Amsterdam – Kudelstaart
Sunday 10 miles
The crew will welcome you
aboard the Elodie with coffee and tea. The ship will sail through the
centre of Amsterdam to the river Amstel. At the Nieuwe Meer you will leave the
boat for your first cycle trip. In the evening your guide will give you a
more detailed explanation of the program.
Kudelstaart – Gouda
Monday 6/20/33 miles
We will start the day early
with a visit to the flower auction in Aalsmeer. You will see the world
biggest flower auction at work. Every day the world’s market prices for
flowers and plant are being determined right here in this building.
Millions of flowers and plants find their way all over the world when the
auction starts. We will precede our trip through the green hart of Holland
towards Gouda. Along the route you can enjoy the views of windmills, lakes
and green pastures.
Gouda – Rotterdam – Delft
Tuesday 17 miles
Gouda is famous for its
cheese and beautiful town hall, from here you wil cycle to Kinderdijk a
unesco protected windmill park to admire. From here you will take the fast
fery to Rotterdam, the largest port in the world were the Elodie will be
waiting for you to take you to Delft. Delft has a beautiful historical
centre Here you will find the church that with underneath the catacombs
where the royal family is buried.
Delft – The Hague – Leiden
Wednesday 24 miles
Before we leave Delft, we pay
a visit to a studio where earthenware is hand painted with the famous
“Delfts blauw” (Delft’s blue). Now on the cycle we follow our way to the
seat of government capital, The Hague. The houses around the hunting
castle “de graven van Holland” (The Earls of Holland) grew into a town,
and the castle gave it its name, ‘s-Gravenhage. The area is exceptionally
cycle-friendly and that makes a visit by bicycle something special. You
cycle along the many cycle paths, straight through the city whilst left
and right you can admire the government buildings, museums and stately
facades of the mansions. The town ends abruptly on the beach of
Scheveningen with its charming boulevard and fishing port. The Hague has
many attractions such as “Panorama Mesdag”, a painting of enormous
measurements, 14 meters high and a circumference of 120 meters. At the end of the day you cycle back to the
the university town of Leiden.
Leiden – Voorhout – Leiden
In the morning we will set
out for a short bike tour to visit a Dutch cheese farm where you can
admire and taste the art of Dutch cheese making.
In the afternoon there will
be plenty of time to spend in Leiden The oldest Dutch university towns has
a charming and lively centre. The Elodie lies in the centre of Leiden a
good place to get acquainted with this historical town.
Leiden – Haarlem
Friday 13 miles
From Leiden we will sail to
Lisse very close to the Keukenhof. This flower exhibition has everything Holland
has to offer when it comes to flowers. You may expect to be overwhelmed by
colours at this time of year when most flower bulbs show their beauty.
After the Keuken hof we will continue our bicycle ride to Harlem.
Haarlem – Amsterdam Saturday
In the morning there is the
possibility to do a short cycle trip to the statue of Hans Brinker. The
Elodie will pick you up along the route to Amsterdam (e.t.a. 12.00)
Amsterdam is certainly well
worth to spend some more time because of its many possibilities: a boat
tour around the canals, the Van Gogh museum, and the Rijks museum; or just
savour the atmosphere. For dinner you can pick one of the many nice
restaurants in the centre of town.
We take leave of you after
day's a shorter tour is optional.
means that you possibly miss some of that day's Highlight's. All
distances mentioned are approximate and are subject to change due to
weather, road or water situations or other circumstances that might
occur during the tour and where not foreseen at the moment of offering