Bike and Barge Tours Netherlands / Holland

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.

Still not sure which Netherlands / Holland bike and barge tour to choose?

Those with a green thumb could join one of our spring Tulip Tours and delight in the verdant, blooming wonders of the Keukenhof flower park, the Aalsmeer flower auction and the “Garden of Amsterdam” region. We also offer extended bike-boat holidays covering all of the typical Holland sights, cities and specialties in two weeks, so that you don’t have to decide between the seaside and traditional Dutch farm landscapes! You’ve already tried a bike and barge tour? Well, we also offer Netherlands/Holland Sail and Bike holidays! These are active holidays where you regularly swap the bike saddle for the sailing life. You don’t need any sailing experience, nor any special training for the bike sections — only a desire for fresh country air and a sea breeze through your hair. Intrigued? Try exploring Holland during on one of our Sail and Bike Tours. Has all this talk of adventure gotten you excited to bike even further? Bike and barge tours running from the Netherlands/Holland to Belgium (or vice versa) are possible with our Amsterdam to Bruges trips!