Cities & Countryside of Central Holland - Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 7 nights
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Day 4: Rotterdam – Alblasserdam with the waterbus – Kinderdijk – Gouda - Schoonhoven
19 or 36 miles (30 or 58 km)
The superior and spacious river cruiser " De Amsterdam" is 95m long and 11m wide and offers 56 cabins for up to 112 passengers. All cabins come with air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, private shower and wc and a large picture window that can be partially opened. The lower deck has 30 twin cabins whilst the upper deck has 18 twin cabins and 8 spacious French balcony suites with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors instead of a window. The suites have a twin beds pushed together but can be set up as two single beds on request. The lounge and bar with large panoramic windows is located on the upper deck whilst the restaurant is on the lower deck. Wi-Fi is available with additional data packages available. The large, partially roofed sun deck offers plenty of space for chairs and sun loungers and a separate area for bike storage.
The De Nassau sleeps up to 60 guests in en-suite air-conditioned cabins. The lower deck has 14 twin cabins (one can be made into a triple bunk cabin) and 8 superior twin cabins. All of the lower deck cabins have a small window that opened. The upper deck has 10 twin cabins and 2 double cabins, four of the cabins can be made into triple bunk cabins. All upper deck cabins have a window that can be opened.
It has a large saloon, restaurant and bar area with panoramic windows on the upper deck. There is a partially covered sun deck where you can relax in a sun lounger and enjoy the scenery. The cabins, restaurant and the saloon in the front of the ship have been completely refurbished in 2018.
7 nights accommodation aboard the De Amsterdam or De Nassau boats
Board basis: Full board including, breakfast, packed lunch on 6 cycling days and 3 course dinner
Services of an English speaking on-board with daily briefings of the bike tours
Maps and route information (1 set per cabin) - GPS tracks available
Welcome meeting and drink
Local contact number for assistance
Daily cabin cleaning
Daily coffee and tea until 4pm
A city walk with tour leader (Rotterdam)
Music night onboard
Free Wi-Fi on board - data use not included
Flights and transfers
Entrance fees & excursions
Ferry fees during cycle rides
Drinks & tips on board
Special dietary requests - see below
Transfers to/from the docking in Amsterdam
Bike hire and extras
Bikes come with a pannier, a small repair kit, and lock all included at no extra cost.
Bike hire (2020 departures)
E-bike hire (2020 departures)
Bike hire (2021 departures)
E-bike hire (2021 departures)
Gluten or lactose free diet (50 Euros payable locally) - please select if applicable
Guided cycling - 2020: May 2 & 23, June 13, August 29 & September 12
Guided cycling - 2021: May 8, 15, 22 & 29, June 5, 12 & 19, September 4, 11 & 18
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.
Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam.
Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!
For Boat & Bike tours the boat will generally keep to the advertised itinerary, however the captain may have to adapt the itinerary due to the river or sea conditions.
There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
Although there is no organised group, self-guided guests regularly find they come across their fellow passengers along the route during the day and may even get together to form their own cycling groups.
Your on-board Tour Leader provides daily briefings ahead of the next day's ride. These are always beneficial, including information on the local area, main sights, and tips on good places to stop en route.
Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.