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If you’ve ever dreamed of discovering The Netherlands, we invite you to explore Holland on a bike tour with DIGnGO. Ride your bicycle through tulip fields and past century old windmills. Bike to the historic towns of Gouda, Alkmaar, Haarlem and the Hague. And pedal through the polders on safe bike paths. Join a DIGnGO cycling vacation in Holland today!
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On your first day meet your trip leaders at the Goes train station, and transfer for a delicious lunch in Veere. An authentically historic town, Veere makes you feel as if you took a trip back into history. Veere Meer Lake is a fun past time for locals and visitors alike, and if you are interested in getting some very unique views of Walcheren, you should go to the top of the Great Church, also referred to as Grote Kerk or the Campversee Tower.
You finish up your exciting day at the Hotel Manoir Inter Scaldes that dates back all the way to the 1920’s. In the lovely garden there, beautiful trees line the lush landscape, and the setting itself radiates relaxation. Dinner is prepared there by Chef Jannis Brevet at Inter Scaldes another place with great food options and wine selection. Chef Brevet learned the trade of marvelous cooking early on, and their selection of great meals include lobster, oyster and mussels. Now you can settle into your suite as you unwind, get some rest, and begin preparing yourself for the fun-filled day that awaits ahead on Day 2.
Today’s Ride: 29 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Today, you take a nice, casual bike ride to Nisse. Nisse has a beautiful community surrounded by beautifully restored houses, cattle, and has a gothic church that you want to get pictures of.
In the afternoon, cycle to Yerseke, a city that is known for its trade of mussels and great tasting oysters. The main church in the town is the Dutch Reformed Church, a historical landmark in itself. There is reliable transportation there as well, notably its helpful railway.
Following a nice visit of Yerseke, jump in the minivan for a transfer toward our final destination of the day arriving at the Hague and your hotel, l’Hotel des Indes. An 1858-built property, this posh hotel features a grand lobby with chandeliers and lies a minute’s walk from Escher Museum.
In the evening, make your way into town and choose from the many restaurants in the Hague cobblestoned streets.
Today’s Ride: 36 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Short Option: 23 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 44 miles with 500 feet of climbing
Today is one that every visitor to this wonderful region looks forward to. This is the day that the entire group transfers to Kinderdijk’s UNESCO World Heritage site. It is at this location that tourists get to see the vast array of 19 powerful windmills over the landscape up close and in person. That being said, you may also take the time to penetrate one. Windmills also helped to drain the soil at one point in the country’s rich history, and some of them are still functioning today.
Next, you bike to Gouda for lunch on your own. Gouda itself has a population of over 70,000, and is located in the Western part of the Netherlands in the South Holland Province.
In the afternoon, jump back on your bike for some more cycling through classical Dutch countryside before arriving back at the Hague and your hotel.
Dinner tonight is at the splendid restaurant Hotel des Indes.
Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 19 miles with 200 feet of climbing
Long Option: 45 miles with 500 feet of climbing
This is the day that you cycle through the “Beverly Hills” of Holland. In fact, Noordwijk has some of the most beautiful flower fields and is actually nicknamed the Dune and Bulb Region. Wassenaarders are what the residents of Wassenaar are referred to as a World War II bunker can be found on the route there.
Lunch is after biking past the lush farmlands in the town of Lisse. There are many charming restaurants you can choose from for lunch on your own.
Later and depending on the time of the year you travel, you have the opportunity to take a walk thru the Keukenhof gardens, a 7-acre park where seven million flowers are on display for everyone to see. Remember that the park is only open from mid-march to mid-may.
In the afternoon, we bike next to plenty of lush farmland and coastal dunes. Netherlands itself actually means lowlands, and if it wasn’t for the well-crafted array of sea-walls, dunes, canals, levees and dikes, around 50% of the entire region would be flooded.
Tonight hotel is the Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg, an estate of exceptional beauty.
In the evening, dinner is held at the hotel restaurant.
Today’s Ride: 38 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Short Option: 22 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Long Option: 41 miles with 900 feet of climbing
Today is a peaceful bike ride through the verdant countrysides, meandering canals and coastal forest on your way to Alkmaar. This city is in the province of Noord Holland. You go along the beautiful Zuid-Kennemerland National Park which has been established since 1995. Its 38 kilometers wide, and its main features are its sand dunes. There are also coastal beaches, forests, and estates that you view as you stroll through this unique region.
Take a break in the town of Alkmaar for lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, cycle back toward your hotel where you have the time to unwind and relax before dinner.
Dinner is at the Hotel Landgoad Duin & Kruidberg. The renowned Executive Chef Alain Alders is very experienced in his passion. From your starter to your main course to the desserts to the fabulous wines, he gets it right every time.
Today’s Ride: 37 miles with 700 feet of climbing
Short Option: 24 miles with 500 feet of climbing
Long Option: 49 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg one last time before meeting up with your trip leaders. From here, a short drive to the Amsterdam airport marks the end of the tour and of this unforgettable trip through Holland.
Overall, we had a fantastic trip and we were really lucky to have the undivided attention of Sam and Robbie. You have great trip leaders, very sociable despite the age difference among us. We had stupendous treatment at the first lodging. We liked all our hotels.
Thank you for a wonderful week. We had a great trip.
Thank you for the great experience.
We had great guides (Flynn and Martin). Lots of fun and very professional. We learned a lot about the history but we would have liked to have someone from the area.