Cycle tour from Amsterdam to Bruges

from 895 € / pers.

Reference : HL1
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to September
Departure:
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Your cycling tour from Amsterdam to Bruges:

We have devised a wonderful cycling holiday through the Netherlands down into Belgium, past towns, villages, canals – on high-quality cycling paths. In eight days of cycling you will discover many delightful places. Starting in Amsterdam and travelling in a southwesterly direction you will go to the following towns: Gouda, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Zierikzee, Middelburg, Vlissingen (Flushing), Sluis, Damme and Bruges. They count among the most picturesque towns in the Netherlands and Flanders and are remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past. The route is predominantly rural and passes through a number of nature reserves.

Day 1 : Arrival in Amsterdam


Your bicycle holiday starts in Amsterdam, famous for its gorgeous 400-year-old canal district; museums; street artists and performers on Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein; This city is brimming with things to see and do and you couldn’t wish for a more dynamic beginning to your holiday. Try to arrive early so you have time to admire the elegant tree-lined canals and tall narrow townhouses and warehouses dating from the 17th century (World Heritage Site).

In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us.
*from April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020

Day 2 : Amsterdam - Gouda | 80 km


Plunge into the peace and quiet of the “Groene Hart” or Green Heart, a pleasant rural area of low-lying polder. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. We recommend an evening stroll around the old part of town to soak up the yesteryear atmosphere and marvel at the large and attractive market square.

Option Extra night in Woerden + 1 extra day of rental bike

Would the 80 km be to long for you then you can split this day by booking an extra overnight in Woerden (making two legs: 49 km and 39 km).

Day 3 : Gouda - Papendrecht | 45 km


Hit the trail once again and head for the village of Kinderdijk where nineteen majestic windmills present a unique spectacle. In the age of wind, they were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. One of the mills is open to the public. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns; Dordrecht. Dordrecht is completely surrounded by water. The area around the marina is a true gem.

The hotel in Papendrecht is just 3km outside the center of Dordrecht on the north banks of the river. If you want to stay right in the center, you can upgrade to hotel in Dordrecht (in superior category, with supplement).

Day 4 : Papendrecht - Wilemstad | 45 km


The result of a major flood in 1421, Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe where the ecosystem has adapted both to saltwater coming in from the sea through tidal creeks, and to freshwater coming down in the rivers. It’s an ever-changing labyrinth of creeks and riverlets encompassing countless little islands of willow woods and reeds, a paradise for birds.

Day 5 : Willemstad – Schuddebeurs | 50 km


Today you will enter Zeeland, a province of the Netherlands marked by light, wind, water and lots of space. It is made up of islands so bridges and ferries will be carrying you across the waters as you drift down towards Belgium. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets are lined up for the coming days. Traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats.

Day 6 : Schuddebeurs – Middelburg/Vlissingen | 53 km


A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee is an absolute delight. Quaint little old houses take you back in time to the town’s glory days when ships set sail to sell salt, wool, fish, grain and red dye as far afield as the Baltic and the Mediterranean. This contract brought the town not only prosperity but also a very lively Scottish expat community that stayed for 300 years. Cruising further south, you will discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg, capital of Zeeland. At the end of the day, amble down to the beach in Vlissingen to watch the sun set into the sea.

Day 7 : Middelburg/Vlissingen – Bruges | 50 km


After a hearty breakfast, hop on a ferry boat to Zeelandic Flanders with its winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. Having crossed the border into Belgium, you will reach the charming little town of Damme on the banks of the romantic Damse Vaart. From here, it’s only a short stretch to Bruges, known as the pearl of Flanders!

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: HL1 STD
superior category
Reference: HL1 SUP
Low season
  • from April 10th to May 3rd
    from September 4th to 20th
  • Departure: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
895 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
1 025 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 4th to August 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 005 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*
1 115 € / pers.
280 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights in 3-star & 4-star cat. hotels with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 6 days
• Ferry crossing from Vlissingen to Breskens 25 minutes (Day 7)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Bruges to Amsterdam and personal bike repatriation
• Any ferry crossings
• Parking at the hotel
• City taxes

Including :

• 7 nights in 4-star cat. hotels (except in Willemstad and Noordgouwe, 3-star cat. hotels) with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental (without helmet) for 6 days
• Ferry crossing from Vlissingen to Breskens 25 minutes (Day 7)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Bruges to Amsterdam and personal bike repatriation
• Any ferry crossings
• Parking at the hotel
• City taxes

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 115 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: HL1 STD
superior category
Reference: HL1 SUP
Half board supplement
(including 7 dinners - excluding drinks)
+ 265 € / pers.
Extra night in Amsterdam
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom) In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us. *from April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Bruges
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom) In case of staying overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays or during special periods*, a surcharge applies : please contact us. *from April 10th to 13th, on April 25th, from May 1st to 4th and on August 1st, 2020
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Woerden + 1 extra day of rental bike

including : 1 extra night’s accommodation in a two-person bedroom / 1 breakfast / 1 day cycle rental of VTC hybrid bike (if you rent an electric bike, please contact us)

* Single supplement
Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Extras

• Supplement GPS rental

(per GPS)

(up to 2 persons)
+ 15 € (package)

Your cycle hire

GAZELLE hybrid Bike - 21 speed-gear

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock

Helmet NOT included.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

BATAVUS e-bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 lock

Helmet NOT included.

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Departure day
> How to arrive in Amsterdam
> Return

Departure day

Start on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between April 10th and May 3rd and between September 4th and 20th, 2020.
Daily start from May 4th until August 30th, 2020.

Unavailable start dates:
– on April 17th and 18th , 2020
– on May 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, 2020
– on June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2020

Booking on request, especially on these dates :
– on April 25th (and around) : flower parade from Noordwijk to Haarlem ;
– from April 30th to May 3rd : Formule 1 Grand Prix racing in Zandvoort (and effects other cities as well) ;
– from May 11th to 17th : Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam (and effects other cities as well).

How to arrive in Amsterdam

By car :
You can park in the hotel’s parking in Amsterdam (about 15€/day, to be paid on spot).

If you prefer park your car in Brugges, your arrival day :

  • Standard category :
    Parking in Velotel Hotel in Brugges  : about 3€/day, to be paid on spot
  • Superior category :
    Parking in city center : about 9-15€/day (according to the hotel), to be paid on spot
  • Free parking in hotel Weinebrugge (about 4-5km from city center) : on request

By Train :
From Paris Gare du Nord station >> Amsterdam station (by Thalys train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.thalys.com/fr/en/

By plane :
Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam)

Shuttle service possible between Schiphol Airport and Westcord Art Hotel. It goes from 07.00 until 12.00 hours, and from 15.00 to 18.00 hours and departs every 30 minutes. Due to limited availability in minivan (max. 7 seats), the shuttle does need to be reserved in advance (through us or direct with the hotel). The price is €9,50 per person and has to be paid at the hotel.

If you are arriving outside the operation times of the hotel shuttle, you can use public transport or a taxi.

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France.
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility).
    – Bruges Station >> Amsterdam Station (by train + Thalys train).


Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

Catherine
France
travel date: 25 July 2019.
" Très belle randonnée "

Très belle randonnée en vélo, des paysages magnifiques avec beaucoup d eau. Aux pays bas tout est fait pour le vélo. Les gens de plus sont très sympathiques, toujours prêts à aider, renseigner.

Bérengère
France
travel date: 29 July 2017.
" Vraiment une belle expérience "

Itinéraire à recommander pour une découverte de la randonnée à vélo et des Pays Bas. Excellent site,  Logistique très bonne.