With bike and ship through Holland

Northern route: MS Angela Esmee

On this route you comfortably cycle along canals from Amsterdam through the flat polder areas, a former swampland that was dried up by windmills in the 17. th century. You follow the dyke of the Ijssel sea, spend a day on the island of Texel and cycle back to the phantastic city of Amsterdam. For all of you, who love the beach and the sea, this is an ideal and wonderful cycling holiday (shortest stage 35 km, longest stage 65 km).

MS Angela Esmee:
The ship was comletely rebuilt in 2011/2012. The crew is from the Netherlands and the ship is runned under Dutch flag. We can offer 41 double-cabins (ca. 9 qm), each with a separated bathroom. There are no bunk beds except in 3-bed or 4-bed rooms. Each cabin has a window, central heating and air conditioning. The ship has a big sun deck (partially with covered seats and tables), and a large comfortable parlour with bar and restaurant.


1. day Amsterdam Arrival
Embarkment on board between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Departure at 6:30 p.m.. While you enjoy your dinner the Angela Esmee brings you to Zaandam.

2. day Alkmaar ca. 50 km
Ready for the first stage? Enjoy the ride through the ‚Het Twiske' nature preserve and to the village museum of Zaanse Schans, where mustard, spices, colours and oils are still grinded like hundreds of years ago. Have a look at old windmills and watch how different handcrafts were carried out in former times.
At the end of today's stage you reach the picturesque old city of Alkmaar. Your guide offers a guided walk (for free).

3. day Den Helder ca. 60 km
Your leave Alkmaar and through dunes and along the beach you cycle in a complelety flat polder area to the naval port of Den Helder. The Angela Esmee or - if it's rough weather - a ferry (not included/ca. EUR 8,-) brings you to Oudeschild on the isle of Texel.

4. day Texel 15 to 65 km
Today you discover Texel island. Cycle through beautiful nature preserves or take a day off and spend it on the beach. In the evening you leave Texel by ship to Den Oever. Den Oever is located at the western end of the dyke separating the North sea from the Ijssel sea.

5. day Enkhuizen 30 to 50 km
All along the dyke of the Ijssel sea you go south until you reach the small seaport of Medemblik and later ride on to the Hanseatic city of Enkhuizen. Visit the beautiful historic city and the Zuidersee museum - it's worth it! In the evening your guide offers a guided walk through the nice town (for free).

6. day Volendam ca. 50 km
Your first stop on the way to Volendam should be the Hanseatic city of Hoorn, where you might go for a walk through the worth seeing harbour scenery. Only few kilometers north of Volendam Edam is located, worldwide famous for it's cheese. Today's final destination is the old fishing harbour of Volendam. Here you should try some "Paling" (smoked eel) or "Matjes" (salted herring).

7. day Amsterdam 35 to 50 km
Today you cycle along small lakes and canals of the waterland area to Amsterdam Harbour. Don't miss a visit to the former island Marken on your way! Enjoy the afternoon and the evening in the beautiful, multicultural, bubbly historic city. Amsterdam for sure is one of the most interesting capitals in Europe!

8. day Amsterdam departure
You holiday ends leaving the ship after breakfast abaout 10:00 a.m.


Worth knowing:
Below you will find specific information about the bike and boat tour in Holland. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us.

Arrival by car:
The landing of the ship is near the main train station in Amsterdam. Detailed information on the location of the ship, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure. If you arrive by car, we recommend that you first drive to the boat to drop your luggage and maybe your bicycles. Then we recommend to use one of the two parking lots mentioned below.

Arrival by train:
Amsterdam is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. The landing of the ship is about 4 km away from Amsterdam main station (Amsterdam Centraal). You can take a bus (line 42 to KNSM Eiland) or a taxi. Detailed information on the location of the ship, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Gepäck:
Aus Platzgründen möchten wir Sie bitten, auf Gepäckstücke mit Hartschale zu verzichten, der Stauraum in der Kabine ist sehr begrenzt!

Available rental bikes:
So-called unisex bikes are available (suitable for men and women). They have a 7-speed gear shift with coaster brake and are available in different frame sizes. Please enter therefore your weight when booking the tour. On request and extra charge some electric bikes can be made available.

24 hour service:
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 24 hours-round-the-clock in case of emergency.

Important note:
The captain reserves the rights to make any necessary changes to the itinerary due to wind, weather and navigational features.
For every bicycle and boat tours there are special cancellation conditions which can be found in our terms.

Characteristics:

Tourtype:
individual
Children:
yes
Regions:
Alkmaar, Amsterdam, Den Helder, Edam, Lake Yssel, North Holland, North Sea, Texel
Countries:
Netherlands

Benefits:

  • 7 x accomodation on the ship
  • daily cabin cleaning
  • linen and towels
  • welcome drink
  • full board (breakfast, packed lunch and three course dinner)
  • coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • daily route conference on board
  • guided tours at Alkmaar and Enkhuizen
  • reduced tickets in several museums
  • Maps and detailed route description
  • all harbour-, bridge- and watergate fees
  • 24 hours hotline
  • WLAN / Wifi in the lounge
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Additional costs:

  • in a SR: 819,00 EUR
  • tourer: 70,00 EUR
  • electric bike: 165,00 EUR
  • season surcharge: 07.05.2016 - 28.05.2016 160,00 EUR
  • season surcharge: 04.06.2016 - 27.08.2016 200,00 EUR
  • season surcharge: 03.09.2016 - 10.09.2016 160,00 EUR
  • season surcharge: 17.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 140,00 EUR
  • season surcharge: 24.09.2016 - 24.09.2016 30,00 EUR
  • surcharge cabin upper deck: 130,00 EUR
  • season surcharge single cabin main deck 06/06 - 08/29: 100,00 EUR
  • town canal cruise Amsterdam, ca. 60 minutes: 79,00 EUR
  • Saisonzuschlag Einzelkabine 04.06. - 27.08.2016: 10,00 EUR
  • Grachtenrundfahrt Amsterdam, ca. 60 Minuten: 12,00 EUR

Discount:

  • 50 % Kinderermäßigung für Kinder bis 12 Jahre for all tour dates from 02.07. to 27.08.2016
  • season abatement: 09.04.2016 - 09.04.2016 100,00 EUR
  • season abatement: 01.10.2016 - 01.10.2016 50,00 EUR
  • season abatement: 08.10.2016 - 08.10.2016 100,00 EUR

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