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5 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Code:
5-02
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Bike Tour: North Holland Peninsula Tour - 5 days

This is Holland at its wettest and flattest! This part of North Holland province fits the image that most foreigners have of Holland. The polders, often consisting of many rectangles of damp meadows separated by ditches, are encompassed by dikes and canals. When you cycle on a dike you’ll be able to see the difference in water levels between the canal on the one side and the lower lying ditches in the polder on the other side. This cycle tour will also take you to the dunes on the North Sea coast which not only protect the hinterland from the sea but also harbour many species of dune flora and fauna. You will certainly enjoy the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now Lake IJsselmeer) and the small towns of Edam and Volendam.
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Route
Day 1: Arrival in Alkmaar
Day 2: Alkmaar - Amsterdam
Day 3: Amsterdam - Volendam
Day 4: Volendam - Alkmaar
Day 5: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Alkmaar

Arrival in Alkmaar. 

Day 2:    Alkmaar - Amsterdam
63 km

This stretch of the tour is also very diverse. Zaanse Schans is a recreated (inhabited!) neighbourhood in the style typical of this area on the River Zaan in the 17th-18th Centuries: beautiful dark green wooden buildings, bridges and windmills. There are lots of things to see, including clog, cheese and tin making demonstrations. From here, make your way to Amsterdam. Amsterdam will welcome you with romantic canals, bridges and... more than 800,000 bicycles! Amsterdam is for exploring. There is so much to see and do. Whether you like, art, culture, an evening out or just looking around the canal area, youll have a great time. A canal boat trip is a great way to get a better look at the canal houses. 

Day 3:    Amsterdam - Volendam
35 km

Today you will cycle past and through villages such as Durgerdam and Volendam along Lake Markermeer. The beautiful stone houses in the distinctive heart of catholic fishing village Volendam seem to have been drawn up without an organised street plan. "De Dijk, overlooking the harbour, attracts many tourists who browse the souvenir shops and have a break at a pavement cafe or restaurant.

Day 4:    Volendam - Alkmaar
50 km

On this coast to coast bike trip you will cycle right through the province of North Holland from east to west. You will enjoy different landscapes, from the coast of Lake Markermeer, through polders such as Schermer and Beemster (a World Heritage Site!) which were drained many centuries ago, do the flowers (April/May) behind Heiloo/Alkmaar. Cycle atop the old "sea dike of former Zuiderzee. Edam is a pretty, historical village. In its heyday, in the 17th Century Golden Age, it was a town of shipbuilders and traders. The well-preserved buildings youll see in the centre date back to this period. Go for a stroll and enjoy the bridges, squares, gables, canals and other monuments. In summer youll love the weekly traditional cheese market on Wednesdays.

Day 5:    Return Home

After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.

prices
Starting dates:
Daily from April 1 till September 26
Prices €
Per person in a double room
4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
410,00
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 4) 120,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 4) 120,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 4) 48,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 4) 100,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 4) 11,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a double room 17,50
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a single room 35,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam during the periods
14 - 18 September 2018
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





52,50
105,00
Extra night 70,00
 

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 415.00
Single room, breakfast 535.00
Dinner 120.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Season surcharges
2020-07-01 - 2020-08-31 10.00
Upgrades pp/night
Westcord Art Hotel, Amsterdam 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
60.00
Rental bike
Child bike 40.00
Hybrid 48.00
Premium bike 80.00
Ebike 100.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 2.75 x 4 11.00
Child seat € 5.00 x 4 20.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 4 12.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Theft insurance premium bike € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Extra luggage € 5.00 x 4 20.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 4 24.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 4 70.00
Bike helmet per piece 10.00

Starting point:
Alkmaar

accommodation

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.

Golden Tulip Hotel Alkmaar **** (Alkmaar)
Westcord Art Hotel ***/**** (Amsterdam)
Hotel Old Dutch *** (Volendam)
Bikes

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

4 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

Alkmaar

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 Alkmaar departs 2 times per hour. Travel time is about 50 minutes. A single ticket costs approx €10- per person excl. bicycle.

For timetables and tickets, go to www.ns.nl/en . For bus details, how to reach the hotel, check: www.9292.nl/en.

reviews

18-05-2017

...We have just returned from our cycling holiday with you. All the accommodation was excellent and the maps and information were good and easy to follow, unfortunately the GPS was not very reliable however the holiday over all was excellent and we shall certainly recommend you...

28-04-2016

...Thank you for helping us with our holiday plans. Things went quite well overall and we enjoyed our 3 day tour very much. Things were well organized and the bikes were in very good working condition. The accommodations were all excellent, the luggage followed us as planned and the detailed instructions for using the GPS and route were well appreciated...

14-07-2015

...All great. Hotels were great. Bikes were good. Dutch Bike Tours was quite perfect! Again! The bike paths on our route were not as nice and as quiet as those on our Delft-Hague-tulips-Leiden tour last year but that's my fault. I customized the itinerary and chose the routes....

16-05-2015

We enjoyed our 3 day bike tour very much.
My hire bike was good although 2 paniers rather than 1 would have been an improvement.
The routes were very good to follow when you managed to find your first point which was not always easy.
All in All a good experience with lovely countryside and villages.

28-04-2014

....We have just completed Holland Highlights Cycle Tour. 
Firstly we would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday and would love to do another some time. Thank you for the information that you provided. The acommodation was excellent. 
On our last day - Alkmaar to Amsterdam; we followed the route intersection numbers provided with the Knooppunter (an brilliant idea by the way) but this did not take us to the dunes on the North Sea Coast. The intersection numbers took us through Zaanse Schans which matched the 4 pages of route description. Another customer may be upset that they didn't go to the coast!....

....There was a mileage discrepancy on our last day.   On the route planner on your web site it said it was to be 60km but it was much closer to 40 km... So as we had more time we cycled to the coast to extend the trip. Thank you for your help on our first evening and we will be back in touch soon to book our next trip!...

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