By Bike & Boat North Holland, MS OLYMPIA

Picturesque harbor towns on the IJsselmeer, dunes and North Sea beaches

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 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 between 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.

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easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
  • Round trip
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Tour details

Day
Route

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 5 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 7:30 pm your ship will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.

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.

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”.

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.

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 5:00 pm shipping back to Den Helder.

In the morning you are cycling through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible to board 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.

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)

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

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 E
10.07.2021 | 24.07.2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS OLYMPIA - MAIN DECK, NL-NHSNO-08I-H
Base price
499.00
599.00
849.00
2-bed cabin in single use 749.00 899.00 1,274.00
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS OLYMPIA - UPPER DECK, NL-NHSNO-08I-O
Base price
649.00
749.00
999.00
2-bed cabin in single use 973.50 1,123.50 1,498.50
1-Bett Kabine 649.00 749.00 999.00
2-bed cabin astern 599.00 699.00 949.00
Season A
Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Season B
Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season E
Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS OLYMPIA - MAIN DECK, NL-NHSNO-08I-H
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS OLYMPIA - UPPER DECK, NL-NHSNO-08I-O
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
1-Bett Kabine
2-bed cabin astern
499.00
749.00
649.00
973.50
649.00
599.00
599.00
899.00
749.00
1,123.50
749.00
699.00
849.00
1,274.00
999.00
1,498.50
999.00
949.00
Season A
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Season B
Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season E
Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 10, 2021
Jul 24, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
144.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season A
Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Season B
Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season E
Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 |
Saturday
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer 144.00 144.00 144.00
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer 144.00 144.00 144.00
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer 144.00 144.00 144.00
Amsterdam
Einzelzimmer 144.00 144.00 144.00
Filter
7-gear with back pedal brake
Electric bike
7-gear with freewheel
75.00
165.00
75.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Services
  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category ½ 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, 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 ½ Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin) ½ 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

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. • Embarkation: from 5 to 7:30 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast by 09:00 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. 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. • Languages on board: German, English 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.

 

You can cancel the trip at any time after booking. Cancellation fees can be found in the travel conditions. The travel conditions of the organizer 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.

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