Learn about windmills and more on a guided cycling trip |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> Our Bike and Barge trips are a great way to see Holland |  <i>Hat Tours</i> Dinner on board the Holland barges Getting ready for a day of cycling in Holland
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The Best Bike and Barge Tours in Holland

Discover the Netherlands with these affordable guided Dutch bike and barge holidays

The Netherlands is famous for its system of canals and flat terrain - two essential components of a perfect bike and barge holiday! Explore Holland on an unforgettable cycling tour that sees you discovering windmills, tulip gardens, cheese factories, museums and more, all while sleeping in comfort on board charming barge accommodation. 

Enjoy being shown around Holland with your experienced local guide who can reveal the cultural quirks you won't find in a guidebook. Also, these cycle tours have electric bike options so you can get more power to your pedaling.

Here are the best bike and barge tours in the Netherlands.

  1. Amsterdam to Bruges - Comfort: Bike & Barge Tour

  2. Cycling in Holland is great for first time cyclists


    The Netherlands and Belgium are two of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world and the Amsterdam to Bruges Comfort trip follows a well-signposted route along a string of exceptional Dutch and Flemish towns. While in Holland, discover the hidden gem of Bergen op Zoom, whose 800-year history is etched in its narrow streets and old squares, and once you cross over to Belgium, see for yourself why Antwerp remains one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. The final leg to Brussels is short to ensure plenty of time to explore the Belgian capital’s main sights, such as the opulent Grote Markt. 

  3. Amsterdam to Bruges - Deluxe: Bike & Barge Tour

  4. Magnifique II upper deck suite on Category A+ barge

    The Amsterdam to Bruges Deluxe follows the same itinerary as the above, except you cruise on a premium barge, either the Magnifique I or Magnifique II. A great way to see the Netherlands and Belgium!

  5. Tulip Tour - Comfort: Bike and Barge Tour

  6. Flower field, Haarlem |  <i>NBTC</i>

    Based on board a comfortable river barge, the Tulip Tour is a short break combines the highlights of springtime in Holland with visits to classic Dutch sights: find yourself surrounded by thousands of tulips (as well as daffodils and hyacinths) of various colours, shapes and scents at the world famous gardens of Keukenhof; cycle through blooming bulb fields to reach the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans, which features several windmills and craftsmen’s workshops; and discover the world’s biggest Flower Auction in Aalsmeer – 20 million flowers are sold every day! 

  7. Tulip Tour - Deluxe: Bike and Barge Tour

  8. Exterior of Magnifique III

    The Deluxe version of the Tulip Tour follows the same 5 day itinerary of gentle cycling and cruising. The key difference is the barge you cruise the Dutch canals on: the premium Magnifique II and Magnifique III allows for a few more creature comforts and style to make this vacation truly unforgettable.

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