Holland Bike Tours
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Holland Bike Tours | The best way to explore the Netherlands Visit historic towns and enjoy picturesque villages while gliding through beautiful Dutch landscapes. Holland - or the Netherlands - is the number one cycling destination in Europe with countless separated bike paths on comfortable flat terrain. Holland Bike Tours has over 20 years of experience in creating tailor made bike tours. We know the many hidden gems that can only be seen from the seat of a bicycle. Based on our local expertise we craft the most scenic and safest routes, and we only select centrally located accommodations with character. Enjoy your private bike tour on high quality bicycles with easy door-to-door GPS navigation and let us take care of your luggage. A unique cycling experience, creating memories that last a lifetime! With our personalized tours we can always create the perfect bike trip for you. Feel free to contact us for a tailored proposal for your bike tour in the Netherlands!
Haarlem, The Netherlands

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2022

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S B
29 contributions
Jun 2022
I absolutely loved this bike trip. We did the Old Towns and Villages tour which I would recommend. Each day was a bit different in terms of the sites and bike trails which was nice. The bikes themselves were so much better than my bikes at home! They were very comfortable and the GPS was easy to use. The distances we rode were totally doable, so you don't need to be an athlete, but you still got a workout. The bnb's were all different as well so the variety was appreciated. Some of them were so fancy I couldn't believe it, and all the hosts were so lovely and welcoming. The trip is well priced given what you get for your money. I want to highlight the excellent communication of the staff - we communicated with them over the course of the pandemic, as we were supposed to do this trip in 2020. Our contact was so responsive, flexible, and helpful. We were also given the contact information of a staff member during the trip; he checked in on us and was quick to respond if we needed something. We also followed many of their suggestions (e.g., eating lunch at a particular restaurant) which enhanced the trip. The itinerary that was provided to us was very detailed so you always knew what you were doing and what to expect.

If I were to do it again, I would have slowed down the trip and spend 2 days in each town (we did for some but not all). We had limited time so that's why we did the trip in 6 days. But if you have more time, that's my recommendation. I would highly recommend this company and I would do another one of their tours in the future.
Written June 24, 2022
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Deb M
7 contributions
Apr 2022
I recently returned from a two week custom bike tour, carefully and beautifully plotted by Holland Bike Tours. I recommend this company to anyone dreaming of biking through The Netherlands.

It's always been a goal to see the tulip fields in bloom, and I love biking. I looked at other bike tour companies online, but I chose Holland Bike Tours because of their "custom tour" option. I contacted them and said, "I want to see windmills, tulips, and cheese!" and they were wonderful to work with. They asked questions about my biking style, preferences, and goals, and used the info to design a tour that fit me just right. I had a couple of changes to the towns I wanted to see, and they were gracious to juggle my itinerary around before the tour began.

The tour itself was better than I'd imagined. There's no way that I'd be able to plan anything with map apps. Holland Bike Tours is a Dutch family-owned business with two generations of Dutch biking experience, and when they say they know the best bike routes, it's no lie. Their carefully-planned routes went alongside canals, passed by historic farms, led me to windmills, took me to centuries-old city centers, through sand dunes, past tulip fields exploding with color, along the coast, through national parks, past sleepy cows and baby lambs.

Holland Bike Tours ensures the best quality in every detail. I appreciate it very much.
Written May 12, 2022
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Patricia v
4 contributions
Apr 2022
An amazing way to make our first trip to see the Netherlands! The tour was flawlessly routed and rerouted when we suddenly made a change to our itinerary. It was obvious that the routes had been very well researched and travelled by the trip planner at Holland bike Tours. The staff was very conscientious and made sure we (pretty novice bicyclists) were well acquainted with the bikes and the navigational aids before sending us on our way with complimentary stroopwaffles. The planners gave us suggestions and advice when needed and really worked hard to give us a beautiful experience in Holland. We visited 5 cities in 6 days and the hotels we booked by the company were lovely and the breakfasts were great and included. They provided panniers for our travel supplies and even could move additional luggage for us city to city to have it at our hotel when we arrived. The bikes were great, and easy to get used to. We had one eco bike for me, so I could keep up with my husband on the regular bike. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to tour at your own pace and really see so much more than just the city life!
Written April 11, 2022
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Jerry from Vancouver
8 contributions
Jul 2022
Just finished a “bucket list” 300km custom cycle tour with my older brother, including a loop south from Haarlem through Noorden, Gouda, Leiden and a loop north through Enkhuisen, Hoorn, Edam. The team at Holland Bike Tours were a pleasure to work with. They listened carefully and built a great trip that was exactly what we wanted. All the hotels were great: premium rooms, well located in the city center and each uniquely local in its own way. My brother liked Boutique Hotel Staats in Harlem best while I liked Watergeus in Noorden best for its lakefront patio dining. Bikes were perfect with an adjustable riser bar so we could cycle upright and take in more scenery. Trip route was great and exactly what we wanted for distance, polders, canals, waterfront, avoiding big cities and crowds, no clog or cheese factories . Highlights for us were: 1) Enkhuizen and its Zuiderzee museum with historic old town 2) the cycle from Enkhuisen along the sea north from there to the beautiful town of Medemblik 3) Leiden and Jacobs Pattiserie in Leiden which had by far the best gluten free sweets of anywhere we visited 4) cycling from Leiden north through the sand dunes of the national park. Didn’t enjoy Vollendam, Marken, Zaanse Schansor or other crowded/kitsch places on the Amsterdam tour bus/cruise ship excursion circuit. Holland Bike Tours followed up with us during our trip to make sure everything was going okay, and made adjustments at our request. Overall Holland Bike Tours delivered the “bucket list” experience I was seeking and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Written July 11, 2022
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Sheila R
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Aug 2022
We had an amazing week biking recently in Holland with our 10 and 13 year olds. Emiel at Holland Bike Tours was extremely helpful. It tooks a few phone calls and emails to discuss and finalize a plan. Once we arrived, everything was well organized and communicated to us. The itinerary was thoughtfully curated and took us through stunning routes and provided a good mix of beautiful scenary and more bustling towns and cities. The biking distances were manageable and there were several interesting places to stop along the way for pictures and snacks. It was a great balance of being active, seeing a country in a relaxed way, and finding enough time to walk around towns and shop and sight-see. We would highly recommend working with Holland Bike Tours for a vacation in Holland!
Written September 11, 2022
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Ria8653
33 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Honestly one of the best experiences of my life! The service we received, the attention to our requirements, the quality of the bikes, the flexibility and communication exceeded every expectation. We tried a few service providers - all had a set menu. Holland Bike Tours FAR outperformed them all from the initial booking onwards. I felt sad handing the bikes back and saying goodbye to people who truly cared!
Written May 8, 2022
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Leigh Anne E
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Apr 2022 • Friends
Holland Bike Tours is the company to use if you are thinking about doing a bike ride in the Netherlands. The are very easy to work with, they are responsive and flexible. We were originally supposed to go in 2020, but the pandemic had other ideas. Holland Bike Tours was easy to work with to reschedule our trip not once, not twice, but three times. The equipment given in is excellent condition and the GPS is easy to follow. We didn't do the luggage service, but carried our things with us. Like they say, the pannier can and do hold up to a carry on luggage amount. The nice thing about carrying your luggage with you, is when arrive to your hotel you don't have to wait for the luggage service. You can change and get out and see the town.
The hotels/BnBs that were arranged were great, especially all of the breakfasts in the morning. If we were not cycling 30 miles a day, we would of come back a few pounds heavier!

We did the Holland to Bruges tour, riding through the tulips. This is the best was to see the country! I also recommend going in the tulip time. They are just put of this world!
Written May 4, 2022
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Curiosity685894
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Apr 2022 • Family
We did the 7 day tour from Amsterdam (Haarlem) to Bruges with Holland Bike Tours and were impressed every step of the way.
We made some small modifications to our tour (extra day in Gouda, additional days in Bruges, upgraded hotels, luggage transfers) and the company was communicative, flexible, and transparent about pricing for the changes that we made. We also had to reschedule our dates with about a week of notice from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 because of a combination of a personal emergency and changing covid Covid entry requirements, and they were extremely flexible with the last minute change.

The touring bikes were comfortable, the routes were beautiful, the gps navigation was easy, and the hotels were nice. A lovely vacation and I would recommend Holland Bike Tours to anyone looking for a similar experience!
Written April 29, 2022
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Thierry D
Montreux, Switzerland7 contributions
Jul 2021
Outstanding experience! Emiel and his team were very good at understanding our wishes and made a super job in preparing a semi-customized tour for us.
The material (bikes and accessories) are in excellent shape and super well maintained. Routes very well planned, with many options. The team was super reactive in answering all our requests - can only warmly recommend it!
Written August 8, 2021
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Mitchell N
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Outstanding experience for us, great value and personal touch. Excellent hotel arrangements (we took standard rooms) that feel luxurious but at a great price, and well located within town centers and accounting for your inbound and outbound travel plans. Holland bike tours is super responsive and helpful, supporting us from our first email contact, throughout our travel, until the day we came home. Examples: helping with covid test arrangements for our flight back to U.S, and updating our GPS files when we needed a change halfway through our trip. Excellent quality/fitting bikes. We loved our routes through Holland, they were well curated (I couldn’t have done it as well, no matter how much/long I might have researched). This is a great value! We are two medium road-bikers (about 1500 miles each per year), and liked the 30-40 mile per day pace, leaving lots of time to enjoy the food and sightseeing.
Written August 27, 2021
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