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Cycling holiday Dutch waterline

The New Holland Waterway made the west of the Netherlands inaccessible to the enemy between 1815 and 1940. If necessary, the sometimes five-kilometre-wide stretch could be flooded to knee height: too high to walk, too low to sail. Fortunately, the land is dry today. This makes cycling between Weesp and Gorinchem a wonderful experience.

  • Weesp, Utrecht, Wijk bij Duurstede, Gorinchem, Nieuwkoop
  • Fortresses and fortified towns
  • Rivers and nature reserves
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  • Cycling holiday
  • Distance tour
  • 6 days
  • Individual
from 595 p.p.
excl. additional costs
Prices and dates
from 595 p.p.
excl. additional costs
Prices and dates


The waterline is a unique and typically Dutch defence system that made it possible to flood large areas of land. It was too shallow for the enemy to navigate and too deep to wade through. On this cycle tour, you will follow the main water lines and pass many impressive forts. As the forts were not allowed to be built on, nature was given free rein.

Cycling holiday Dutch waterline



  • 5 nights with room and breakfast or half board
  • Luggage transport
  • Route description with maps and navigation app for your smartphone


  • Outward and return journey
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist tax
  • Any hire bikes
  • Entrance fees, transfers, etc. that are not included

  • Rental bike (excl. bike insurance): € 90,- p.p.
    Extension: € 10,- p.p. per day
  • E-bike (excl. bike insurance): € 150,- p.p.
    Extension: € 25,- p.p. per day
  • Bicycle insurance: You can take out separate bicycle insurance with Eigen-Wijze Reizen for € 1.77 per day. Travel insurance often does not include bicycle insurance against damage and/or theft.
    When booking a hire bike/e-bike, we ask for your height so that we can provide a suitable bike.
    Read more about rental bikes and cycle helmets

  • Parking: free car park near the hotel

Here you will find an overview of the accommodation we use for this tour. 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 Hart van Weesp, Weesp
  • Hotel Mitland, Utrecht
  • Boutiquehotel Otto, WIjk bij Duurstede
  • Hotel Gorinchem, Gorinchem
  • Hotel Zuideinde, Nieuwkoop

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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.