Through the Netherlands by Bike & Boat North Holland Departure 01st of August

Saturday 01st of August: Individual arrival at Am-sterdam, 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.

Sunday 02nd of August: 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.

Monday 03rd of August: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cy-cle tour: approx. 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”.

Tuesday 04th of August: 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.

Wednesday 05th of August: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km,

Today you can relax and discover the beautiful West Frisian island, because your ship stays overnight on the 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).

Thursday 06th of August: Island of Texel – Medemblik, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km

Even today you still have time for the island of Texel till late afternoon. If the weather is fine, you can go by bike to one of the numerous beaches and go for a swim or perhaps you might visit the Kaap Skil Sea and Jetsam Museum in the centre of Oudeschild. At approx. 17:00 hours shipping to Medemblik.

Friday 07th of August: Medemblik – Enkhuizen, cycle tour: approx. 30 km

From Medemblik, the oldest town in West Friesland with its historic city centre and its Radboud Castle (13th century), you take a cycle tour over the dikes back to the pretty town of Enkhuizen. Enjoy the views from the top of the dyke over the endless IJsselmeer.

Saturday 08th of August: Departure from Enkhuizen

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.