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Cycling in the Netherlands

Tours in the Netherlands

Escape to the Netherlands and you will not be disappointed. Here the streets are quiet and sweeping, but gentle cycling delivers incredible rewards for very little effort. Once a great sailing nation, you’ll see the sophistication of the Dutch empire everywhere in the art, architecture and engineering of the canal-laced towns with their tall merchants buildings and photogenic streets. Explore the world-renowned galleries of famous Dutch artists, or take in the natural beauty of the scenery.

Don’t let the flatness of Holland fool you: this region comes to life in springtime with acres of flowers, and summer the waterways make for wonderful relaxing days spent reflecting on this region’s loveliness.

Cycling in the Netherlands

Cycling from Amsterdam

This single centre, short break is based in Amsterdam with four routes to choose from on two cycling days.

Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 12+
4 Days from £599
Self-Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Highlights of Holland

1. Spring in Holland is a an absolute joy. Famous for the rush of colour and excitement that accompany the tulip season, springtime marks the start of longer sunnier dates and the sight of the fields coming to life as the tulips bloom is mesmerising. These scenes are best explored by bike, with miles and miles of the stunning blooms to explore.

2. Historic towns. Amsterdam is far from the only place in the Netherlands known for its beautiful canals. Escape to quieter towns like Haarlem and immerse yourself in beautiful streets.

3. Cyclist-friendly scenery. The Netherlands are famous cyclists, and the flat terrain and quiet country roads (and proliferation of cycle paths) make for stress-free cycling through some of the country’s prettiest places.

4. Great beers. Dutch beers are among the finest in the world – take the time to indulge at a ‘café’ – don’t be fooled, this is what we’d call a pub.

5. Wonderful waterways. Amsterdam is famous for its canals but it’s not alone; Holland is full of beautiful canals, rivers and lakes, not to mention the seaside routes along the coast.

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