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Super Tulip tour bike and boat on Liza Marleen

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8 days and 7 nights bike and boat trip from Amsterdam with full board aboard the Liza Marleen. Admire the blooming tulips in Holland on an exceptional stay.

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Holland by bike, on the tulip route aboard the Liza Marleen

 

 

The Tulip and Cheese Holiday in the Netherlands is dedicated to this magnificent flower in full bloom. Bike and boat trip to discover hectares of tulips and other spring bulbs. You can visit the beautiful Keukenhof Park and discover Zaanse Schans in the north of Amsterdam with its traditional wooden houses, warehouses and windmills. Further north, towards Alkmaar, you will see the most beautiful dunes in the Netherlands. At the end of your stay, you will explore the Beemster en Purmer polders.

 

Main points of interest:

  • Keukenhof, the most beautiful flower park in the world
  • The polders
  • Aalsmeer, the famous flower market
  • Zaanse Schans

Day 1 - Amsterdam


Boarding at 2 p.m. and baggage drop-off in the cabin. In a relaxed atmosphere, you get to know the guide, the skipper, his crew and of course the other passengers. You first sail to Spaarndam, the village of Hansje Brinker. Hansje is an American novel character who saves the country from a flood by plugging a hole in the dike with his finger.
Pick up the bikes in Spaarndam to Haarlem where the Liza Marleen awaits you. The program for the next day and the week are given to you during dinner.

 

Day 2 - Haarlem - Keukenhof - 40 km


Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, the most beautiful flower park in the world, colorful with millions and millions of flowering bulbs, in superb traditional and modern gardens. And among these colors, there are some surprising works of art.
Keukenhof is the showcase for horticulture in the Netherlands, especially bulb culture. 500 flower growers present all their flowers and plants among more than 20 flower exhibitions.
You sleep in Leiden, a historic city with many ‘hofjes‘ (houses built around a small courtyard) and buildings from the 15th to the 18th century. It is also the birthplace of the painter Rembrandt.

 

Day 3 - Leiden - Kudelstaart - 45km


Visit of the Haarlemmermeer, a polder which is 4 meters below sea level. It was the largest lake in the Netherlands! The cycle path takes you through the green heart of Holland, an area characterized by its small cycle paths, black and white cows, mills, ditches and all its canals. Your destination for the day is Kudelstaart, a small village near Lake Westeinderplassen.


Day 4 - Kudelstaart - Wormerveer - 45km


Morning visit to the famous auction market in Aalsmeer. This is where the world market price of flowers and plants is set every day. Then have breakfast while sailing to Amsterdam. At the Nieuwe Meer lock, you cycle along the Amstel river to Amsterdam. A ferry then takes you across the ‘IJ’ river.
Return to nature to visit Zaanse Schans, its traditional wooden houses, warehouses and windmills. It is a bustling place where people live and work. You can visit a cheese factory, a clog factory and a traditional bakery.

 

Day 5 - Wormerveer - Alkmaar - 45km


Departing from Wormerveer, you will discover the most beautiful dunes in the Netherlands. If the weather is nice, you will have the opportunity to swim in the North Sea during the meal break (note: the water could be cold!). This stage ends in Alkmaar, a historic city where you can admire nearly 400 listed monuments. One of the most famous is the 15th century Grote Kerk (large church). A visit to the Cheese Museum, located in the historic Wagenbouw building is a must.

 

Day 6 - Alkmaar Purmerend - 45km


Bike ride on ancient sea beds crossing the Beemster and Purmer polders. In the 17th century, two lakes were drained and turned into flat, fertile farmland. The polder mills bear witness to this today. In De Rijp you can visit the birthplace of the mill builder and hydrographer Leeghwater. De Rijp and Graft are two pretty villages typical of the 17th century. They enjoyed great prosperity through herring fishing and whaling. You spend the night in Purmerend.

 

Day 7 - Purmerend - Amsterdam - 20 to 35 km


Purmerend sits at the edge of the Waterland region where roads and water are almost at the same level. You can visit the villages of Zunderdorp and Ransdorp. Seasoned cyclists can take the long route, which leads to the fishing villages of Edam, Volendam and Marken. These famous villages along the IJsselmeer (the old Zuiderzee, or South Sea) are now touristy, but worth a look.
Back in Amsterdam, it's time to leave your bike. You can walk around town or take a canal excursion by riverboat before or after dinner.

 

Day 8 - Amsterdam


End of stay after breakfast before 10am.


Due to the navigation plan, the route can be reversed or modified.

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General information :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of the barge : Comfort
  • Child prices : please contact us

 

Dates :

 

Departure from Amsterdam
On 10/04

 

Included :

  • Full board stay (picnic lunch)
  • Travel documents : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary upon validation of your reservation, subject to change.
  • Guided loop tour
  • Entrance to Keukenhof

 

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits

 

Options :

  • Bike rental (helmet incuded)
  • Theft insurance for rented bikes
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Extra night(s) at the start or end of the tour in a hotel in Amsterdam

 

Level :


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat, very smooth roads and paths. 90% program on cycle paths.

 

Weather :


Contrary to popular belief, the temperature in the Netherlands is similar to the temperature in France. Near the coast, the weather is sometimes windy.

 

Technicality :


0 to 40 km of cycling per day, or about 3 to 4 hours of cycling.
Bibliography :
Guide and maps about the Netherlands on cartovelo.fr

 

Participants :


On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men, women, singles and couples with children. We offer boats with 20 to 26 places in cabins of 2 and 3 people.

 

Accompaniment :


People responsible for your bike and boat holidays are : 
On board, the captain and his mate. They are responsible for the smooth running of the vacation on the boat, and bring the boat from stage to stage. The cook prepares the meals.
Participants are accompanied by a guide. This will help you in the event of a breakdown, advise you on the route to follow and give you the necessary tourist information. He or she is multilingual.

 

Meals :


Breakfast : on board, you will find a substantial and dutch breakfast, worthy of a cyclist.
Lunch : after the breakfast, you will prepare by yourself a “lunch” (sandwich, fruit, snack, drinks).
Snack : after the daily route, you will find, when you arrive on the boat, various drinks such as tea and coffee prepared for your return, with a cake.
Dinner : at least three very good quality dishes. After dinner, you will have a choice of coffee and tea.
Other drinks, such as wine, beer, lemonade and mineral water, are not included but can be purchased on board at a reasonable price.

 

Bike :


At the beginning, on Saturday afternoon, a bike corresponding to your height, will be assigned to you. After a test ride, you will sign a receipt. The bike (21-speed bike) will be at your disposal all week until Friday afternoon, when the bike is handed over. The bike will be fitted with panniers as well as an anti-theft device, a container and a tire repair kit. If you prefer a 7-speed bike, please let us know (this must be specified when booking). It will not be possible to order a bicycle once on the boat. If you take your own bike, it cannot be insured against theft by our company, you will have to make the necessary arrangements with your usual insurer. Do not forget your anti-theft. The return of your bike will be at your expense.

 

Transport : Geographic location


By train : the departure towns for the bike and boat tours are served by the railway.
Amsterdam train station is very well connected : several trains daily run to and from France.
Thalys is faster.
By plane : AMSTERDAM international airport.

 


Your vehicle : 


We strongly advise against parking cars on the streets of Amsterdam. Information on guarded parking lots in the city can be found on the following website : parkingcentrumoosterdok.nl.

 

Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the refund of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more, please click here.

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