Holland TRIP 1
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Amsterdam to Brussels
Culture, elegance and relaxation: these are the best words to describe this holiday. The historic buildings and musea in Bruges are world famous, but did you already know that Belgium has a beautiful coast, with fantastic sandy beaches? will cycle from historic Bruges to Ostend, the Queen amongst the Belgian coastal towns
Day to Day
Travel Dates : Only on Mondays between May 04 and September 21
7 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel in a double room with breakfast
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AMSTERDAM
This bicycle holiday starts in the heart of the Dutch capital and finishes in the epicenter of Europe, Brussels. It’s 340 kilometres long, past a string of exceptional and historically precious Dutch and Flemish towns. In-between towns, enjoy the peace and quiet of the Dutch and Flemish countryside with old farmhouses and dominating church spires
DAY 2 – Amsterdam – Gouda 80 km
The first leg takes you through the Green Heart of Holland, abounding in water. It is a true cycling paradise, with characteristic peat and polder landscapes, small farming communities and picturesque historical towns. End the day in medieval Gouda. Amble through the beautiful town centre and stop off at a bakery to buy fresh syrup waffles and Gouda cheese. If 79 km is to long for you then you can split this day by booking an extra overnight in Woerden.
DAY 3 – Gouda – Papendrecht 53 km
From Gouda you’ll cycle to the village of Kinderdijk, the home of 19 windmills. Your destination, Papendrecht, is just a ferry crossing away from of one of Holland’s oldest towns; Dordrecht. Dordrecht is completely surrounded by rivers.
DAY 4 – Papendrecht – Bergen op Zoom 69 km
In the morning, the route will take you right past one of the few remaining fresh-water tidal areas in Europe: Biesbosch National Park. Upon crossing a one-kilometre-long bridge,you will find yourself in the south of the Netherlands. Brabant hospitality will entice you to stop for a cup of coffee and slice of fruit tart. Today’s destination is Bergen op Zoom.
DAY 5 – Bergen op Zoom – Antwerpen 55 km
The landscape along today’s cycling route is predominantly woody. On the border between the Netherlands and Belgium, catch your breath in De Zoom – Kalmthoutse Heide, a lovely cross-border nature reserve. The route takes you along the Scheldekaaien. Have you worked up a thirst for Belgian beer? Consider visiting De Koninck beer brewery.
DAY 6- Antwerpen – Leuven/Louvain 75 km
After a short stretch on the banks of the River Scheldt, change course to follow the River Rupel. Enter the age-old town of Mechelen right up to the church tower of St. Rombold’s cathedral. Round off your explorations on the Old Market Square, nicknamed ‘the longest bar counter in the world’ due to the enormous number of bars and cafes on the square.
DAY 7 – Day 7 Leuven/Louvain – Brussels 39 km
If you don’t feel like cycling into the big city of Brussels, you can opt to catch a train at one of the stations along the route. Brussel’s main attraction is the fantastic Great Market Square. Your visit to Brussels can also involve scrumptious hot waffles, chocolate, beer, culinary treats, fun shopping or soaking up a bit of culture.
DAY 8 – Departure from Brussels
After breakfast, your cycling holiday has come to an end.
- double room sharing 3/4
- 7 nights accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel in a double room with breakfast
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