The bulb fields between Amsterdam and the North Sea Coast attract thousands of visitors each spring but for an equally stunning and slightly more peaceful spectacle we recommend visiting the bulb fields of northern Holland between Alkmaar and Den Helder. Kaleidoscopic fields of tulips, tranquil countryside, deserted beaches and quaint little towns await.
On this 4 night holiday you'll follow a circular route from and to the cheese town of Alkmaar. The route traces a lazy circle up to the northernmost tip of Holland and back again.
Quite a spectacle
The focus is most definitely the bulb fields and each day will reveal a kaleidoscopic extravaganza as you pedal through the largest adjoining area of tulip fields in the country. Besides this amazing spectacle you will also enjoy easy cycling on well maintained cycle paths along polder dykes to quirky villages, gorgeous sandy beaches and wild dune-scapes.
As well as spending two nights in the fascinating cheese town of Alkmaar, you will also spend a night in the charming rural town of Schagen and another in the old naval port of Den Helder. You can also opt to extend your stay in Den Helder and use the extra day to enjoy a day's cycling on the nearby island of Texel.
The cycling on this route is very flat and the vast majority follows cycle paths or very quiet secondary roads.