Are you cycling on a shoestring budget, or do you prefer more luxury? Whether you’re looking for a simple bed to sleep in, or want somewhere to pamper yourself after a day outside, you will find plenty of places to stay along your route. There is also special cyclist-friendly accommodation.
Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik is just one example of accomodation that is specially geared towards cyclists. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
Some hotels give cyclists an extra warm welcome. Hotels that have joined the Cyclists Welcome! (Fietsers Welkom!) scheme advertise with special facilities for guests who come on their bike. These include a safe place to leave your bicycle, a bicycle repair kit so you can mend a tyre if necessary, the possibility to recharge your electric bike free of charge and somewhere to dry your wet clothing. There are many other hotels that will also welcome you as a cyclist. Some offer facilities for cyclists that are not on the Cyclists Welcome! list, such as bike rental services.
Finding your accommodation
If you want to book a hotel or other accommodation, you can do that right here through the website booking.com. Booking.com offers a wide variety of hotels and accommodations which you can book directly online. There are no extra booking costs.
Hostels are a good option if you don't mind sharing a room. Many hostels are in a beautiful location with good cycle routes nearby. Some even offer bicycle rental services. Please note that the number of hostels in Holland is limited. If you're doing one of the national long-distance cycle routes, you’ll have to combine hostels with hotels or B&Bs. Go to the Stayokay website to see where these hostels are.
Friends on the Bicycle
Cyclists being welcomed as a guest in private homes: that’s the idea behind Vrienden op de Fiets, or ‘Friends on the Bicycle’. Basically, Vrienden op de Fiets is a non-commercial form of B&B. The guest addresses are very diverse, so you get to meet a great variety of interesting people.
Staying at a guest address costs €22.50 per person per night (in 2020). To make use of the guest addresses, you need to pay a small annual donation. Visitors from abroad are encouraged to make use of Vrienden op de Fiets. To find out more about the scheme, go to the Vrienden op de Fiets website.
Along your route you'll find plenty of regular B&Bs in various price ranges. If you want to book a B&B, you might take a look at the website bedandbreakfast.nl. The site offers a wide variety of B&Bs throughout Holland which you can book directly online.