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Cycling holiday Around the IJsselmeer with afsluitdijk

A beautiful, extensive round trip around the IJsselmeer, where you experience the Dutch glory of the past on the one hand, visit some of the towns of the Elfstedentocht and then experience the new land of the Flevopolders.

  • Hoorn, Medemblik, Lemmer, Lelystad, Amsterdam
  • The cycling classic of the Netherlands
  • The Afsluitdijk and fishing villages Edam and Urk
GPS E-bike route Zwaarte zwaarte_1
  • Cycling holiday
  • Trekking tour
  • 7 days
  • Individual
from 685 p.p.
excl. additional costs
Prices and dates
from 685 p.p.
excl. additional costs
Prices and dates


The cycling holiday starts in historic Hoorn and follows the coastline of today's IJsselmeer and Markermeer. On the Afsluitdijk, you will hopefully have a tailwind. In Friesland, you do a number of Elfsteden towns and after Gaasterland, the cycle route follows the shores of 'the new land', the polders that are only about 60 years old. You pass Urk, spend the night in Lelystad and cycle past the new nature of the Oostvaardersplassen. Via Muiden, Amsterdam, Volendam and the cheese town of Edam, you return to Hoorn.

Cycling holiday Around the IJsselmeer with afsluitdijk



  • 6 nights with breakfast or half board (half-board is not available in Amsterdam)
  • Luggage transport
  • Maps and navigation app for your smartphone


  • Outward and return journeys
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist tax
  • Rental bikes
  • Entrance fees, transfers, etc. that are not listed under “including”

  • Rental bike (excl. bike insurance): € 95,- p.p.
    Extension: € 10,- p.p. per day
  • E-bike (excl. bike insurance): € 170,- p.p.
    Extension: € 25,- p.p. per day
  • Bicycle insurance: You can take out separate bicycle insurance with Happy Cycling Holidays for € 1.77 per day. Travel insurance often does not include bicycle insurance against damage and/or theft.
  • When booking a rental bike/E-bike, we ask for your height so that we can provide a suitable bike.
  • Read more about rental bikes and helmets

Here you will find an overview of the accommodations we use for this round trip. They have been carefully selected by us. It may be that there is no availability on your desired date. In this case, we will use alternative hotels. The alternative hotels are of a similar category and quality. We will contact the booker in advance in the event of different prices with a surcharge on the tour price.

  • Hotel van der Valk, Hoorn
  • Hotel  Medemblik, Medemblik
  • Hotel Workum, Workum
  • Hotel Lemmer, Lemmer
  • Van der Valk Hotel Lelystad, Lelystad
  • WestCord Fashion Hotel, Amsterdam

  • Parking: free at the first hotel
  • Until 2026, the cycle path across the Afsluitdijk is (partially) closed due to roadworks. A free bicycle bus runs with space for max 15 bicycles and 25 people. This bus runs once an hour across the dyke.

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This is the first day of your cycling holiday. If desired you can add book extra nights later before the startdate of your cycling holiday. Please choose the first day of your cycling holiday. Further on in planning your trip, you can book an extra night before the selected starting day.