MS Serena
Willemsbridge Rotterdam
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Northern Holland and Friesland, MS Serena

Ijsselmeer & North Sea Beaches

Your cycle tour through the land of windmills, sand dunes and tulip fields starts with Eurobike. With the MS Serena you sail in North Holland between the North Sea, Wadden Sea and Ijsselmeer. Every time you land, you hop onto the saddle and discover the varied and fascinating landscapes and distinctive villages. You and your bike will be surrounded by fields, tranquillity and the gentle sounds of the sea. Already convinced? Then read more details now!

Details of the bike and boat tour through North Holland

You spend seven nights on the MS Serena, which bypasses the bays of the stormy North Sea. The starting point is the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. From there the ship will take you to Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Lemmer, up to the sunny island of Texel and back to the starting point in Amsterdam. You will be spoiled for choice for six days. You can hop onto the saddle and admire the landscape of Sint Marrtensvoltbrug and Alkmaar. Alternative: shorten the route with the MS Serena. It is up to you!

Tip: From April to September, it is worth visiting the cheese market in Alkmaar! Collect memories and shoot photos of grazing sheep, spinning windmills and buy typical Dutch ‘Klompen’ on a market stand.

Highlights of the bike and boat tour at a glance:

  • ‘Woudagemaal’ steam pumping station: This is the largest and only operational steam pumping station in the village of Tacozijl. The plant architecture is also well worth seeing!
  • Sunny island of Texel: Nowhere in Holland does the sun shine more often than on the Dutch North Sea island. So be sure to pack the sunscreen.

Useful information about the bike and boat tour to the IJsselmeer and the North Sea beaches

Aboard the MS Serena you sail for eight days on the IJsselmeer to the idyllic North Sea beaches. The ship offers 50 cabins, an air-conditioned restaurant and decks that are great for taking a nap in the sun. After arriving in Amsterdam, you cycle between 20 and 60 kilometres per day on flat paths surrounded by water, dikes and dunes. A relaxing cycle tour for the hobby cyclist who appreciates the peace and space of nature.

This combined bike and boat tour takes you to remote areas and picturesque fishing villages in the land of windmills – Holland.

 

PLEASE NOTE for this dates we have a different itinerary for the MS Serena 01.08.|08.08.|15.08. you will find more information here:

 

Easy
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50 persons
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Itinerary

Boat ride: Amsterdam – Hoorn

Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Check-in on board in the afternoon. Maybe you will take some time for exploring the city of Amsterdam. At 5:30pm the MS SERENA will leave Amsterdam for the harbour town of Hoorn

Cycle tour: Hoorn – Enkhuizen

Hoorn is an ancient city in which you can still find many buildings dating back to the 17th century (e.g. the Regentur of Westfriesland – today a museum, the town’s scales at the Rodesteen, the harbour tower as well as the storage houses at the old quai). Today you are cycling from Hoorn to Enkhuizen. Tip: you should visit the Zuiderzeemuseum.

Boat journey: Enkhuizen – Lemmer | Cycling: round trip Lemmer


Today you have a boat ride across the IJsselmeer to Lemmer. You are starting your round trip by bike: over the Oosterzee Buren to the Tjeukemeer, further to Munnekeburen, then around the Rottige Meente over Scherpenzel and Schoterzijl back to Lemmer with its historical old part of town and beautiful gable houses.

Tip: Optional visit to the largest still-functioning steam pumping station in the world, “Woudagemaal”.

Cycling: Lemmer – Stavoren | Boat: Stavoren – Oudeschild


You will cycle to Sondeler Leien Lake. From there you go through the Rijsterbos woods past the Mokkebank (a bird reserve) to the Roode Klif at Stavoren. From there you cruise to Oudeschild on Texel island. 

Cycling: round trip Island of Texel | Boat: Oudeschilde – Den Helder


You are going on a round trip by bike on the biggest North Sea Island of the Netherlands – Texel. There are numerous routes you can choose between. Tip: We also recommend that you visit the beer brewery of Texel. At about 6 pm you take the boat back to Den Helder.

Cycling: Den Helder – Alkmaar | Boat: you can get on and off at Sint Maartensvlotbrug


In the morning you cycle through the dunes to Alkmaar. It is possible for you to go on board the MS SERENA in St. Maartensvlotburg and cruise the rest of the way to Alkmaar. As an alternative, you can also start your bike tour in St. Maartensvlotburg.

Boat: Alkmaar – Wormerveer | Cycling: Wormerveer – Amsterdam


In the morning you have the opportunity to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar (ca. Apr. to Sept). At midday we are shipping to Wormerveer from where you are cycling to the open air museum Zaanse Schans (windmills, ancient Dutch village, cheese factory, etc.). You are cycling through the recreational area Twiske to Amsterdam. Tip: In the evening you have the opportunity to take part in a “Grachtenrundfahrt” (a cruise on the canals in Amsterdam on small boats)

Disembarkation until 9am and individual trip home.

Tour character

You cycle between 25 and 45 km each day. Nearly all routes are flat and easy to cycle along. You cycle on asphalted bike paths with routes that are signposted.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
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Oct 3, 2020 |
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Sep 26, 2020 |
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Sep 12, 2020 | Sep 19, 2020 |
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Sep 5, 2020 |
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May 23, 2020 | May 30, 2020 | Jun 6, 2020 | Jun 13, 2020 | Jun 20, 2020 | Jun 27, 2020 | Jul 4, 2020 | Jul 11, 2020 | Aug 22, 2020 | Aug 29, 2020 |
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Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - main deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08I-H
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Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08I-P
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Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
75,00
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165,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Program according to tour itinerary from/to Amsterdam
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x small lunch or lunch package for bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Welcome drink

 

  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • GPS tracks
  • Linen and change of towels if required
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Daily briefing of bike tours
  • 1 route book per cabin for self-guided trips 
  • Tour representative on board

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Amsterdam train station close to the pier
  • Parking Oosterdok economy fare approx. € 20 for 24 h or Valet 
  • Car park Amsterpark.nl /Valet Parking Services: Drop off your car at the pier on arrival day, car will be back at the pier on day of departure, price €150 per week payable in advance (application form can be ordered bei Eurobike)

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 50 people

Note:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!

 

Route MS SERENA 01.08.-08.08.2020

  • 01.08.Arrival Amsterdam - boat tour Hoorn
  • 02.08. Hoorn - Enkhuizen, approx. 20-25 km
  • 03.08. Schifffahrt Enkhuizen - Lemmer, bike tour Lemmer, approx. 35-45 km
  • 04.08. Lemmer - Stavoren approx. 35 km, Boat tour to Oudeschild (Insel Texel)

 

  • 05.08. Insel Texel, 20/35/45/70 km (different routes available)
  • 06.08. Insel Texel - Medemblik, approx. 70 km
  • 07.08. Medemblik - Enkhuizen, approx. 30 km
  • 08.08. Departure from Enkhuizen

Route MS SERENA 08.08.-15.08.2020

  • 08.08.Arrival Enkhuizen
  • 09.08. Bike tour Enkhuizen, approx. 30-35 km
  • 10.08. Boat tour Enkhuizen-Lemmer, bike tour Lemmer, approx. 30-45 km
  • 11.08. Lemmer-Stavoren approx. 35 km, boat tour Stavoren-Oudenschild (Insel Texel)

 

  • 12.08. Insel Texel, (different bike routes available)
  • 13.08. Insel Texel-Medemblik, approx. 70 km
  • 14.08. Medemblik -Hoorn, approx. 25-35 km
  • 15.08. Hoorn-Enkhuizen - Departure

Route MS SERENA 15.08.-22.08.

  • 15.08. Arrival Enkhuizen
  • 16.08. Enkhuizen. approx. 30-35 km
  • 17.08. Boat tour Enkhuizen-Lemmer, bike tour Lemmer approx. 30-45 km
  • 18.08. Lemmer - Stavoren, approx. 35 km, boat tour Stavoren - Oudeschild (Insel Texel)

 

  • 19.08. Insel Texel, biek tour (different tours available) Boat tour Oudeschild - Den Helder
  • 20.08. Den Helder - Alkmaar, approx. 25-55 km
  • 21.08. Alkmaar - Amsterdam, approx. 30 km22.08. Departure from Amsterdam

This tour has 1 more variation

Accommodation

Catharina Binder
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Catharina Binder, Customer service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (10 Ratings)
5 stars
Petra Balogh DE | 18.06.2019
Nordhollandtour
5 stars
Holger Hipp DE | 08.09.2018
Sehr empfehlenswert
4 stars
Marcus Gilbert DE | 15.08.2018
Das Hotel immer dabei!
4 stars
Jutta K. DE | 31.07.2018
Holland... geniales Fahrradland
Die Reise war wunderschön. Wir erhielten eine sehr gute Fahrradkarte und konnten täglich zwischen 2 Routen auswählen. Eine kurze und eine längere. Die Routen waren alle sehr gut ausgewählt und sehr gut fahrbar. Das Essen an Bord war total lecker. Auch das Angebot für die Lunchpakete war ideal. Das Obst und Gemüse war bereits zurecht geschnitten, sodaß man es direkt in seine Vorratsdose packen konnte. Sehr praktische Angelegenheit!! Wir würden jederzeit wieder eine Reise mit Rad & Schiff buchen.
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Vielen Dank für dieses außerordentlich gute Feedback! Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie so zufrieden waren! Hoffentlich gibt es ein nächstes Mal!
5 stars
Agnes Volking DE | 26.07.2018
Herrliche Geburtstagsüberraschung NORD-HOLLAND mit Rad und Schiff
Die ganze Reise war ein Highlight. Wetter um die Zeit - Mitte Mai - passend. Schiff und Belegung paßte nicht ganz, war aber früh genug mitgeteilt und Gutschein erhalten (danke). Besatzung war sehr zuvorkommend besonders aber unsere Reiseleiterin! Essen auf dem Schiff reichlich und gut, Es hätte nicht viel besser sein können! DANKE
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Vielen Dank für diese wunderbare Bewertung!
4 stars
JANET VAN WIERINGEN US | 09.06.2018
Fun Trip
We had fun on this trip through Northern Holland. We were lucky to have had only one day of rain and wind which was a pleasant surprise. We saw lots of tulips and windmills and enjoyed the clearly marked bike routes. This is a good trip for people of all ages especially if they could speak German. We were with only two other people who could speak English well enough to have an actual conversation. Even though there was a bit of a language barrier, the other folks on our tour were kind and the hotel staff was excellent.
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Thanks for your kind feedback, Mrs. Van Wieringen! Hope to have you also next year on one of our tours!
4 stars
Rainer Blümel DE | 08.06.2018
Eine sehr schöne Reise
Eine sehr schöne Reise. Schiff und Crew sehr gut. Essen sehr gut. Lunch Paket sehr gut. Reiseleitung vom Veranstalter nicht so gut. Wirkte etwas überfordert. Die Tages Routenbesprechung war schlecht. Beim Auschecken in Amsterdam war der Reiseleiter nicht zu sehen. Der Chef der Crew und seine Mitarbeiter haben uns allen sehr gut geholfen. Die neue Anlegestelle in Amsterdam war ziemlich kompliziert. Wir hatten eigene Räder dabei. Die Leihräder waren spitze., Normalräder und E-Bikes. Wir haben vor 2 Jahren die Südtour gemacht. Ist auch sehr zu empfehlen. (Singender Reiseleiter Grandios)
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Blümel! Erstmal herzlichen Dank für Ihr freundliches und hilfreiches Feedback! Es scheint so, als hätten Sie eine tolle Woche gehabt! Wir freuen uns, dass alles so gut geklappt hat. Ich möchte mich dafür entschuldigen, dass Sie mit der Reiseleitung nicht ganz so zufrieden waren und hoffen, dass Sie uns dennoch nächstes Jahr wieder die Chance geben Sie restlos von unserem Service überzeugen zu können!
4 stars
Agnes Volking DE | 24.05.2018
Rundreise mit dem Schiff als Hotel
Es war leider etwas durcheinandergeraten da unser Schiff Ende letzten Jahres eine Karambolage hatte - aber es ist zeitgerecht Ersatz geschaffen worden und pro Person erhielten wir eine Bargutschrift. Die Crew hat ihr Bestes gegeben. Das Essen war gut und abwechslungsreich - auch für die Radtouren geführt oder individuell - war für eine Jause gesorgt. Die Routenführungen wurden jeden Tag erneut besprochen und schriftlich ausgeteilt. Alles in allem waren wir immer gut informiert und der Aufenthalt bzw. die Touren waren landestypisch SUPER
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie mit unserer Reise so zufrieden waren, Frau Volking! Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung!
5 stars
Werner Ickes DE | 12.09.2016
Ausgezeichnet!
Super organisiert, super Personal auf dem Schiff. Klasse!
5 stars
Alfred Ehrschwendner AT | 03.06.2015
Sehr empfehlenswert
Eine sehr gemütliche Art Holland mit dem Rad zu erkunden und die Annehmlichkeiten auf dem Schiff zu genießen. Schade, dass auf Grund der Windverhältnisse die Fahrt zur Insel Texel nicht möglich war. Aber, Holland wir kommen wieder! Holland ist einfach ein Muss für jeden Radler

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