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Cycling with Kids

Summary

Followme tandem for kids

This tour is carefully designed for families with children with shorter daily distances. The route takes you to historic towns, friendly Dutch villages, lots of nature and highlights for both children and adults. Safe cycling is guaranteed by the many separate bike paths Holland is famous for.

Recreational, E-bike
7 days
210 km / 130 mi
€ 820.-
  • Comfortable distances for children of all ages
  • Safe cycling on separated and designated bike lanes
  • Child friendly attractions along the way (reservation assistance included)
  • Various children’s bike options (solo, connected, trailer)
  • Discount: 4-7 persons 5% | 8+ persons 10%

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Details

Type
Recreational, E-bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Individual: with GPS and map
Guided:  with cycling guide
Individual - GPS
Distance per day
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
210 km / 130 mi
Lodging
Standard = 1-2 star hotel or B&B
Comfort = Comfortable 3 star hotel
Premium = Unique 3-5 star hotel
Comfort, (private bathroom & breakfast)
Luggage transport
In panniers on your bike (transfers optional)
Bicycle
Included
Dates
01 Apr 2021 - 15 Oct 2021
You can start this tour every day during this period
Start
Haarlem (10:00 | 10 AM)
Finish
Haarlem (16:00 | 4 PM)

Prices

Tour price
€ 820.-
Recreational bike
High quality multispeed bicycle included
E-bike
Bicycle with electric motor assistance
€ 212.-
Optional
Daily luggage transfers
Total price per booking
€ 373.-
Optional
Upgrade to Premium hotels
Unique 3-5 star accommodation and setting
€ 273.-
Optional
Extra day
Take your time to discover more, price on request
Optional
Single supplement (including single room)
€ 393.-

Itinerary

7 days - 6 nights
8 days - 7 nights option


Day 1 – Sand dunes and beaches
29km/18mi
The tour starts in Haarlem (15 minutes by taxi or train from Amsterdam). Our representative will meet you Haarlem railway station at 10:00 (10 AM), or we can meet you at your hotel in the center of Haarlem.
After receiving your route and equipment instructions, you head to the North Sea coast with it’s beautiful sand dune landscapes. A wending bike path leads you southwards along the coast. No cars are allowed here so cycling is safe and relaxing. Enjoy the beach and one of the many secluded beach pavilions before you continue to the coastal town of Noordwijk and your accommodation for the night. With the older children (10+) you can visit the Engelandvaarders museum located in one of the German WWII bunkers in Noordwijk.

>> Unwind along the coast with its wide sand beaches, visit the historic town of Leiden or cycle through the tulip fields in April? You can easily extend your stay in Noordwijk and add/or add an extra night in Leiden.

Day 2 – Southward to The Hague
31km/19mi
Today the route heads further south along the coast and then a bit more inland. You pass the chic residential area of Wassenaar and some great activities for kids: the Duinrell theme park (its water park has 18 spectacular water slides) and ‘miniature-Holland’ Madurodam which is fun for all ages. The Hague (Den Haag), your destination for today, is home to many museums, palaces, and the Dutch parliament buildings.

Day 3 – Short day to lovely Delft
13km/8mi
Today will be a shorter day of cycling so there’s plenty of time to explore The Hague or Delft. On the route to Delft you pass the Drievliet family theme park.

>> Delft offers many child friendly activities. Explore the historic town center on a canal cruise or visit one of the many museums. Kids love the Delft science museum. Or find out more about the rich history of this old town at the museum of the painter Vermeer or the Delft blue pottery museum and workshop. Also, the Delft botanical garden is certainly worth a visit. Too much to do? You can always extend your stay in Delft and add an extra night in this town.

Day 4 - Into the ‘Green Heart’
36km/22mi
East of Delft lies an area of intensive agricultural activity. The many glasshouses you pass along use state of the art technologies to grow their crops. The Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter or fruit and vegetables and in these glass houses is where that magic happens. You pass the windmills at Zevenhuizen before arriving in Gouda where you’ll stay in the historic town center for two nights. You won’t be able to miss the impressive 1448 town hall at the market square. Love Lego? Then you’ll enjoy the Playtoday Lego store and their play and build area in the back!

Day 5 – Water, polders and cheese
30km/19mi
On the small bike paths of today’s loop route, you experience the peace and quietness of the Dutch countryside. The route will take you along Hollandse IJssel river to the medieval town of Oudewater. Surprisingly, this small town is known for its witches weigh house that was used by people from all over Europe in the 15th century. Nowadays the town is a perfect stop for a coffee or a lunch break. You continue to the organic cheese farm of Ruyge Weyde which produces the famous Gouda cheese. Here you can learn more about the cheese making process and taste for yourself at their little shop. Feel more like swimming? You pass the Reeuwijk Lakes at which you can stop for a picknick or a dip in the water before arriving back in Gouda.

Day 6 – Historic villages and Archeon museum
32km/20mi
Today you head northwards into the polders of Holland again. The first part takes you through low grasslands divided by many small and straight cut canals. Midway through the day you pass the town Alphen aan den Rijn, one of the most northern Roman fortifications 2000 years ago. A highlight on the route for children is the Archeon open air museum. Here actors reenact the Stone Age, the Roman times and the Medieval period in the Netherlands. Eventually you reach the lakes at Nieuwkoop and your accommodation for the night. Right outside your accommodation you can swim or rent a small electric boat with an optional picknick basket for an easy afternoon on the lake.

Day 7 – Back to Haarlem
38km/24mi
The last day of your tour will also be the longest one. But by now you are all trained into the cycling so you can do it! Your ride today is passes the Westeinder Lakes where you can go for a swim or do some Stand Up Peddling. Close to the lake there is a small petting zoo with a large outdoor playground and a small café. The final part of the tour continues through the Haarlemmermeer which used to be a large lake before the Dutch drained it and turned it into land. This part of the Netherlands is still 5 meters / 16 feet under sea level, so be careful not to get your feet wet! The returns in Haarlem where you will meet our representative at the Haarlem railway station or your accommodation.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

recreational touring bike Superb recreational hybrid bike (included)
- Various frame sizes for all heights
- Shimano Premium hub gearing
- Magura hydraulic brakes
- Schwalbe anti-puncture tires
- Fenders and chain guard
- Comfortable Selle Royal gel seat
- Ergonomic handelbar grips
- Front- and rear light
- Mounted lock
- Weight 16 kg / 35 lbs
- Optional: E-bike

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