Through South Holland, MS Normandie

Southern Holland by bike & boat

Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-days-journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your “swimming hotel”MS NORMANDIE will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside.The Province of the Southern Netherlands: You are travelling through the green heart of the Nether-lands. Hardly any province is more changing and many-faceted than the Southern Netherlands. Big cities as well as untouched nature are so close to each other. The many waterways offer uncountable opportunities to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture historical highlights of the province “Zuid-Holland”. Experience such different cities like Gouda and Schoonhoven and of course Rotterdam, also known as the “Manhattan on the river Maas”. Gorgeous lakes like the Brassemermeer and not to forget the major porcelain manufacture in Delft with its “Delfter Blue".

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Individual
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Itinerary

In Amsterdam you check in on board (em-barkation is at 3 pm). Departure at 5:00 pm. Arrival in Haarlem around 9 pm (*If neces-sary overnight stay at Haarlem lock –then, the next day, in the morning shipping to Haarlem)

Shipping Amsterdam – Zaandam
Haarlem is a charming, typically Dutch town with windmills, canals, drawbridges, small shops, cafés and restaurants. It is worth taking a little walk before you start your first cycle tour to Zaandam. Here you have plenty of time to make a detour to the mu-seum village "Zaanse Schans”, an open-air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical herit-age. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacture, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. In the afternoon shipping from Zaandam to Schoonhoven.

Tip:During the tulip-flowering season (depar-tures 10Apr-02 May) we offer an optional day excursion to Keukenhof by coach, transfers and entrance fee.

From Schoonhoven, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. When the weather is fine, you may take a detour for a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Your today’s destination is Rotterdam. Tip:you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

Two options fortoday’s cyclingtour:First onewill leadyou toDelft (Tip:visit of the porcelain manufac-ture), seconddirectly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,-p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30h and 18:00 h).

Bike tour to Kinderdijk (UNESCO world cultural heritage site with 19 windmills in a row) and then onto Schoonhoven.

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vechtthrough beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river.Tip: a canal tour is the most beautiful way to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye –have a safe journey home.

Tour character

You cycle daily about 25 to 45 km. Nearly all routes are easy to cycle. You cycle on asphalted and signposted bike paths.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
10.04.2021 | 11.09.2021 | 18.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
17.04.2021 | 24.04.2021 | 04.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season 3
01.05.2021 | 08.05.2021 | 15.05.2021 | 22.05.2021 | 29.05.2021 | 05.06.2021 | 12.06.2021 | 19.06.2021 | 26.06.2021 | 03.07.2021 | 10.07.2021 | 17.07.2021 | 24.07.2021 | 31.07.2021 | 07.08.2021 | 14.08.2021 | 21.08.2021 | 28.08.2021 |
Saturday
Season 4
25.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season 5
02.10.2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - upper deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08I-O
Base price
849.00
899.00
999.00
749.00
649.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 300.00 300.00 300.00 300.00 300.00
Discount 2-bed-cabin Achtern -50.00 -50.00 -50.00 -50.00 -50.00
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - main deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08I-H
Base price
699.00
749.00
849.00
599.00
499.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 | Sep 11, 2021 | Sep 18, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 | Apr 24, 2021 | Sep 4, 2021 |
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Season 3
May 1, 2021 | May 8, 2021 | May 15, 2021 | May 22, 2021 | May 29, 2021 | Jun 5, 2021 | Jun 12, 2021 | Jun 19, 2021 | Jun 26, 2021 | Jul 3, 2021 | Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 17, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 | Jul 31, 2021 | Aug 7, 2021 | Aug 14, 2021 | Aug 21, 2021 | Aug 28, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 4
Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 5
Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - upper deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Discount 2-bed-cabin Achtern
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - main deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
849.00
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300.00
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699.00
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Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021
Sep 11, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 18, 2021
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Apr 24, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021
Season 3
May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021
May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021
May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021
May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021
May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021
Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Jul 3, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 10, 2021
Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
Jul 24, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021
Jul 31, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021
Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
Season 4
Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 5
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
Haarlem
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden
Haarlem
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 | Sep 11, 2021 | Sep 18, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 | Apr 24, 2021 | Sep 4, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 3
May 1, 2021 | May 8, 2021 | May 15, 2021 | May 22, 2021 | May 29, 2021 | Jun 5, 2021 | Jun 12, 2021 | Jun 19, 2021 | Jun 26, 2021 | Jul 3, 2021 | Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 17, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 | Jul 31, 2021 | Aug 7, 2021 | Aug 14, 2021 | Aug 21, 2021 | Aug 28, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 4
Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 5
Oct 2, 2021 |
Saturday
Haarlem
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Haarlem
Day excursion Keukenhof/Botanic garden 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
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7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
75.00
75.00
165.00
165.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Amsterdam
  • 7 overnights in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x small lunch or lunch package for bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Linen and change of towels if required
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Daily briefing of bike tours
  • 1 route book for self-guided trips per cabin
  • Tour guidance on board
  • Rental bike insurance

Optional:

  • Day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens (approx.10:00 –15:00hours)Dates: Sunday April: 11/18/25, May: 02 Minimum passenger 20, max. passenger 30. Price per person:€ 59.-Services included:Transfers by coach from/to ship, entrance feeto Keukenhof Gardens, approx. 4hours free to visit
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Amsterdam train station is close to the pier
  • Oosterdok car park: secure car park at the train station, about €20 per day. Reservation possible by yourself
  • Car park Amsterpark.nl /Valet Parking Services: Drop off your car at the pier on arrival day, car will be back at the pier on day of departure, price €150 per week (application form in the travel documents)

Please note:

  • Program and details are subject to change due to nautical and meteorological reasons (this is no reason for a free cancellation).
  • Diet: (i.e.: lactose free, gluten free) possible on request and for an extra charge. Must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure.

Accommodation

Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.