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Cycling with Children: Back in Time


Bike Tour: Cycling with Children: Back in Time - 8 days

This cycling tour is ideal for families. Distances are pleasant and do-able for children. The sights you will encounter along the way are interesting for the old and the young. As for your hotel accommodation, there are family rooms available if you want one. Naturally, this tour could also be suitable for adults who aren’t traveling with children but would like more time for sightseeing or – for whatever reason - less time in the saddle.

Day 1: Arrival Amersfoort
Day 2: Amersfoort – Muiderberg
Day 3: Muiderberg – Volendam
Day 4: Volendam – Enkhuizen
Day 5: Enkhuizen – Lelystad
Day 6: Lelystad – Hulshorst
Day 7: Hulshorst – Amersfoort
Day 8: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival Amersfoort

Arrival Amersfoort

Day 2:    Amersfoort – Muiderberg
43 km

From Amersfoort the route goes via the northern side of "royal" Baarn and beautiful Naarden, to Muiderberg.

Day 3:    Muiderberg – Volendam
43 km

From Muiderberg you will cycle to Muiden where you can visit medieval Muiden Castle. From here, it is a short ride to Amsterdam. A pleasant cycle along the former estuary brings you to Waterland, with its bird-rich peat meadows, ancient canals and watercourses. After that you will proceed to Amsterdam. There is more to this capital city than just canals, bridges and over 800,000 bicycles. How about art, culture, shopping, dining out (have you ever tried Indonesian food?) or going for a drink in a cafe? After taking your leave of Amsterdam, the route continues atop the old sea dike to Volendam. This fishing village has always had a character all of its own.  

Day 4:    Volendam – Enkhuizen
50 km

Your first stop is the town of Hoorn, pleasantly situated on a bay. The historical town centre has hundreds of listed buildings, many dating back to the 17th century. The street plan has been beautifully preserved. There are two marinas. From Hoorn you will continue along the old Zuiderzee sea dike. Windmills and church spires mark the horizon of an extensive polder landscape dotted with quaint regional style farmhouses with a square base and pyramid roof. At the end of the afternoon you will reach the town of Enkhuizen. Its historical town centre is said to be one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful. It is perfectly situated on the lake and is crisscrossed by numerous canals. The seventeenth century city wall and unique fifteenth century churches make the town a Mecca for lovers of history. If you would like to spend a whole day in open-air ZuiderZeeMuseum it is a good idea to book an extra night in Enkhuizen. The museum illustrates what life was like on the shores of Zuiderzee. Appeals to kids too!

Day 5:    Enkhuizen – Lelystad
35 km

At Enkhuizen, board a ferry to Urk (the ferry only goes in summer months). Urk and neighbouring Schokland used to be islands in the Zuiderzee. Living conditions were hard for the fishermen and the islanders eventually had to be forcibly evacuated. In 1942 the islands were incorporated into a new polder and people moved in again. You will continue via Schokland, the pearl of Flevoland, is a former Island in the Zuiderzee. It used to be an island in the Zuiderzee but today it is part of the Noordoostpolder, one of the polders created during the Zuiderzee Works in the 20th century. You’ll note that Schokland lies higher than the surrounding polder land. It used to be an island in the Zuiderzee but today it is part of the Noordoostpolder, one of the polders created during the Zuiderzee Works in the 20th century. It symbolizes the battle against the water of the people of the Netherlands. Schokland is 4.5 km long and 400 m wide. After Schokland you will cycle to Lelystad. Here you will find Batavia City, the outlet shopping mall and the Bataviawerf. Very interesting for children to have a look how the ships were made in the Golden Age. After Schokland, continue the tour to Lelystad. Besides two interesting museums, Lelystad is also home to Batavia Stad Outlet Shopping Centre. 
In low season, when the ferry to Urk is not going, you need to cycle across a 32 km dike towards Lelystad. 

Day 6:    Lelystad – Hulshorst
38 km

After Lelystad, you will cycle the width of Flevoland, on ‘new land’, past farms and fields and through the woods to Harderwijk, back on the ‘mainland’. This is where the Dolphinarium can be found, Europe’s largest zoo for marine mammals. Children and adults alike will enjoy spectacular shows with dolphins, walruses, sea lions and sharks. After Harderwijk it is only a short distance to Hulshorst where you can relax at the hotel by the pool. 

Day 7:    Hulshorst – Amersfoort
53 km

From Hulshorst, pedal to the banks of the Veluwerandmeren lakes and make your way to Amersfoort. The greatest charm of this stretch of the route is the mix of woods, water and polderland. 

Day 8:    Return Home

After breakfast in your hotel it’s time to go home.

Starting dates:

Daily from April 1st till September 23rd

Prices €
Per person in a double room 
7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
1 Child (under 12) sharing double room with its parents 415,00
2 Children (under 12) sharing a family room with their parents, per child 315,00
A supplement will be required for:
Single room (€ 30 x 7) 210,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 7) 210,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 7) 84,00
Bike rental children (€ 10 x 7) 70,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 7) 175,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 7) 19,25
Extra night 70,00

Price pp
Double room, breakfast 660.00
Single room, breakfast 870.00
Child 420.00
Dinner 210.00
Extra night (breakfast only) 70.00
Season surcharges
2019-09-16 - 2019-09-22 -5.00
Rental bike
Child bike 70.00
Hybrid 84.00
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
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

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.

Fletcher Hotel Amersfoort **** (Amersfoort)
Hotel het Rechthuis *** (Muiderberg)
Hotel Old Dutch *** (Volendam)
Hotel de Koepoort **** (Enkhuizen)
Apollo Hotel Lelystad City Centre **** (Lelystad)
Apollo Hotel Veluwe de Beyaerd **** (Hulshorst)

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


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 Amersfoort departs 2 times per hour. Travel time is about 40 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 saw some of the highlights of the beautiful countryside, towns and villages around the former Zuiderzee, and cycling at our own pace meant that we could really enjoy the places and scenery along the way. It was a fantastic family holiday with faultless organisation. We will certainly recommend Dutch Bike Tours to friends and family...


...Great for kids - not disappointed with the distances, was perfect. Routes were great!... 

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