Through the Netherlands by Bike & Boat North Holland Departure 08th of August

Saturday 08th of August: Individual arrival at Enkhuizen

Check-in on board in the afternoon. Embarkation at 3 pm. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the pretty old town with its numerous villas, canals and churches before welcoming and dinner.

Sunday 09th of August: Enkhuizen, circular cycle tour: approx. 28 - 36 km

In the 17th century, Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest cities in the Netherlands. Because of its intact townscape and its beautiful location by the water, it is still very much appreciated by many visi-tors today. You can choose between a shorter and a longer circular tour. Tip: you should visit the Zui-derzeemuseum.

Monday 10th of August: Shipping from Enkhuizen to Lemmer – Cycling from Lemmer and back, cycle 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 11th 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 12th 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 13th 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 14th of August: Medemblik – Hoorn, cycle tour: approx. 24 - 38 km

Today’s destination of your bike tour is 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.

Saturday 15th of August: Hoorn – Enkhuizen, Departure from Enkhuizen

Early in the morning shipping to Enkhuizen. After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying good-bye – have a safe journey home.