FAMILY VACATION

Netherlands Family Vacation

  • 7 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

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  • Trip Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Trip End: Amsterdam, Netherlands
holland biking adventure tour

Emerald pastures, peaceful meadows, quaint villages, and working windmills create the quintessential Dutch backdrop of this Netherlands family vacation.

Beyond the quaint canals of Amsterdam, The Netherlands’ pristine northern territories open their arms with irresistible wonders and charm. Cycle on well-marked bicycle paths along the Zuiderzee, past windmills, through forests and verdant pastures, to remote hamlets and cobblestone villages. Along the way, flowers greet you at every turn. You’ll enjoy this easygoing family bicycle vacation in what we consider our European homeland! Relax and enjoy the refreshing sea breezes, lovely inns, and tasty local fare while we handle the details of this unforgettable family vacation through the Netherlands.

  This trip is operated by Austin Adventures

Netherlands Family Vacation ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands Trip End: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day 1Arrive in Amsterdam, cycle near Haarlem and along the coast

  • Day 2Bike from De Rijp to Enkhuizen, visit a windmill

  • Day 3Ferry to Stavoren, cycle along lake Ijsselmeer

  • Day 4Cycle through the canal-laced village of Giethoorn

  • Day 5Visit a bird sanctuary, cycle through dreamy hamlets to Odoorn

  • Day 6Ride through moors to the village of Eext, visit Emmen outdoor market

  • Day 7Transfer to Amsterdam, depart home

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Amsterdam, cycle near Haarlem and along the coast

    We meet in the morning in Amsterdam. After a short transfer out of town, start biking near Haarlem. Get ready for an incredible bike ride along the coast. Manicured bike paths lead the way through cresting dunes and lively beach resorts, then wind through some of the loveliest neighborhoods in all of Holland. There’s also the possibility to visit the Keukenhof tulip fields in the spring. Tonight, enjoy a special welcome dinner with the rest of the group.

    Hotel Lion d’Or, Haarlem

  • Day 2

    Bike from De Rijp to Enkhuizen, visit a windmill

    Start biking in De Rijp, a colorful town with green gabled houses and a long whaling heritage. After visiting a working windmill, cycle over canals and wooden drawbridges to sea-faring towns like Schermerhorn and Hoorn. For lunch, enjoy local fare at a cafe in Hoorn. Spend tonight near the picture-perfect harbor of Enkhuizen.

    Hotel Suydersee, Enkhuizen (All Meals)

  • Day 3

    Ferry to Stavoren, cycle along lake Ijsselmeer

    Board the ferry to Stavoren, then bicycle along Lake IJsselmeer on small roads and dikes to the old port of Hindeloopen. It’s the perfect chance to learn a bit of history and visit charming towns steeped in tradition. Settle for the night overlooking the yachts of Lemmer. Take advantage of a night on your own to explore the town center.

    Hotel Iselmar, Lemmer (Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    Cycle through the canal-laced village of Giethoorn

    Today’s carefree bike ride leads through forests and watery landscapes highlighted by a visit to Giethoorn. Known as the Venice of Holland, it is a wonderful canal-laced village with thatched houses and humpback bridges. This evening we’ll stay at the grand Kasteel de Havixhorst.

    Chateau De Havixhorst, Staphorst (All Meals)

  • Day 5

    Visit a bird sanctuary, cycle through dreamy hamlets to Odoorn

    Start the day greeting hundreds of storks and peacocks at a bird sanctuary on the grounds of your hotel. Then spin along forested bicycle paths through dreamy hamlets tucked deep in the woods. Visit the craft village in Orvelte before continuing on to peaceful Odoorn and our cozy hotel. Tonight in Odoorn, enjoy a dinner of savory Dutch pancakes.

    Hotel De Hunzebergen, Odoorn (All Meals)

  • Day 6

    Ride through moors to the village of Eext, visit Emmen outdoor market

    Today’s ride travels on dramatic moors dappled with purple heather and dotted with prehistoric stone beds. Later, head over to the outdoor market in Emmen and visit its outstanding, prize-winning zoo. Then follow fertile pastures and dense woodlands to the thatched village of Eext. Back in Odoorn, share memories of the trip as everyone enjoys a farewell dinner together.

    Hotel De Hunzebergen, Odoorn (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 7

    Transfer to Amsterdam, depart home

    Enjoy breakfast before your guide transfers you to Amsterdam for your departure home. The two-and-a-half-hour shuttle will give you plenty of time to relax and reflect on your trip before heading home.

    None (Breakfast)

Netherlands Family Vacation Departure Dates

  • Upcoming
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year
USD $3999/pp
9 Apr 2023
2023
9 Apr15 Apr
Netherlands Family Vacation 4/9/2023-4/15/2023
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14 Apr 2024
2024
14 Apr20 Apr
Netherlands Family Vacation 4/14/2024-4/20/2024
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9 Jun 2024
2024
9 Jun15 Jun
Netherlands Family Vacation 6/9/2024-6/15/2024
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30 Jun 2024
2024
30 Jun6 Jul
Netherlands Family Vacation 6/30/2024-7/6/2024
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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip we'll meet you in the lobby of Sir Albert Hotel at 8:30am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Amsterdam for your pre-night, but you must get to the pick-up point at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Amsterdam Airport in time for flights below, Amsterdam train station or a hotel of your choice in Central Amsterdam around 12:30pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Amsterdam at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Amsterdam after 2pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Why Travel With Us

benefit group size

Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience with the perspective of an insider.

benefit guides

Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, are experts in motivation, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

benefit inclusive

You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. Every detail is handled; all you need to do is show up!

benefit safety

Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

benefit family

Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

benefit wow

"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”

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