Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam:
Board between 2 – 4 pm. At 5 pm depart on a short dinner cruise to Zaandam. Time for a stroll through the city on arrival.
Day 2 Zaandam - Zaanse Schans, Zaandam – Haarlem (10 & 22.5 km):
Bike to the open-air museum of Zaanse Shans where you will see beautiful windmills, an authentic traditional Dutch village, a cheese factory and a clog maker. Cruise or bike to Haarlem.
Day 3 Haarlem - Keukenhof - Oude Wetering,(40 km)
Bike to the Keukenhof, arguably the most famous flower park in the world. Admire hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other flowers in full bloom. After your visit, you will continue by bike to Kudelstaart, where the ship waits on the shores of the Westeinder Lakes. Entrance fee for the Keukenhof is payable on the spot.
Day 4 Oude Wetering – Amsterdam + Waterland circuit ride (27 – 35 km):
Early morning cycle to the flower auction in Aalsmeer (not open in the weekends and holidays*). Early each day, millions of flowers are auctioned and instantly sent out to all corners of the world. By 10 am return to the barge where an elaborate brunch will be ready. Either cruise or bike to Amsterdam, the last stage of the journey. During the afternoon and evening, you have time to visit the inner city flower markets, a museum, do some shopping or even take a boat trip through the canals.
Day 5 Amsterdam:
Arrangements end after breakfast.
Easy flat cycling with distances up to 40 km.
Travel by Bike & Barge in peak Tulip season through some of the most beautiful areas of the "Garden of Amsterdam." The tulips blossoming herald the awakening of Spring. Visit the most beautiful highlights in and around the capital of the Netherlands including the historical city of Haarlem, the world famous flower exhibition, the Keukenhof near Lisse, and the world's largest flower auction near Aalsmeer.
Enjoy the personal service, delicious meals and excellent accommodation on board our premium barges.