Amsterdam - 6 days

Cycling holiday - The Netherlands - Amsterdam

On the bike along the canals

  • 6 days
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Centre
  • Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Broek in Waterland, Abcoude, Weesp, Muiden, Haarlem, Zaanstreek
  • Along canals, rivers and the former Zuiderzee
  • Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Distance per day 24-58 km
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Amsterdam - 6 days

Route A - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - 24 or 28 kmYou can make this short tour on the day of arrival. Along the Amstel you cycle to the old village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
The painter Rembrandt van Rijn enjoyed walking along the river and has made many drawings and etchings of the Amstelland. On the other bank you cycle past country houses, built in the 17th and 18th centuries by wealthy Amsterdammers, back to Amsterdam.
Route B - Broek in Waterland - 49 or 55 kmCycle through the city centre to the IJ. Behind Central Station, take a ferry across this former estuary. On the other side of the IJ, you will leave the city and arrive in Waterland, with its peat meadows rich in bird life, ancient canals and watercourses. Cycle through the villages of Durgerdam and Uitdam, which were once on the shores of the Zuiderzee, to Broek in Waterland. All the houses in this beautiful village are timber-framed due to the weak sub-soil, and are mostly painted in pastel colours. Cycle back into Amsterdam along the Noordhollands Kanaal. This route will take you back to your hotel, passing old neighbourhoods and a host of historic buildings on the way. Route C - Abcoude, Weesp and Muiden - 54 or 58 kmCycle along the banks of the rivers Amstel and Waver through the magnificent peat polder to reach the fortified town of Weesp. Follow the meandering river Vecht until you arrive in Muiden, where you can also see the medieval castle of Muiderslot. Following the banks of the IJmeer (which used to be the Zuiderzee) cycle to IJburg, the newest district of Amsterdam, which is built on artificial islands. Cross the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal to cycle back into the city centre though architecturally interesting late 19th century neighbourhoods.Route D - Haarlem - 50 kmCycle through parks and along the harbour of Amsterdam to Haarlem. The canal surrounded historical city of Haarlem is characterized by many old streets and monuments from the 16th century all the way up to the 19th century. Cycle back to Amsterdam along the Nieuwe Meer.Route E - Zaanstreek - 49 kmTake the ferry across the IJ. Head through the nature and recreational area ‘t Twiske toward the Zaanstreek (Zaan area), with it’s traditional wooden houses and a lot of windmills. In the outdoor attraction the Zaanse Schans are several museums, turning windmills, old Dutch crafts and Zaanse houses to visit.

Amsterdam - 6 days

Details Leistungen Amsterdam - 6 days

General informationDeparture dates: January 1st until December 31st
Arrival day: every day
  • Rental bikes and E-bikes available. Current prices can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Prices of additional services, half board and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Route descriptions with maps included
  • GPS tracks available
Additional information
  • Parking Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia: in Parking Centre Oosterdok (charges applicable)
  • Parking WestCord Fashion Hotel: at the hotel (charges applicable)
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