Adventure Holidays in Holland

Would you like to wander around the iconic canals of Amsterdam? Explore the historic windmills of Kinderdijk? Or sample culinary delights in Gouda? Then our adventure holidays in Holland are sure to tick all the boxes.

Each trip has been expertly crafted to ensure you experience the very best this incredible country has to offer. Whether you're dreaming of cycling along blooming tulip fields, shopping for Delft potteries or sampling world-famous pancakes, we can help make it a reality.

Take a look at our adventure tours in Holland below and click on the 'View Holiday' buttons for more details.

Where can I visit during activity holidays in Holland?

We're delighted to offer a wide range of adventure tours in Holland, each taking you to visit popular tourist hotspots and lesser-known gems. Here are just a few of the incredible places you can explore with us:

Amsterdam

A visit to the Netherlands' capital, Amsterdam, is an essential part of any adventure holiday in Holland. It's packed full of charm and culture, with incredible architecture to admire as you make your way along the iconic canals.

Art lovers can feast their eyes on masterpieces in the Van Gogh Museum, foodies can get cosy in a cafe with a traditional stroopwafel, while history enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to Anne Frank's House and the Royal Palace.

Gouda

Gouda is a quintessential Dutch city, nestled between Rotterdam and Utrecht in southern Holland. It's a truly charming place to explore, with meandering canals and impressive buildings at every turn.

This includes the gothic Stadhuis (town hall) and the beautiful St John's church with its intricate stained-glass windows. The city is most famous as the birthplace of Gouda cheese - so make sure you stop to sample some straight from the source.

Rotterdam

Want to immerse yourself in modern architecture during your activity tour in Holland? Then you'll love exploring the trendy city of Rotterdam. Here, you can marvel at the famous Cube Houses, go up the Euromast Tower and admire the Maas river from the Erasmus Bridge.

If you're looking for a spot of retail therapy, this is the place to come. The centre is packed full of incredible shops, cafes and restaurants so you can shop 'til you drop before enjoying a tasty treat. If this isn't your thing, take a stroll through the beautiful Het Park or visit one of the city's many museums.

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Cycling from Bruges to Amsterdam
Belgium / Holland / Holland

Cycling from Bruges to Amsterdam

Cycle from Belgium to the Netherlands from the beautiful city of Bruges through West Flanders, along the coast, and into Amsterdam.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC07BA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2345per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Highlights of Holland
Holland

Cycling the Highlights of Holland

This cycling trip takes you to Holland's most beautiful cities, Amsterdam, Zandvoort, The Hague, Rotterdam, Gouda and Utrecht. Soak up these cultural gems whilst enjoying the idyllic Dutch countryside between them.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC07HH
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2375per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling from Amsterdam to Brussels
Holland / Belgium / Belgium

Cycling from Amsterdam to Brussels

Explore two of Europe's top capital cities - Amsterdam and Brussels - as well as the historical cities of Gouda and Antwerp, famous for their culinary and cultural contributions. This linear trip travels through the Green Heart of Holland with its canals and windmills and on through the Flemish Brabant region of Belgium.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07AX
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2375per person, tour only

  • 3 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Navigation app provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Frequently asked questions

Is Holland good for a holiday?

Absolutely! Holland is a fantastic place to visit on holiday. There truly is something for everyone, from bustling cities to quiet countryside, historical sites to architectural gems. The natural landscape is beautiful and varied, with beaches, meadows, lakes and rivers to enjoy.

It's ideal for those seeking an active holiday thanks to its bicycle-friendly routes and largely flat terrain. You can explore by bike on many of our adventure tours in Holland, which allows you to go further and see more than you would on a single-centre holiday.

What's the most beautiful part of Holland?

You'll find plenty of scenic spots throughout Holland, so it's tricky to choose just one! Some of the most delightful cities include Zandvoort, Amsterdam, Gouda and the Hague.

Lovers of the coast will enjoy the stunning province of Zeeland thanks to its beautiful beaches. Nearby De Biesbosch National Park, meanwhile, is Europe's largest fresh-water tidal zone, inviting you to explore its quaint wetlands and willow forests.

Each of our activity tours in Holland has been expertly crafted to ensure you see the most beautiful and interesting parts of the country. Click the 'View Holiday' button on our trips to find out more about where each itinerary takes you.

How many days do you need in Holland?

With so much to do and see, you may be wondering how many days you need in Holland. There's no quick or easy answer to this, as it really depends on how much you want to discover during your travels.

However, many of our activity tours in Holland are seven nights, which gives you plenty of time to explore and immerse yourself in the culture. Keen to stay longer? Some of our tours can be extended to give you more time in certain destinations, such as Amsterdam. Simply get in touch with us to find out more.

What is the best month to go to Holland?

Typically, the best time to visit is between April and September. This is when most of our activity holidays in Holland depart, as the weather is ideal for outdoor adventures. Conditions are typically mild during the spring and autumn seasons and warmest in summer. If you're unsure when to book your trip, we're here to help.

How expensive is it to go to Holland?

To give you an idea of how much your trip will cost, we've put a starting price next to each of our activity tours in Holland. You can get more details by clicking on the trip you're interested in and heading to the 'Dates & Prices' tab.

This will tell you what's included in the cost of your trip, such as accommodation, food, bikes and other equipment (where applicable), transportation and transfers. Please do check what's included before you compare prices and let us know if there are any optional extras you'd like to take advantage of.

Find out more about what's included in the price of your holiday and our price promise.

What should I wear for my activity holiday in Holland?

If you're heading on one of our cycling adventure tours in Holland, we advise packing a range of sportswear and breathable clothing. Consider the time of year you're visiting and the typical weather conditions.

Padded cycling shorts, lightweight layers and appropriate footwear will help you feel comfortable on the saddle as you explore. You may also need a waterproof jacket, gloves, sunglasses and suncream.

We also strongly encourage you to wear a helmet throughout your cycle rides. Please do pack your own as they aren't available for hire.

Why choose Headwater for activity tours in Holland?

We're proud to offer truly unforgettable adventure tours in Holland. Each itinerary has been expertly crafted by our team to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. Here are some more reasons you should book your trip to the Netherlands with us.

  • Customer satisfaction: We're delighted to have been rewarded with 4.6 stars on Feefo by customers who've loved their expertly crafted holidays.

  • Peace of mind: You can book with confidence as each of our adventure holidays in Holland are ABTA and ATOL-protected. Find out more about your key rights when you travel with us.

  • Expert knowledge: We've been curating exceptional itineraries for over 35 years, hand-picking each element of our holidays using our own experience.

  • Award-winning: We're proud to have won national recognition for our holidays, including three British Travel Awards in 2023.

  • Focus on sustainability: Our People, Places and Planet plan showcases our commitment to providing sustainable travel and our goal to halve our carbon footprint by 2030.

  • Community support: We aim to leave a positive impact everywhere our tours take us, contributing to a variety of locally focused projects as part of the Exodus Travels Foundation.
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