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IJsselmeer, Around the IJsselmeer without Afsluitdijk [7-99]

This tour follows the coast of the former Zuiderzee. After the completion of the Afsluitdijk, the barrier dyke which cuts off the inlet, this former sea was transformed into a lake surrounded by fertile polders. The six counties surrounding the IJsselmeer visited by this tour offer a wide variety of landscape and history. While enjoying marvellous panoramas, you will travel on dykes and cycle paths alongside water gates, reed beds and swamps, national parks, meadows, farms and picturesque fishing villages. In the historical cities of Amsterdam, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Kampen and Harderwijk many reminders can be seen of the rich era of the VOC (the Dutch East India Company).

Day 1      Arrival in Huizen
Day 2      Huizen - Volendam or Katwoude - 64 km 
Day 3      Volendam or Katwoude - Enkhuizen - 54 km
Day 4      Enkhuizen - Oudemirdum or Lemmer - 41/56 km
Day 5      Oudemirdum or Lemmer - Giethoorn - 60/45 km
Day 6      Giethoorn - Nunspeet - 63 km
Day 7      Nunspeet - Huizen and departure - 61 km


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Day 1      Arrival in Huizen
Free parking at the hotel, no reservation required.
 
Day 2      Huizen - Volendam or Katwoude - 64 km
On your 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, it is a short ride to Amsterdam, where you will cycle through the city centre before 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 3      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 4      Enkhuizen - Oudemirdum or Lemmer – 41/56 km
On day 4 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 5      Oudemirdum or 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 6      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 7      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.
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Daily from March1st until October 31th.
  
Prices 2019 p.p. Euro
Per person in a double room  
6 nights' accommocation, breakfast included      555,-
A supplement will be required p.p. for:           Euro
Single room                 195,-
Dinner      170,-
Rental bike      65,-
Rental e-bike      120,-
Rental GPS      40,-
Reservation costs      20.-
A supplement will be required p.p. for:           Euro
Extra night Huizen (BB)      60,-
Single room      100,-
Rental bike per day     10,-
Rental e-bike per day      20,-

Starting point:     
Huizen
Practical information:
♦ 6 nights Accommodation in *** or **** hotels
♦ Breakfast (buffet)
♦ If you book Half Board: an evening meal of at least three courses
♦ 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
♦ Saddlebags for carrying things you need on the road when having rental bikes
♦ Seven days a week service-hotline
♦ The possibility of renting our bikes(24 gears, bag and lock), e-bikes and trailers (at extra costs)
♦ We adapt the bike to suit your wishes
♦ Closest Trainstation, Naarden-Bussum

Included:
♦ 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 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 € 16,- (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

Huizen

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

​Hotel Old Dutch

Volendam

​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

Enkhuizen

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

Oudemirdum

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

Giethoorn

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

Hotel NH Veluwe Sparrenhorst

Nunspeet

Hotel NH Veluwe Sparrenhorst

NH Veluwe Sparrenhorst is located at an ideal place on the Veluwe, in the heart of The Netherlands. The center of Nunspeet is just a 10 minute walk and the trai... Read more

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