Cycling holidays in the Netherlands and Belgium
Cycling trips from Amsterdam to Bruges
Our cycling holidays from Amsterdam to Bruges offer an unbeatable combination of everything you need for a relaxed and varied cycling holiday. On completely flat cycle paths you will discover the wonderful polder landscape of South Holland, the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk and Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. Cultural highlights are the historic cities in Flanders such as the diamond city of Antwerp, the cultural city of Ghent and Bruges, the "Venice of Belgium". Taste Dutch cheese specialities, Flemish confectionery and Belgian beer diversity. Our tours by bike & boat offer double holiday pleasure. The comfortable river cruise ships accompany the cycling routes on the numerous waterways and offer the opportunity to relax on board for a day and be pampered by a friendly crew.
Our cycling trips from Amsterdam to Bruges
This is how beautiful it is between Amsterdam and Bruges
Dutch-Belgian bike routes
You cycle through two countries at once on this tour from Amsterdam to Bruges on flat, well paved and signposted cycle paths and small side roads through the countryside. This also makes this route suitable for families.
Windmills and monuments
Start in Amsterdam, where you can walk along canals and canals to the Anne Frank House and marvel at famous paintings by Van Gogh and Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum. In Gouda, where the world-famous humanist Erasmus lived, there is not only cheese, but also a pretty town hall. And of course, you'll always come across windmills, there are a whole 19 of them in Kinderdijk! Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland and will enchant you with its thousand monuments and romantic alleys. Admire the Dordrecht merchant houses on the quay walls and the 17th/18th century fortifications in Willemstad. In Zierkzee there are a whole 500 monuments and a pretty harbor, in Middelburg, capital of Zeeland, 1,100 historic buildings and monuments, in the port city of Vlissingen, a seaside resort on the North Sea coast, you should not miss the Maritiem Muzeeum Zeeland. At the end, Bruges beckons them for an extended visit. The medieval city center, crisscrossed by canals, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a wealth of sights worth seeing, such as the 83-meter-high Belfort. If the cyclist's calves are still willing, climb the 366 steps and enjoy the panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.
Theatres in Amsterdam and Bruges
Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands and full of theatres. If you don’t know Dutch, you can still visit English comedy at the Boom Chicago and the Comedy Café or one of the countless
ballet and concert performances, operas or musicals in the theatres around Leidseplein: De Balie, opposite the historic Stadsshouwburg theatre, the Muziektheater on Waterlooplein with the National Ballet and the National Opera. In Bruges, visit the restored baroque Stadsschouwburg Theater from the 19th century and the fantastic Concertgebouw, designed by Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem, one of the most famous concert halls in the world with unique acoustics.
Poffertjes and Bitterballs
Goudse Kaas, the Gouda cheese, is certainly one of the first things that comes to mind when it comes to eating in the Netherlands. But there is so much more: Be sure to try bitter balls, fried and breaded beef balls. Herring is called the raw herring, which is often eaten as an appetizer, usually with onions and pickles. Stamppot is the Dutch national dish, a stew consisting of various vegetables, mashed potatoes and smoked ham. Gourmets will love the pancakes, pancakes that are sweet, but sometimes hearty. Poffertjes are a kind of small pancakes that are baked in the small dimples of a pan and are often served sprinkled with icing sugar.
Through the Green Heart
You cycle through the so-called "Green Heart" of the Netherlands, a nature reserve with vast polders, grass dikes, lakes, rivers, ditches and wetlands, and observe cows, grazing birds and frogs on water lily leaves. The moats divide meadows and pastures into plots. A peculiarly structured landscape. - The Dutch North Sea coast offers beautiful, seemingly endless sandy beaches and dunes with special flora and fauna. The Dutch Wadden Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason.