Did you know that the Netherlands has almost 35,000 kilometers of cycle paths? Make it easy on yourself and discover some of the most beautiful Dutch cycleways by joining us for one of our classic bike and barge tours through the Netherlands / Holland! In Holland you’re always close to water, meaning that you can enjoy cycling tours by day and spend your nights aboard one of our comfortable barges. The hardest part of these active but relaxed adventures might well be deciding which of our Dutch bike and barge tours to choose!
Perhaps you might feel the call of North Holland, home of the massive freshwater Ijsselmeer Lake, lovely Golden Age harbor towns and fishing villages, and the vast expanses of sand dunes, mudflats, and beaches along the North, Frisian and Wadden seas. You could decide that the cycle-friendly islands of Texel and Terschelling or the Zaanse Schans open air museum are more your thing — and also spend time in Amsterdam, the Dutch mini-metropolis, with its gorgeous tilted townhouses and UNESCO-listed canal ring.
Or choose to cycle through the lush landscapes of Holland’s “Green Heart”, exploring historic cities like Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Haarlem, tracing the Rhine River and the art heritage of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Such tours, of course, also include the photogenic Kinderdijk windmills and sampling the cheeses of Gouda.