We have been organising packaged bike holidays since 2003. In 2012 we joined Fietsvakantiewinkel/S-cape.eu, who have been organising Cyclingtours since 1978. The tours, which all take place within The Netherlands, include hotel accommodation and luggage transport. Our company prides itself in flexibility, efficiency and customer service. This results in direct and fast answers to all your questions and rapid confirmation of your reservation. We strive to reply to questions and bookings within 24 hours. We almost always meet your wishes with regard to starting date, starting hotel, duration of the tour, extra or fewer overnight stays etc. We value personal and direct contact with you! Our prices are clear and transparent. The price advertised is the price you pay. We don’t charge booking, administrative or other additional fees. Our routes follow the prettiest signposted routes in the Netherlands. You stay the night in three and four star hotels. Most of our starting hotels are easy to reach by train, bus or car. You can safely park your car at the hotel for the duration of your holiday, sometimes free of charge. A lot of our routes are round trips. This means you start and end the trip in the same location. Luggage transport is taken care of by our own employees. Your bags and suitcases will be taken to your next hotel safely and reliably before 17.00 hrs. If you break down on the road or experience other inconvenience, we are available for support 24 hours a day.
Frank Houtstra – manager
Bike holiday mania has had me in its grip since I was a
fourteen year-old, setting off around Lake IJsselmeer on my paper round bicycle with a good friend. One of my all-time-favourite reads is a book by Wim Dussel on a group cycling the Bikecentennial '76. This was a coast-to-coast tour across the United States in the summer of 1976, in commemoration of the bicentennial of America's Declaration of Independence. After obtaining a degree to become a physical education teacher, I followed with a short course in tourism. Looking for work in 1992, an employment agency dispatched me to Fietsvakantiewinkel (Bike Holiday Shop) in the town of Woerden. The company happened to be run by Cobi and Gijsbert whom I immediately recognized as two of my hero’s in the Bikecentennial’76 book! It was destined to be. It was my first proper job and (with an interval of four years as product manager of bicycle tours at SNP) it’s still my dream job today. In 2000 I took on overall responsibility for the company. Surrounded by a fantastic and inspired team I am full of confidence for the future.
Lieke van Geelen
After obtaining a degree in tourism in 2010, I immediately found employment at Fietsvakantiewinkel (Bike Holiday Shop) in sales and marketing, working full-time. Because our team is small we all have to be able to fill in for each other. Over time I have become proficient in all aspects of the business. The range of my duties is enormous and satisfying. I enjoy customer care as well as relations with all our associate organizations. Every morning, I go to work whistling a happy tune: I couldn’t wish for a better job. Since January 2013, I have been working for Dutch Biketours (partner of Fietsvakantiewinkel). When I’m not working, I’m off travelling the world – good times guaranteed. Every year I explore also an other part of Holland. It is a great place to be. To me travel means relaxation and discovery.
Travelling is a great passion of mine which is why I chose to study tourism. After working at several large tour operators, I joined the small and friendly team at Dutch Bike Tours. I like action-packed holidays myself so this job fits me like a glove. What I enjoy most about the work is the variety of activities and being in touch with people from different countries. Moreover, I like being able to contribute to carefree holidays where people can find out how much fun it is to see the Netherlands by bike.
After finishing my education in tourism, I went to work abroad for six months. After these wonderful months it was time to go back to the Netherlands. Dutch Biketours, which is familiar to me because I did an internship there in 2012, had a vacancy at this time. I immediately thought: this is my opportunity. What I enjoy the most is working with different nationalities. I also like to discover which tour suits the traveler the best. When I'm travelling I just love discovering a country.
The past years I was lucky to travel a lot all over the world. Great to discover new things every time. Especially on the bike, a relaxing way to travel and to get in touch with the local people. After my study I worked a few years for a bicycle travel agency. Now after a period of working in a hotel I am returning again for a bicycle travel agency, Dutch Biketours. It is nice to be able to advise people all over the world about their bicycle trip in The Netherlands and surroundings and make sure their holiday will be perfect.