Take a trip back in time and discover the Dutch 'Golden Age'. Cycle through flat green polders, along old dikes and through idyllic towns.
Daily destinations are to some of the most beautiful ports from the heyday of Holland's economy and culture, such as Enkhuizen, Hoorn or Medemblik, but also to small villages and former Zuiderzee islands that through land reclamation are now part of the mainland.
You will sleep on the Soeverein, a 3-master built in the style of the East Indiamen merchant ships of the 17th Century. From the big upper deck you have a magnificent view out over the water and the coastline. Below deck there are comfortable sleeping cabins, a professional kitchen and a large lounge to make your stay on board a pleasure. Gerard, Denise and their crew are our hosts during this week-long tour.
Daily programmes are flexible allowing you to choose from among tours of different lengths for that particular day. Or you may choose to just relax and enjoy the day's sail on board or take part assisting the crew.
The route from day to day + km
|Sat || ||Lelystad, embarkation at 6 PM |
|Sun || ||Lelystad – Urk: former Zuiderzee islands, 34 |
|Mon || ||Urk – Stavoren. Frisian villages and lakes, 30 |
|Tue || ||Stavoren - Enkhuizen and Medemblik: historical harbour towns of the 'Golden Age', 54 |
|Wed || ||Enkhuizen - Hoorn. Polders, dikes and windmills, 45 or 69 |
|Thu || ||Hoorn - Volendam. Graft and De Rijp: villages from the time of Jan Adriaansz Leeghwater, 10 or 22 or 46 |
|Fri || ||Volendam - Lelystad. Nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen, 39 |
|Sat || ||Lelystad, debarkation before 10 AM |
1 km = 0.62 miles