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Cycling Holidays in Holland

Cycling holidays in Holland are incredibly popular. Over 25,000 kms of well maintained cycle paths make Holland an ideal choice for leisure cycling holidays. Add to this the fact that there are next to no hills and you begin to understand why many consider Holland to be cycling holiday nirvana.

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The Dutch themselves are very keen cyclists and everyone in Holland seems to own a bicycle. Cycling is ingrained in the Dutch culture and the well-maintained cycle paths are always busy with local commuters, shoppers, school children and even trades-people happily pedalling along.

Of course one of the reasons the Netherlands is so popular with cyclists is the lack of hills. With very few exceptions you can be sure that a cycle ride through the Dutch countryside will be on level terrain, following clearly signposted, traffic free cycle paths. This network of cycle paths will take you almost anywhere in Holland and there are a myriad of wonderful itineraries leading you through the unique polder landscape of green fields, dykes, canals and windmills to historic Dutch cities such as Edam, Delft, Gouda and of course Amsterdam.

In the springtime the Tulip Fields to the west of Amsterdam erupt into an explosion of colour and one of the best ways to witness this spectacular Dutch phenomenon is from the saddle of a bicycle. We offer a range of Tulip cycling holidays where the main focus is the bulb fields.

The network of canals and waterways in the Netherlands also gave birth to a new genre of cycling holiday, the bike and boat holiday. On these tours you’ll join a barge or river cruiser in Amsterdam and embark on a 7-night cruise along the Dutch waterways. Each day you’ll alight somewhere new to pedal through iconic polder scenery to gorgeous old towns and villages.

Below you’ll find over 20 different cycling holidays in Holland to choose from. Most are 7 nights in duration but because Holland is so easy to reach, particularly if you live in the southeast of the UK, we also offer a range of short, 3-night Dutch cycling breaks too.

We offer 23 cycling holidays in Holland

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Amsterdam Bruges Bike and Boat – MS Fluvius

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Come and experience one of the most popular bike and boat routes in Europe. Easy cycling along dedicated cycle paths, taking in some of Holland and Belgium’s most iconic sights. On this route you’ll visit Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Your home for the week will be  the comfortable river cruiser MS Fluvius.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance181 miles/291 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Amsterdam Bruges Bike and Boat – MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A very popular and highly enjoyable bike and boat holiday cruising through southern Holland and northern Belgium aboard one of the superb Magnifique boats. Ride along level cycle paths, through historic towns, past windmills and dykes. Highlights include Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the lovely cities of Ghent and Bruges.

4.5
(7 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance199 miles/320 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Amsterdam Cycling Break

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An relaxing and easy cycling break in and around Amsterdam. Explore the highlights of this vibrant city before cycling out into the surrounding countryside, through traditional towns and villages along dykes and past iconic windmills. A very easy route, perfect for newcomers to cycling holidays.

3.8
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance65 miles/105 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Family
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Amsterdam Ghent Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

This bike and boat cycling holiday through Holland and Belgium takes in some of the region’s greatest cities and most beautiful countryside. Cruise along inland canals and rivers, disembarking for relaxing rides through tranquil farmland and along scenic riverbanks. You will also exploire Amsterdam Gouda, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges.

4.0
(3 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Amsterdam to Bruges Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday on quiet lanes and cycle paths from Holland’s cycle friendly capital to the medieval city of Bruges. Along the way you’ll pedal alongside serene canals and through idyllic polder landscapes to charming villages and historic towns. Highlights include Gouda, with its lovely Market Square, the windmills of Kinderdijk, and the maritime towns of Zeeland.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance201 miles/324 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Bruges to Amsterdam Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday on quiet lanes and cycle paths from the lovely city of Bruges in Belgium to Amsterdam, Holland’s cycle friendly capital. Along the way you’ll pedal alongside serene canals and through idyllic polder landscapes to charming villages and historic towns. Highlights include the maritime towns of Zeeland, the windmills of Kinderdijk, and the cheese town of Gouda.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance201 miles/324 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Classic Dutch Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A Classic Dutch Cycling Holiday that offers the perfect introduction to cycling holidays in Holland. Starting and finishing in Amsterdam, this tour leads you along Holland’s marvellous cycle path network through beautiful polder landscapes and bulb fields to the gorgeous old towns of Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Gouda.

3.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Frisian Sea Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to the Netherlands’ North Sea coast for a bike and boat cycling holiday around the quiet and serene Frisian Islands. Sail from island to island on a lovely old schooner, disembarking each day for leisurely cycle rides ride along quiet lanes and cycle paths to pristine sand dunes, light-houses and friendly coastal villages.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance140 miles/226 kms
Duration/s7 Nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
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Holland Bike and Boat – MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Quite simply the best quality bike and boat holiday in Holland. Cruise and cycle the dutch waterways aboard one of the lovely Magnifique boats, enjoying in the country’s iconic sights. On this trip you’ll see Amsterdam, the IJssel lake, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the historic cities of Dordrecht and Gouda as well as the unique polder lanscapes of this beautiful country.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance168 miles/271 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Holland Grand Tour Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This 14 night holiday leads you on a voyage of discovery from Amsterdam through the iconic Polder landscapes of North Holland to Alkmaar, the island of Texel and the IJssel Lake. In South Holland you’ll visit Gouda, Delft, Rotterdam and the windmills of Kinderdijk. Easy cycling on dedicated bike paths.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance370 miles/595 kms
Duration/s14 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Holland Highlights Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

This easy bike and boat cycling holiday in Holland offers the perfect mix of relaxation and activity as you cruise and cycle around some of the country’s most iconic sights. Starting and finishing in Amsterdam, you’ll journey into the green heart of the country, cycling through unique, polder landscapes on a wonderful network of dedicated cycle paths.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance202 miles/325 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Ijssel Lake Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic Dutch cycling holiday around the majestic Ijssel Lake that was once open to the sea. Daily rides of around 55km per day lead you along ancient dykes and past iconic windmills to charming, lakeside towns from where tall ships once set sail to traverse the globe. Pedal through the serene, unspoilt splendour of the Veluwe Forest before finishing your tour in Amsterdam.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance200 miles/322 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Ijssel Lake Family Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A wonderful, family, bike and boat cycling holiday in Holland. Live aboard a cosy barge, cruising the Dutch waterways with other cycling families. Disembark each day for guided cycling adventures, following dedicated cycle paths to charming towns and historic cities. Easy, safe cycling for families with children aged 6 to 11.

Grade1Easy
Distance82 miles/132 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommBasic
Themes
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Legends Family Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A fun filled, bike and boat, cycling holiday in southern Holland, taking in windmills, polder landscapes, historic castles a cheese farm and farmers golf! Cruise the waterways on a lovely old barge, disembarking each day for easy rides along Holland’s wonderful network of cycle paths. Suitable for families with children aged 6 to 11 years.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance71 miles/115 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommBasic
Themes
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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London to Amsterdam Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A fun, fascinating and easy cycling holiday from Greenwich in London via Canterbury, Ostend, Bruges and Utrecht to Amsterdam. Level cycling on quiet roads and asphalted bike paths taking in some amazing scenery and landmarks along the way.
Tour also operates in reverse. See dates & prices for details.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance214 miles/344 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Northern Holland Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A unique bike and boat holiday cruising and cycling the charming landscapes and waterways of Northern Holland. Cycle through the original polders of Leeghwater, cross the Marsdiep channel to Texel Island and explore the historic towns of Alkmaar, Hoorn and Enkhuizen. Easy cycling suitable for all.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance196 miles/315 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Southern Holland Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This bike and boat cycling holiday around Southern Holland introduces you to a number of famous Dutch cities as well as leading you through the green heart of this cycling nation. If you are looking for a cycling holiday that showcases the best of Holland then this is a great choice.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance173 miles/278 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulip Fields 3 Night Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling break living aboard a comfortable barge enjoying the delights of Holland in springtime! Blooming bulb fields, vivid flower gardens and sweet fragrances. Amsterdam, the surrounding polder landscape with iconic windmills, ancient dykes and winding canals provide the perfect venue for an easy and exciting cycle tour.

4.8
(7 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance43 miles/70 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulip Fields Bike and Boat – MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday through the vivid tulip fields of Holland aboard the very well appointed Magnifique or one of her sister-ships, the equally impressive Magnifique II or III. Easy cycling on dedicated cycle paths past fields ablaze with vivid blooms. Visit the world famous Keukenhof flower gardens and the flower auctions at Aalsmeer. A unique springtime experience.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance85 miles/137 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulip Fields Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided, 4 night, tulip fields cycling holiday starts daily from early April until mid May. The Dutch bulb fields in full bloom are an amazing sight and a cycling holiday is definitely one of the best ways to enjoy them. Blooming bulb fields, sweet fragrances, wide-open countryside ,windmills, dykes and the famous cheese-market village of Edam all feature on this highly enjoyable cycling holiday.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance139 miles/223 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Family
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Tulips and Amsterdam Cycling Break

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A Spring cycling break in Holland, designed specifically to showcase the extensive tulip fields to the west of Amsterdam. You’ll spend your first night in the city before embarking on a 3 day lazy loop ride through the tulip fields. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Flower Gardens.

Grade1Easy
Distance93 miles/149 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • J
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Easy:
Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Leisurely:
Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Moderate:
Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

Challenging:
These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple
Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Comfort
Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Superior
A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

Deluxe
High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

theme-icon-familyFamily: Cycling holidays that are suitable for families.

theme-icon-riversRivers & Lakes: Cycling holidays alongside rivers and/or lakes.

theme-icon-coastalCoastal: Cycling holidays that follow a coastline.

theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

theme-icon-ebikeE-bikes: Cycling holidays where e-bikes are available as well as regular bikes.