends itself to beautiful cycling and boat trips such as our holiday offers in the West Frisian Wadden Sea or in North Holland. Beautiful beaches and islands such as Texel and Terschelling can be one of your destinations on such a trip.
In addition to cycling and boat trips, pure cycling trips in the Netherlands also have their charm. This is demonstrated, for example, by our star journey through the Veluwe in the Netherlands. With its forests, heathlands and dunes and over 100 lakes, it is the largest contiguous natural area in the Netherlands. The bike tour takes you to picturesque towns with a beautiful historical centre, the home of many protected animals and plants, and Apeldoorn, the centre of the Veluwe with the famous Het Loo Castle. This castle is convincing proof of how artfully architectural highlights and designed nature in gardens and parks are often embedded in the Dutch landscape. Another proof of this is the at least equally well-known mills of Kinderdijk. You can get to know these 19 windmills on our boat and bike trip from Amsterdam to Bruges in Belgium.
The Netherlands: a small country with a great culture
A cycling trip in the Netherlands is not least a trip to the great cultural highlights of the country, which has produced many important artists and is home to many fascinating buildings. Among them are already mentioned highlights such as Het Loo Castle and Kinderdijk Mills as well as the more than 500 architectural monuments of Kampen and the Utrecht Cathedral, one of the most important religious buildings in the Netherlands. Technical masterpieces such as the Delta Works, which are among the most impressive storm surge defences in Holland, are also appealing.
If you love art, you can enjoy our Veluwe Starride. During his holiday he may visit one of the world’s largest Van Gogh collections at the Kröller-Müller Museum or marvel at Rembrandt’s painting “The Night Watch” at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The Netherlands is also a country of great cities, including the port city of Rotterdam and the canal city of Amsterdam.
But the smaller Dutch towns are also interesting: These include Zierikzee, one of the country’s most beautiful monuments, Delft, the city of famous porcelain, and Naarden, one of the best preserved fortresses in Europe. Last but not least, the everyday culture of the Netherlands is attractive: with traditions such as the traditional costumes from Volendam and culinary specialities such as the Volendamer eel, the world-famous cheese from Edam and the game dishes from the Veluwe.
Not only the Netherlands: Our cycling trips know no borders
Sometimes a bike trip through the Netherlands takes you not only through the land of windmills and tulips. It transcends borders and connects tours through the Netherlands with routes through countries such as Germany or Belgium.
An example of such a cycling trip is the holiday on the German-Dutch Fehnroute. It got its name from the fenced settlements along the way. This refers to places that have been cut off from the moor. The German-Dutch Fehnroute passes through well-known East Frisian cities such as Emden and Papenburg with the famous shipyard to Dutch towns such as the student city of Groningen. The Groninger Museum is an excellent example of modern architecture. Another destination is the municipality of Delfzijl at the mouth of the Ems into the North Sea. The sea is never far away on this journey.
To the Fehnroute
Rotterdam to Cologne: on the way on the Lower Rhine
An example of a boat and bike trip through the Netherlands and Germany takes you along the Lower Rhine from Rotterdam to Cologne or vice versa from Cologne to Rotterdam. In addition to the large port and the cathedral city, the destinations include Kinderdijk and Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland with many historical buildings. On the German side, for example, Emmerich with the longest suspension bridge in Germany and the Roman city of Xanten with many testimonies of ancient Roman history attract visitors.
Boat and bike Rhine - From Cologne to Rotterdam
Boat and bike Rhine - From Rotterdam to Cologne
A boat and bike tour through the Netherlands and Belgium takes you from the famous canal city Amsterdam to Bruges. Amsterdam has attractions such as the Amstelkerk, the Rijks Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. Bruges is also called the pearl of Flanders. The medieval centre of this former centre of the cloth industry has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Stations of the journey from Amsterdam to Bruges include Antwerp, the city of Peter Paul Rubens and Ghent with its three towers: the Ghent Belfry, the Tower of St. Bavo Cathedral and the Tower of Sint-Niklaaskerk.
Diversity in the Netherlands: choose for yourself!
Cycling trips through the Netherlands offer variety. Just like cycling and boat trips through the country, they can encourage you to swim in the sea, to take beautiful excursions through forests and to fascinating cities. Most Dutch cycling tours by Rückenwind belong to the category “easy” on the difficulty scale ranging from “easy” to “demanding. ” Some, in the border area with Germany and Belgium, belong to the moderate category.
Choose for yourself whether you prefer a bike trip or opt for a holiday by bike and boat. Both are appealing. You can opt for individual or guided cycling trips during the cycling trips. For an individual cycling tour through the Netherlands, we provide you with detailed maps and information material. It contains the route prepared by our cycling team as well as information about the destinations and accommodation. With the help of this information, you can cycle the tours independently. Of course, you can also decide for yourself which places to stay longer or shorter.
On a guided bike tour through the Netherlands, you will instead cycle with a tour guide and other travelers in a group. They are a little less flexible. However, guided bike tours are ideal for meeting new people. In addition, our tour guides know many amusing and interesting anecdote about the places on the trip.
Our pure cycling holidays (without boat) in the Netherlands are usually individual trips. An example of this is our offer “Hollands Wasserwelten”, where you can relax in the green heart of the Netherlands. Some of our bike and boat trips through the country are guided. One example is the “Tulpentour. ”
Whichever trip to the Netherlands you choose with Rückenwind: An unforgettable and interesting cycling holiday awaits you. Begin to dream. We make the dreams come true.