Through the Netherlands by Bike & Boat North Holland Departure 15th of August

Saturday 15th of August: Individual arrival at Enkhuizen

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

Sunday 16th 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 visitors today. You can choose between a shorter and a longer circular tour. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Monday 17th 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 Lemmer. 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 18th 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 19th of August: Island of Texel - Cycle tour from Oudeschild and back, cycle tour: approx. up to 70 km, Shipping from Oudeschild to Den Helder

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). About 6:00 pm shipping back to Den Helder.

Thursday 20th of August: Cycling from Den Helder via Sint Maartensvlotbrug to Alkmaar, cycle tour: approx. 25 to 55 km

In the morning you are cycling through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible to board MS SERENA in St. Maartensvlotburg already and ship the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your cycling tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.

Friday 21th of August: Shipping from Alkmaar to Wormerveer – Cycling from Wormerveer to Amster-dam, cycle tour: approx. 28 km

In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr to Sep). At midday we are shipping to Wormerveer from where you should cycle to the open-air museum Zaanse Schans (wind-mills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the afternoon you should take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (shipping on the channels of Amsterdam in small boats)

Saturday 22th of August: Departure from Amsterdam

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