Cycling holiday: Above Amsterdam

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Above Amsterdam

Discover North Holland with its authentic harbor towns, beautiful coast, and lovely windmills in the meadows.

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  • Starting in Hoorn.
  • Parking available near start hotel.
  • GPS tracking avaliable.

Book now: 6 days, price starts at € 459

Discover the real North Holland by bicycle on this six-day bicycle tour.

The bicycle tour leads to several highlights in North Holland. Discover the real North Holland in all its glory. The tour starts in Hoorn. This city owes its wealth to the glorious Golden Age.

Typically Dutch landscape

From Hoorn, cycle through the typically Dutch landscape, past ditches and meadows and on towards the coast. Along the way you will see the three eminently picturesque windmills at Schermerhorn. One of these was converted to a museum and is open daily from March to October. The bicycle tour also brings you to the Zaanse Schans. This open-air museum with its authentic wooden houses give you an idea of what living in the 17th and 18th century Zaanstreek looked like.

You will also visit the old fishing villages of Monnickendam, Volendam and Edam. Each is a historical harbor town. Enjoy freshly smoked fish in Monnickendam and stroll along the Volendam dyke, which is famous for its countless small shops, restaurants and terraces. Enjoy the authentic atmosphere and the view of the harbor and water.

Cheese and coast

Your bicycle tour also brings you to Alkmaar. In spring and summer, this is where you can visit the world-famous cheese market to see how cheese has been traded for centuries. A folkloric spectacle that you should not miss!

After Alkmaar, you will cycle through the dunes towards the cost. In spring, this is a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful flower-bulb fields and natural dune landscape.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, cycling city par excellence! With over 800,000 bicycles, this city boasts as many bicycles as it does inhabitants. You can cycle through the city but a boat tour through the canals is an even better way to see the canal houses.