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IJsselmeer Amsterdam Nature Seacoast
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Holland above Amsterdam


Bike Tour: Holland above Amsterdam - 6 days

The Netherlands has 12 provinces and one of them is "Noord-Holland”. It fits the nostalgic image that foreigners have of Holland. It’s a picture-postcard landscape of canals, wooden bridges, dikes and windmills. The geometrically ordered polder countryside is pleasant to the eye. It is flat and uncluttered so often you can see all the way to the horizon. Overhead, impressive cloudscapes make for interesting contrast with the order below.

Day 1: Arrival Hoorn
Day 2: Hoorn - Egmond aan Zee
Day 3: Egmond aan Zee Roundtour (long route: 56 km & short route: 39 km)
Day 4: Egmond aan Zee - Amsterdam
Day 5: Amsterdam - Hoorn
Day 6: Return home

Day 1:    Arrival Hoorn

The pleasing historical town centre boasts many lovely buildings that hark back to the 16th and 17th centuries. It was then that the town became prosperous thanks to trade and shipping. Ships sailing out of Hoorn harbour navigated as far afield as the Americas (Cape Horn!) and Japan. At home, merchants invested their earnings not only in the arts but also in the building of houses and warehouses which can still be seen today. Find out more at Westfries Museum which has specialised in the Dutch Golden Age, a period of great enterprise and maritime supremacy which we now look back on with mixed feelings. In the harbour you can visit a replica of VOC sailing ship “De Halve Maen”. This was one of a fleet of over two thousand ships belonging to the Dutch East India Company, the world’s first multinational.

Day 2:    Hoorn - Egmond aan Zee
48 km

Today’s route takes you from the coast of Lake IJsselmeer to the North Sea. The province is big in horticulture and agriculture. Enjoy the polder scenery and pause for a photo opportunity in Schermerhorn where three polder windmills stand in a row atop a dike. One of them, Schermerhorn Museum Mill, can be visited. Learn how windmills were used to drain Lake Schermer in 1633 and continued to regulate water levels in the polder until 1929. Next, stop for lunch in the market town of Alkmaar where an old-fashioned cheese market is re-enacted for tourists, on Fridays from 10 -14 hrs. At the end of the day, breathe in the sea air in Egmond aan zee. Make yourselves comfortable on the beach to watch the sun set into the sea. 

A longer route over Schermereiland is also possible. (Total: 55 km)

Day 3:    Egmond aan Zee Roundtour (long route: 56 km & short route: 39 km)
39 km

Cycle a round tour to the north of Egmond aan zee. Here, in March, April and May you will see tulip fields in row upon row of different colours. After looking around the town of Bergen, discover the dunes of Schoorl, the Netherlands’ highest and widest. This nature reserve is a unique mix of beach, dunes, woods and fields of heather. Dozens of bird species breed here. Cycle back to Egmond aan zee along a coastal route.

Day 4:    Egmond aan Zee - Amsterdam
49 km

The route to Amsterdam is very diverse. Start off going south to Castricum aan zee, another beach resort. Then head for Zaanse Schans on the banks of the River Zaan. It is a quaint-looking neighbourhood where windmills, traditional local architecture and businesses have been grouped together to preserve them for posterity. At the end of the day, Amsterdam awaits. The city welcomes tourists with its romantic canals, bridges and… more than 800.000 bicycles. There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam! Whether you like art and culture, history or just wandering around, you’ll have a great time. A canal boat trip is a good opportunity to get a good look at the canal houses. 

Day 5:    Amsterdam - Hoorn
61 km

On today’s wonderful route, firstly, feast your eyes on the countryside just north of Amsterdam known as Waterland. The village of Broek in Waterland was the setting for the 1867 book Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland by Mary Mapes Dodge. Next, visit Monnickendam, a splendid historical village that used to be one of the most important ports in the country. Freshly smoked fish was and still is the specialty here. Volendam village has long been a tourist magnet so join the crowd as they soak up the atmosphere at waterside cafes and check out the views of the lake and the harbour. Back in the Golden Age, cheese town Edam was specialised in shipbuilding and in shipping. The well-preserved buildings in the town centre date back to this prosperous 17th century period. Go for a walk and enjoy the bridges, squares, canals and monuments. At the end of the afternoon, cycle back to Hoorn, taking in the ever-changing views of the glistening lake.

Day 6:    Return home

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will pack your bags and go back home.

Starting dates:
Daily from April 1 till September 25
Prices €
Per person in a double room 
5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 5) 150,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 5) 150,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 5) 60,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 5) 125,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 5) 13,75
GPS rental 10,00
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
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 490.00
Single room, breakfast 640.00
Dinner 150.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Season surcharges
2020-07-01 - 2020-08-31 10.00
Upgrades pp/night
Hotel De Keizerskroon, Hoorn -10.00
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
Rental bike
Child bike 50.00
Hybrid 60.00
Premium bike 100.00
Ebike 125.00
Extra services
Bike Breakdown pass € 2.75 x 5 13.75
Child seat € 5.00 x 5 25.00
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 5 15.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Theft insurance premium bike € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Extra luggage € 5.00 x 5 25.00
Add on bike € 6.00 x 5 30.00
Child trailer € 17.50 x 5 87.50
Bike helmet per piece 10.00

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.

Van der Valk Hotel Hoorn **** (Hoorn)
Hotel Zuiderduin **** (Egmond aan Zee)
Westcord Art Hotel ***/**** (Amsterdam)

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

5 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


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 Hoorn departs 4 times per hour. Travel time is about 50 minutes. A single ticket costs approx €11- per person excl. bicycle.

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



...We enjoyed the scenery of the tour very much. Holland is a beautiful country and the ease of touring on a bike is awesome!... 


...The Dutch countryside enjoyed by bicycle, is a wonderful way to get to know a country. Lovely, friendly people. North of Amsterdam, was a route that allowed us to see a real variety of landscape, small towns and of course all that Amsterdam has to offer. Loved having a coffee in the small towns we visited....


...Overall a great trip and itinerary. The route waypoints and GPX files that were made available worked super well with my Pocket Earth iPhone application. The planned routes were superb and well thought out. We have now done 4 tours with DBT and have enjoyed every trip...


...The tour was absolutely wonderful...

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