If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
Enjoy the Netherlands’ most sun-soaked region, where the freshwater from three rivers is united with the North Sea’s salt water. Explore the pulsating city of Rotterdam, the idyllic villages of Zierikzee and Middelburg and visit the vast Delta works, which protect the province from the sea. This tour by boat and bike through Zeeland is suitable for novices and expert cyclists alike.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Normandie.
Day 1 Arrival in Rotterdam, Boat trip to Dordrecht
Check-in until 3 p.m., then the ship will take you to Dordrecht, situated between three large rivers and Holland’s oldest town.
Day 2 Boat trip, Willemstad - Hellevoetsluis, 45 km/ 28 mi
On your first day of cycling, you will be traversing the Haringvliet inland water, crossing through fields and beautiful small villages.
Day 3 Hellevoetsluis - Bruinisse, approx. 45 km/ 28 mi
Start your day with a little excursion to Rockanje beach, home to very fine sand. Afterwards, cycle to Bruinisse, a centre of mussel cultivation.
Day 4 Bruinisse - Veere, approx. 45 km/ 28 mi
Zierikzee is one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful towns, after which you’ll experience the harbor town of Veere with numerous impressive yachts in the harbor..
Day 5 Round trip around Veere, 35-50 km/ 22-31 mi
Today you cycle through "picture book Holland". You’ll visit the impressive Delta works on Neeltje Jans. This is a huge storm surge dam - make sure to check out both inside and out.
Day 6 Round trip Veere, approx. 40 km/ 25 mi, boat trip
Today's round trip takes you via Middelburg, a lively town with many stores and cafés, to the former island of Walcheren, which has been inhabited since Roman times. Vast dunes, creek ridges and old castles characterize the landscape.
Day 7 Dordrecht - Rotterdam, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Kinderdijk with its group of windmills is probably one of the most famous photo motifs in the Netherlands. Rotterdam's skyline is well worth seeing from the water.
Day 8 Tag Departure
After breakfast your tour by boat & bike through Zeeland comes to an end. Disembarkation until 9 am.
Here are the details on MS Normandie.
Included in your package "Boat & Bike in Zeeland":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
Arrival to the tour "Boat & Bike in Zeeland":
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
- Make use of our parking service. 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 170 / week.
- drive to the parking garage “de Boompjes”, approximately 10 minutes by foot to the mooring site, approx. EUR 25/day
- use on of the park & ride parking sites in the outskirts of the city - they provide great connections into the city centre. Not all of sites are monitored, but many are free.
Arrival by train:
Arrival by plane:
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
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.