Five reasons why boat bike tours are the perfect way to travel

Summer is just around the corner and the Netherlands is in full bloom. After weeks of being confined at home, we’ve just heard that restaurants, cafes and museums will reopen from June 1st, and from July 1st, campsites and hotels will also open their doors to visitors. We, too, will be hitting the waterways from June 17. For those of you who are yearning to have an adventure but care about safety, Boat Bike Tours offers a great way to travel while avoiding the crowds. Read about why our tours…


Seven Reasons You’ll get hooked on Boat Bike Tours

What is it that makes the combination of biking and sailing so addictive? Over the years, Boat Bike Tours has noticed that once people go on one trip, they usually come back for more. Some of them have even been coming annually for over a decade! So what is it that makes our tours so popular? Here are just a few of the reasons:     1. Enjoy luxury and adventure in one Often when you’re planning a holiday you have to make a choice: do you go stay at…


6 things to know about post-corona travel

Are you wondering what travel will be like after the coronavirus has settled down? We all are! The constantly changing situation means it’s hard to know what the future holds. While it’s not wise (or even possible) to travel right now, there will come a time when it’s safe to hit the road again. And that will be good. Travel is a meaningful part of modern life, it teaches us about the world and ourselves. It connects us with our beautiful planet, its people and its places. Thinking about travel…


New year, new travel luck: Our plans for 2021

At Boat Bike Tours we love to be on the road experiencing new things. Travel’s in our blood! Staying at home, drinking tea and waiting and isn’t exactly our thing. But even during this travel hiatus we’re not getting down about it – we’re already eager to make plans for the future. We know we’re not alone in feeling the travel bug itch, so we’d like to share some of our 2021 plans with you. There are exciting new journeys and a brand-new ship to look forward to, not to…


Travel after Corona: How we’re adapting our tours.

It’s the question that’s been occupying us all: What will life be like after Corona? Or in other words, how do we manage to find a new normal when travel restrictions are eased? Usually at this time of year we at Boat Bike Tours have our hands full with the start of the sailing season in April and May. But this year everything is different. However, that doesn’t mean that we’ve been idle. Instead of welcoming guests on board, we’ve been working flat out to prepare for the time when…


Virtual tours: See Europe’s best sites from your own living room

Let’s be honest: we all expected spring to go a little differently. Due to the new coronavirus and the resulting lockdowns across the world, everyone’s plans, not to mention our entire lives, have been turned upside-down. We’re now facing unprecedented circumstances – and it also applies to travel. Unprecedented situation The virus has caused aircraft to be grounded, borders to close, and entire nations to stay at home. Many spring trips have been cancelled and what will happen to summer vacations is anyone’s guess. All over the world, restaurants, tour…


Who knew?! 10 fun facts about the Netherlands

Do you think you know the Netherlands? Take care… we believe that we can still surprise you with some amazing facts about this unique low-lying country. Even if the Netherlands isn’t very big, it’s still home to some amazing world records, inventions and curiosities. How many of these facts are you familiar with? 1. There are over 1,000 historic windmills To this day, windmills are an integral part of the Dutch landscape. The winged giants first appeared in the Netherlands in the 17th century, and by the 19th century their…


5 surprise highlights from the Hansa tour

Margriet has been with the Boat Bike Tours team for years. Originally in marketing, she’s currently helping make the company more sustainable. And when it comes to boat bike tours you could say that she’s an old hand. Nevertheless, there are always a few new discoveries awaiting her when she joins one of our tours. She recently took our Hansa Highlights tour and was pleasantly surprised more than once by a lot of unexpected aspects of the trip. The tour wound its way over eight days through picturesque Dutch towns…


More than a cheese capital: The four Cs of Gouda

On our Southern Tour of Holland, our intern Alina cycled through the Green Heart of Holland to the city of Gouda, with its 73,000 inhabitants. Here she shares some interesting things she learnt about this most Dutch of cities. Anyone who’s ever visited Gouda knows how impressive the city looks – especially when you’re staring up at the fairytale town hall from the middle of the market place. The Four Cs of Gouda Despite its name being synonymous for cheese, Gouda is so much more than a cheese capital. On…


5 reasons to spend your summer holidays in the Netherlands

Summers in the Netherlands can be a real celebration. The days are long and sunny, yet not too hot. And the period between mid-June and the end of just August is just perfect for an active outdoor holiday. Here are our five favorite reasons to love the Dutch summers. It’s perfect cycling weather Pleasant temperatures of  62 to 71 degrees, plenty of sunshine and maybe a fresh sea breeze: that’s a typical summer day in the Netherlands. These are ideal conditions for getting out and exploring surroundings on a cycling…