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North Holland Peninsula cycling
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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North Holland Peninsula cycling

North Holland Peninsula cycling

This is Holland at its wettest and flattest! This part of North Holland province fits the image that most foreigners have of Holland. The polders, often consisting of many rectangles of damp meadows separated by ditches, are encompassed by dikes and canals. When you cycle on a dike you’ll be able to see the difference in water levels between the canal on the one side and the lower lying ditches in the polder on the other side. This cycle tour will also take you to the dunes on the North Sea coast which not only protect the hinterland from the sea but also harbour many species of dune flora and fauna. You will certainly enjoy the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now Lake IJsselmeer) and the small towns of Edam and Volendam.

Your bike holiday would not be complete without a visit to attractive Amsterdam. As on all our carefree cycle tours, we provide luggage transfer and excellent accommodation.

Cycling routes north Holland
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Route

Start: Alkmaar               Finish: Alkmaar

Day 1: Arrival in Alkmaar
Day 2: Alkmaar - Amsterdam (60 km)
Day 3: Amsterdam - Volendam (33 km)
Day 4: Volendam - Alkmaar (60 km)
Day 5: Return Home

Day 1:    Arrival in Alkmaar

Arrival in Alkmaar

Day 2:     Alkmaar - Amsterdam (60 km)

This stretch of the tour is also very diverse. Zaanse Schans is a recreated (inhabited!) neighbourhood in the style typical of this area on the River Zaan in the 17th-18th Centuries: beautiful dark green wooden buildings, bridges and windmills. There are lots of things to see, including clog, cheese and tin making demonstrations. From here, make your way to Amsterdam. Amsterdam will welcome you with romantic canals, bridges and... more than 800,000 bicycles! Amsterdam is for exploring. There is so much to see and do. Whether you like, art, culture, an evening out or just looking around the canal area, youll have a great time. A canal boat trip is a great way to get a better look at the canal houses. 

Day 3:    Amsterdam - Volendam (33 km)

Today you will cycle past and through villages such as Durgerdam and Volendam along Lake Markermeer. The beautiful stone houses in the distinctive heart of catholic fishing village Volendam seem to have been drawn up without an organised street plan. "De Dijk, overlooking the harbour, attracts many tourists who browse the souvenir shops and have a break at a pavement cafe or restaurant.

Day 4:    Volendam - Alkmaar (60 km)

On this coast to coast bike trip you will cycle right through the province of North Holland from east to west. You will enjoy different landscapes, from the coast of Lake Markermeer, through polders such as Schermer and Beemster (a World Heritage Site!) which were drained many centuries ago, do the flowers (April/May) behind Heiloo/Alkmaar. Cycle atop the old "sea dike of former Zuiderzee. Edam is a pretty, historical village. In its heyday, in the 17th Century Golden Age, it was a town of shipbuilders and traders. The well-preserved buildings youll see in the centre date back to this period. Go for a stroll and enjoy the bridges, squares, gables, canals and other monuments. In summer youll love the weekly traditional cheese market on Wednesdays.

Day 5:    Return Home

After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.

prices & dates
Starting dates:  
Daily from April 1 till September 26  
   
In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays a surcharge applies of €17,50 per person in a double room  
   
Prices €  Euro 
Per person in a double room 
4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
410,00
   
A supplement will be required for:  
Single room (€ 30 x 4) 120,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 4) 120,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 4) 48,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 4) 100,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 4) 11,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a double room 17,50
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturday in a single room 35,00
Surcharge staying overnight in Amsterdam during the periods
14 - 18 September 2018
13 - 15 April 2019
20 - 21 May 2019
12 - 15 June 2019
12 - 16 September 2019
staying overnight in a double room  
staying overnight in a single room





52,50
105,00
   
Extra night 70,00
   
   
   
 
accommodation
Golden Tulip Hotel Alkmaar**** (Alkmaar)
Golden Tulip Hotel Alkmaar**** (Alkmaar)

This modern hotel is perfectly situated on the border of Alkmaar. In the direct surroundings you will find the historic city centre of Alkmaar. The hotel also offers the possibility to enter the beauty spa "All People". Besides the 2 treatment rooms, the wellness area offers a sauna, Turkish steam bath, infrared sauna and several relaxation chairs.

www.hotelalkmaar.nl

Westcord Art Hotel*** & *** (Amsterdam)
Westcord Art Hotel*** & *** (Amsterdam)

Art Hotel Amsterdam (3-stars) in district 'Westerpark', is only a 10 minute public transport ride from the center of Amsterdam. The hotel is on the border of Spaarndammerbuurt. The area is rich in Amsterdam School Architecture, making it a wonderful walking route with much to discover. Theater Amsterdam is located within walking distance of the hotel. Ideal for a night out!

www.westcordhotels.com

Hotel Old Dutch*** (Volendam)
Hotel Old Dutch*** (Volendam)

You will find Hotel Old Dutch / Restaurant Le Pompadour facing the world Famous Volendam harbour. At the Old Dutch traditional hospitality and comfort come together with a first-class view of the former Zuyderzee.

 

With its 33 spacious, well-furnished rooms (for 1-, 2- or 3 persons) our hotel can accommodate various groups of holidaymakers. Small-scaled personal service will guarantee a pleasant stay.

www.olddutch.nl

practical info

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

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), you can reach Alkmaar by train 

Parking possibilities at the hotel

BICYCLE RENTAL

If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. Our touring bikes are 24-speed gear. You will receive your rental bike at the start of your holiday and return it before you go home. All bikes are provided with chain locks.

 Bike -24 gears                                                  Child bike

      

E-BIKES 

You can also rent an electric bike  (Trek o Giant)

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • Overnight stay in 3*/4* hotels, with ensuite bathrooms
  • All breakfasts
  • Luggage transport to your next hotel
  • Map, tourist information and route descriptions in English
  • Service-hotline (also at weekends)

Not Included

  • Transport to/from Alkmaar
  • Ferry tickets are not included
  • GPS

Extras

  • All dinners
  • Bike rental
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