When planning a cycling tour we will need to know how many km/miles you want to cover in one day. In this article we explain some of the options at Holland Bike Tours together with the do’s and don’ts for your daily riding distance.
Holland Bike Tours operates everywhere in the Netherlands. Though we do have favorite places that we like to have our bike tours run through. On of these places is the city of Leiden, due to it’s a beauty and history. Read more about what you can do in Leiden here.
Since February 1st, the municipality of Oldambt is the home to the Pieter Smitbrug; a 800 meter bridge for just cyclists and walkers, giving safe passage for children cycling to school between the now two connected towns.
Learn more about the Dutch canals in this item. You will see many canals during your cycling tour in the Netherlands. Want to go to Delft, Utrecht, Gouda or Giethoorn? Or one of the other hundreds of towns with canals? At Holland Bike Tours we will create your perfect tour, including all the sights that you wish to see
Want to go on a cycling tour in the Netherlands but not quite sure what route to take? Holland Bike Tours has created some set tours and creates customized tours. Learn more about the Around Gouda tour here
When in the Netherlands you can see a lot of different bike path signs, lanes and paths. For a first time user this can be confusing. Yet there is a lot of thought into it! The information in this item might become in handy to understand the infrastructure and reasons behind it all.
2020 has brought us many good things. One of them was time! Time to develop some of the tours we have wanted to create for a while now. Our first new tour to go online is: Cycling with Kids! Read more about our new route in this item.
We bellieve cycling with GPS navigation makes cycling much easier. We create the best routes for you and pre load them on the device. You just have to press 'start' each morning. With our newly selected device, navigating is nothing but a blast! Read more about our new GPS navigation in this item.
Maybe you think that cycling holidays is not for you, as you are not an experienced cyclist or a very outdoorsy & adventurous type. Now we urge you to read this blog! But be aware, it might change your mind completely! Going on a cycling holiday in the Netherlands is going to be the best choice you ever made, and in this blog we have written down 10 reasons why. So read the blog, tell your friends and family, and hopefully see you soon!?
Bicycle tourism provides a solution in a 1,5m society, for more eco-friendly tourism and for more personal and authentic experiences. We wrote down 4 reasons why we believe you should consider a cycling holiday this & next year!
The Netherlands has a relatively low crime rate. But locking your bike properly is important everywhere. In this blog you can read more about the best way to lock your bike. Cycling with Holland Bike Tours? Then we will provide you with all the locks you will need.
When cycling through the Woods from Haarlem on you will most likely cycle in the area of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and the Hoge Veluwe. Two amazing wooded area’s with excellent cycling infrastructure. We have written before about the beautiful Hoge Veluwe and it’s Kruller-Muller museum, so in this news item we will go a little bit more into detail about the other beauty: Utrechtse Heuvelrug
When making a cycling tour in the Netherlands there is a big chance you will take a transfer before, after or during your cycling tour. There is many (good) options on using transfers. In this item we explain more about these travel options, though we also explain more about the luggage transfer options during your cycling tour with Holland Bike Tours.
When booking a cycling tour with Holland Bike Tours you will be provided with a detailed route booklet including suggestions for restaurants, highlights along the way and our preferred museums. One of these museums is the Engelandvaarders in Noordwijk-at sea.
Naarden Vesting is one of the many great places in the Netherlands to visit in terms of beauty, history and facilities. This is not yet known by many tourist, so we'd like to bring it to your attention! In this item you can learn more about Naarden and some of the recommended museums, restaurants and points of interest.
This is a big YES! Touring with your kids through the Netherlands is absolutely recommended! In this item we will show you some of our gear options for children, and give you some extra information about children and cycling in the Netherlands. Hopefully we can meet you and your family soon, to create memories that will last a lifetime!
What do you do when there is more bikes then people in one country? What if the inhabitants use those bikes all the time? And need to park the bikes anywhere? In this item you can learn more on where to park your bike when living in one of the bigger Dutch cities like Utrecht.
Every winter the Dutch talk about "the tour of the tours" and "Elfsteden-fever". Each year the question is if "it giets oan?" (Frisian way of "it goes on") But what is this Dutch mania all about? You can learn more about this epic ice-skating tour in this item and learn about the option of cycling it!
Want to go on a cycling tour in the Netherlands but not quite sure what route to take? Besides the ability to create your own customized tour, Holland Bike Tours has also created some set tours. Learn more about their Old Towns and Villages tour here.
Did you plan on cycling the tulip fields in the Netherlands this April? But had to cancel/reschedule due to Covid-19 virus? Hopefully you can enjoy some video's while being at home. We recommend watching this informative video about the Tulip production in the Netherlands.
The riders at Holland Bike Tours already know this answer: YES! But now also the Dutch government wants to invest in having tourists visit other regions of the Netherlands. Find out more about it in this blog and also Rick Steves video with reasons why you should.
Holland Bike Tours operates everywhere the Netherlands. Though we do have a couple of favorite cities and towns that we like to include in our tours. When cycling in the West area of the Netherlands you should not miss Delft due to it’s a beauty and history. Read more about what you can do during your visit here
Interested in making a cycling tour with a (big) group? At Holland Bike Tours we will create your perfect customized route and accommodate to your wishes. Read this article to find out more about what we can do for you.
Holland Bike Tours operates everywhere in the Netherlands. Though due to the great nearby connection with Amsterdam we prefer to start our tours from Haarlem, a beautiful scenic town with lots of history. This is also where the company is based. Read more about what you can do while in Haarlem in this item.
Want to go on a cycling tour in the Netherlands but not quite sure what route to take? Holland Bike Tours has created some set tours and creates customized tours. Learn more about their Holland and Bruges tour here.
When coming to the Netherlands it will be nice to prepare and know some of the basic facts and figures. Learn more about it in this item. Your booking details will include more comprehensive and practical travel information for cyclists.
At Holland Bike Tours we help create your perfect cycling route in the Netherlands. This way you won’t miss out on the special highlights. One of these highlights is the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Learn more about it in this video- and article and see if this is where you wan to go!
Want to go on a road cycling tour in the Netherlands but not quite sure what route to take? Holland Bike Tours creates customized tours but also has some carefully selected set tours. Learn more about our “East and West” cycling tour by clicking on this link.
The Netherlands has many scenic and historic town centers. But where did this historic wealth come from? And what are the best places to see the remains of this time during your cycling? Read- and learn more about it in this item.
At Holland Bike Tours 3 levels of accommodations are offered (more levels available upon request). Though as hotel category can be slightly different all over the world, you can read more about the Dutch standards in this article.
At Holland Bike Tours we offer a lot of flexibility in routes and dates but also in the type of bikes. In this item we will explain more about our high quality “Recreational Touring bike” witch is recommended for daily distance of 25 – 60 km per day.
Want to go on a multiple day cycling tour in the Netherlands but not quite sure what route to take? Holland Bike Tours has created some set tours (and creates customized tours). Learn more about their Fast Polder Cycling Tour here.
When preparing your trip to the Netherlands you will see many images of the Dutch small canal house architecture. In this very sweet and informative video you can learn more about this typical Dutch architecture.
After having the province of Friesland in the top 10 of the Lonely Planet as region to visit in 2019, this year the whole of the Netherlands is chosen as the country to visit in 2020. The Netherlands is on the 7th place as it is a country to explore also outside of the city of Amsterdam. We can copy that(!) and help you to create your perfect cycling holiday!
Having specific ideas in mind for your multiple day cycling tour in the Netherlands? And can't you find this exact route in the "Our Tours" section? Not to worry! At Holland Bike Tours we can create any customized tour for you. Read here how we proceed with tailored made requests.
Is it true the Netherlands is below sea level? Yes, it is. In this blog/video you can learn all about how the Dutch have been “fighting” the water for hundreds of years and how this evolved into land for the great cycling structure.
Children often ride to school alone from when they are around 9 years old. There is more to it then one might think. In the Netherlands children have to take a traffic exam for cycling and they receive their certificate.
Holland Bike Tours can also create cycling holidays just across the border to either Germany or Belgium. Though one exception is the Rhine cycling route. As we are able to help with that route all the way from Basel to the end, at Hook van Holland.
In March 2018 we already posted a video of Jamie Brown in witch he cycled 600 miles in the Netherlands. This year he came back with his girlfriend and in this video he explains why he came back to cycle some more.
Are you thinking about coming to the Netherlands? At Holland Bike Tours we will post handy facts about the Dutch for the absolute preparation of your cycling holiday! This weeks topic: Smartlappen (life song)
April has it all in the Netherlands. From mid April the tulips are usually fully in bloom, the weather is usually good, and spring makes everybody happy. At Holland Bike Tours it is one of the busiest times of the year. And for a good reason. Look at these beautiful flowers.
In the Netherlands very view people where helmets while riding their bike. This might scare you, as in another country this might be uncommon. But before jumping to conclusions, read this interview first.
Cycling across the Dutch Afsluitdijk is magnificent. We highly recommend it for experienced cyclist (due to winds) or people riding E-bikes. Though currently the Afsluitdijk is partially closed for cyclist. Learn more about it in this article.
Are you thinking about coming to the Netherlands? At Holland Bike Tours we will post handy facts about the Dutch for the absolute preparation of your cycling holiday! This weeks topic: The Dutch Kitchen
At Holland Bike Tours we can promote our cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands well. Though sometimes reading about the experience from another person from another country can be extra helpful. Read more about Laura Laker's Dutch cycling experience here.
2019 is the year of Rembrandt. The Netherlands celebrates 350 years of the Dutch painter. With Holland Bike Tours we can customize any tour. So when having a special interest in Rembrandt, we can include this in the tour. Read more about the Year of Rembrandt here.
Often when you aks a Dutch person what type of bike they ride to work- or when grocery shopping they will answer with 'Oma Fiets'. But what about these grandma bikes? Why do so many Dutch prefer this bike as their way of transport? Read all about it in this blog.
Besides cycling the Dutch are also fond of ice skating. Lot's of people skate on the canals, lakes and racetracks. But what is it about he Elfstedentocht that makes the Dutch go crazy that they get "Elfsteden-fever"? Learn more about it in this blog.
You can read reviews on Holland Bike Tours at various places. Facebook- and the most on TripAdvisor. Though now you can also find us on Yelp! Have you made a multiple day tour with us? Then you are more than welcome to leave your review!
Is there specific places in the Netherlands where I can go to, to see the windmills? Well don't worry. There is windmills everywhere. When cycling with Holland Bike Tours you will pass many windmills or even windmill parks.
Highlights of Holland. In this blog we will explain more about the nicest cities and towns to visit while making your multiple day cycling tour in The Netherlands. Find out why we choose this places for your multiple day bike tour and click on the Dutch city/town name to find more information.
Enjoy the beauty of the Dutch landscapes- historic cities and cycling infrastructure while going on a multiple day cycling tour with Holland Bike Tours. James Brown cycled 600 miles around the Netherlands in one week for charity. What a fantastic achievement!
Laurie Gough wrote this article for the Huffington Post about her experience of cycling in the Netherlands with Holland Bike Tours. Designated cycling paths, priority for cyclist over cars, junctions for cyclist only? Yes it is all true in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands cycling to work is very common in every 'layer' of society. This is also interesting for employers because of the cyclist friendly taxes. Read more about the options in this article.
Most of the bikes in the Netherlands are bikes with an upwards riding position. Why is that? You can read more about it in this article. The cyclist of Holland Bike Tours choosing the recreational touring bikes are always very happy after experiencing this position.