Cycling tour in South Holland - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Amsterdam
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    200-290 km / 124-180 mi
  • Distance per day:
    25-50 km / 15-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat, however you may encounter headwinds
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cycling tour in South Holland

Amsterdam - Rotterdam with MS Poseidon from EUR 599

The Tour

Radreise in Süd-Holland - Kinderdijk

This tour will lead you through the Dutch province of South Holland by boat & bike, always starting from the shore, as a dense network of canals connects these well worth seeing towns and cities. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Gouda, Rotterdam, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Kinderkijk and the famous open air museum of Zaanse Schans - these are only some of the highlights of this cycling tour in South Holland by boat and bike, which is perfectly suited for both expert cyclists and beginners.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Poseidon

Radreise in Süd-Holland - MS Poseidon
 

Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Embarkation starts at 2 pm, leaving enough time to discover Amsterdam's historical centre, which is best done on a canal boat.

Day 2 Breukelen - Utrecht, 25-40 km/16-25 mi, + boat trip
This cycling stage from Breukelem to the Dome city of Utrecht is particularly relaxed. There's also loads to see on the boat trip into the pulsating metropolis of Rotterdam.

Day 3 Round trip to Delft, 28-50 km/17-31 mi
Today's cycling stage showcases lovely dutch historical towns and beautiful porcelain from Delft. In the evening you can explore the city of Rotterdam.

Day 4 Alblasserdam - Schoonhoven, 30-58 km/19-36 mi
Today you will cycle to the UNSECO World Heritage site Kinderdijk. The longer route will take you through the cheese town Gouda. Both tours end with a visit at a silversmiths in Schoonhoven.

Day 5 Schoonhoven - Utrecht, 45 km/28 mi, + boat trip
The landscape along today's stage thoroughly deserves its nickname as "Holland's green heart". In the evening, you can enjoy some live music aboard the ship.

Day 6 Round trip Haarlem, 40-50 km/25-31 mi
Haarlem is unbelievalbly picturesque and is home to one of the North Sea coast's most beautiful sandy beaches. Today, you can choose from two different routes.

Day 7 Zaandam - Amsterdam, 30-45 km/19-28 mi
The musuem village of "Zaanse Schans" is well worth visiting and the subsequent bike ride into the metropolis is utterly idyllic.

Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
Your trip "Cycling tour in South Holland" concludes after breakfast.

 
 
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Here are the details on MS Poseidon

Included in your package "Cycling tour in South Holland":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • some short city walks
  • 1 music night on board
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional rental helmet
  • optional tickets for guided tours, bookable on board

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 11 sqm (118 sq ft),
    with ensuite WC and shower
  • all cabins with openable windows
  • individuelly controlled A/C unit
  • level-access beds (thereof 1 sofa bed)

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes/freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on sundays
    22.05. + 05.06. + 19.06.

    03.07. + 17.07. + 31.07.
    14.08. + 28.08. + 11.09. + 25.09.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

Summer special:
200 € discount p.p. for new booking for all departures July/August, booked until 31.08.

 lower deckupper deck
03.04.  
2-bed cabin599 EUR799 EUR
cabin for single occupancy899 EUR1199 EUR
3 bed cabin579 EUR779 EUR
25.09.  
2-bed cabin749 EUR949 EUR
cabin for single occupancy1124 EUR1424 EUR
3 bed cabin729 EUR929 EUR
11.09.  
2-bed cabin849 EUR1049 EUR
cabin for single occupancy1274 EUR1574 EUR
3 bed cabin829 EUR1029 EUR
all other dates  
2-bed cabin949 EUR1149 EUR
cabin for single occupancy1424 EUR1724 EUR
3 bed cabin929 EUR1129 EUR
   
rental bike85 EUR
e-bike185 EUR
rental helmet10 EUR
private bike10 EUR
private e-bike25 EUR
canal boat cruise Amsterdam15 EUR

The booking process

The Tour
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Arrival:

  • Arrival by car:
    There are three options of parking your car for the duration of the trip. In any case, please drive to the quay first and bring your luggage and (if applicable) personal bike aboard. Then
    - Drive to the car park Oosterdok near Amsterdam Centraal station. Costs are approx. EUR 175 / week.
    - Make use of our parking service from Centralparking. We will arrange for your car to be picked up from the quay, stored safely and returned to the ship. Your vehicle is insured against all types of damage or theft and will be parked in a protected underground facility. Cost: approx. EUR 150 / week.
    - Make use of the free parking space P&R at the train station in Weesp. Back to Amsterdam Centraal station by train, duration approx. 15 minutes, cost approx. EUR 4.
  • Arrival by train:
    Amsterdam Centraal station, get the 48 bus to the quay, duration approx. 10 minutes, cost approx EUR 3.
  • Arrival by plane:
    Shiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Centraal station (approx. 20 minutes, approx. EUR 5), followed by the 48 bus to the quay (approx. 10 minutes / EUR 3)
    Alternatively, get a taxi from the airport to the quay, cost: approx. EUR 45 per vehicle. There are several private and scheduled providers, see e.g. here.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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