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NORTH HOLLAND BY BIKE & BOAT // MS SERENA 2020

individual tour | 8 days / 7 nights

Through the Netherlands

Flat countryside up to the horizon, windmills, canals (Grachten) and cycling, that are the Netherlands. And there is so much more. Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-days-journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your swimming hotel MS SERENA will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside.

The Province of the Northern Netherlands: The Dutch province of the North Netherlands is situated on a peninsula the North Sea and the IJsselmeer (IJssel Sea). The Northern Netherlands were founded due to the separation of the north and south of the Netherlands in 1840. Its capital is Haarlem, the biggest city is Amsterdam. Discover the folklore and tradition in the flat Polderland, on the North Sea and in romantic ports. You are travelling through a former lake and marsh region that has been drained by the help of windmills since the 17th century. Experience varying, typically Dutch Polder-countryside, dunes and North Sea beaches, the North Sea island Texel and many picturesque harbour villages on the coast of the IJsselmeer.

Please note the different routes for your travel date:

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all-depts-from-06june-to-03oct-except-depts-sail-amsterdam.pdf

dept.-01aug-sail-amsterdam.pdf

dept.-08aug-sail-amsterdam.pdf

dept.-15aug-sail-amsterdam.pdf

 

 

 


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Itinerary

Please note the different routes for your travel date:

all depts from 28March - 30May  (closed Zaandam lock)

1st Day: Individual arrival at Amsterdam, Shipping from Amsterdam to Hoorn

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 5:30 pm MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.

2nd Day: Cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 20 - 26 km

Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum -, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

3rd Day: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km

Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

04th Day: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)

You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.

05th Day: Island of Texel – Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, approx. up to 70 km, shipping from Oudeschild to Medemblik

Discover the beautiful West Frisian island. You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km). In the late afternoon shipping to Medemblik.

06th Day: Medemblik – Hoorn, cycle tour: approx. 24 – 38 km

Today’s destination of your cycle tour is once again the magnificent town of Hoorn. The past of the mighty East Indian Company, which maintained trade relations with Asian countries in the 17th and 18th centuries, can still be seen everywhere.

07th Day: Shipping from Hoorn to Zaandam, cycling from Zaandam to Amsterdam approx. 25 km

Early in the morning shipping from Hoorn to Zaandam. Start of your cycle tour. Don't miss a visit to the Zaanse Schans open-air museum (windmills, old Dutch village, cheese dairy, etc.). Through the local recreation area "Twiske" you cycle comfortably back to Amsterdam.

08th Day: Departure from Amsterdam

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

all depts from 06th June to 03Oct (except depts SAIL Amsterdam)

1st Day: Individual arrival at Amsterdam, Shipping from Amsterdam to Hoorn

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 5:30 pm MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.

2nd Day: Cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 20 - 26 km

Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum -, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

3rd Day: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km

Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

4th Day: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)

You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.

5th Day: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km,
Shipping from Oudeschild to Den Helder

You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km). About 6:00 pm shipping back to Den Helder.

 

6th Day: Cycling from Den Helder via Sint Maartensvlotbrug to Alkmaar, cycle tour: approx. 25 to 55 km

In the morning you are cycling through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible to board MS SERENA in St. Maartensvlotburg already and ship the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your cycling tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.

7th Day: Shipping from Alkmaar to Wormerveer – Cycling from Wormerveer to Amsterdam, cycle tour: approx. 28 km

In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr to Sep). At midday we are shipping to Wormerveer from where you should cycle to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the afternoon you should take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (shipping on the channels of Amsterdam in small boats)

8th Day: Departure from Amsterdam

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey.

Dept. 01Aug (SAIL Amsterdam)

Saturday 01st of August: Individual arrival at Amsterdam, Shipping from Amsterdam to Hoorn

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 5:30 pm MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.

Sunday 02nd of August: Cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 20 - 26 km

Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum -, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Monday 03rd of August: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km

Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

Tuesday 04th of August: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)

You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.

Wednesday 05th of August: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km,

Today you can relax and discover the beautiful West Frisian island, because your ship stays overnight on the island. You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km).

Thursday 06th of August: Island of Texel – Medemblik, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km

Even today you still have time for the island of Texel till late afternoon. If the weather is fine, you can go by bike to one of the numerous beaches and go for a swim or perhaps you might visit the Kaap Skil Sea and Jetsam Museum in the centre of Oudeschild. At approx. 17:00 hours shipping to Medemblik.

Friday 07th of August: Medemblik – Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 30 km

From Medemblik, the oldest town in West Friesland with its historic city centre and its Radboud Castle (13th century), you take a cycle tour over the dikes back to the pretty town of Enkhuizen. Enjoy the views from the top of the dyke over the endless IJsselmeer.

Saturday 08th of August: Departure from Enkhuizen

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Dept. 08Aug (SAIL Amsterdam)

Saturday 08th of August: Individual arrival at Enkhuizen

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the pretty old town with its numerous villas, canals and churches before welcoming and dinner.

Sunday 09th of August: Enkhuizen, circular cycle tour: approx. 28 - 36 km

In the 17th century, Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest cities in the Netherlands. Because of its intact townscape and its beautiful location by the water, it is still very much appreciated by many visitors today. You can choose between a shorter and a longer circular tour. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Monday 10th of August: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km

Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

Tuesday 11th of August: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)

You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.

Wednesday 12th of August: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km,

Today you can relax and discover the beautiful West Frisian island, because your ship stays overnight on the island. You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km).

Thursday 13th of August: Island of Texel – Medemblik, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km

Even today you still have time for the island of Texel till late afternoon. If the weather is fine, you can go by bike to one of the numerous beaches and go for a swim or perhaps you might visit the Kaap Skil Sea and Jetsam Museum in the centre of Oudeschild. At approx. 17:00 hours shipping to Medemblik.

Friday 14th of August: Medemblik – Hoorn, cycle tour: approx. 24 - 38 km

Today’s destination of your bike tour is the magnificent town of Hoorn. The past of the mighty East Indian Company, which maintained trade relations with Asian countries in the 17th and 18th centuries, can still be seen everywhere.

Saturday 15th of August: Hoorn – Enkhuizen, Departure from Enkhuizen

Early in the morning shipping to Enkhuizen. After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Dept. 15Aug (SAIL Amsterdam)

Saturday 15th of August: Individual arrival at Enkhuizen

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the pretty old town with its numerous villas, canals and churches before welcoming and dinner.

Sunday 16th of August: Enkhuizen, circular cycle tour: approx. 28 - 36 km

In the 17th century, Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest cities in the Netherlands. Because of its intact townscape and its beautiful location by the water, it is still very much appreciated by many visitors today. You can choose between a shorter and a longer circular tour. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Monday 17th of August: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: approx. 32 - 45 km

Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

Tuesday 18th of August: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)

You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.

Wednesday 19th of August: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km, Shipping from Oudeschild to Den Helder

You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km). About 6:00 pm shipping back to Den Helder.

Thursday 20th of August: Cycling from Den Helder via Sint Maartensvlotbrug to Alkmaar, cycle tour: approx. 25 to 55 km

In the morning you are cycling through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible to board MS SERENA in St. Maartensvlotburg already and ship the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your cycling tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.

Friday 21th of August: Shipping from Alkmaar to Wormerveer – Cycling from Wormerveer to Amsterdam, cycle tour: approx. 28 km

In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr to Sep). At midday we are shipping to Wormerveer from where you should cycle to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the afternoon you should take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (shipping on the channels of Amsterdam in small boats)

Saturday 22th of August: Departure from Amsterdam

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey.

 

 

 

 


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The route



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Arrival dates

Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 Available Book
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020 Sold out Book
Season 2
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020 On request Book
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 Available Book
Season 3
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020 Available Book
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020 On request Book
Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020 Available Book
Season 4
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 Available Book
Apr 25, 2020 - May 2, 2020 On request Book
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 Sold out Book
Season 5
May 2, 2020 - May 9, 2020 On request Book
May 9, 2020 - May 16, 2020 Available Book
May 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020 On request Book
May 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020 Sold out Book
May 30, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020 On request Book
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 Sold out Book
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 Sold out Book
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020 Sold out Book
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 4, 2020 Sold out Book
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020 On request Book
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 Available Book
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020 Available Book
Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020 Available Book
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020 Available Book
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 Available Book
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020 Available Book
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020 Available Book
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020 Available Book

Prices

Season 1 Main deck Promenade deck
2-bed cabin 499,- 639,-
Juniorsuite 569,-
Season 2
2-bed cabin 569,- 709,-
Juniorsuite 639,-
Season 3
2-bed cabin 669,- 809,-
Juniorsuite 739,-
Season 4
2-bed cabin 749,- 889,-
Juniorsuite 819,-
Season 5
2-bed cabin 799,- 939,-
Juniorsuite 869,-
2-bed cabin for one person +50 %
1 bed cabin without single room supplement *
Other
Rental bike 75,-
Electric bike 165,-

*(Please indicate by the booking “1-Bed without supplement” – otherwise we try to reconfirm a two-bed cabin for single use).

Passenger car parking options in Amsterdam:

For example: Parking Oosterdok www.parkingcentreamsterdam.com, economy fare approx. € 20.-/24 h or Valet Parking Service (via holiday extras), approx. € 145.-/week (Rate depends on capacity; application form with your booking confirmation).

(subject to change)

Pre and overnight stay for bicycle & boat trips ind Holland 2020.pdf


Extra nights

In Volendam
Hotel van der Valk 4**** 99,- Double room
Hotel van der Valk 4**** 144,- Single room

All prices per person in EUR


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MS Serena

A comfortable river boat with nice saloon, bar and restaurant (air-conditioned).  Partly roofed sun deck with seats and storage for bikes. Length 90 m, breadth 9,90 m,...

Details

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Services

Services included:

  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category

  • Programme according to routing from/to Amsterdam

  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks

  • Daily cabin cleaning, changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted

  • Welcome-Drink

  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner

  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours

  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)

  • GPS tracks

  • Tour guide on board

 

Not included:

Journey to and from Amsterdam, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board


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