Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Holland Family | Haarlem to Odoorn (7 days)

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Amsterdam, Netherlands To Amsterdam, Netherlands


Day 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands
Hotel Lion d"Or Dinner, Snack

Day 1: Haarlem

We meet in the morning in Amsterdam • After a short transfer out of town, start biking near Haarlem • Get ready for an incredible bike ride along the coast • Manicured bike paths lead the way through cresting dunes and lively beach resorts, then wind through some of the loveliest neighborhoods in all of Holland • There's also the possibility to visit the Keukenhof tulip fields in the spring • Tonight, enjoy a special welcome dinner with the rest of the group

Day 2
Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Hotel Suydersee Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 2: Enkhuizen

Start biking in De Rijp, a colorful town with green gabled houses and a long whaling heritage • After visiting a working windmill, cycle over canals and wooden drawbridges to sea-faring towns like Schermerhorn and Hoorn • For lunch, enjoy local fare at a cafe in Hoorn • Spend tonight near the picture-perfect harbor of Enkhuizen

Day 3
Lemmer, Netherlands
Hotel Iselmar Breakfast, Snack

Day 3: Lemmer

Board the ferry to Stavoren, then bicycle along Lake IJsselmeer on small roads and dikes to the old port of Hindeloopen • It's the perfect chance to learn a bit of history and visit charming towns steeped in tradition • Settle for the night overlooking the yachts of Lemmer • Take advantage of a night on your own to explore the town center

Day 4
Staphorst, Netherlands
Chateau de Havixhorst Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 4: Staphorst

Today’s carefree bike ride leads through forests and watery landscapes highlighted by a visit to Giethoorn • Known as the Venice of Holland, it is a wonderful canal-laced village with thatched houses and humpback bridges • This evening we'll stay at the grand Kasteel de Havixhorst

Day 5
Odoorn, Netherlands
Hotel De Hunzenbergen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 5: Odoorn

Start the day greeting hundreds of storks and peacocks at a bird sanctuary on the grounds of your hotel • Then spin along forested bicycle paths through dreamy hamlets tucked deep in the woods • Visit the craft village in Orvelte before continuing on to peaceful Odoorn and our cozy hotel • Tonight in Odoorn, enjoy a dinner of savory Dutch pancakes

Day 6
Odoorn, Netherlands
Hotel De Hunzebergen Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Day 6: Odoorn

Today’s ride travels on dramatic moors dappled with purple heather and dotted with prehistoric stone beds • Later, head over to the outdoor market in Emmen and visit its outstanding, prize-winning zoo • Then follow fertile pastures and dense woodlands to the thatched village of Eext • Back in Odoorn, share memories of the trip as everyone enjoys a farewell dinner together

Day 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands
None Breakfast

Day 7: Amsterdam

Enjoy breakfast before your guide transfers you to Amsterdam for your departure home • The two and a half hour shuttle will give you plenty of time to relax and reflect on your trip before heading home

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking


Beyond the quaint canals of Amsterdam, Holland's pristine northern territories open their arms with irresistible wonders and charm. Cycle on well-marked bicycle paths along the Zuiderzee, past windmills, through forests and emerald green pastures, to remote hamlets and cobblestone villages. Along the way, flowers greet us at every turn. We know you'll enjoy this easygoing bicycle tour in what we consider our homeland!

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