Tour on two wheels in true Dutch style  

There’s simply no way to get around more like a Dutchman than on a bicycle. So at Holland-by-Bike, we’re delighted to share our Dutch enthusiasm and know-how for exploring things on two wheels through a great set of Cycle & Stay hotel touring holidays around the Netherlands and Belgium.

Choose from circular or linear hotel-to-hotel tours where your luggage is transported to your next stop each day, leaving you free to travel nice and light, or perhaps make a single hotel your base on our ‘Stars of the Dutch Golden Age’ tour and cycle out each day for a new day ride adventure.

Simply great scenic cycling

Pedal through the streets of Amsterdam and you’ll be amongst 600,000 cycling friends. Head out to the countryside and there’s a vast network of routes and pathways dedicated solely to cyclists. Off the coast of Friesland, whole islands even exist where the bike is king. Cycling in Holland is not just a leisure activity, it’s a way of life and a real pleasure.

Biking about makes the most of the gentle terrain too – from the flat polderlands of the former Zuidersee to the soft rolling landscapes of Frisian Gaasterland, it’s the scenery and refreshing breeze off the lakes which will take your breath away, not the exertion of the cycling itself.

Even our Cycle & Stay tours down through Flanders and across the Brabant hills to Brussels are gentle giants: their overall distances may seem long, but the individual self-guided day rides are extremely manageable and there are plenty of impressive places to stop off and see along the way.      

As easy as 1-2-3

Guiding yourself along the beautiful routes couldn’t be simpler either. Our comprehensive tour information and mapping leads you gently on, using the excellent standardised system of numbered waymarked junctions for the most part to get from point to point and place to place – so finding your way really is as easy as 1-2-3! 

Bike-friendly hotels all the way

Or should that be cyclist-friendly hotels? Either way, at Holland-by-Bike we’ve particularly selected accommodation which offers a warm welcome to those arriving by pedal power. From well-placed locations with comfortable facilities and a good breakfast to somewhere appropriate to park up your bike, our hotel selection is made with local knowledge and the care of one cyclist for another.