Amsterdam is a cycle friendly city Learn about windmills and more on a guided cycling trip |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> La Belle Fleur making its way along a canal in Holland with a windmill in the background Cycle to the Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> Bikes line the bridge over a canal in Amsterdam Getting ready to ride on a bike & barge trip in Holland |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i> Cycle through the typical Dutch countryside in spring Preparing the bikes on the barge |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i>
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Guided Cycling Holidays in The Netherlands

Discover Holland on an unforgettable guided bike and barge tour

With its scenic countryside, relaxed villages and handsome cities, Holland offers travelers a fabulous contrast between traditional and modern, rustic and stylish. Our range of group bike and barge tours all come with professional local guides who can reveal cultural insights.

Wander the pretty streets of Amsterdam, an exciting but laid-back city of canals, cobblestones and culture, with stunning architecture and some of Europe’s best galleries and museums.

Visit the famous cheese making town of Gouda; admire the historic architecture and charming shopping streets of Haarlem; and cycle through blooming bulb fields en route to the charming small city of Leiden, birthplace of Rembrandt.

Head to the Keukenhof Flower Park to see thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in Europe's most elaborate floral display; and visit the historic Kinderdijk windmills, a quintessential Dutch icon and World Heritage site, to see 19 beautifully-preserved medieval windmills and learn about their ingenious design.

Cycle through quaint fishing villages and lively harbour towns with rich sailing traditions as you explore the picturesque country surrounding Ijssel Lake; explore castles and canals on an exciting family adventure; or see the highlights of Holland and Belgium on our outstanding Amsterdam to Bruges or Brussels to Amsterdam Bike & Barge trips.

With its flat terrain, picturesque countryside and world-class cycling infrastructure, you’ll definitely want to follow the locals’ lead and experience Holland at handlebar level. Take a look at our unique range of guided cycling itineraries and start planning your Dutch bike tour!

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK & Europe, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips in the Netherlands

Our active holidays in the Netherlands are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Guided Cycling Specialists in the Netherlands

Walkers' Britain have been operating guided cycling holidays in the UK and Europe for over 45 years. On a guided holiday our knowledgeable guides will ensure you are looked after throughout your journey. Their enthusiasm and knowledge bring to life the flora, fauna and history of the regions you travel through and they are also on hand to tailor the trip to the group's interests.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Think of it as your floating hotel, where each day you experience a different sunrise and sunset location. Unpacking only once, berths range from two lower or bunk bed style but can be upgraded to larger berths with double beds. The bar and dining area is always a popular hangout at the end of each day’s activity. The crew includes an onboard cook.

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Type C plug

Electricity in The Netherlands is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).


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We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.