If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
Winter went on for ages, moods are grey. Now it’s time for some colour! Off to Holland, to the land of Tulips and Hyacinths, of Jonquils and Narcissuses. In the Keukenhof botanical gardens, hundreds of growers will conjure up spring, while Aalsmeer is home to millions of flowers being auctioned off. But even on smaller markets in Haarlem or Amsterdam you will see glowing tulips in all their splendor. Make a start into the bright season on this easy tulip tour from Amsterdam with the MS Sarah und MS Allure.
Day 1 Arrival in Amsterdam, bike trip Haarlem, 6 km/4 mi
Embarkation at 2 pm, then a short boat trip to Spaarndam. Overnight stay in Haarlem.
Day 2 Haarlem - Leiden, visit to Keukenhof, 38 km/24 mi
Keukenhof botanical gardens offer millions of spring flowers - fresh colours after the murkey grey of winter.
Day 3 Leiden - Gouda, approx. 32-40 km/20-25 mi
Into the Green Heart of Holland and the famous cheese city of Gouda. Cheese tasting is worth it.
Day 4 Alphen a.d. Rhin - Kudelstaart, 20-44 km/11-27 mi
In the morning you can explore Gouda, then the bike tour leads through idyllic villages and past stately farms towards Kudelstaart, the “Dutch St. Tropez” and watersports hub.
Day 5 Amsterdam - Purmerend, 32-45 km/20-28 mi
Early in the morning you can experience the world’s largest flower auction. Later you cycle from Amsterdam to Purmerend with a visit to the remarkable museum village Zaanse Schans.
Day 6 Purmerend - Alkmaar, approx. 29-39 km/18-24 mi
The botanical garden museum Hortus Bulborus is located on the way to the North Sea, specializing in rare and old flower varieties. The destination is the romantic cheese city of Alkmaar.
Day 7 Alkmaar - Amsterdam, approx. 37-55 km/23-34 mi
Through the idyllic polder landscape with countless windmills, you will return to the metropolis. Take your time to explore Amsterdam.
Day 8 Disembarkation, departure or extension
The tulip tour concludes after breakfast. Disembarkation approx. 9.30 am.
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2024:
MS Allure: 05.04. + 12.04. + 19.04.
MS Sarah: 30.03. + 06.04. + 13.04. + 20.04. + 27.04.
All prices are per person.
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.