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Tulips, windmills and the North Sea: Discover the most beautiful parts of North Holland!

This is a bike tour that you’ll never forget: visit real historical windmills, take a walk on a North Sea beach and cycle through colorful tulip fields. Today we will take you on one of the most beautiful bike routes that you can experience: our Tulip Tours. See 5 highlights of this route and discover how varied a day on a bike in North Holland can be! Our tuliptours 1. Holland like in a picture book: Zaanse Schans It doesn’t get more Dutch than this! Windmills, a wooden shoe workshop,…


From Passau to Budapest: Sandra’s dream trip on the Danube

Three capitals, four different countries and one of the most exciting rivers in Europe: “Highlights of the Danube” is a brand-new and exciting route. Of course, our two travel experts, Sandra and Paula, curious about the trip, tried out the 8-day tour right away. In this article, Sandra describes what she liked best about it, and also includes a few tips on how to make the most of this special tour. Our tours 1. Passau: A perfect start “We had glorious weather when we arrived in Passau by train the…


5 beautiful landscapes in North Holland

North Holland is known for its beautiful monumental cities: places like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar and Hoorn. But the province also has plenty of nature reserves, where you can see wild horses grazing and hear birds chirping. It’s perfect for cyclists! If you like biking on flat terrain, you can cycle through the meadows, but there are hilly places too. For example, cycle through the dunes near Alkmaar or the forests on the Wadden Island of Texel. The cycling and boating tours “North Holland landscapes and seascapes” and ‘‘Northern Tour of…


A look behind the scenes: Azor bikes

When we talk about boating and biking vacations, we usually talk about the ship: its size, what type it is, and what facilities it offers. But at least as important are the bikes, because the fact is you spend a lot of your time on a bike during your tour. Most of Boat Bike Tour’s bicycles are from the Dutch brand Azor, based in the eastern town of Hoogeveen. Director Jan Rijkeboer was happy to tell us about this business that he founded 25 years ago. Our bikes The bicycle…


Blogger Jessica discovers the good life in Burgundy, France

You can both literally and figuratively taste the good life in France during a cycling and sailing vacation through Burgundy. Blogger Jessica de Korte sailed with us on the ship Fleur for a week. She cycled from medieval Moret-sur-Loing to the wine town of Auxerre, with the most beautiful encounters along the way. Take, for example, visiting a cider maker, a music-making pub owner and a wine producer, not to mention her fellow-passengers. A swan perches on the water. Frogs croak. Slowly we sail on the Yonne, a tributary of…


Discover the 5 most beautiful mills in the Netherlands

They are an integral part of the typical Dutch landscape: the historic windmills. Along with cheese, tulips and clogs, they are among the most famous symbols of Holland. There are still over 1,000 of them across the country, so it’s quite likely that you’ll come across one of these impressive structures on your bike rides through the flat countryside. In this post we’ll tell you where to find the most beautiful windmills in the Netherlands. Join us on a tour of discovery! Why is it so interesting to visit a…


5 tips for a wonderful time by the water in Friesland

Friesland is located in the very north of the Netherlands, and this province is not only famous for its many natural areas and beautiful little towns, but above all for its abundance of water. The Wadden Sea, the Ijsselmeer, large lakes and small ponds, wide canals and narrow, winding rivers: in Friesland there is at least as much water as there is land! Perfect for a relaxed holiday by bike and boat! On our voyage of discovery through Friesland you will experience unforgettable moments of pleasure on the waters of…


Michael’s travel report: Sail & Bike Wadden Sea

A week on a boating and cycling tour is a week full of impressions. Nevertheless, it’s never overwhelming because of the pace; traveling by ship and bike gives you time, both on and off the boat, to immerse yourself in the experience. If you’re curious what a Boat Bike Tour is like each day, this report will give you a clear idea. The author, Michael, traveled solo on the Sail & Bike tour. Why did he like this trip so much? Find out in this blog! Or check out our…


5 places for your Dutch bucket list

Have you ever thought about building up a bucket list for your trip through the Netherlands? Or even better – do you already have one? Well, if so, maybe you can still spice it up. Here are 5 must-visit places for your trip through the Netherlands. Endless expanses, picture-perfect villages and huge metropolises – You can see all of these very different but terrific spots in the Netherlands. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pad and a pen and get your bucket list started. Or check out our…


The perfect day on the Dutch coast: 5 highlights of a bike tour through the dunes

One minute you’re cycling through rolling dunes, the next through vast agricultural fields and (if you’re lucky) through colorful flower fields. And all of this only a few miles away from Amsterdam! The province of North Holland is surprising and multifaceted. If you’re on vacation here, you should definitely take a bike ride through the dunes. The North Holland Dune Reserve is one of the largest and most exciting nature reserves in the Netherlands. Let us take you on an unforgettable trip on the North Holland coast! Or check out…