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Northern route Holland: bike & boat with MS Serena

Dunes, villages, cheese market

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy
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699.00 €
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Waterways and bike paths characterize the Netherlands like no other country in Europe. So what could be more natural than to travel here by bike and boat? The northern route in particular offers everything that beach, wind and water enthusiasts dream of. Picturesque dune landscapes, dreamlike sea views, graceful canals through cozy little towns and villages. Of course, your typical Dutch riverboat will chug along on each of your bike tours. So there's nothing to stop you from simply staying on board - and treating yourself to a wonderfully decelerated day on the sun deck.

Highlights

Enkhuizen
The history of the Dutch East India Company, the VOC, is still visible in Enkhhuizen today.

Enkhuizen

Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical Amsterdam sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.

Amsterdam

Ecomare
Ecomare is a fun and exciting day trip for all ages. You can see seals and porpoises.

Ecomare

Zaanse Schans
The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life.

Zaanse Schans

Hoorn
Discover the wonderful little city of Hoorn near Ijsselmeer lake and enjoy the history, pleasant Enkhuizen atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings.

Hoorn

Northern route Holland: bike & boat with MS Serena

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
from
699.00 €
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A comfortable river cruiser with restaurant, saloon and air-conditioned bar will be your home during this trip. The sundeck is partly canopied and offers beautiful spots to sit down as well as facilities to park your bikes. The MS Serena wears the Dutch flag. It provides enough room for a maximum of 99 passengers and measures 90 metres in length and 9,90 metres in breadth. A total of 51 two-bed-cabins are situated on the main deck and on the upper deck.

All double cabins measure 8-9 square metres and are equipped with two single beds, shower and toilet and ventilation system. On the main deck there are two junior-suites (12 m²) with french beds (Grand Lit 1,40 m x 2 m). Three single cabins (6 m²) are available. One on the upper deck, two on the main deck. The windows can be opened in all cabins. All meals served on board are prepared with fresh ingredients. You will be enjoying simple but high quality meals.

Deck plan MS Serena

Tour

Embarkation on board takes place from 4:00 pm. If you arrive early, you will still have time to take a first short walk around Enkhuizen and enjoy the atmosphere of the pretty historic harbor town with its worth seeing old town.

After breakfast you start for a bike tour around the pretty town on the IJsselmeer. Marvel at the historic center, the South and West Churches, and many magnificent town houses. If you have a little more time to spare, a visit to the Zuiderzee Museum is definitely worthwhile.
Alternatively, you can take a day trip to Amsterdam. Enkhuizen train station is close to the pier and Amsterdam is quickly reached by train in about 1 hour (train ticket not included).

With the boat you cross the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. Here you start your bike tour via Munnekeburen,Scherpenzeel and Schoterzijl and back to Lemmer.

You cycle to the Sondeler Leien Sea and through the forest area Rijsterbos to Stavoren. Afterwards the Serena brings you to Oudeschild.

What a magnificent day, what a beautiful island! Today’s route leads over the Thijsseroute, about 45km long, it is a very well signposted roundtrip for bikes. Follow the trails through picturesque villages along the mudflats and steep dunes. If you are interested, you may plan to stop at the station for seal raising EcoMare. At 5:30 pm you will leave the island towards the harbour of Den Helder.

You leave Den Helder and cycle first along the dike and then through a beautiful dune landscape to Alkmaar. It is also possible to rejoin the boat in St. Maartensvlotbrug on the way and continue to Alkmaar or to start the bike tour in St. Maartensvlotbrug.

In the morning you enjoy the boat trip from Alkmaar to Wormerveer. From there you cycle to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans, which is well worth seeing. Marvel at an old Dutch village, a cheese dairy, a shipyard, a clog workshop, a bakery museum, the Zaanse Clock Museum and the world's only paint mill. Cycle to Hoorn via the traditional fishing village of Volendam. Plan time to visit the historic old town with its many 17th century buildings.

In the early morning the ship brings you back to Enkhuizen. Here your bike tour ends at 09:00 am with disembarkation.

Dear single travelers,

There are only 3 small single cabins on the entire ship (2 on the main deck and 1 on the promenade deck). There is no single supplement for these cabins.

If you would like to occupy a double cabin on your own, this is also possible. There is a 50% surcharge for this.

When booking your cabin, please let us know by email or telephone.
Thank you very much.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

SERVICES/INFO

  • 7x overnight stays
  • Full board
  • 6 x lunch packets
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Linen and towels
  • Tourguide on board
  • Maps and detailed tour description
  • Harbour fees
  • 7 day hotline service
  • GPS tracks on request
Worth knowing about the bike and boat tour in northern Holland

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: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Parking in Enkhuizen

In Enkhuizen you have free parking at the train station, directly at the harbor, within walking distance of the berth. Reservation is not possible.

Arrival by train

Enkhuizen can be reached by train. The berth of the Serena is within walking distance of the train station. You will receive detailed information about the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents two weeks before departure. Current DB timetable information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.

Train Connections

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, this is possible on board, but there is a surcharge for this, which must be paid on site. Please let us know at the time of booking or at least 14 days before arrival if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Luggage

For reasons of space, we ask you to refrain from luggage with hard shell, the storage space in the cabin is very limited!

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.

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.

Cancellation conditions

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

A fuel surcharge due to the sharp rise in fuel prices, is not included in the cruise price and must be paid on board. The amount of the surcharge we will let you know approx. 3 to 4 weeks prior to your arrival.

7 day hotline 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 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Silja Pohland

Travel Expert

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