Go Bicycle Touring in the Netherlands

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Welcome to our page about the very best Holland bike tours!

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in Western Europe, and three islands in the Caribbean. The country has a population of 16 million people, and covers an area of 41, 543 square kilometers. The Netherlands plays host to several international courts, including: The International Criminal Court, The International Court for Justice, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

The Netherlands is quite possibly one of the world’s greatest places to cycle – in every way. Every man and his dog owns a bicycle! The country boasts a network of bicycle trails, stretching for some thirty thousand kilometers, with 7600 junctions. There are six thousand kilometers of long-distance bicycle touring trails, equating to twenty signposted routes. There are also many, many options of where to stay on your long-distance bicycle tour, with over 100 Bed & Breakfast (B&B) establishments in the country, and dozens of hostels and hotels, as well as many, many campgrounds – and some will even cater for your needs, if you intend on staying longer than just one night.

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Dutch Countryside Bike touring adventure

Reach places which remain inaccessible to others

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Holland bicycle touring adventures

Holland is so much more than clogs, windmills and tulips. Cycle amidst a sea of flowers and explore the tulip capital of the world in Keukenhof. Gaze in awe at iconic windmills that dot the countryside as you pedal along the Rhine River.[/one_third] [one_third_last]

Amsterdam bicycle touring adventure

With the bicycle you can reach places which remain inaccessible to others. Yellow Bike has put together a safely guided bicycle tour which will give you a fascinating picture of this famous canal city’s rich history.[/one_third_last]
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Popular Bike Tour Destinations In the Netherlands

  • The Hoge-Veluwe National Park is a beautiful nature reserve set between the towns of Appledoorm and Arnhem. The reserve is home to many different types of animals, from wild boar to deers and badgers. Lush meadows of bright green grass spring up all over the place, and the thick forestry provides it’s own awesome scenery. Also located in the Park is the Kroller-Mueller Museum, which houses paintings from the legendary Vincent van Gogh and Picasso, among others.
  • Dutch Tulip Fields are abound with row-upon-row of brilliant, brightly-coloured tulips, these offer a stunning visual effect as you cycle through, or beside them. Located between Amsterdam and The Hague, the tulip fields aren’t the only thing to check out as you meander – why not check out the Dutch capital, too?
  • Texel is an island in the North of the Netherlands, easily accessible by a short train ride from Amsterdam before you hop on a ferry and go off and explore one of the Netherlands most diverse islands. It offers everything from seal sanctuaries and lighthouses, to national parks. It also – like most places in Holland – has a dedicated bicycle path running throughout the island.
  • The Fietserpad is a 500 kilometer bicycle route which crosses the country from top to bottom. Running parallel to a popular walking path – the Pieterpad. It runs from Sint-Pietersberg in the southern province of Linburg, all the way North, to Pieterburen on the Wadden Sea. En route, you will traverse through picturesque Dutch towns, cycle beside windmills, and past ancient burial sites, and World War Two monuments.
  • Amsterdam is not only the Dutch capital, it is also home to some of the world’s best cycling infrastructure, especially for a large city. You’ll not only feel incredibly safe in Amsterdam while riding your bicycle, you will also feel safe when not riding your bicycle. The Dutch are very bicycle-friendly people, and they have many, many places to lock your bike up – especially in the nation’s capital. Amsterdam also has services which allow you to bring your bike on a train, and the entire country is full of free camping spots.

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holland bike tours

In this beautiful tour you cycle with an experienced guide through the stunning waterland north of Amsterdam. Zipping on a drink in the picturesque little village of Durgerdam, you can enjoy the views overlooking the Ijmeer. Cycling throughout this protected nature brings you pleasure and relaxation. [/one_third] [one_third]

netherlands bike tours

There is no happier cyclist than a Dutch cyclist. This is not only because The Netherlands is mainly flat, but also because the Dutch enjoy the most extensive cycle network in the world. This small country has over 25,000 miles of high quality traffic free cycle routes (!) and on many occasions cyclists have priority over motorised traffic.[/one_third] [one_third_last]

The nicest and most Dutch way to explore Amsterdam is by bike! An experienced guide will lead you through the cities finest places on a funny, interesting and also healthy way. You will enjoy a drink in one of the oldest bars of our beautiful Amsterdam

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Facts About the Netherlands

  • Dutch people are among the tallest in the world, with an average height of 184cm for men, and 170cm for women.
  • The Dutch national anthem – Wilhemus is the oldest in the world. It was written and first used from 1568, although it was only officially adopted in 1932. The national flag of the Netherlands dates from 1572, and is also the oldest tricolour flag.
  • Gin was invented in the Netherlands under the name of Jenever. It was first sold as a medicine in the late 16th century.
  • The Netherlands has two capitals – Amsterdam (the official capital by constitution since the 19th century), and The Hague (the seat of Government and first capital since 1584).
  • Keukenhof Park is the world’s largest flower garden.
  • New York City started as a Dutch colony called New Amsterdam. Many places in New York remind of the Dutch origins of the city, such as Flushing in Queens (famous for Flushing Meadows) named after Flushing, in the Dutch province of Zeeland.
  • The Dutch were the first Europeans to discover Australia and New Zealand in the 17th century. Australia was then named “New Holland”, New Zealand was named after the province of Zeeland. Tasmania was named after Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman.
  • Abortion on demand at any point between conception and viability has been legalised in the Netherlands since 1981. Same-sex marriage and euthanasia were also legalised in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

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