The Netherlands are the tulip capital of the world. You all now that. During springtime ( in april and may) you will see flower fields all over the place. In the Western part of the Netherlands ( North and South Holland) there are many flower fields you can explore with this tulip tour Holland.
Did you know that the biggest, uninterrupted flowerbulbarea in the world is in the Head of North-Holland? Where do you find a beautiful view, coloured with flowerbulbfields and with the dunes as a horizon? The foundation of Flowering Zijpe uses the help of more than 200 volunteers to put Zijpe on the map as the most lovely flowerbulb area of the Netherlands. They want to introduce everybody to this on a approachable, pure way. Once a year the flower growers open up their lands to the curious civilians and tell about their passion with pride.
Enjoy the beauty of the tulips in springtime with our Tulip tour Holland.
Because of the tulip season you can book this tour only from the end of march till the end of may.
May 5 and 19
If you wish to do the tour private on another date or without a guide please contact us for more details and prices.
We will start at estate Duin & Kruidberg but then we head to the North to the biggest, uninterrupted flowerbulbarea in the world and to the beautiful island of Texel. This is a 5 days cycle tour and you will see the National Parc, much and much flower fields, beautifull small villages and always dunes at the horizon. The first day you will stay in 5 star hotel Duin & Kruidberg and dine at michelin starred restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob. The rest of the days you will stay in the most beautiful 5 star hotels and dine at other michelin starred restaurants or our favorite local restaurants and have the experience of your live.
Because we use Pedelecs for this tour we can easily do 40 miles a day. We will cycle 3 a 4 hours a day and have enough time to visit the most beautiful and authentic places of the Netherlands.
You can book this tour for € 3,975- pp based on two persons ( + € 700 for sgl. occ.)
Your host will greet you at the Santpoort-Noord train station, and the adventure begins! You will check in at the Duin & Kruidberg hotel with a warm welcome and a tasteful glass of wine or beer with bitterballen. After you are settled you can start to discover the surroundings on your own if you want. The hotel is situated on the border of the national parc and the ruins of the Brederode Castle are nearby. When you have enough time you can visit the city of Haarlem as well.
Tonight we will toast to an exciting week in Holland and enjoy an elegant dinner in the hotel’s own Michelin-starred restaurant.
Meals: Michelin-starred Dinner and wine arrangement
Accommodation: Hotel Duin & Kruidberg
After your copius breakfast at Brasserie DenK you start with a magnificent tour through the national parc Zuid-Kennemerland with its stunning nature.
After the national-parc you enter the city of Haarlem where we have a stop for a guided walk through this beautiful old city. We will leave Haarlem for a small village called spaarndam for a good lunch.
After lunch we will cross the North-Sea Canal and head for another part of the National-Parc to Wijk aan Zee for another fine diner.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Seafood Dinner with wine arrangement
Destination: Wijk aan Zee
Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km
Accommodation: Puur Zee
You wil visit villages like Egmond and Bergen and cycle through the flower field area of Limmen. In the first week of May Limmen host the famous flower-days. You can relax at the the beach of Egmond aan Zee and will visit the village of Bergen which is famous as an host village for many artists. Here we will have a lunch. After a little stroll through the village we will head for Callantsoog. But first we of all we enter the biggest flowerbulbarea in the world and stop for the bulb field express.
Have you always been curious of where the flowers come from? The flowerbulbfamily loves to tell you about the familybusiness and about the history and current cultivation of flowerbulbs.
After the explanation about the flowerbulbbusiness, the flowerbulbroute starts with a special Slow Train, that rides across the blooming flowerbulbfields.
Meals: Breakfast / lunch/ Dinner
Accomplished: 41 miles / 66 km
Today we enter the biggest uninterrupted flowerbulbarea in the world. Miles of tulipfields as far as you can see. Once a year the flower growers open up their lands to the curious civilians and tell about their passion with pride. It is a unique experience to see the flower fields. Maybe the Keukenhof is more known to you but this area is the best kept secret.
After you have recovered from all the impressions we will continue to take the boat to Texel. Certainly in the spring this island is a beautiful place when all the lambs, goats, sheep and cows are allowed back on the land. We visit small villages and make a stopover at the, in the Netherlands, very famous and appreciated Texel beer brewery for a tour and of course a tasting of their prize-winning special beers. We end the day in the village of Den Hoorn and spend the night in an exclusive hotel with a Michelin star restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast / lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 29 miles / 47 km
Today you will visit the Floral Gardens and you will head for Schoorl. At Floral Gardens you can choose your own BULBS while they are in full bloom. This is the perfect time to make your own wish list for planting activities in october.
Meals: Breakfast / lunch/ Michelin star Dinner
Accomplished: 30 miles / 49 km
Accommodation: hotel Merlet
Last day on your Pedelec and we will visit Alkmaar, the cheese capital of North-Holland and along the Alkmaardermeer and some typical small dutch villages we will pass the Zaanse Schans by boat to end at Duin & Kruidberg again. In Alkmaar we will visit the national Beer Museum for a guided tour and some beer tasting. We will also visit the Cheese museum for some tasting.
Along the Alkmaardermeer we will follow a part of the ferry-route.
You will encounter a lot of culture while cycling this route.
Enjoy cycling through the Low Dutch country by bike, along the water, the polder and over the nice ferries. After a beautiful bike ride we will transfer to a sloop to sail the Zaan towards the Zaanse Schans. From the water you have a beautiful view as you sail through the cultural heritage past mills, typical houses and old industry. We will visit a working mill. And then we sail back over the Zaan and the uitgeester lake towards Uitgeest, after which we start the last bit of cycling to Santpoort-Noord.
Meals: Breakfast / lunch/ Dinner with wine arrangement
Accomplished: 35 miles / 56 km
Accommodation: Hotel Duin & Kruidberg
On this day your holiday ends after a marvelous breakfast. we will say goodbye and guide you to a previously agreed location to continue your journey or return home.
Accomplished: 180 miles / 289 kms
Holland’s best bike tour require top-of-the-line pedelecs. That’s why we only use Flyer Pedelecs.
Every Dutchpedelec tour includes top-of-the-line pedelecs, tuned to perfection, and adjusted specifically for you. Our bikes have hydro-formed tubes frames, smooth-rolling tires, comfortable seats, batteries with a range of 35 -45 miles and wide gear ranges for the best ride possible.
The most important thing about any Dutch Pedelec cycling tour is getting to know the amazing benefits of travel by pedelec. Pedaling through the dutch dunes, you’ll be intimately connected to the landscape, your senses fully engaged in the experience. The sights, sounds, and smells of the environment, the unique and delectable taste of seasonal specialties, and interactions with local people lead to true understanding and full-bodied memories that last a lifetime. But none of that would be possible without the perfect pedelec.
Comfortable pedelecs that let you enjoy the Netherlands at your own pace. No sweat, just easy bike riding. No windshields, no tour buses. Just you and the open road.