Through the Netherlands “South Holland”, MS NORMANDIE

Idyllic waterways and big city flair

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 NORMANDIE 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 Southern Netherlands: You are travelling through the green heart of the Netherlands. Hardly any province is more changing and many-faceted than the Southern Netherlands. Big cities as well as untouched nature are so close to each other. The many waterways offer uncountable opportunities to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture historical highlights of the province “Zuid-Holland”. Experience such different cities like Gouda and Schoonhoven and of course Rotterdam, also known as the “Manhattan on the river Maas”. Beautiful landscape of Polderland, the famous windmill row of Kinderdijk and not to forget the major porcelain manufacture in Delft with its “Delfter Blue”.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
Stefanie Gutmann
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Tour details

Day
Route

In Amsterdam you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). Departure at 5:00 pm. Arrival in Haarlem around 9 pm (*If necessary overnight stay at Haarlem lock – then, the next day, in the morning shipping to Haarlem).

Haarlem is a charming, typically Dutch town with windmills, canals, drawbridges, small shops, cafés and restaurants. It is worth taking a little walk before you start your first cycle tour to Zaandam. Here you have plenty of time to make a detour to the museum village "Zaanse Schans”, an open-air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical heritage. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacture, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. In the afternoon shipping from Zaandam to Schoonhoven. Tip: During the tulip-flowering season (departures
10Apr-02 May) we offer an optional day excursion to Keukenhof by coach, transfers and entrance fee included (€ 59.- per person, only bookable in advance).

From Schoonhoven, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. When the weather is fine, you may take a detour for a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Your today’s destination is Rotterdam. Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

Two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h).

Cycle tour to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vecht through beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river. Tip: a canal tour is the most beautiful way to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am– have a safe journey home.

Tour character

Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season A
02.10.2021 |
Saturday
Season B
25.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season C
10.04.2021 | 11.09.2021 | 18.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season D
17.04.2021 | 24.04.2021 | 04.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season E
01.05.2021 | 08.05.2021 | 15.05.2021 | 22.05.2021 | 29.05.2021 | 05.06.2021 | 12.06.2021 | 19.06.2021 | 26.06.2021 | 03.07.2021 | 10.07.2021 | 17.07.2021 | 24.07.2021 | 31.07.2021 | 07.08.2021 | 14.08.2021 | 21.08.2021 | 28.08.2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS NORMANDIE - main deck, NL-SHSSN-08I
Base price
499.00
599.00
699.00
749.00
849.00
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Valet Parking Amsterdam 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
2-bed cabin in single use 748.50 898.50 1,048.50 1,123.50 1,273.50
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS NORMANDIE - upper deck, NL-SHSSN-08I
Base price
649.00
749.00
849.00
899.00
999.00
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Valet Parking Amsterdam 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
2-bed cabin upper deck astern 599.00 699.00 799.00 849.00 949.00
2-bed-cabin astern in single use 898.50 1,048.50 1,198.50 1,273.50 1,423.50
1-bed-cabin 949.00 1,049.00 1,199.00 1,279.00 1,399.00
2-bed cabin in single use 973.50 1,123.50 1,273.50 1,348.50 1,498.50
Season A
Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Season B
Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season C
Apr 10, 2021 | Sep 11, 2021 | Sep 18, 2021 |
Saturday
Season D
Apr 17, 2021 | Apr 24, 2021 | Sep 4, 2021 |
Saturday
Season E
May 1, 2021 | May 8, 2021 | May 15, 2021 | May 22, 2021 | May 29, 2021 | Jun 5, 2021 | Jun 12, 2021 | Jun 19, 2021 | Jun 26, 2021 | Jul 3, 2021 | Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 17, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 | Jul 31, 2021 | Aug 7, 2021 | Aug 14, 2021 | Aug 21, 2021 | Aug 28, 2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS NORMANDIE - main deck, NL-SHSSN-08I
Base price
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden
Valet Parking Amsterdam
2-bed cabin in single use
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS NORMANDIE - upper deck, NL-SHSSN-08I
Base price
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden
Valet Parking Amsterdam
2-bed cabin upper deck astern
2-bed-cabin astern in single use
1-bed-cabin
2-bed cabin in single use
499.00
59.00
150.00
748.50
649.00
59.00
150.00
599.00
898.50
949.00
973.50
599.00
59.00
150.00
898.50
749.00
59.00
150.00
699.00
1,048.50
1,049.00
1,123.50
699.00
59.00
150.00
1,048.50
849.00
59.00
150.00
799.00
1,198.50
1,199.00
1,273.50
749.00
59.00
150.00
1,123.50
899.00
59.00
150.00
849.00
1,273.50
1,279.00
1,348.50
849.00
59.00
150.00
1,273.50
999.00
59.00
150.00
949.00
1,423.50
1,399.00
1,498.50
Additional nights
Filter
7-gear Unisex with back brake
Electric bike
75.00
165.00

Services & information

Services
  • 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
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 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

Infos

Day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens (approx. 10:00 – 15:00 hours):

Dates: Sunday April: 11/18/25, May: 02

Minimum passenger 20, max. passenger 30. Price per person: € 59.-

Services included: Transfers by coach from/to ship, entrance fee to Keukenhof Gardens, approx.
4 hours free to visit.

 

Passenger car parking options in Amsterdam (subject to change):

For example: Parking Oosterdok www.parkingcentreamsterdam.com , economy fare approx. € 20.-/24 h or Valet Parking Service (via holiday extras), approx. € 150.-/week (Rate depends on capacity; application form with your booking confirmation).

Important remarks:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there may be restrictions on board. These are temporary, government-mandated restrictions that may vary regionally. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive our ship-specific hygiene concept when booking/inquiring.

Your journey to and from Amsterdam will be individual. Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas. • Embarkation: 3-4:30 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast at 9 am. Bicycles on board: 7 gears unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies’ model) and 8 gears E-Bikes with normal mount (ladies’ model). Brand: Velo de Ville (special production for SE-Tours). Each with hand brake, coaster breaking hubs or freewheel hubs (subject to availability - please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking) and pannier bag. E-bikes are available after prior request and at limited number only. Please indicate your body height when you book. • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. Languages on board: German, English Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. Excursions: we offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English). • Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Minimum number of participants: 60 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure). You may cancel the booking at any time. For cancellation fees, please refer to the booking conditions of SE-Tours. The tour operator’s terms and conditions apply: SE-Tours GmbH, Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

Mindestteilnehmerzahl: 60 Personen (muss bis 21 Tage vor Reiseantritt erreicht sein). Sie können jederzeit nach Buchung von der Reise zurücktreten. Stornierungsgebühren entnehmen Sie bitte den Reisebedingungen. Es gelten die Reisebedingungen des Veranstalters: SE-Tours GmbH, Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven. Wir empfehlen den Abschluss einer Auslandskrankenversicherung mit Rücktransport, einer Unfall-, Gepäck- und Reiserücktrittskostenversicherung.

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