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Amsterdam – Maastricht


Bike Tour: Amsterdam – Maastricht - 8 days

A one-way route from Amsterdam to Maastricht. Get a feel for how the light and the scenery change as you journey down past big cities Utrecht and Den Bosch and a spread of different landscapes. Rivers will guide you on your steady south-easterly course: firstly, the River Vecht flanked by posh country houses; then you’ll cross the mighty Rhine and Waal into traditionally catholic territory; and finally the River Meuse will lead you to the southernmost point of the country through varied and scenic surroundings. To top off this holiday on an artistic note, visit the village of Nuenen where Vincent van Gogh spent two years; and Maaseik, birthplace of famous Flemish painters Jan and Hubert van Eyck!

Day 1: Arrival in Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam – Utrecht
Day 3: Utrecht - 's Hertogenbosch
Day 4: 's Hertogenbosch - Nuenen (Van Gogh)
Day 5: Nuenen – Weert
Day 6: Weert - Maaseik
Day 7: Maaseik – Maastricht
Day 8: Departure from Maastricht

Day 1:    Arrival in Amsterdam

Your holiday kicks off in Amsterdam, a favourite European capital city. With so many attractions and fun things to do at your fingertips, you couldn’t wish for a livelier start to your holiday. Try to plan an early arrival so you have time to go for a walk through the city centre. You could easily spend a whole day taking in the characteristic canal houses and beautiful seventeenth-century canals (UNESCO status). Then check out your favourite view of the River Amstel. Do you have time and energy left? Venture into the oldest part of the city, around St. Nicolas’ Church, an area better known as the red-light district. Or enjoy the many street performers on Rembrandtplein.

Day 2:    Amsterdam – Utrecht
61 km

Follow the River Amstel out of town and then cycle along the lovely River Vecht to Utrecht. Typical of this area are the many country estates and fancy country houses with garden tea rooms commissioned by wealthy Amsterdam merchants in the 17th and 18th centuries in order to flee the stench of the city in summertime.

Day 3:    Utrecht - 's Hertogenbosch
70 km

What a beautiful day! In the morning, pedal through the woods at Driebergen. Then cross a riverine landscape cut by the Rhine, Meuse, Linge and Waal. Along the way, you will pass fortified towns such as Wijk bij Duurstede, Buren and Zaltbommel. At the end of the day wind down in the capital city of Brabant province, Den Bosch. A highlight of this lovely city is Noord-Brabant Museum with works by Van Gogh and Hieronymus Bosch.

Day 4:    's Hertogenbosch - Nuenen (Van Gogh)
48 km

Set off on a voyage of discovery through Brabant province. This rural landscape inspired the famous painter Van Gogh in his “dark period”. He was fascinated by farmers and the rhythm of their seasons. Find out all about Van Gogh’s life and person when you visit Vincentre in Nuenen at the end of the day. 

Day 5:    Nuenen – Weert
61 km

Van Gogh painted a quarter of his oeuvre during the brief time he lived in Nuenen. Follow in his footsteps past places Van Gogh painted such as the church where his father preached, the house where the family lived and an ancient watermill.  Then continue through the Brabant countryside to Strabrecht Heath which turns a hazy purple in late July and into August.  Near De Peel National Park enter North Limburg province and make your way to Weert.

Day 6:    Weert - Maaseik
45 km

Enjoy the countryside of Northern Limburg, small-scale agriculture, interspersed with woodlets, ponds and lakes. Stop for coffee and apple pie in the village of Thorn where all the houses are painted white. Follow the Meuse upriver past Itteren and Borgharen. At the end of the day, cross the Meuse into Belgium and stay in Maaseik on the old market square, a prime spot for open-air winers and diners. If you feel up to it, choose the long route via Designer Outlet Roermond (66 km). 

Day 7:    Maaseik – Maastricht
45 km

This wonderful last leg of the cycling tour follows the LF Maas Route on a southerly course atop the river dike. Pass gravel pits that have naturally filled with water to form lakes. Watch the architecture change as you approach the southern-most border of our country. The final destination of this holiday is the beautiful city of Maastricht where the living is good; and food and wine are celebrated by elegant locals with an innate sense of style. Historical buildings, trendy designer boutiques, grand squares and a busy nightlife: Maastricht is all this and more. 

Day 8:    Departure from Maastricht

From Maastricht, you can take a direct train back to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours (not included).

Starting dates:

Start on Monday from the 27th of April until the 7th of september
No start possible on 29th of June, 6 and 13 July becasue of André Rieu concerts in Maastricht

Dinner is 6 nights (not possible in Maastricht) 
Price €   Euro
Per person in a double room 
7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
A supplement will be required for :
7 x Single room   210,00
6 x Dinner (not in Maastricht) 180,00
7 x Bike rental 84,00
7 x E-Bike 175,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 7) 19,25
GPS rental 10,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a double room 


Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a single room 35,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam during the periods
13 - 15 April 2019
20 - 21 May 2019
12 - 15 June 2019
12 - 16 September 2019

staying overnight in a double room
staying overnight in a single room

Extra night 70,00

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 650.00
Single room, breakfast 860.00
Dinner 180.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Season surcharges
2020-07-20 - 2020-08-31 10.00
Surcharges per person
Stay in Amsterdam on saturday 20.00
Stay in Amsterdam from:
2020-08-01 - 2020-08-01
2021-04-02 - 2021-04-05
2021-04-16 - 2021-04-17
2021-05-13 - 2021-05-15
2021-05-22 - 2021-05-24
2021-10-15 - 2021-10-17
Rental bike
Child bike 70.00
Hybrid 84.00
Premium bike 140.00
Ebike 175.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 2.75 x 7 19.25
Child seat € 5.00 x 7 35.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 7 21.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 7 42.00
Theft insurance premium bike € 6.00 x 7 42.00
Extra luggage € 5.00 x 7 35.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 7 42.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 7 122.50
Bike helmet per piece 10.00
GPS per piece 20.00

Starting point:


Below are the accommodations that we book as standard for this trip. They are carefully selected by us for cyclists. All rooms have a shower or bath and toilet. If one of the hotels is fully booked, we will reserve a comparable alternative.

Westcord Art Hotel ***/**** (Amsterdam)
Hotel Mitland **** (Utrecht)
Golden Tulip Hotel Central **** ('s Hertogenbosch)
Parkhotel Auberge Vincent *** (Nuenen)
Fletcher Hotel Weert **** (Weert)
Hotel Van Eyck **** (Maaseik)
Hotel The Dutch *** (Maastricht)

If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our touring bikes are 24-speed gear. You can find all the information regarding our rental bikes below.

You will find your rental bikes waiting for you at your first hotel. The hotel reception staff will give you the keys for your bikes and direct you to the bicycle shed. All bikes are provided with chain locks. 

Why the Dutch don't wear helmets! 

Instruction video hybrid bike and e-bike



practical info

7 Nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional

Detailed roadbooks with maps and tourist information

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Amsterdam Sloterdijk / Amsterdam CS

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks availible

Any ferry crossings are not included

Arrival info

Nearest Airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

The train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Sloterdijk departs 6 times per hour. Travel time is about 10 minutes. A single ticket costs approx €4,- per person excl. bicycle.

For timetables and tickets, go to For bus details, how to reach the hotel, check:

Maastricht is the final destination of this tour. From there you can take the train back to trainstation Schiphol Airport.

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