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Holland's 'Green Heart' and historic towns

It doesn’t get any better than the Holland Southern Tour on board your home away from home, the barge MS Anna Maria Agnes. Not only will you get the chance to visit a number of famous Dutch cities, but you will also uncover another side of Holland as you cycle through the countryside – the country’s “Green Heart”.

Bike Boat Southern Tour (Boat: Anna Maria Agnes)

Tour operator: Boat-Bike Tours
Type of holiday: self-guided, bike-boat tour
Luggage transport: included
Accommodation: cabin (boat)
Number of days: 8 days
Price: from € 699,-

It is here that you will see a landscape of water, meadows, grazing cows, windmills and picturesque farms… it is a landscape that is impossible to feel or look any more Dutch. In short the Southern Tour is the perfect tour for anyone wanting to see as much of “typical” central Holland as is possible in one week.

What you will come away with at the end of the tour is a greater appreciation of why this part of the Netherlands attracts so many visitors from all corners of the globe every year. As well as being able to discover the natural beauty of Holland’s Green Heart you will visit:

  • The world famous city of Amsterdam
  • Utrecht, the geographical centre of Holland
  • Rotterdam, the busiest port in Europe
  • Delft, a city with close ties to the Dutch Royal family and the world renowned painter Johannes Vermeer
  • Haarlem, a sightseers’ paradise

Other attractions over the course of the tour include the cheese city of Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk, the silver city of Schoonhoven, the dunes and beaches of the North Sea coastline and the open air museum “Zaanse Schans”. For the duration of the tour you will live and travel on board the barge MS Anna Maria Agnes.

Semi-guided cycling tours: daily individual cycling at your own pace. The tour leader also cycles all tours and is available for tips, directions and in cases of emergency.

MS Anna Maria Agnes

For many years the midsize river cruiser Anna Maria Agnes for max. 65 guests is “your floating home” on the Southern Tour. On board of this comfortable ship are in total 34 cabins (approx. 10 m² = 108 square feet ) with en-suite shower + toilet, all with single low beds and individually adjustable air-conditioning; there are 12 cabins on the upper deck (supplement) and 22 on the lower deck. All cabins with window (at least 1 window can be opened). There are some single and triple cabins.

The salon is spacious, has large panoramic windows and is equipped with a restaurant area, a lounge area with cosy seats and a bar, where you can use WLAN/Wifi. All cabins and the salon/restaurant in the front part of the vessel have been fully renovated in 2014. On the large and partially roofed sun deck of this approx. 72 meter long ship are sitting places (tables and chairs) and a separate bicycle deck. The ship is very popular and very suitable for boat & bike tours.

Bike Boat Southern Tour (Boat: Anna Maria Agnes) photo nr. 1
Bike Boat Southern Tour (Boat: Anna Maria Agnes) photo nr. 1

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