MS Serena
Willemsbridge Rotterdam
Cyclists

North Holland in Spring, 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.

 

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

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. Later in the afternoon you will go by boat to Medemblik

Today you cycle again to the very nice town Hoorn.

Early in the morning we are shipping to Zaandam from where you are cycling back to Amsteram. Do not miss a visit of Zaanse Schans!

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
Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 4, 2020 |
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Season 3
Apr 11, 2020 |
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Season 4
Apr 18, 2020 | Apr 25, 2020 |
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Season 5
May 2, 2020 | May 9, 2020 | May 16, 2020 | May 23, 2020 | May 30, 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
Extra charge junior suite
Bike & Boat North Holland - MS Serena - promenade deck, 8 days, NL-NHSNS-08I-P
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Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
499.00
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70.00
639.00
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569.00
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889.00
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70.00
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Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020
Season 2
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020
Season 3
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020
Season 4
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Season 5
May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020
May 9, 2020 - May 9, 2020
May 16, 2020 - May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 - May 23, 2020
May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Amsterdam/Volendam H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb single use Volendam
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Amsterdam/Volendam H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb single use Volendam
extra night p.p. dbl/bb Volendam
135.00
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Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
75.00
75.00
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!

 

Accommodation

Lisa Netbal
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Lisa Netbal, Customer Service

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