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Tulips, cheese and Dutch history

This wonderful bike and barge trip that starts and ends in Amsterdam, takes you through the provinces of South and North Holland while spring flowers are in bloom. You will spend time in the historical cities of Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda and Alkmaar and learn about the water management of these lowlands at the North Sea.

Bike Boat Tulip Tour - 8 days

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: with guide, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: not applicable
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 8 days
Price: from € 979,-

You will also visit the famous Keukenhof gardens, known by the hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other bulb flowers. The world-famous Aalsmeer flower auction is on the program where an astonishing volume of beautiful flowers are being traded daily and exported all over the world the World.

One night the barge mooring is at the open air museum ‘the Zaanse Schans’ with its windmills, cheese farm and picturesque wooden houses. You will be surprised by the beautiful, varied scenery and the wonderful cycle paths of Holland.

Allure

The Allure started cruising in 1998. Jossie Verkerk, the former owner, redesigned the barge with its sleek lines herself and turned it into a comfortable and friendly passenger barge. From that moment on, the Allure has been successfully hosting boat and bike tours in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Since 2011 the Allure has a new owner: Martien van de Velde. He operates the Allure with new élan. Under his management, the Allure still is a very popular small river barge for boat and bike tours.

The Allure has ten comfortable cabins. One double cabin (8 m² – 68 sq.ft.) with a double bed and nine twin cabins (8 m² – 86 sq.ft.) with two single beds which can be set together in most cabins. In two cabins there is the possibility to place a bunk bed for children. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. Windows can be opened and the cabins have central heating. Furthermore, you will find a mini safe and hair dryer in each cabin. The corridor is air-conditioned, thus also cooling the cabins.

The Allure has a cozy lounge (air-conditioned) with wide screen TV, a small sitting area and a bar. Wi-Fi is available. The barge also has a beautiful large sundeck, where the meals of excellent quality can be served if the weather is fine. On nice evenings or while cruising you can enjoy the scenery from here. The whole barge has central heating.

Sarah

The Sarah is a comfortable and cozy passenger barge. During the conversion of the barge from cargo vessel to passenger barge, the owners of the Sarah decided to choose quality instead of quantity. The Sarah is spaciously built for a small group of passengers and offers an attractive, “feels-like-to-be-at-home” atmosphere. The Sarah sails under Dutch flag and management and is a very popular small river barge on several tours in the Netherlands.

The Sarah has ten comfortable cabins (10 m² – 108 sq.ft.). There are six twin cabins with two single beds, two twin/triple cabins with two single beds and a bunk bed and two double cabins with one double bed. In one of the twin cabins, on prior request the beds can be set together. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. The cabins all have a ventilation system, central heating and windows that can be opened. Furthermore, you will find a mini safe and hair dryer in each cabin. The corridor is air-conditioned, thus also cooling the cabins.

On the upper deck of the Sarah you will find the cozy air conditioned open lounge with large windows, a TV, a dining area and a bar. Wi-Fi is available. Please note that due to the mobile network connection, the quality is not always stable. The barge also has a beautiful sundeck, partially with awning. On nice evenings you can have diner over here and while cruising, you can enjoy the scenery.

Bike Boat Tulip Tour - 8 days photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Tulip Tour - 8 days photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Tulip Tour - 8 days photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Tulip Tour - 8 days photo nr. 1

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