Bike and Barge
Amsterdam and the Southern Tour

round tour from Amsterdam
  • NL023 / Netherlands
  • Bike and Barge For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Self-guided Self-guided Travel at your own pace following maps, roadbooks and information material. When travelling, you can always count on our assistance. Details
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  • Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • 8 days
  • round tour from Amsterdam
  • Full board included
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Discount of 200 € per person

For the departures on 13/04 aboard De Amsterdam and 21/04 aboard De Holland.

The discount is valid for bookings made on or after February 12, is not retroactive and will be applied to you upon booking confirmation.


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Highlights

This bike and boat tour is the perfect introduction to the Netherlands! Starting in Amsterdam, discover some of the most fascinating Dutch cities, including Rotterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem, and Delft. Cycle along canals and past houses with a Nordic character and breathe in a lively atmosphere, rich in culture and history. Enjoy the breeze of the North Sea, between beaches and dunes, and immerse yourself in the "Green Heart" of Holland through its tranquil rural landscape: a true cyclist's paradise.

 

  • The Wooden Shoe Museum and cheese farm in Zaanse Schans
  • Discovering the ancient blue pottery of Delft
  • The 19 traditional windmills of Kinderdijk

What awaits you

A week in Holland, the land of the bicycle! The route on the pedals is suitable for everyone and is on completely flat terrain. The technical difficulties of the tour are really limited, but adding to the stimulation of the ride are wind and rain, which can be very frequent. When you're not riding, enjoy exciting stretches of navigation aboard a riverboat and study with the guide the routes you can follow independently, at your own pace.

Accommodation

Overnight accommodation is provided aboard a comfortable riverboat: a comfortable floating hotel with restaurant, bar and lounge area. The atmosphere is designed down to the smallest detail to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.

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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sheets and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 self-made packed lunches
  • 7 dinners, drinks excluded
  • Welcome drink
  • Coffee and tea until 4 PM

If you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or allergic to some specific ingredients/substances please indicate it at the moment of booking. A supplement applies for gluten-free and lactose-free diets.

Once on board, make sure that the kitchen staff is aware of your allergies, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.

  • English-speaking tour leader on board

Each evening the tour leader gives a briefing of the next day’s stage, providing tips and information about the route and is your point of reference. During the day you cycle independently with tracks and route descriptions provided. The tour leader also cycles the routes and can be reached by phone in case of emergencies, problems or questions.

Before departure you will receive by email:

  • the link to download the tour information material in Pdf (Tour notes and Final tour details)

On board you will find:

  • maps and route description (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks

We plan your trip carefully, but if you need assistance you can contact our helpline.

In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or in its immediate surrounding area and having a substantial impact on the execution of the package or on the transport of travellers towards the destination, the traveller has the right to withdraw from the agreement before using the package, without paying withdrawal costs.

In all the other cases of withdrawal from the travel agreement, the traveller is always required to pay a withdrawal penalty. Read more

Withdrawal penalties

  • 20% up to 84 days prior to departure date
  • 40% from 83 to 42 days prior to departure date
  • 60% from 41 to 28 days prior to departure date
  • 90% from 27 to 1 day prior to departure date
  • 100% no-show

Round trip not included.

  • Meals not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Beverages on board
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips
    The amount is up to your discretion, we suggest 5-7 % of the cost of the trip.

You can rent bikes and accessories from our local partner.

The helmet is not mandatory, but we recommend wearing it and bringing your own.

  • Accommodation in single cabin
  • Limitation of liability of the bike
    (negligence damage excluded): 10 €/week for the standard bike, 25 €/week for the e-bike
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Practical information
  • Total length: 290 km
  • Terrain: mainly on paved cycle paths or on secondary roads with little traffic

Embarkation is scheduled between 2 PM and 4:30 PM in Amsterdam. Here you will meet the tour leader and other participants.

Amsterdam is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently. 

By plane

The closest airport is Amsterdam Schipol (AMS).

From Amsterdam Schipol (AMS):

  • direct train Dutsch Railways (NS) to Amsterdam Centraal (about 20 min).

By train

The closest statin is Amsterdam Centraal. For information on timetables and prices you can consult the Dutch Railways NS official website.

If you are a citizen of the EU or of a Schengen country – i.e. most EU countries and four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – you are free to travel to other Schengen countries without having to go through border controls.

Even if you don’t need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:

  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
  • and possibly a visa

You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

 

Do not forget your travel, health and/or car insurance documents.

For further information visit Your Europe official website.

 

Always thoroughly check the document you travel with: expiration date and integrity.

The official language is Dutch.

Internet and telephone

With a European SIM card, roaming services are free throughout Europe. Please check your rates with your mobile/internet provider before departure.

The international phone prefix for the Netherlands is +31.

 

Electricity

The voltage is 230 volts – 50 Hz. Type C and F power sockets.

We suggest to always carry a universal adapter for electronic devices.

The currency in the Netherlands is the euro (€).

Luggage

  • Bags instead of suitcases (space on board is limited)

Personal equipment

  • a reusable water bottle
  • a holder to fix for your mobile phone on the handlebar
  • a power bank
  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

Clothes

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit
  • clothes to cover your shoulders when you visit churches

Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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Published: 11 Aug 2023
Chiara
Published: 10 Aug 2023
Entusiasmante il giro, unica pecca il cibo
Entusiasmante il giro, unica pecca il cibo
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E’ una bella esperienza che permette di vivere la scoperta di un Paese e delle sue particolarità in un modo diverso dal solito. Basta un po’ di allenamento ed è alla portata… more

E’ una bella esperienza che permette di vivere la scoperta di un Paese e delle sue particolarità in un modo diverso dal solito. Basta un po’ di allenamento ed è alla portata di tutti. Qualche piccolo sacrificio, un po’ di fatica, magari un buona mantellina (ci stà vista la latitudine) e non è solo una vacanza ma anche un’avventura.

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NL023 / Netherlands / Amsterdam and the Southern Tour

Round tour from Amsterdam / Bike and Barge / Self-guided / Level 1/5 / included all breakfasts, lunches and dinners

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Aboard De Amsterdam
  • comfort Gold
  • bathroom and shower en suite
  • A/C in the whole barge
  • 1 sundeck
  • WiFi available
  • 112 guests, 56 cabins

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Aboard De Holland
  • comfort Gold
  • bathroom and shower en suite
  • A/C in the whole barge
  • 1 sundeck
  • WiFi available
  • 71 guests, 34 cabins
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NL023 / Netherlands / Amsterdam and the Southern Tour

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Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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