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Pearls of Holland cycling trip
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Pearls of Holland cycling trip

Pearls of Holland cycling trip

Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Gouda

  • Historic cities like Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Gouda
  • A captivating capital, Amsterdam
  • Typical Dutch farmhouses, country manors and windmills
  • Peaceful green scenes brimming with rivers and dikes
  • Town centres criss-crossed by lanes and canals
  • Easy cycling on the flat, along quiet roads and bike lanes
  • Seaside sections and stops at the beach
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Start: Amsterdam            Finish: Amsterdam

Day 1: Arrival Amsterdam
Day 2: From Amsterdam to Haarlem (30 km / 18,5 mi)
Day 3: From Haarlem to Leiden (43 km / 26,5 mi)
Day 4: From Leiden to Delft (29 km / 17 mi)
Day 5: From Delft to Gouda (34 km / 21 mi)
Day 6: From Gouda to Amsterdam (68 km / 42 mi)
Day 7: Depart Amsterdam

Day 1:    Arrival Amsterdam

Arrange for an early arrival and wander the city’s peaceful 17th-century canal ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Add a bit of urban buzz with time on the squares: Dam, Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein . . . or venture off the beaten track, hike up Brouwersgracht and hire a canal bike to get a new perspective from the water. Remember: though finding a place to park here is no easy task, your hotel does offer parking for a fee.

Day 2:    From Amsterdam to Haarlem (30 km / 18,5 mi)

Start out early to beat the cultural crowds at the Van Gogh and Anne Frank museums. Then say farewell to amazing Amsterdam, jump on your bike and journey into Kennemerland, a land of polders and small woods, peatlands, gardens and country estates. You’ll spend the night in elegant Haarlem a city full of art and culture, cafes and boutiques.

Day 3:    From Haarlem to Leiden (43 km / 26,5 mi)

Explore downtown Haarlem on a city walk to hidden ‘hofjes’, typical historic courtyards with women’s residences set up by church or charity. Marvel at the work of masters from the Dutch Golden Age, including local artists such as Frans Hals (painter of group portraits), Jacob Ruysdael (land- and seascapes) and Pieter Saenredam (church interiors), all on exhibit at the Frans Hals Museum.

In the afternoon take a kaleidoscope ride among Dunes and Bulbs. If you time your holiday right, toward mid-May the flower fields are at their absolute height as tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths bloom into a splendid seasonal attraction. To spend an entire day at the Keukenhof flower exhibition, book an extra night in Leiden. This, the Netherlands’ oldest university town, is humming with cultural events and a friendly atmosphere of canals, monuments, museums and windmills. The historic botanical gardens deserve a special mention.

Day 4:    From Leiden to Delft (29 km / 17 mi)

Take your leave of lively Leiden and glide into peace and quiet once more, riding typically Dutch scenes of orderly man-made rectangles of polders (mostly reclaimed peatlands). Shimmering lakes and lush pastures surround old windmills and farmhouses on your way to the famous city of Delft. With its nostalgic historical charm, Delft enamours as does its dreamy blue and white hand-painted pottery. A place so beautiful that painter Johannes Vermeer lived his entire life here (1632-1675) and the local Vermeer Centre provides illuminating insight into his life and work, though none of his original paintings are on display here.

Day 5:    From Delft to Gouda (34 km / 21 mi)

This stretch of the tour takes you through ‘the Green Heart’, a stronghold against the Randstad’s four-city urban sprawl. Delightful villages balance atop dikes above the polders and your gaze will be drawn far out to the horizon across pleasingly straight rectangles of vibrant green. Wandering Gouda’s romantic canals, you’ll stumble upon the 1450 Gothic town hall, the 1667 weighing house and St John’s with its stunning stained glass. Seek a souvenir of locally made candles and give in to the aroma of hot waffles. In summer, plan your trip so that Day 6 falls on a Thursday morning and meet the cheese market head on (from late June to late August).

Day 6:    From Gouda to Amsterdam (68 km / 42 mi)

Jump on your bike and set off on the longest leg of the tour! Roll through the rural Green Heart of Holland among rivers, polders and lakes, whipping out your binoculars for bird watching. Stop to sample some Dutch-style apple tart to replenish your energy then press onward along the River Amstel. 

Day 7:    Depart Amsterdam

Your cycling holiday comes to an end this morning. Savour one last hearty breakfast before you take off . . . and don’t forget the chocolate sprinkles!

Starting dates 2020:  
Daily from April 1 till September 24  
Prices €  Euro 

Double room, breakfast

Single room, breakfast

Extra night, breakfast only

Extra night, breakfast only, Amsterdam






Upgrades pp/night

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg, Santpoort 70,00
Westcord Art Hotel, Amsterdam 10,00
Surcharge per person Euro 
Stay in Amsterdam on Saturday 25.00

Stay in Amsterdam from:

15 Apr 2022 - 17 Apr 2022

23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022

26 May 2022 - 28 May 2022

03 Jun 2022 - 05 Jun 2022

Rental Bike Euro
 Child bike 66.00 
 Hybrid 78.00 
 E-bike 162.00 
Extra services Euro
Bike Breakdown pass 24.00
Child seat 30.00
Bike theft insurance 18.00
E-bike theft insurance 36.00
Extra luggage 30.00 
Tag-along bike 36.00 
Child trailer 105.00
Bike helmet 12.00
GPS 5.00

All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

We choose comfortable 3* hotels, farmhouses and B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.

You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:

You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.


Westcord Art Hotel (Amsterdam)
Westcord Art Hotel (Amsterdam)

This hotel is on the border of the Spaarndammer neighbourhood, which is known for its architecture. In the lobby you can find an original piece of Herman Brood. Every room has an 'art' item.


Hotel Lion d'Or (Haarlem)
Hotel Lion d'Or (Haarlem)

Hotel Lion d'Or can be found in the hearth of Haarlem. The service is remarkable and the rooms are clean and comfortable.


Hampshire Hotel Delft
Hampshire Hotel Delft Centre **** (Delft)

The 92-room Hotel Delft Centre is right on the boundary between the historic city centre and the Delftse Hout recreation area. You will experience a family atmosphere that is entwined with a musical narrative. 


Best Western Hotel (Gouda)
Best Western Hotel (Gouda)

This hotel is only minutes away from the historical centre of Gouda. 



You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April 1st and September 24th.

The closest airport you can fly into is Amsterdam Schipol (AMS).

From Amsterdam Schipol airport(AMS), you take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol station to Amsterdam Amstel or Amsterdam Central, depending on the hotel you are staying at.


If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our 24 gear touring bikes will be delivered to you at the start of your holiday and you must return them before you go home. All bikes are equipped with a chain lock and a repair kit. Hybrid and e-bikes also include a saddlebag.


      Chain lock                Saddlebag               Repair kit 

Hybrid bike

Our hybrid bikes have 21-gears with hand brakes. We will assign the bikes according to gender, as we have both men- and women style bikes.



Child bike

For children who are at least 125 cm, we can also arrange bikes (these are 24”or 26” for children that are bigger than 140 cm)



Fun-Trailer                                  Child trailer                         Child seat   





Tandem bikes are suitable for two adults only. The tandem bikes have a frame size of 48 cm. We mostly use the Victoria Spezial 8.7. This tandem bike comes with 24-derailleur gears or nuvinci gears. The height of the handle bars on a tandem bike cannot be adjusted.



E-bikes are always on request, as we have a limited amount of e-bikes available. Our e-bikes are unisex, have handbrakes and have ten gears. Our smallest e-bike has a frame size of 49 cm and is suitable for persons that are 155 cm (5ft1) or taller. 

GPS tracks are available on request.


NOTE: In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays a surcharge applies. It can also be applied in certain periods along the year.


  • 6 nights´accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transport to the next hotel (1 piece per person, max. 20 kilos)
  • Tourist taxes
  • Maps, tourist information and route descriptions in English
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Halfboard (optional)
  • Lunches
  • Rental bikes
  • Ferries and optional train transfer

Optional Services

  • Bike rental 24-speed
  • Extra overnight in one of the cities

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