From Amsterdam to Bruges

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

330Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Amsterdam
Your bicycle holiday starts in Amsterdam, famous for its gorgeous 400-year-old canal district; museums (the new Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Anne Frank etc); street artists and performers on Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein; a notorious red-light district and more. 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).

Day 2: Amsterdam – Gouda / Bodegraven (79 km)
After staying the night in bustling Amsterdam, plunge into the peace and quiet of the Groene Hart or Green Heart, a pleasant rural area of low-lying polders with peat meadows and grazing cattle. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. For centuries, people flocked from far and wide to buy horses, cows, meat, turf, seed, cheese etc, at weekly and annual markets in Gouda. We recommend an evening stroll around the old part of the town to soak up the yesteryear atmosphere and marvel at the large and attractive market square boasting a wonderful fifteenth century town hall as well as a Weighing House (Waag). Would the 79 km be too long for you then you can split this day by booking an extra overnight in Woerden (49 km and 38 km). You can also cover the last stretch of the route by train. The cycling route is then only 56 km.

Day 3: Gouda / Bodegraven – Papendrecht / Dordrecht (38 km)
From Gouda you’ll cycle via the Green heart of Holland to the village of Kinderdijk: explore the site where 19 windmills have been standing majestically in rows since 1740. 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 rivers. Beautiful bridges take you across the water into the heart of town. Around the harbour you will see many monumental buildings. The hotel in Papendrecht is just 3km outside the center of Dordrecht on the north banks of the river.

Day 4: Papendrecht / Dordrecht – Willemstad (65 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. The ride takes you along the edges of this National Park. Round off the day in Willemstad, a fortified town shaped like a seven-point star. Please note you will only cycle through de Biesbosch park on the days in which the ferry departs. This ferry does not go daily. Currently, because of Coronavirus  measures, it does not go at all. If the ferry does not go you follow an alternative route.

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 (43 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. Your route continues to the charming village of Veere. From 1541 everything that was exported to Holland from Scotland (mainly wool) came ashore in and was distributed from Veere. This contract brought the town not only prosperity but also a very lively Scottish expat community that stayed for 300 years. Walk in their footsteps as you take a tour of the sights. Cruising further south, you will discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg, capital of Zeeland. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the most important centres of trade in the Netherlands.

Day 7: Middelburg / Vlissingen – Brugge (66 km)
After a hearty breakfast, you will cycle to Vlissingen. After Vlissingen 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! It’s a truly enchanting town that has been welcoming tourists for about 150 years. With most of its medieval architecture intact, it remains exceptionally well preserved and can really give you a sense of times gone by when it was at the centre of the European wool and cloth trade. Attention! The ferry crossing from Vlissingen to Breskens must be reserved online in advance via https://www.westerscheldeferry.nl

Day 8: Bruges
Departure after breakfast.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • City tax
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing
  • Ferries

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  • More 21 days of departure
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  • 25%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
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From Amsterdam to Bruges

  • Cycle in the Netherlands from the famous Amsterdam to the likewise surprising Bruges in Belgium
  • Cross the lowlands, which are completely flat lands in the proximity of the North Sea
  • Discover unique fascinating cities rich in history such as Gouda, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Zierikzee, Middelburg, Vlissingen, Sluis and Damme
  • Legs are planned to offer you a pleasant and relaxing experience, cycling through a green countryside punctuated by stately estates, fortified cities and the unmissable windmills
  • Plunge into the romantic and timeless atmosphere of Bruges, the best preserved medieval city in Europe, that is a real open air museum
  • Feel free to choose the direction of your itinerary: from Amsterdam to Bruges or the other way around

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