The Netherlands

With its scenic countryside, relaxed villages and handsome cities, Holland offers travelers a fabulous contrast between traditional and modern, rustic and stylish.

Wander the pretty streets of Amsterdam, an exciting but laid-back city of canals, cobblestones and culture, with stunning architecture and some of Europe’s best galleries and museums.

Visit the famous cheese making town of Gouda; admire the historic architecture and charming shopping streets of Haarlem; and cycle through blooming bulb fields en route to the charming small city of Leiden, birthplace of Rembrandt.

Head to the Keukenhof Flower Park to see thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in Europe's most elaborate floral display; and visit the historic Kinderdijk windmills, a quintessential Dutch icon and World Heritage site, to see 19 beautifully-preserved medieval windmills and learn about their ingenious design.

Cycle through quaint fishing villages and lively harbour towns with rich sailing traditions as you explore the picturesque country surrounding Ijssel Lake; explore castles and canals on an exciting family adventure; or see the highlights of Holland and Belgium on our outstanding Amsterdam to Bruges or Brussels to Amsterdam Bike & Barge adventures.

With its flat terrain, picturesque countryside and world-class cycling infrastructure, you’ll definitely want to follow the locals’ lead and experience Holland at handlebar level. Take a look at our unique range of cycling itineraries and start planning your Dutch adventure!

 

Making the Netherlands affordable

Trips only include what you need like accommodation, meals, bikes on cycle trips, luggage transfers, maps and route directions on self guided trips and an experienced local guide for group trips, as well as the peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support.

Explore the Dutch countryside at your own pace

On self guided trips you can expect to receive up-to-date and well researched route notes and maps, seamless luggage transfers and competitive pricing on all essential services. Many self guided trips also have daily departure dates, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and flexibility a self guided trip offers.

Enjoy flexibility and choices

Cycling or walking, 2 star or 4 star, small groups or self guided, land or sea - we can help you explore Europe exactly the way you want.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Barges

Think of it as your floating hotel, where each day you experience a different sunrise and sunset location and you unpack only once. Berths range from two lower or bunk bed style but can be upgraded to larger berths with double beds. The bar and dining area is always a popular hangout at the end of each day's activity. The crew includes an onboard cook.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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