Royal towns and sandy beaches.
This lovely cycling holiday is suitable for families with children of all ages. You will travel at your own pace along low-traffic routes. We have child bikes, child seats, child trailers and even add-on bikes for rent. This family cycling tour offers adventure, variety, and heaps of fun. You will cycle through green polders; along the coast; and even amongst tulip fields - so come in springtime! We have planned for playtime on the beach and even a leisurely boat trip through the countryside.
The hotel is located in the centre of Zoetermeer. If you have time for sporting activities in Zoetermeer on arrival or departure day, these are our tips:
•SnowWorld for skiing and snowboarding all year round.
•Ayers Rock has indoor and outdoor climbing walls (book ahead).
On your marks… Get set… GO! After a big breakfast, take a bike ride to The Hague. For traditional sightseeing visit the Royal Palace & Gardens, Parliament, churches etc. If your children appreciate the arts, opt to take them to see quaint Panorama Mesdag or the amazing Escher Museum of optical illusions. Teenagers (10+) will be fascinated by “De Wonderkamers”, a truly excellent interactive art exhibition, at Gemeente Museum. Alternatively, learn all about the Netherlands whilst ambling through delightful Madurodam (Miniature Holland).
At breakfast, don’t forget to try Dutch chocolate sprinkles on your bread! Then hit the road and pedal towards the coast. On the way, you will pass through a posh and leafy community called Wassenaar where our king and queen used to live with their three lovely daughters. If your children like amusement parks, opt to stop off at Duinrel. Top attractions include the Dragonfly rollercoaster and a waterslide paradise but the playgrounds are great too. Later on, head up the coast enjoying the sea, beach, dunes and woods. At the end of the day, watch the sun set into the sea in Noordwijk aan Zee.
Noordwijk aan Zee lies in the Dune and Bulb Region. Make sure to come in springtime when streaks of bright colours light up the landscape: Tulip fields are absolutely sensational! Who will take the best picture of the day? Keukenhof flower park is world famous and extremely busy in the 8 weeks a year it is open. If you can handle crowds, don’t miss the spectacular floral displays – they are unforgettable! When you’ve had enough of flowers, opt to visit Space Expo for everything you ever wanted to know about astronauts, rockets, satellites etc. Alternatively, head back to the beach and go for a paddle in the sea or build a sandcastle.
The scenic route back to Zoetermeer takes you inland past Katwijk, Leiden and Voorschoten. The historical university town of Leiden boasts some charming canals and excellent museums. Our tips: Naturalis (natural history museum) holds wide appeal – the kids won’t want to leave! Corpus - The Journey through the Human Body is a great experience for kids! The botanical gardens are quietly impressive. The National Museum of Antiquities exhibits finds from Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Roman Empire. In the National Museum of Ethnology the cultures of the world pass you by. Tourists like to visit the windmill “Molen de Valk” and cruise the canals in a rented motorboat.
|Daily from April 1 till September 25.|
|Double room, breakfast||415.00|
|Single room, breakfast||565.00|
|Extra night (breakfast only)||70.00|
|2020-07-01 - 2020-08-31||10.00|
|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|
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.
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.
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
Any ferry crossings are not included
Nearest Airport are Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
The train from Schiphol to Zoetermeer departs 2 times per hour. Travel time is about 1 hour. A single ticket costs approx €12- per person excl. bicycle.
The train from Rotterdam The Hague Airport you should take the metro which departs 4 times per hour. Travel time is about 30 minutes. A single ticket costs approx €3,-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.
....Thank you for your professional organization of our trip. Thank you for being flexible and quickly adjusting the change of dates of our travel. The trip was beautiful and the GPS worked brilliantly taking us through very picturesque locations. Some suggestions would be to have someone meet and greet the clients on the first day and spend 10 or 20 minutes with the client to show them the GPS/ review the route and show the highlights / touristic attractions of each place. Its just more comforting for first timers to have someone on the first day to give the emergency number. Despite my suggestions, all the relevant documents/information was in place when we arrived. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday,...
...We got home yesterday from our holiday and I wanted to let you know how brilliant it was. It was a really good mixture of different things to see and do, art galleries and theme parks, everyone was happy. The routes were beautiful and the right distance for our 10 year old daughter, leaving us enough energy and time to do other things. We are now big fans of cycling in Holland and we'll definitely be coming back!...
...We had a great time and will definitely think about coming back someday. It was really fun...