Holland Family Biking Tour
Holland Family Biking Tour

Holland Family Biking Tour

8 days

Boat in the channel of EnkhuizenBridge in Enkhuizen (Holland)Colorful buildings in HarderwijkOldtown of HarderwijkLocal art crafts in HollandCouple biking in the promenade of MuiderbergCouple observing MuiderslotLady reading a book near the coast of VolendamVolendam museum, visited on a self-guided biking tour in HollandLone tree near Zuiderzee

Get a well-rounded glimpse of Holland on this 8-day family-friendly cycling tour

The 8-day self-guided Holland Family Biking Tour invites you to explore four unique provinces of the Netherlands by bike while having plenty of time for sightseeing. Whether you’re looking for a family cycling holiday suitable for the kids or just prefer pleasant, easy rides of short distances, this tour will delight every age.

The tour begins in Amersfoort in Utrecht province, where you’ll discover a whimsical world of historic buildings and a maze of canals. Cruising through royal Baarn and beautiful Naarden, you’ll make your way to the village of Muiderberg, marking your crossing into the province of North Holland. Trading in a peaceful village ambience for the buzz of the big city, you’ll then ride to Amsterdam, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular afternoon exploring the dynamic capital. Enkhuizen, Lelystad, and Hulshorst are to follow, introducing you to the provinces of Flevoland and Gelderland.

Each leg of the tour is filled with unique scenery and exciting experiences—from ancient castles to a Dolphinarium, there’s something for everyone on this tour. Quality accommodations make unwinding after days of cycling and sightseeing a true pleasure, with overnight stays in well-located 3-star and 4-star hotels. Detailed route maps and trip notes make for an easy ride, allowing you to concentrate on taking in the marvellous scenes that unfold around you each day.

Enjoy a cycling tour that doesn’t require full days on the bike. Book the Holland Family Biking Tour and discover the allure of the Netherlands for yourself.

Highlights of the Holland Family Biking Tour

Enjoy easy, short cycling routes through the Dutch provinces of Utrecht, North Holland, Flevoland, and Gelderland.
Spend an afternoon caught up in the maze of Amsterdam’s famous canals as you soak up the buzzing atmosphere of the capital.
Visit and stay in beautiful historic Dutch villages like Volendam, where culture and tradition abound.
Catch a ferry from Enkhuizen to the island of Urk, then pedal the pretty island of Schokland.

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Holland Family Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Your tour begins in Amersfoort, in the beautiful Dutch province of Utrecht. Amersfoort is the perfect introduction to the Netherlands, with its charming historic buildings and lively city center. Settle into your accommodations before setting out to explore the city’s network of canals, excellent cafes and restaurants, and lovely terraces.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Amersfoort
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Cycle to Muiderberg via Baarn and Naarden

Your first day of riding is here! Hop on your bike this morning after breakfast and enjoy a pleasant ride to Muiderberg. On the way, you’ll cruise through Baarn and stunning Naarden, where you can enjoy a pit-stop for refreshments and a little stroll.

Arrive in the idyllic village of Muiderberg, which marks your entrance to the North Holland province. Enjoy a relaxing evening, perhaps catching the sunset as you walk the village’s sandy shores.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Muiderberg
Distance: 42km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Muiden Castle and an Afternoon in Amsterdam

Pleasantly charmed by Dutch village life, you’ll set out this morning to take in a fascinating remnant of Dutch history. Ride to Muiden, where you’ll discover the medieval Muiden Castle, a beautiful stone fortress built in 1280 at the mouth of the Vecht River.

Back on your bike, you’ll press on to the capital, Amsterdam, cruising along the former estuary to a place known as Waterland, where birds abound in peat meadows and ancient canals flow.

In Amsterdam, a world of adventure awaits! The bike-friendly, vibrant capital is a hub for art, culture, and international cuisine. Enjoy as much time as you like here, with no shortage of things to do, then continue the route to your next overnight stop in the lovely fishing village of Volendam.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Volendam
Distance: 45km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle to Historical Enkhuizen

After a peaceful evening spent in Volendam, set out this morning towards Hoorn, a pretty village situated on a bay. Hop off your bike to check out the old town center, which boasts a host of incredible 17th-century historical buildings.

Then, with the ancient Zuiderzee sea dike as your guide, you’ll continue the route to Enkhuizen, whizzing past several beautiful churches and windmills.

Enkhuizen, known to have one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful old town centers, is guaranteed to delight. Encased in an impressive 17th-century city wall, the town is a true hotspot for history lovers, home to several 15th-century churches and a plethora of other historical masterpieces.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Enkhuizen
Distance: 45km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Island Hopping to Lelystad

Today, you’ll swap out land for water as you board a ferry to Urk, a former Zuiderzee island.

Following a scenic cruise, you’ll jump in the saddle to cruise Schokland, another former Zuiderzee island known as the pearl of Flevoland. The tiny island spans only 4.5 kilometres long and 400 metres wide making for a quick ride.

Then, continue to Lelystad, where you’ll find tonight’s accommodations.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Lelystad
Distance: 30km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle the Width of Flevoland

Depart Lelystad this morning, and prepare for more breathtaking scenery during the ride. Today, you’ll cycle the width of Flevoland, cruising past farms and pretty woodlands to Harderwijk, where you’ll find yourself back on the mainland. Here, you’ll discover a Dolphinarium, Europe’s largest zoo for majestic marine mammals.

Continue the route to Hulshorst, where a refreshing dip in the hotel pool awaits you, following an exciting day on your bike!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Hulshorst
Distance: 35km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Cycle the Banks of the Veluwerandmeren Lakes to Amersfoort

Your final ride marks your return to Amersfoort, and the route that paves the way is nothing short of magnificent. Enjoy a scenic ride via the banks of the sparkling Veluwerandmeren lakes, through dense woods and polders.

Arrive in Amersfoort, where you can enjoy a fantastic final night of the tour in this charming, historic town.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Amersfoort
Distance: 48km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Depart

Your cycling tour comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Pack up and check out to depart.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Holland Family Biking Tour Itinerary Tour Prices and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

The best time to travel to the Netherlands for this cycling tour is mid-April to October, when the weather is at its best. July and August see the greatest number of tourists. This tour is available from April to September, allowing you the option to travel during the spring, summer, or early fall.

Private Self-Guided Holland Family Biking Tour Itinerary

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,095 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $850 USD
  • Price for children (in an extra bed of a double/triple room): $525 USD
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Accommodation on the Holland Family Biking Tour

This tour is based on hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3- and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Guests may have access to amenities such as swimming pools, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on. As this tour is designed to be family-friendly, family rooms are available at each accommodation along the route.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $275 USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Fletcher Hotel in Amersfoort ★★★★

Enveloped in nature and located near the historic old town center, Fletcher Hotel boasts a myriad of modern amenities, making this stay a pleasant one. Gorgeous rooms with loads of natural light and stylish décor will ensure a comfortable stay.

Hotel het Rechthuis in Muiderberg ★★★

This peaceful hotel, found in a charming 17th-century historical building, invites guests to enjoy a remarkable blend of old charm, and modern amenities, with the best of Muiderberg on your doorstep.

Art Hotel Spaander in Volendam ★★★

Enjoy this lakeside stay on Markermeer Lake at the centrally located Art Hotel Spaander. Guests can enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel pool and unwind with a drink at the hotel bar.

Hotel de Koepoort in Enkhuizen ★★★★

This colourful hotel showcases artwork by local artists and boasts bright, modern guest rooms. Room service and laundry service are among its several convenient amenities.

Hotel Apollo Lelystad City Centre Lelystad ★★★★

Located at the heart of Lelystad, this charming hotel is the perfect base for exploring this lively city.

Apollo Hotel de Beyaerd in Hulshorst ★★★★

Set in a masterfully renovated former farmhouse, the Apollo Hotel is the perfect place to unwind following a day’s adventure. Guests can enjoy swimming in the hotel pool, mini-golf, and a bar and lounge during their stay.

Fletcher Hotel in Amersfoort ★★★★

Enveloped in nature and located near the historic old town center, Fletcher Hotel boasts a myriad of modern amenities, making this stay a pleasant one. Gorgeous rooms with loads of natural light and stylish décor will ensure a comfortable stay.

What’s Included in the Holland Family Biking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. 7 dinners can be added for a supplement of 230 EUR per person.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Amersfoort are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transportation during the tour is included. Your bike rental and airport transfers are not included but can be booked in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Maps and route descriptions
  • Tourist information on all places of interest
  • Tourist taxes
  • Phone hotline (also available on weekends)

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • Guide services
  • Flights to and from Amsterdam
  • Ferry tickets
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • GPS
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Child bike: $95 USD per person
    • Hybrid bike: $125 USD per person
    • E-Bike: $225 USD per person
  • Upgrade to half board: $295 USD per person
  • Additional services and biking equipment rental:
    • Bike theft insurance: $50 USD per bike
    • Child seat: $50 USD per unit
    • Helmet rental: $25 USD
    • Bike road assistance: $50 USD per person
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Holland Family Biking Tour

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. The tour is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, kids included, so routes are easy and short. You should be comfortable cycling distances of up to 48 kilometres in a day, with plenty of opportunities for breaks and refreshments. The terrain is almost entirely flat, making for a pleasant and easy ride.

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