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Amsterdam canal and houses

Amsterdam – Brussels

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Amsterdam canal and houses

Embark on a captivating journey from Amsterdam to Brussels, uncovering not only the allure of two splendid cities but also a plethora of attractions along the route. With Eurobike, anticipate encountering numerous sights between these global metropolises. Pedal through the verdant heart of the Netherlands, where waterways and picturesque landscapes envelop you. Along the way, you'll encounter charming villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the remarkable 19 windmills at Kinderdijk.

The dynamic atmosphere of Amsterdam captivates visitors, making it an exceptional starting point for your journey. Your first stage will take you through picturesque landscapes to the cheese city of Gouda. Explore Dordrecht, the oldest city in the Netherlands, and traverse the unique flora and fauna of the National Park De Biesbosch.

Flanders extends a warm welcome, offering artistic cities and delectable treats at every turn. Whether it's chocolates, fries, waffles, cheese, or beer, there's something for everyone. Your journey begins in Antwerp, where you can peruse the latest fashion trends in boutiques or observe the bustling activity at the port. Cycling through the university city of Leuven, you'll eventually arrive in Brussels.

  • Strolling along the canal belt in Amsterdam: The extensive network of canals in Amsterdam is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These intricately crafted waterways encircle the historic old town and are adorned with characteristic buildings dating back to the 17th century. The picturesque canals, bridges, and houses bestow Amsterdam with a distinct charm, inviting visitors to embark on a leisurely boat ride and soak in the city's beauty.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kinderdijk windmills: The 19 windmills stand as a captivating testament to traditional water management. This meticulously preserved row of 18th-century mills serves to protect the land from flooding, while also enchanting visitors with its historical significance and picturesque setting.
  • The Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park: On the border between Belgium and the Netherlands lies an impressive heath landscape. This nature reserve is home to unique flora and fauna, as well as historical sites. Enjoy the unspoiled nature, which includes sand dunes and picturesque lakes, and observe the diverse birdlife.

The ride from Amsterdam to Brussels is a varied and unforgettable experience. The well-maintained bike paths traverse flat terrain, making it easy for you to tackle the 40 to 70-kilometer stages. Over eight days, you'll gather countless impressions and memories - our experienced team is there for you whenever you need them!

Top-notch cycling routes, the warm hospitality of the Dutch, and the numerous impressive natural landscapes and cities transform cycling vacations in the Netherlands into unique experiences. Explore inspiring destinations with our tours and then feel free to take a look at our cycling holidays in Belgium.

Itinerary at a glance

In Amsterdam, you visit the canal belt and enjoy the lively atmosphere before cycling through Gouda and the windmills near Papendrecht on your way to Brussels. Enjoy the stops in the villages and traditional beer specialties.

Cycling is part of the city culture in the capital of the Netherlands. Numerous cycle paths dominate the cityscape and offer an ideal way to explore the city. You can also discover the capital city during a boat trip through the vast canal system. For art lovers, a visit to the Van Gogh Museum is also worthwhile. Whatever you plan and prefer, you will certainly not get bored in Amsterdam. The best way to round off the evening is with a glass of beer in one of the many restaurants.

On your first stage, you will roam through primeval Dutch nature in the green heart of the Netherlands. Extensive natural landscapes with lots of water characterise this region. In between, you will pass picturesque villages and small charming towns. You will also see one or two typical Dutch windmills along the way. Today's stage destination is the medieval town of Gouda. You should not only taste the world-famous cheese, but also the Gouda syrup waffles.

Today's highlight are the windmills of the Kinderdijk. Built as early as 1740, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Once there, you can learn how the Dutch have been mastering the water for centuries. The 19 impressive buildings are among the most photographed places in the country. The region also has a lot more to offer in terms of scenery: Locks and dikes, idyllic waterways and historic drawbridges; the picturesque region north of Dordrecht will inspire you.

This stage first takes you to Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. The historic city center, picturesque alleys and many monuments bear witness to a rich past. A short tour around the city will allow you to soak in the unique atmosphere. Further on, you will pass through De Biesbosch National Park. This is a freshwater delta of around 8,000 hectares, with a branching labyrinth of streams and small rivers. You will cycle through the Brabant region to reach your destination today, Bergen op Zoom. The town's history began 800 years ago, as numerous old squares tell us.

Soon you will reach the Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park. The cross-border nature reserve offers beautiful pastures, forests and moors and is ideal for cycling. Birdwatchers will discover many Dutch woodpecker species. Once in Belgium, you will quickly roll into the port metropolis of Antwerp. There, chocolates, beer and the famous Belgian fries await you.

Cycling on, you will first reach the historic town of Mechelen. Situated on the banks of the Dijle, its numerous churches and magnificent baroque facades are sure to impress you. The town is an excellent place to stop for lunch. Following the course of the river Dijle, you will finally reach the old university town of Leuven. The many cafés and restaurants provide conviviality and the rich cultural offer ensures entertainment.

Extensive forest landscapes accompany you on your last stage to the Belgian capital. From time to time, there are slight hills to contend with. Brussels has a lot to offer, including the Manneken Pis statue, the Grote Markt and the Atomium. You will also get your money's worth in terms of culinary delights. In the hustle and bustle of the city, you can end the evening with a good glass of beer.

After breakfast, your cycling tour through Holland and Belgium comes to an end. Brussels is a very lively city where there is always something going on. The cultural and gastronomic offer is extensive, and an extension stay is worthwhile. We also offer an optional return transfer by bike bus to Amsterdam.

Route information


The route follows the numbered junction network of Holland and Belgium. It is mostly flat, with a few small climbs on the last leg. You will cycle on dedicated cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. Only when entering and leaving the towns is increased traffic to be expected. The route is very well signposted and is also suitable for families and cycling beginners.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents x1 per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by bike bus to Amsterdam every Sunday approx. 9:00 am, costs per person € 79,-, for own bike additionally € 39,-, reservation required, payable on site

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Amsterdam central train station
  • Amsterdam Airport
  • Parking garage at the hotel, costs approx. EUR 20 to EUR 30 per day, no reservation possible, payable on site. Public parking spaces, cost approx. EUR 15 per day, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.


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