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Boat/Barge: De Holland • REMOVE • About De Holland
North Holland Tour by Maryann B. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was a wonderful trip, highly recommended to both cyclists and non-cyclists! The staff went out of their way to make sure all the guests were well looked after.
Boat: De Holland
North Holland Tour by Stephen T. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The North Holland barge and bike is a fantastic experience and a great opportunity for a family to share a unique adventure together. The scenery is spectacular, the villages immaculate, the people friendly, the barge comfortable, the food good, the bikes new and the staff accommodating. To improve the experience, breakfast could be better and the lunch selections more varied. Early risers generally helped themselves to all of the pastries before others cold enjoy them. Seating could be unassigned so that more people could meet and enjoy different parts of the dining room. Otherwise they have this trip wired.
South Holland Tour by Katie H. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was a very positive experience. Bikers of all abilities can participate in this tour. The navigation can be a bit tricky. I would definitely recommend using the navigation app in addition to the maps & briefings. However, there was usually a friendly local or another member of the group not too far away to help get you back on the route. The barge was very nice. We had an upgraded room. Plenty of storage space. The guides were excellent. The staff on the barge couldn’t have been nicer. The food was very good. The tour itself exceeded my expectations. Holland is beautiful. The route took us through a variety of geography. Lots of quintessential Dutch experiences, windmills, cheese, delft, etc.. The de Amsterdam is a larger boat than most so you have a large group. Neither here nor there, just a note if you prefer a more intimate group.
South Holland Tour by Sarah D. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
South Holland Tour by Azam E. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Boat and bike trip was our first experience. It was really amazing and well- organized one :)) we just wish to have more options for healthy food on board and choose our table at dinner time to socialize with more people than having assigned seats every night. -Thank you
North Holland Tour by D. Dray 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
We have been on seven self-guided bike trips (two of them with boats) and this was truly one of the best! The accommodations on our Prague ship, the MS Florentina were nicer (larger lounges, expansive deck, etc) than the Angela Esmee to be frank, but the Angela's superb crew, the charming towns as ports of call, and along the route, and our tour leader, Margaret, more than made up for it. I highly recommend this tour!
South Holland Tour by Mike S. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The overall experience was excellent. We enjoyed the intimacy of a relatively small group on the boat. It allowed us to meet a number of people over the course of the week. We will definitely be returning in the future.
If I had one suggestion it would be to limit the number of days where there was a deadline to meet the boat in the late afternoon as these deadlines sometimes creates pressure to complete the route quicker than I would have otherwise chosen.
South Holland Tour by Helen M. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The scenery was beautiful and the barge was lovely. The most memorable part of the trip was the people - the Dutch are friendly and helpful, and the Angela Esmee crew was exceptional!
North Holland Tour by Cathy G. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I already have recommended this trip to several people. By far this trip was the best trip I have ever been on. Thank you.
North Holland Tour by Kim E. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Complete day from start to finish! Staff were super friendly and efficient! Breathtaking views of countryside and timeless villages! Supper dining was plentiful, varied and delicious! Basic rooms were always tidy and clean. Wow...what an incredible adventure.
North Holland Tour by L. Scrutton 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I would have liked was some variety in the lunch fruit. Apples every day but one ...... got a bit boring. I would also have liked to have a condiment (mustard or mayonnaise) to add to the meat/cheese sandwiches as they were a bit dry. All in all, a great trip! Too bad the weather wasn't a bit better, but nothing could be done about that.
North Holland Tour by Thomas Reid 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Marcel is a great guide/tour leader.
North Holland Tour by Bob Rodney 4 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Marcel was a very good guide-Johnan helped keep our bikes in very good order.
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