1st Day: Individual arrival at Amsterdam, Shipping from Amsterdam to Hoorn
Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam and a shopping tour. At 5:30 pm MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for Hoorn with its historical old part of town.
2nd Day: Cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 20 - 26 km
Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum -, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.
3rd Day: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle tour: ap-prox. 32 - 45 km
Today you are shipping over the IJsselmeer to Lem-mer. You are starting your roundtrip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses. Tip: visit of the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.
04th Day: Cycling from Lemmer to Stavoren, Cycle tour: approx. 33 km – Shipping from Stavoren to Oudeschild (Island of Texel)
You are going by bike to Sondeler Leien Lake, from there through the woods of Rijsterbos passing the Mokkebank (a birds’ reservation) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you are shipping to Oudeschild on the Island of Texel.
05th Day: Island of Texel – Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, approx. up to 70 km, shipping from Oudeschild to Medemblik
Discover the beautiful West Frisian island. You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous alternative routes (29/32/47/70 km). In the late after-noon shipping to Medemblik.
06th Day: Medemblik – Hoorn, cycle tour: approx. 24 – 38 km
Today’s destination of your cycle tour is once again the magnificent town of Hoorn. The past of the mighty East Indian Company, which maintained trade relations with Asian countries in the 17th and 18th centuries, can still be seen everywhere.
07th Day: Shipping from Hoorn to Zaandam, cycling from Zaandam to Amsterdam approx. 25 km
Early in the morning shipping from Hoorn to Zaandam. Start of your cycle tour. Don't miss a visit to the Zaanse Schans open-air museum (windmills, old Dutch village, cheese dairy, etc.). Through the local recrea-tion area "Twiske" you cycle comfortably back to Amsterdam.
08th Day: Departure from Amsterdam
After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.