All bike tours
|Southern route: MS Anna Maria Agnes bike & boat|
Well known city names influence this bike tour. Utrecht, Gouda, Rotterdam, Delft, Deen Haag and Leiden. Manifold, interesting and often with picturesque beauty is this bike holiday and one of the most beautiful routes of the Netherlands (shortest stage 25 km, longest stage 50 km).
The ship was comletely rebuilt in 2004. The crew is from the Netherlands and the ship is runned under Dutch flag. We can offer 34 double-cabins (ca. 10 m²), each with a separated bathroom. There are no bunk beds except in 3-bed or 4-bed rooms. Each cabin has a window which you can open, central heating and air conditioning. The ship has a big sun deck (partially with covered seats), and a large comfortable parlour with bar and restaurant.
Embarkment on board between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.. Maybe you have some time left for a town canal cruise in the afternoon.
Today you cycle along the idyllic river Vecht to Utrecht. Visit a traditional cheese-farm and look at beautiful villas, cottages und small palaces before you arrive at Utrecht. Take you time for the dome and the historic city! In the afternoon the Anna Maria Agnes brings you to Rotterdam. In the evening your tour guide offers a walk through the city (for free).
First you cycle to Delft. There you have to take time to visit the famous porcelain factory. The old city center is also worth a walk. During the dinner the ship chugs to Dordrecht. In the evening you can have a guided walk through the town (for free).
Highlight of the day is Kinderdijk, where you can see 19 windmills in a row. Here you have to choose between a short tour through the Polder Alblasserwaard or a longer one via Gouda to the 'silver-city' Schoonhoven on the Leek. In the evening you enjoy a little cheese tasting on board.
Today you cycle through the polder landscape, "the green heart of Holland" to Oudewater before continuing your tour to Utrecht. Have a look at the unique 'witch-scale'. In the late afternoon the ship takes you from Utrecht to Beverwijk. In the evening you can enjoy live music on board.
Today you can discover the coast of the North Sea. You cycle through wonderfull dunes to Zandvoort and Bloemendaal. Don't forget your swimming equipment!. A shorter route leads you through the inland directly to Haarlem. While you enjoy your dinner the ship chugs to Zaandam.
The last and also one of the most beautiful stages lies ahead! You cycle to Zaanse Schans, the picturesque museum village, 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. Afterwards you cycle back to Amsterdam through the 'Het Twiske' nature reserve.
After breakfast (ca. 9:30 a.m.) your bike- and ship experiences end with the disembarkment.