Holland

Cycling from Amsterdam

Trip code: C03AM

Self-guided cycling

3 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

10.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

SUMMARY

  • Explore Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage canal ring and cultural hotspots
  • Discover the elegant city of Haarlem and the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • With a vast network of bike paths, exploring Amsterdam and the surrounding area is ideal for first time cyclists

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Navigation app
  • Bike hire included
  • Cheese tasting in Amsterdam
  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam

TRIP DESCRIPTION

This short break is based in a cycle-friendly hotel in Amsterdam just outside the bustling city centre. With a vast network of bike paths, exploring Amsterdam and the surrounding area is easy. Whether you're navigating the historic streets, cruising along the scenic canals, or venturing into lesser-known neighbourhoods. There are varied routes for you to enjoy on whichever day you choose, allowing you the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the city's culture and atmosphere at your own pace.

Being based in Amsterdam will give the opportunity to discover the city's hotspots, whether that's the museums and squares, the art galleries of the Jordaan neighbourhood or the UNESCO World Heritage canal ring and its 17th century townhouses. Be sure to make the most of your time by arriving early or leave late from Amsterdam (or add on some extra nights).

Enjoy picture-postcard scenery as you ride out to the elegant city of Haarlem with its lively main square, museums, art galleries and shopping options. The other rides take in Zaanse Schans with its beautiful windmills and industrial heritage and Muiden Castle with the star-shaped fortification town of Naarden en route.

Accommodation is a 4* contemporary hotel, close to Vondelpark and just a short tram ride into the city centre. Offering trendy and well-appointed rooms, the Wellcome Wellness centre features an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. The Grand Cafe serves all-day dining. You can also visit the restaurant Mme Coco for a delicious culinary evening. The chic SKYY Bar offers panoramic city views and serves a range of wines and exotic cocktails, as well as a 5-course dinner at the chef's table.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam

Marvel at the townhouses along the 17th century canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For hustle and bustle, make your way to the city's famous squares or head off the beaten track along Brouwersgracht. Find out what the city looks like from the canals, or you could opt to visit some of the cultural hotspots, including the Anne Frank and Van Gogh museums. You could even stroll down the infamous red-light district or enjoy the street performers on friendly Rembrandtplein.

You stay at Westcord Fashion Hotel 4*.

hotel details

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Westcord Fashion Hotel 4*, Amsterdam

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Less than 5km from the Old Town, this lovely hotel offers trendy and well-appointed rooms. Guests can enjoy the Wellcome Wellness centre which features an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. The Grand Cafe serves all-day dining. You can also visit the restaurant Mme Coco for a delicious culinary evening. The chic SKYY Bar offers panoramic city views and serves a range of wines and exotic cocktails, as well as a 5 course dinner at the chef's table.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Room upgrades and extra nights: Contact us for details.

Day 2: Amsterdam to Haarlem (60km/37.3mi)

Get an early start today and beat the queues at the Van Gogh or Anne Frank Museum. Then, ride to the historic city of Haarlem, with its delightful blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. From historic streets with medieval architecture to trendy shops and waterfront cafes. Whether you're a fan of art, history, shopping, or simply enjoying good food and scenery, Haarlem offers something for everyone.

Day 3: Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans (60km/37.3mi)

Cycle along the River Zaan with its quaint old factories and warehouses. Look forward to seeing the beautiful windmills and green houses at Zaanse Schans, a quintessential Dutch experience, in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. The presence of windmills, Dutch cheese, and wooden clogs conjures images of a bygone era, preserved, and celebrated in this charming village. People still live and work here, keeping alive the oldest industrial traditions of the Netherlands. Explore the museums to learn about old crafts, offering insights into the craftsmanship that shaped the region's identity.

Day 4: Amsterdam to Naarden (60km/37.3mi)

On your last ride, explore a water-rich natural landscape passing through extensive meadows and pastures. Picturesque villages add to the charm, offering opportunities to pause and soak in the local ambiance. As you continue your ride, encounter numerous country estates and fortifications each with their own story to tell. It is worth visiting Muiderslot, which holds a significant place in Dutch history. Founded in 1285, its square design, complete with round corner towers and moat, evokes images of medieval grandeur and fortification. Return to Amsterdam where you can continue exploring the city until your departure. Alternatively, add on some extra nights.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £330.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £330.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Amsterdam with British Airways
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Electric bikes
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights
Out:British Airways Heathrow to Amsterdam 08:20/10:40, taxi to the hotel (approx. 20 mins), payable locally.

Return: Taxi to airport (approx. 20 mins), payable locally, then British Airways Amsterdam to Heathrow 16:10/16:30.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Geat follow up
Clear an accurate answers to questions
Responsive to questions
Provided guidance on better options than had been considered
Very easy to deal with

28 Apr 2024

Great service, efficient and friendly

Catriona Mcdonnell, 6 Jan 2024

Megan has been very helpful and patient while we organize my client's cycling holiday

2 Nov 2023

I had a query relating to an online techniical issue , probably relating to my credit card website. It was on a Sunday - I emailed and they rang on the Monday . They couldn’t get through but I range back when I could - the person who answered understood the issue and could help me immediately . So refreshing!

1 Aug 2023


Self-guided cycling

3 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

10.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

Optional
e-bike hire

3 nights from £899

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

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