An El Dorado for cyclists
Who doesn’t love it? This charming small country by the sea with friendly people, the light breeze billowing through your hair and which carries the delicate scent of fish and the sea. Endless fields of tulips, traditional windmills, aromatic cheese and thousands of kilometres of perfectly developed cycle paths – what more could a cyclist desire? Holland is, there are no two ways about it – one of our favourite cycling destinations. Get to know this friendly country, its picturesque towns and the loveable population with Eurobike – on two wheels, of course!
Highlights of the Netherlands
Picturesque Amsterdam is the start and finish point of this extremely popular cycle tour. After a tour of the Dutch capital, you can visit places like Delft, Rotterdam and Zaandam by bike. We recommend this tour to those of you who have never been to Holland before!
Holland’s Water Landscapes
This wonderful cycle tour takes you through the water-rich west of the Netherlands. Cycle past dams, rivers, lakes and of course the coast. You will be impressed.
Around the Ijsselmeer
The peaceful Ijsselmeer is the protagonist and venue of this wonderful cycle tour. With the water always close by, you cycle through the picturesque Dutch landscape and breathe in the fresh sea breeze that blows around your nose every day.
- All data, facts and information about the cycle tour Around the Ijsselmeer, 8 days, can be found here.
Maas & Vennbahn
The 10-day cycle tour from Maastricht has a lot to offer. Because you not only cycle along the Meuse, but even as far as France, Belgium and Germany.
- Is more information about the cycle tour Maas & Vennbahn, 10 days needed? Then click here.
Bike & Boat in Holland
For all of you who are looking for a very special adventure, we also have something to offer. Because our trips by bike and boat are something very special. Comfortable hotel ships accompany you on your cycle tour through the land of windmills and offer you all the comfort you could wish for. Discover our interesting range of ships here, choose your dream ship and the motto is ‘Anchors aweigh – Holland, we are coming!’
- You can discover our offers for trips by bike and boat in Holland here.
The Dutch weather
The year-round rather cool climate in the Netherlands is mainly influenced by the North Sea. The not too warm summers and mild winters differ only slightly in terms of temperature. Just as the North Sea tends to make the summers cooler with its cold temperatures, in winter it forms a large heat store, which rarely lets the temperatures drop below zero. The further you head inland, the colder the winters and warmer the summers. The steady wind that blows around your nose almost permanently in Holland can change the climate near the coast in a flash. A good tip from us: it’s better to ride with the wind behind you!
The fragrant cuisine of the colonies
The traditional Dutch cuisine is very hearty and contains ingredients such as fish, meat, butter, cheese and vegetables. The Dutch love stews with potatoes, thick sausages with cabbage. Due to the proximity to the sea, fish is very popular in the country. Herring is particularly popular and is known beyond the Dutch borders. It is very popular in a salad, casserole or as a pan dish. However, Holland is world-famous for one food – cheese. Above all, the two varieties Edam and Gouda are known all over the world. Aside from the traditional cuisine, other influences are also very popular. Due to the many Dutch colonies, such as the Netherlands Antiolles or Dutch India (today Indonesia), diverse influences, exotic spices and fantastic dishes came to Holland! We wish you Eet smakelijk!
Holland or the Netherlands?
The term Holland basically defines only two of the twelve Dutch provinces, namely North and South Holland. The Netherlands is the official and correct expression. However, the term Holland was and is very often used as a synonym. The majority of the Dutch do not feel represented because of this, as Holland only consists of two provinces. It is therefore advisable to actually speak of the Netherlands, in the Netherlands…unless of course, you are in Holland! 😊
Did you know…
- …that there are more bicycles than people in Holland?
- …that there is recognised training as a clairvoyant in the Netherlands?
- …that there is a cycle path network of around 35,000 kilometres in the Netherlands?
- …that the highest ‘mountain’ in the Netherlands measures 323 metres. It is called Vaalserberg.
- …that the term Kaaskop is an honorary title in Holland?
- …that the Dutch airline KLM is the oldest airline in the world that is in continuous operation. Since 1919.
Perfectly organised cycle tours with Eurobike
Perfect cycle paths and the unique Dutch idyll make the Netherlands an ideal travel destination in and of itself. So that your cycling holiday is really perfect, we at Eurobike should also be involved. Because things like optimal hotels, easy to understand travel documents, well-maintained rental bikes, reliable luggage transfer and trustworthy service on site are essential for a successful cycling holiday and make a simple cycle tour an unforgettable memory.