Windmills and bike paths make up Kinderdijk, South Holland, the Netherlands. Photo via Flickr:Luca Casartelli

Church in Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. Photo via Flickr:Olivier Duquesne

Tulip Tour - 14 day - Amsterdam to Bruges

Belgium, Netherlands Bike + Barge Tours

Biking, Tulips, Delft, Rotterdam, and more on this epic bike and boat tour

  • Never before have we offered a tulip tour such as this. You will have 14 days to completely immerse yourself by bike and boat in the wonder that is Holland and Belgium.

    Think of Holland, and inevitably what comes to mind is windmills and water. Belgium? Chocolate and beer! But there is so much more. This tour will showcase both countries, as well as feature Holland's Delta Works, Belgium's leper, surrounded by Ypres Salient battlefields, and two cities on either end that are as different as they can be. If you are interested in history, art, architecture, engineering feats, or you simply love to bike, this tour is for you!

    Your tulip tour would not be complete without a vist to the historic Keukenhof, reknowned for tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other bulb flowers!

    Highlights:
    Biking and boating in the beauty of two of the low countries
    Tulips and flower fields
    Keukenhof
    Delta Works
    Kinderdijk
    Coasts
    History, culture, and architecture
    Great accommodations and food!

    Be sure to check out all of our bike and barge tours in the Netherlands.

  • Price £ 2392 $ 4,100 2995 NOK 28702 kr 26494 $ 3,444 Single supplment on request

    extra options

    Electric bike rental payable on board (rate is per day): £ 12 $ 21 15 NOK 144 kr 133 $ 17 Laundry service, per mesh bag (bag provided): £ 6 $ 10 8 NOK 72 kr 66 $ 9

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    This tour is offered in both directions. Most people do fly into and out of the same airport (Amsterdam Schiphol) but If you prefer, you can also fly into or out of Brussels, depending on where your tour begins and ends.

    Local Travel

    From the airport in Amsterdam, you can access the train station on the lower floor and take a 20 minute shuttle to Amsterdam Central. At the end of your tour, if flying out of Amsterdam, you will take a train from Bruges back to Amsterdam. Depending on time of departure, and type of train, your train travel time ranges from 2 3/4 hours to 3 1/2 hours with one to three transfers. If flying out of Brussels, from Bruges, train travel time is about 1 1/2 hour to the Zaventem Airport. The train departs every hour and costs about €20 per person. You can check departure times by visiting the website: http://www.belgianrail.be/.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before travel. A very good website to research regional weather is weatherbase.com. The climate in Holland is considered maritime, greatly affected by the sea. Belgium as well is influence by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, with cool summers and moderate winters.


Where You’ll Stay

You will enjoy your cycling holiday on the comfort plus vessel, the Quo Vadis, known for its atmosphere, cuisine, and wonderful crew.

What’s Included

  • 14 days / 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 packed lunches, 12 three course dinners
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • 8 speed city touring bike, pannier, helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Cycling guide*
  • All ferry fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Tourist taxes
  • Gratuities

  • *There will be one cycling guide included in your tour and for those who want to ride guided, they can ride with the guide. You can also cycle self guided using the mobile offline application maps.me. To understand this application, please go to our blog post, Everything You Need to Know about Bike Touring with a GPS. You will find a link to download the app maps.me as well as a step by step instruction link.

What’s Not Included

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length14 days
From2995 Rates
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Tour Dates

2020:

Amsteram to Bruges:  Sunday, April 19, 2020
Bruges to Amsterdam: Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

*Please note: Below is a basic itinerary. More details to follow!

Amsterdam to Bruges:

Day 1: Amsterdam, boarding at 10 am, Amsterdam to Zaansche Schans
Day 2: Zaansche Schans - Haarlem
Day 3: Haarlem - Leiden
Day 4: Leiden - Delft
Day 5: Delft - Rotterdam
Day 6: Rotterdam - ferry to Kinderdijk, bike to Dordrecht/Willemstad
Day 7: Dordrecht/Willemstad - Zierikzee
Day 8: Zierikzee - Middleburg
Day 9: Middleburg - Gent
Day 10: Gent - Kortrijk
Day 11: Kortrijk - Wervik, bike around Ieper (Ypres)
Day 12: Ieper (Ypres) - Bruges
Day 13: Bruges
Day 14: End of tour

Bruges to Amsterdam

Day 1: Bruges, boarding at 10 am, short tour around Bruges
Day 2: Bruges to Moerbrugge by boat, bike to Kortrijk
Day 3: Kortrijk - Wervik by boat, bike around Ieper (Ypres)
Day 4: Ieper (Ypres) - Gent
Day 5: Gent - Middleburg
Day 6: Middleburg - Zierikzee
Day 7: Zierikzee - Willemstad/Dordrecht
Day 8: Willemstad/Dordrecht -Kinderdijk, ferry to Rotterdam
Day 9: Rotterdam - North Rotterdam by boat, Delft by bike
Day 10: Delft - Leiden
Day 11: Leiden - Haarlem
Day 12: Haarlem - Zaansche Schans- Amsterdam
Day 13: Amsterdam 
Day 14: End of tour
 

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Quo Vadis Belgium, Netherlands, Germany Comfort Plus Class Boat The beautiful MS Quo Vadis, a refurbished cargo barge, was put into service in April 2006 as a bike and boat vessel.

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