If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
This tour will lead you through the Dutch province of South Holland, 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, which is perfectly suited for both expert cyclists and beginners.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Olympia.
Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam
Embarkation approx. 3 - 5 pm, then boat trip to Haarlem.
Day 2 Haarlem - Zaandam, approx. 30 km/19 mi
You can cycle to the Zaanse Schans open-air museum, the oldest industrial area in the world. Overnight stay in Schoonhoven.
Day 3 Zaandam - Gouda, approx. 40-48 km/25-30 mi
Either you cycle directly to Gouda, e.g. for the windows of St. John's Church, or you stroll through the Reeuwijkse Plassen lake landscape.
Day 4 Round trips from Rotterdam, 40-70 km/25-44 mi
Today, you will have several routes to choose from: visiting the city, to Delft’ Porcelain manufactory, or you can cycle to the North Sea beach.
Day 5 Rotterdam - Schoonhoven, approx. 43 km/27 mi
Today’s highlights include the windmill parade in Kinderdijk and the “Silver City” of Schoonhoven.
Day 6 Schoonhoven - Utrecht, approx. 40 km/25 mi
This cycle tour leads through the polder land into the important University town of Utrecht, boasting interesting neighbourhoods both old and new.
Day 7 Utrecht -Amsterdam, approx. 50 km/31 mi
Numerous castles and villas are situated on the idyllic Vecht River, which takes you back to Amsterdam.
Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
After breakfast, your bike holiday in South Holland sadly reaches its conclusion. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.
Here are the details on MS Olympia.
Included in your package "Cycling in South Holland":
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 2021:
All prices are per person.
|11.09. + 18.09.|
|2-bed cabin||699 EUR||849 EUR|
|2-bed cabin aft||799 EUR|
|single cabin||1199 EUR|
|2-bed cabin||749 EUR||899 EUR|
|2-bed cabin aft||849 EUR|
|single cabin||1279 EUR|
|07.08. + 14.08.|
|2-bed cabin||849 EUR||999 EUR|
|2-bed cabin aft||949 EUR|
|single cabin||1399 EUR|
|twin cabin, single occupancy||+ 50 %|
|rental bike||75 EUR|
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.