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  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Shuhan M. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: The tour guide!

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Shaunna K. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I enjoyed staying on a barge and taking in the beautiful scenery along the way.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Andrew N. 5 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I was clearly the fattest and least fit of the 12 guests on this 4 day bike and barge tour. My bride and I found all aspects of the tour to be above our expectations. The barge itself was something of a tardas. No the rooms were not massive but enough for two and well planned. The showers are small but hot and the beds surprisingly comfortable. The meals were beautiful. As a group we asked if the meals would be all traditional meals. I do not think this was the cooks intention so she changed every meal for us. Splendid food, warm and plenty to go round. The bikes were better than expected. Each day we traveled more KM with about 35 on the third day. I have to admit towards the end I did nearly give up. Note for next time break in your bottom and get a few km into your legs. Overall a great experience. We saw a lot of nature both of the animal and plant kind. Flowers cheese and at night a city walk. Our hosts and guide spoke English well and were a delight to spend time Read more… with. Go on book the tour, you know you want to.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Liz B. 9 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    A wonderful way to see The Netherlands. Visiting the tulip fields and flower market was so colourful and informative. Very easy cycling on great roads.

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Connie B. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The two excellent guides, Anya and Age, made the trip fun and informative. We also had a very congenital group of bikers, which helped make the trip truly memorable! We had an excellent time!

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Sandy R. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Awesome opportunity to experience the many Dutch highlights and tulips without being too touristy. The 4 day Tulip Tour offered an easy ride for retired bikers but was still adventurous and so interesting with incredibly beautiful scenery. Our guide, Bob, was fun, well organized and knowledgable about the area and towns we visited. The Jelmar berth was really comfortable and clean and they offered us first rate meals. Definitely a trip of a lifetime for me!

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Karen B. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I am a very experienced cyclist (raced in my younger days). The condition of the bicycles left something to be desired. For example, the headsets of the bikes were not tightened after the handlebars were straightened out as they were distributed to the group. The loose headset contributed to an accident that resulted in an injury.

    I suppose it is a common type of bicycle in Holland, but the upright positioning and lack of rake on the front fork made the bike inherently unstable. I got used to it pretty quickly, but some of the group never did. Only about half of our group were regular cyclists, and that made riding in/with the group an exercise in self-protection. Fortunately, my brakes worked well.

    Also, lessons on how to cycle in the Netherlands (rules of the road, etc.) could have been more complete and reinforced each day. Our group tended to bunch up whenever stopped, blocking the way for others, and again, verging on dangerous. The guide said nothing. Read more… After one of our group said something to the guide, he finally started paying more attention to keeping the group together at traffic signals. Another part of the group tended to ride in the pedestrian lanes- they stopped doing that after getting a thorough tongue-lashing from a Dutchman walking his dog.

    All this said- the general content of the trip was wonderful- the tulips, the cities, the countryside... we thoroughly enjoyed that. Would we do it again? Unsure... perhaps if we could be with a more experienced group.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Kim K. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: The fabulous guides, scenery and staff!

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Jo-Anne W. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    What an Experience! Our Barge, the Jelmar, was spacious with a nice private bathroom. Albert-Jon was a great Captain and our meals were outstanding! We certainly were never hungry and the menus were very unique and delicious. The bikes were great and pretty comfy. Petra our guide was terrific. We not only enjoyed our Biking with her, but she also took us on evening walking tours of the little villages we were docked in. Being local, she was able to indulge us in a lot of the history of the areas. The Tulip fields, and beautiful architecture were delightful and of course the Keukenhof was AMAZING! Loved the little stops along the way for ice cream or coffee. Learning of the Working Windmills and speaking with overseers was so interesting. The little Cheese farm we visited was terrific. They even vacuumed our cheese for us to bring home. The Aalsmeer Flower auction was like a beautiful ballet and the millions of flowers the backdrop to the workers performances. I have Read more… already forwarded the trip information to several co-workers and friends. Truly a MUST DO.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Leslie B. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part was the biking and the touring of various cities in the evening. I was interested in seeing if I could physically do the biking and found it was no problem at all.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by William L. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    My wife not getting adequate vegetarian food on two occasions. Left a bad impression.

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Andi 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Although the weather was rather rough in April, the tulip fields were lovely. Our guide was sweet and attentive, but her lack of experience in working with large, diverse groups created some difficult situations. With more experience, she will be super. Two bikes needed basic repairs within the first twenty minutes of biking, indicating that they had not been checked prior to our group's arrival. The captain of the Jelmar was skillful in managing the barge, but his people skills are still developing. Enough said.
    Jelmar April 2017

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Schalk C. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable aspects of the trip were cycling, Keukenhof tulpis, and Alsmeer flower market.

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Nitin Raj S. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The best part was the flower Gardens and flower fields.

    Boat: Flora ( antigo Jelmar)

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Betsy Cannon 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I recommend this trip all the time, and several people have taken it on my recommendation. We really liked the 'down home' feeling of the boat. Our guide was fantastic and we still talk about the tulip fields. The flower market was unbelievable--a highlight!

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Henry DeVries 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wonderful way to get a taste of the country, pace was ok. Nice to meet people from all over the world. Some situations which were dangerous, the guide was somewhat oblivious to them since he was always at the front and didn't really pay attention to the group the way he should have.

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Fiorindo Sinibaldi 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Holland is beautiful. The bike route goes through too many urban areas and not enough countryside. The groups are too large. Our group had 28 people and only 1 guide. It was impossible for him to keep an eye on all the people. As an example, it would take 3 or 4 light changes for the group to all cross a main road. Sometimes the group would be spread out as much as 1 kilometer. My wife fell off her bike and broke her hand because the group was always speeding up and slowing down. One day we even lost a rider for a while. The tour guide seemed very informative, but did not explain much, and seemed cold most of the time. That is my honest opinion. Thank you.

    Boat: Tijdgeest

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Sandra Falconer 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wonderful trip. Only a little disappointed in that our guide was very knowledgeable about biking, but didn't appear to be as knowledgeable about the geography or culture of the area as I would have liked.

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Beth 4 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Took the Jelmar out of Amsterdam and spent 4 days cruising and biking with our guide Fred. Our captain was sure of himself (reference the other comment above) but that is what I look for in a boat captain. Captains must know what they are doing when they traverse the locks, etc. The other folks on the trip were super chilled out and positive throughout. We lucked out and had perfect weather and biking conditions. Highly recommended and the tulips were at their peak!!!!

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Rachel Beyerle 5 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    I just wanted to say a belated thanks to the staff for your assistance with the Gandalf trip earlier in the month. Everything was great and well-organized with the boat, the tour, and we had a fun group of travelers.

    Thank you!

    Boat: Gandalf

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Jessamyn Ressler-Maerlender 8 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We took this trip and loved every minute. The pace was relaxed and the flat terrain was easy and beautiful. And, as a pleasant surprise, the food was excellent (we really enjoyed having home cooked meals--a real treat on vacation) and the company was a great group of international people who were easy and fun to be with.

    Countries: Holanda

  • Tour das Tulipas - 4 Dias
    by Ted Barto 8 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Our 4 day trip aboard the Jelmar may have been the best 4 days of a wonderful 3 week European trip. Loved the other guests, had a really great female guide, the biking and sites were terrific - just a lot of fun. I think the only complaint from the guests centered upon the boat captain - quite infatuated with himself and a bit much, but, we only had brief daily contact with him. We have already recommended this experience to others - just wonderful. Happy New Year - Ted

    Countries: Holanda

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