Luxury itinerary day-by-day

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  1. 1. Day one


    Arrive in Amsterdam and settle into the Dylan Hotel, overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of the city's most scenic canals. The 17th- century canals of Amsterdam are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a delight to wander around. But the city holds much more to explore than just historic canals. Why not visit the revitalised Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum. Or, maybe Anne Frank's House is a 'must see' for you?

  2. 2. Day two

    Amersfoort to Otterlo

    Shortly after breakfast we will transfer you to the beautiful historic town of Amersfoort in the heart of the Netherlands. The taxi ride will last about one hour. In Amersfoort you will meet your local host who will brief you on your itinerary, provide you with your route directions and check that your bicycle is correctly adjusted for you. Then you are off on your cycling adventure enjoying the well-preserved and protected medieval centre, admiring one of the tallest church towers in the Netherlands - Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren at just under a hundred metres high. The Mondrian House and the Flehite Museum, Dutch Art from the Golden Age to the mid twentieth century, are also worth a visit. The ride out of town is along quiet canals to the villages of Scherpenzeel, Renswoude and Lunteren. From Lunteren the landscape changes from open farmland to forest areas. Tonight you stay at the Hotel de Sterrenberg in Otterlo on the edge of the Hoge Veluwe National Park.

    27 miles (45 km)

  3. 3. Day three

    Otterlo to Deventer

    Your ride today takes you through the 'Hoge Veluwe' National Park, a beautiful landscape of heathlands, sand dunes and woodlands with an opportunity to visit the famous Kröller Müller museum with its important collection of Vincent van Goghs, a remarkable ninety paintings and a hundred and eighty drawings, and European sculpture. From there you head for the historic town of Apeldoorn to admire Loo Palace and its baroque garden built by the House of Orange-Nassau before heading on to the IJsselhotel situated on the IJssel river with a stunning view of the historic town of Deventer.

    30 or 33 miles (49 or 53 km)

  4. 4. Day four

    Deventer to Zwolle

    Today is a day of rivers and riverbanks with birdlife and floodwaters. Shortly after breakfast you will catch your first ferry crossing the river IJseel to the historic town of Deventer which together with Zwolle and Hattem formed part of the Hanseatic League. 'Flowing through time' their historic centres are attractive and capture something of the Dutch medieval and Golden Age of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The bike lanes along the river IJssel are top class and togher with short ferry hops will take you past the floodwaters teeming with birdlife, and forest areas with their ancient estates. Tonight you will stay at the beautiful Hotel de Librije which together with its 3 star Michelin restaurant is run with great passion and enthusiasm by the Boer family.

    26 or 28 miles (42 or 46 km)

  5. 5. Day five

    Zwolle to Giethoorn

    The eastern part of the Netherlands is one for great discoveries, mostly unknown, it is highly scenic with a major highlight being Giethoorn, the 'Venice of the North'. Situated in ‘Wieden and Weerribben’ National Park, boat trips and cycle paths through the quiet landscape of meadows and peat will bring you to the town which has no roads just canals and beautiful cycle paths! Giethoorn is in the Dutch province of Overijssel, its boat-filled waterways, footpaths, bicycle trails and centuries-old thatched-roof houses are one of the great charms of Europe. At De Lindenhof you will enjoy a spacious suite and the delights of a Michelin 2 starred restaurant.

    25 miles (40 km)

  6. 6. Day six

    Giethoorn to Kampen

    Your last cycling day is one of the most beautiful. Leaving Giethoorn you are heading for the charm of Dwarsgracht and its thatched houses scattered along canals and Blokzijl its buildings having a traditional neck, bell and stepped gables. From there cycle on to Kampen, also a member of the Hanseatic League situated at the very mouth of the river Ijssel making it historically one of the most powerful and wealthy cities. Its unique history is still very much visible in its squares, streets and alleys, the Boetiek Hotel Kampen (boutique hotel) is your final destination, the last hidden gem of your amazing 'Hidden Gems of Holland' tour.

    26 miles (43 km)

  7. 7. Day seven

    Depart Kampen

    Enjoy your final breakfast and depart at your leisure. Amsterdam is about an hour away by train.