Cycle & Stay: Around Amsterdam with the Kids
8 days I Hostel to Hostel I Self-guided cycle tour
Holland’s just perfect for families. So here’s a very special bike tour designed specifically to make wonderful family memories in true Dutch style. What’s more, you even get to stay in a castle! It’s one of those all-encompassing holidays which really gets the balance right between action and relaxation, ensuring enjoyable family time that’s full of fun and fantastic discoveries.
Canals, castles and clogs; windmills and locks; hands-on museums, cycle rides and seaside fun – every day comes with new and exciting experiences as you all pedal on to your next overnight destination or explore coast, city or countryside on easy to moderate day rides. Starting and finishing in historic Haarlem, the family cycle tour includes time in the vibrant capital of Amsterdam, on the magical North Sea coast and at the famous open-air museum of Dutch rural culture, ‘Zaanse Schans’.
Of course, the accommodation has to be just right too. Your stay is in comfortable family rooms in pleasant, practical and well-located individual hostels, courtesy of the long-established and much respected group, Stayokay - a not-for-profit organisation that’s committed to the community. At Haarlem, your hostel sits next to a small park; in Amsterdam the hostel is located to the east of the city centre in a quiet, typical Amsterdam neighbourhood. And at Heemskerk - well, it’s time to play knights and princesses in the grounds of the castle!
Easy to Moderate: Gentle cycling tours in mainly flat terrain with some gentle hills, but no long or steep ascents. Individual stages of the cycle ride are generally short with some longer stages. Cycle map includes route options, so you have the flexibility to shorten or extend your bike tour as you wish.
* Amsterdam – the cosmopolitan capital, with a canal area that’s brimful of culture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site heaven * Haarlem – historic city with hands-on museums including the De Adriaan windmill * North Sea coast – dunes, sandy beaches, lovely seaside and the lively resort of Zandvoort * Ijmuiden – famous canal lock systems; steelworks museum * ‘Zaanse Schans’ open-air museum of old Holland, rural crafts and windmills * Heemskerk - stay in a castle!