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Cycling in Historic towns

Holland has many historic cities and towns of interest to cyclists. Relaxed cycling in Delft, Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Alkmaar or Schoonhoven. And there is of course Amsterdam.

Much history and culture is to be found in the towns of The Netherlands. Founded as outposts of the Roman army, or build later on by wealthy merchants during the “Golden Age” of the 16th century, there are many intriguing historical places situated all over Holland. The western region hosts the ‘Big Four’ cities - Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht - but there are many other wonderful smaller towns that are well worth a closer look. These include Alkmaar, Delft, Gouda, Haarlem and Leiden. The past is alive and can be found all around! Holland has lots of smaller historic towns and villages, and you can be sure that during your tour you will pass through more than one of these ‘hidden pearls’ where you will be able to experience medieval times from the saddle of your bicycle.

  • If you do not want to cycle through the historical centers of the larger cities, you can also visit them on foot, either before or after your bike tour.

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