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Welcome to the Holland Barge Tours
Sail through the heart of Holland on our Summer tours, fully inclusive, we moor in various cities & towns with plenty of options to explore & adventure
There are two great ways to tour Europe, one is to hit the road with a bicycle, and another is to navigate the beautiful waterways on a boat. We at Dutch Tours combine both of these experiences to bring you Bike and Barge tours, offer a unique experience where you get to experience the best of both worlds; get to see the beautiful European landscapes up close, experience the rich local culture and relax on the beautiful barge as you sail along the calm inland waters.
Floating hotel that travels with you!
Instead of travelling from each tourist place to another, always having to pack, carry your luggage and unpack every time, your hotel will be your place to relax as well as your ride. You don’t have to worry about finding a new hotel at each new place you visit or carrying your luggage, your hotel will travel with you from one port to another.
Guided Bike Rides
We offer quality and well-maintained bicycles which our guests can use to tour the local area. We also offer electrically assisted bikes on request. Of course, how are you supposed to enjoy new and unknown places without any guidance! So we provide a friendly and multilingual tour guide to show you around and ensure that you will not miss any interesting spots. You will also have the option to follow our prepared tour itineraries under the guidance of our tour guides, or make your own way. Our itineraries typically cover about 30-40kms. We don’t rush our guests, you will be able to keep up and also get some nice breaks and opportunities for sightseeing. The bike rides not only satisfy your wanderlust but also keep you healthy. But of course, if you are feeling lazy, you are welcome to spend the day on the barge just floating on the beautiful rivers.
On the barge:
The day begins with a good and hearty breakfast, and guests are expected to pack their lunch during breakfast. Then the cycle trip lasts from around 9 a.m. till about 4 p.m. After that, the guests can relax and freshen up, before they are served a nice 3-course dinner. There are about 18-24 guests of different age groups and nationalities on a barge, so it is like a small community and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise. There is a kitchen on board, so the chef and his assistant can fix meals for the guests. The crew, under the command of the captain, ensure that the guests have a great experience on board.
We offer special tours for families targeted at parents accompanied by kids from 6 to 11 years of age. For families, we reduce the cycling distances and provide bicycles with accommodation for kids. We also host family-friendly events and have a day off so that the family can spend some relaxing time with each other.
Holland Barge Tours specialise in cruises and experiential holidays on the inland waterways of Holland. The MPS Holland can accommodate up to 24 guests.
Don’t fancy floating hotels? We got you covered
For tourists who prefer conventional hotels, we offer packages with a stay at traditional hotels with bike rides. In this case, we make special provisions for the tourists’ luggage, so they can just focus on the bike rides and the scenery.
Our first ‘bike and barge’ trip and so glad that we were lucky enough to be on ‘the Holland’. With a great crew and guide who met our every need and provided so much information it was a wonderful experience. Will want to do this again – thanks again to the crew and fellow bikers!