By Bike & Boat „North Holland” - MS SERENA (1st August)

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. 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.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
Stefanie Gutmann
+49 471 80073 514 Contact

Tour details


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.

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).

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.

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.

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

Tour character

Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Prices and events

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Aug 1, 2020 |
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-H
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
2-person suite cabin (fixed price)
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, NL-NHSNS-08I-O
Base price
% charge for double cabin in single use 50%
7-gear with back pedal brake
Electric bike
7-gear with freewheel

Services & information

  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according to routing from Amsterdam / to Enkhuizen
  • 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 Amsterdam and from Enkhuizen, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board

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

For example: Parking Oosterdok, economy fare approx. € 20.-/24 h

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

Free parking fee (unguarded parking at the NS-train station in Enkhuizen is free), not far from the harbour (subject to change). No reservation possible.

Please note that valet parking is not possible.

Rail link from Enkhuizen to Amsterdam or vice versa:

Approx. every 30 minutes, price p. pers. Starting at approx. € 12.-. Duration approx. 1 hour.

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 5:00 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.

Your boat

With pleasure I will help you with the planning of your journey
Stefanie Gutmann

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