Exploring North Holland by Bike and Barge

Sierra Club Outings Trip | Bicycle, International

A row of houses overlooking the waterfront.
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  • Bike unique villages of Holland during tulip season
  • Relax on our private barge
  • Visit windmills, dikes, and former fishing villages


  • Exclusive lodging on barge, en suite bath in each cabin
  • All meals incl. daily packed lunches & all gratuities
  • 24-speed bicycles and a bilingual guide for all rides


The Trip

Exploring the northern part of Holland by bicycle and barge gives an entirely different perspective on this amazing country. Each day we will depart the barge with a packed lunch to explore the countryside. The fields of tulips are spectacular and amazingly colorful. While we ride our bikes, the barge will move to the next location. Usually there will be time to explore the new town where the barge has docked before a hearty dinner is served in the dining room/social center of our floating home. The circular route will take us over dikes and bike paths to the North Sea where we will ride on the island of Texel, part of the Wadden Islands. We will then cross back to the mainland to complete our circle back to Amsterdam.





This trip is in: Europe, Netherlands


  • Bicycles parked next to neat rows of brightly colored growing flowers.
  • Bicycled parked on a bridge over a canal.
  • A sailboat docked in the water in front of a row of houses.
  • Cheese wheels stacked on a red painted wooden sled.  The shop window display behind has even more cheeses.
  • Two people in sunglasses and bike helmets, one smiles for the camera.
  • Swans swim and feed in a murky pool, surrounded by grass and a sparse neighborhood.
  • A long stretch of grass fenced off from the beach and water, with a town in the distance.
  • Two smiling women in sunglasses.  One in a baseball cap has her arm around the other. The other woman is wearing a bike helmet.
  • Old fashioned windmills on the other side of a body of water.
  • Docked boats in a canal on a misty day.  A tree grows out of the grass nearby.