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Highlights of Holland

A cycling journey along the cultural highlights of Holland


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The Netherlands, land of water, tulips, windmills and clogs, but also a land of beautiful skies and scenery, captured exquisitely on canvas by our famous Dutch masters. On this cycling tour you will discover our areas of natural beautiful, our historical villages and – depending on the season – our breath-taking tulip fields.

A journey of discovery, taking in the cultural highlights of the Netherlands. This is the land of Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater, Hansje Brinker and Rembrandt van Rijn. You will cycle through the dunes or past the Keukenhof, via the Zaanse Schans and the statue of Hansje Brinker, to reach Noordwijk. From here it’s just a short trip to the beach or to Leiden. Did you know that this is where Rembrandt van Rijn was born? Although the trip is only one week, you will be amazed how many different sides of the Netherlands you will experience. From the stately town houses along the canals in Amsterdam to the architectural highlights of The Hague, but also traditional cheesemakers and the famous Flower Auction at Aalsmeer. This is the Netherlands in a nutshell.


  • Type of tour Self-guided
  • Level 1
  • Duration 7 days
  • Distance 30
  • Dunes
  • The legend of Hansje Brinker
  • Amsterdam
  • Leiden, flower garden Keukenhof

Daily Program

1 km = 0,62 miles
Day 1

Arrival in Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam - Noordwijk


After leaving the city the cycle routes will guide you past the statue of Hansje Brinker and on through to Haarlem. In the city of Haarlem, the route will split in two. One route will guide you from the seaside resort of Zandvoort through the dunes and along the sea. The other route will take you inland along the Keukenhof and on through the expansive bulb fields to reach your hotel in Noordwijk.

Day 3

Noordwijkerhout round-trip cycling tour of Leiden


Noordwijkerhout is a great location for a trip to the beach or for a round-trip cycling tour of Leiden, the city of Rembrandt van Rijn and the Pilgrim Fathers. If you are visiting the Netherlands outside the tulip season, we recommend a visit to Panorma Tulipland. Here you will get a great impression of what it looks like when all the flowers are in bloom. Having explored the city of Leiden, you’ll head to the wide open landscape of the so-called Green Heart. The trail from Noordwijkerhout to Mijdrecht will take you right through this beautiful green area, a very sparsely populated landscape, at least by Dutch standards.

Day 4

Noordwijk, cycling trip to The Hague or Delft

Day 5

Noordwijkerhout – Mijdrecht


Today is a day of splendid views looking out over wide, open polders, blue lakes and green meadows. The first kilometres will take you over the sandy soils behind the dunes, which are part of the bulb region. Shortly after, bulb fields transition into peat and lakes and you will find yourself cycling inland into the ‘Green Hart’ of the Netherlands. Before you reach Mijdrecht you’ll pass Aalsmeer, where you can visit the Flower Auction.

Day 6



The river Amstel will be your special guide from here, leading you from the quiet polder landscape right into the bustling city of Amsterdam. Near Uithoorn you’ll pass the ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’, a 135 km former defence line around the capital city, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Day 7

Amsterdam, departure or extra night

Travel Dates

Tour prices

Accommodation Room Price Children 0-2 years Children 3-11 years
Highlights of Holland This tour will not offered in 2018

Rent a bike

Image Name Type Price per week
Hybrid, 24-gears- 7 days Batavus Galibier €75
1 bike map 1 bike map Falk, scale 1:50,000 (1 inch = 0.8 miles) €9.50


  • 6 overnight stays in hotels based on 2 people sharing with ensuite facility (bath) and radio /TV
  • Luggage transport (1 suitcase per person)
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/tea upon arrival
  • Tourist tax
  • Information package about the area
  • Route description and map material

Not included

  • € 20,- reservation fee (per booking)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Entrance fee for museums/gardens/parks
  • Personal insurance

Special details

  • To book with at least 2 persons.
  • Please take good notice of our booking conditions.
  • No bike insurance available for this tour.
  • The program is subject to change without notice.


The nearest airport to the starting point of the tour is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
There is a direct train that leaves 6 times per hour from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station. It takes about 16 minutes. The price for a train ticket Schiphol-Amsterdam Central is € 4,20 per person for a single journey. Walking distance to the barge is about 10 to 15 minutes.
A taxi from the airport to your hotel in Amsterdam takes about 30 minutes. It costs about € 45,-.


The nearest train station to your hotel is Amsterdam Central Station.

If you arrive by car, we recommend you to arrive earlier to unload your luggage. You can find more information about parking possibilities at
The nearest parking is Parking Oosterdok, (about € 80,- per week, it is not necessary to reserve in advance;).
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