Cycling holidays in Holland

Holland is an absolute haven for cyclists and a trip on two wheels here is the best way to explore this beautiful country. Not only is the terrain famously flat (so no hard-work hills to tackle!), but there is a brilliant network of bike paths that are incredibly well designed and maintained - think tarmac surfaces, good signposting and traffic lights positioned at the eye level of cyclists.

The country offers a remarkable density of sights – they come thick and fast. There is also tremendous variety - historic towns, breath taking coastline, maritime history, a rural and often highly colourful scene and charming canals. Some routes are gentle and others with we offer with longer distances.

Overnight stays can be in the finest quality hotels as well as on luxury traditional Dutch barges. Two of our most popular cycling holidays - are ‘bike and barge’ tours, where you stay aboard a fabulous traditional Dutch barge, and venture off each day on guided (or self-guided if you prefer to explore independently) tours to nearby attractions and local places of interest. Living on a barge is a very ‘Dutch’ experience, and also means you wake up each day somewhere new, so there’s real variety in terms of landscape and things to see and do.


Our Holland highlights

Point-scoring

Count antler points in De Hoge Veluwe National Park, and admire fritillaries, Alcon blue butterflies and black woodpeckers

Included in our Hidden Gems of Holland holiday

Cheese market at Alkmaar

Watch samplers and carriers’ guild at work in the cheese market at Alkmaar begun in 1365

Included in our Spring tulips in Holland holiday

Don't forget the tulips!

In springtime don’t forget the tulips, their profusion and variety is startling

Included in our Spring tulips in Holland holiday

Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort

The modernist abstract painter Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort and his childhood home is open to the public

Included in our Hidden Gems of Holland holiday

St. John's Cathedral, Den Bosch

Wallow in high Gothic at St. John’s, an exuberance of finials, pinnacles and gargoyles

Included in our A Grand Tour of the Southern Netherlands holiday

Savour pancakes in Thorn

Stroll the white village of Thorn and enjoy pancakes in De Pannekoekenbakker opposite the church

Included in our A Grand Tour of the Southern Netherlands holiday


Our Holland Cycling holidays


  1. Hidden Gems of Holland

    A stunning tour to discover the hidden gems of Holland starting off in the cultural cauldron that is Amsterdam before setting off through beautiful…

    From £2,080

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Holland

  2. Dutch Tulips in Spring

    A superb cycling holiday through the tulip fields of Holland, encompassing Botanical Gardens, antiquities, waterways and windmills, and the 'Dune…

    From £1,180

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Holland

  3. A Grand Tour of the Southern Netherlands

    A stunning nine day cycling tour from Amsterdam to Maastricht that takes in the beautiful and varied landscape of the Southern Netherlands, its…

    From £2,780

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / Holland

  4. The best of Holland

    For our best of Holland cycling tour, we have combined our most interesting and picturesque bike routes with what we think are the most characterful…

    From £1,980

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Holland

  5. Spring tulips in Holland

    This fantastic five day bike and barge excursion, offered for a limited time only during the Spring months, is the ideal excuse for flower lovers…

    From £780

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Guided / Holland

  6. Dutch craft Flemish art

    What could be more Dutch than to live aboard a traditional barge and tootle about on a bike through the lowlands where everything's an art form?…

    From £1,290

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Guided / Holland

  7. Highlights of Holland

    Of all countries, Holland offers the most fabulous gentle cycling for it is wonderfully flat and has an astonishing network of well signed &…

    From £1,120

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / Holland


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