IJsselmeer, Around the IJsselmeer, incl Amsterdam without Afsluitdijk [8-001]

This tour is almost the same as the 7-day Zuiderzee trip. The main difference is that after the first short day of cycling, you will spend a night in Amsterdam. This means that you will have time in the afternoon and morning to wander along the canals or visit one of the many museums in the beautiful Dutch capital.

Day 1      Arrival in Huizen
Day 2      Huizen - Amsterdam - 35 km
Day 3      Amsterdam - Volendam or Katwoude - 36 km
Day 4      Volendam or Katwoude - Enkhuizen - 54 km
Day 5      Enkhuizen - Oudemirdum or Lemmer - 41/56 km
Day 6      Oudemirdum or Lemmer - Giethoorn - 60/45 km
Day 7      Giethoorn - Nunspeet - 63 km
Day 8      Nunspeet - Huizen and departure - 61 km


Day 1      Arrival in Huizen
Free parking at the hotel, no reservation required. 

Day 2      Huizen - Amsterdam - 35 km
On the first day of cycling you will follow the southern shore of the IJsselmeer until you reach Muiden, where you will find the medieval castle of Muiderslot. From here, a short cycle ride brings you to Amsterdam.

Day 3         Amsterdam - Volendam or Katwoude - 36 km
After cycling through the city centre and crossing the IJ by ferry, a pleasant cycle along the former estuary brings you to Waterland, with its bird-rich peat meadows, ancient canals and watercourses. In the island village of Marken, where the houses are built of wood, it almost seems as if time has stood still. Travelling either by boat or via Monnickendam you will arrive in Volendam. You will either be staying on the harbour quay or at the mill in Katwoude.. 

Day 4      Volendam or Katwoude - Enkhuizen 54 km 
Today you will cycle over the old Zuiderzee dyke by way of the town of Edam – famous for its cheese – and the ancient and picturesque town of Hoorn, where you will see many imposing buildings from the Golden Age (17th century). In Enkhuizen, where you will spend the night, you should plan to take a city tour and a visit to the Zuiderzee Museum is also recommended.

Day 5      Enkhuizen - Oudemirdum or Lemmer – 41/56 km
On day 5 you will cross the IJsselmeer by ferry to the Frisian town of Stavoren. From here you can make a tour of scenic Hindeloopen. Cycling further through the wooded, hilly countryside of Gaasterland, you will reach Oudemirdum. Your hotel can be found either on the Brink or a little further on in the port town of Lemmer.

Day 6      Oudemirdum/Lemmer - Giethoorn - 60/45 km
After a well-deserved night’s rest, you will pass the Lemmer steam pumping station before crossing the Weerribben. This National Park is a unique peatland area with an exceptional wealth of characteristic flora and fauna. Your hotel is in Giethoorn, the spectacularly pretty "Venice of the North", with its myriad arched bridges, boats and thatched farmhouses.

Day 7      Giethoorn - Nunspeet - 63 km
From Giethoorn you will cycle to the Hanseatic city of Kampen, situated on the IJssel river. Via the attractive fortress city of Elburg, and passing many small lakes, you will reach your goal of Nunspeet, situated at the edge of the Veluwe, the largest forest in the Netherlands.

Day 8      Nunspeet - Huizen and departure - 61 km
On this last day you will cycle through the old port city of Harderwijk and the fishing village of Spakenburg before returning to Huizen through the wide Eempolder.
⇣ More information
Daily from March 15th April till October 31st.
Prices 2020 p.p.                                               Euro
Per person in a double room     
7 x nights accommodation, breakfast included         695,-
A supplement will be required p.p.for:            Euro
Start between 15-04 till 30-06 and 19-08 till 31-10
Single room 
Dinner                     190,-
Rental bike   75,-
Rental e-bike   145,-
Rental GPS      40,-
Reservation costs      20,-
A supplement will be required p.p.for:            Euro
Extra night Huizen (BB)   70,-
Single room   120,-
Extra night Amsterdam (BB)   100,-
Single room   185,-
Rental bike per day   10,-
Rental e-bike per day   20,-

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Practical information:
♦ 7 nights Accommodation in *** or **** hotels
♦ If you book Half Board: an evening meal of at least three courses
♦ In Amsterdam there are no Half Board possibilities

♦ Breakfast (buffet)
♦ Parking, free at the Hotel
♦ Luggage transport to your next hotel
♦ Detailed route description and maps 
♦ On demand: Tour as GPS-file
♦ Tourist information on all the places of interest
♦ Seven days a week service-hotline
♦ The possibility of renting our bikes (24 gears, bag and lock), e-bikes and trailers (at extra costs)
♦ Saddlebags for carrying things you need on the road when having rental bikes

♦ We adapt the bike to suit your wishes
♦ Closest Trainstation, Naarden-Bussum

♦ Accommodation at double room 
♦ Breakfast (buffet)
♦ Tourist information on all the places of interest
♦ Personal meet and greet in Huizen (only Saturday)
♦ Detailed route description and maps 
♦ Luggage transport to your next hotel (1 piece p.p. max 20 kg)

Not included:
♦ Journey to the starting point of your cycle holiday.
♦ Journey to the finishing point of your cycling holiday back home
♦ Cost of rental bikes, e-bikes and trailers
♦ If you book Half Board: Drinks with your evening meal
♦ Tourist taxes per person per day € 1,00 - € 2,50
♦ Ticket Ferry Enkhuizen - Stavoren per person € 17,50 (incl. bike)
♦ Lunch

Here you will find the hotels which will be booked with this tour. When these hotels have no availability, we will book a comparable hotel.

Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier


Fletcher Hotel Nautisch Kwartier

Situated in a wonderful location in Huizen in the province of North Holland, right next to Fletcher De Kalkovens, the new hotel was opened on 1 April 2012: the ... Read more

Ramada Apollo Hotel


Ramada Apollo Hotel

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre is situated at a spectacular A-location in our capital city. The imposing hotel is located only 15 minutes from the historic city... Read more

​Hotel Old Dutch


​Hotel Old Dutch

Hotel Old Dutch is located directly along the famous harbour of Volendam. It features a seafood restaurant and rooms with wide views of the IJsselmeer or the vi... Read more

Hotel Die Port van Cleve


Hotel Die Port van Cleve

Die Port van Cleve is a cosy hotel situated in the city centre of Enkhuizen, along the harbor. The train station and tourist information office are a 3-minute w... Read more

Hotel Boschlust


Hotel Boschlust

This cosy family hotel, located in the beautiful countryside of Gaasterland, offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Friesland. The hotel has... Read more

Hotel De Pergola


Hotel De Pergola

This charming hotel along the water offers homely accommodation in the centre of idyllic Giethoorn. Relax in this peaceful location; enjoy the attractive brasse... Read more

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