By Bike & Boat „North Holland” - MS SERENA

Through the province North Holland by Bike & Boat

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.

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easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
Stefanie Gutmann
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Amsterdam, the city of canals, bridges and diamonds

Tour details

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Route

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.

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 6:00 pm shipping back to Den Helder.

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.

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
27.03.2021 | 02.10.2021 |
Saturday
Season B
03.04.2021 | 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 North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-H
Base price
499.00
599.00
699.00
749.00
849.00
Valet Parking Amsterdam 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
Junior suite 549.00 649.00 749.00 799.00 899.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-O
Base price
649.00
749.00
849.00
899.00
999.00
Valet Parking Amsterdam 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00
% charge for double cabin in single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Season A
Mar 27, 2021 | Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Season B
Apr 3, 2021 | 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 North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-H
Base price
Valet Parking Amsterdam
Junior suite
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-O
Base price
Valet Parking Amsterdam
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
499.00
150.00
549.00
50%
649.00
150.00
50%
599.00
150.00
649.00
50%
749.00
150.00
50%
699.00
150.00
749.00
50%
849.00
150.00
50%
749.00
150.00
799.00
50%
899.00
150.00
50%
849.00
150.00
899.00
50%
999.00
150.00
50%
Season A
Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Season B
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 3, 2021
Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season C
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021
Sep 11, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
Season D
Apr 17, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Apr 24, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021
Season E
May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021
May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021
May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021
May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021
May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021
Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Jul 3, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 10, 2021
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
Jul 24, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021
Jul 31, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021
Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Amsterdam Upper deck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 4****
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 4****
99.00
144.00
99.00
144.00
99.00
144.00
99.00
144.00
99.00
144.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season A
Mar 27, 2021 | Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Season B
Apr 3, 2021 | 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
Amsterdam Upper deck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 4**** 99.00 99.00 99.00 99.00 99.00
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 4**** 144.00 144.00 144.00 144.00 144.00
Filter
7-gear with back pedal brake
Electric bike
7-gear with freewheel
75.00
165.00
75.00

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
  • 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

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. € 145.-/week (Rate depends on capacity; application form with your booking confirmation).

Important remarks:

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 3 to 4:30 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast by 09:00 am. Bicycles on board: unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears, hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability) and pannier bag. E-Bikes are on these tours only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and at limited number. 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.

Minimum number of participants: 50 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.

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