June 24 - July 1, 2017
We invite you to join our host, Riki Jager, for a week on the newly renovated “Liza Marleen”, for the Top of Amsterdam cycle tour. In the 17th Century large parts of the area north of Amsterdam were recovered from the sea and reclaimed through the use of hundreds of windmills. You will sail and cycle through this typical Dutch landscape of polders, mills and harbors; visiting many diverse communities along the way.
June 24, 2017: Amsterdam - Board the Liza Marleen by 4 PM; short round trip cycle
tour from the boat (20 km)
June 25, 2017: Amsterdam to Volendam - Today we visit the former Isle of Marken
and the traditional village of Monnickendam before sailing to Hoorn
June 26, 2017: Hoorn to Enkhuizen - We cycle on the dike passing West Friesian Villages. On arrival in Enkhuizen we can visit the Zuiderzee Museum (30 km)
June 27, 2017: Enkhuizen to Medemblik - From Enkhuizen we cycle on the Ijsselmeer dike, through a nature reserve and typical West Friesian villages enroute to Medemblik. From here we sail to the island of Texel (35 km)
June 28, 2017: Texel - Today we can choose our distance as we explore Texel which offers nature, historical villages, museums, beaches and Maritime influences.(40 - 65km)
June 29, 2017: Texel to Alkmaar - Our cycling day includes: the unique nature reserve Het Zwanenwater, the Hondsbossche Sea Dike which provides a spectacular view of the North Sea, the Schoorl Dunes which are the highest dunes in the country, the Artist village of Bergen and Alkmaar, also called the City of Cheese. (58km)
June 30, 2017: Alkmaar to Amsterdam - The main attraction today is the Zaanse Schans. The hamlet is dominated by three windmills, the oldest built in 1673. As you walk through the village you will see many historic buildings and other period items. In Amsterdam there will be time for a city walk or perhaps a canal ride. (55 km)
July 1, 2017: Amsterdam - We disembark before 10 AM near Central Station
Note: This tour can be combined with our Amsterdam hotel stay at the Hotel Piet Hein and our Highlights of East Holland Tour from June 14 - 21, 2017.
Our Barge: Liza Marleen (20 passengers)
The “Liza Marleen” was built in 1997-98 on the completely dismantled shell of a seafaring freight logger; and renovated and updated in 2016. The tastefully decorated lounge is equipped with an audio installation, television and video. There is a dining room, spacious sitting area, cozy bar and sundeck to enjoy after a day of cycling. All cabins have two low beds, which can be placed together, a private bathroom with sink, shower and toilet, heating and air conditioning. There are 2 large triple cabins. There is limited storage space in the cabin. We recommend 1 suitcase per person which can be stored under the bed.
Included in the price:
- Pre-trip group reception
- Souvenir T-shirt
- Trip planning services including pre and post arrangements
- 7 nights accommodation on the air conditioned Liza Marleen
- All meals - breakfasts and dinners on board, packed lunches
- Coffee and tea
- 24-speed bicycle with insurance (E-bikes available - Cost extra)
- Pannier, lock, water bottle and helmet
- Multi-lingual Local Tour Guide
- Trip support by Riki Jager
Not included in the price: Airfare, pre-trip hotels, transfers from gateway cities, meals not specified and incidentals.
Price per person in CAD.
Bike & Barge Trip
Based on Double occupancy $2,085.00
(if paid by credit card)
Reduction if paid by cheque $ 60.00
Total Cost $2,025.00
Based on Single occupancy $2,985.00
Reduction if paid by cheque $ 90.00
Total Cost $2,895.00
Only 1 single cabin available.
Price includes all taxes.
Recommended barge staff tip 25 - 40 Euros per participant paid locally.
Terms and Conditions:
Insurance - We recommend travel insurance. For a quote contact Willy van Kemenade at 250-339-7628.
Payment - $600 per person is due at time of booking confirmation by cash, cheque (payable to Square 1 Travel) or credit card (Visa & MasterCard only). Final payment is due by April 30, 2017.
Cancellation Penalties - Bike and Barge trip - From Booking date to April 30, 2017 $600 non refundable. From April 30, 2017 to travel date - 100% non refundable.
Name changes are permitted for a fee of $100 per person plus any supplier fees, only if there is a waiting list .
Possible rate changes - Rates could change depending on exchange rate fluctuations between the Euro and Canadian Dollar. Current rate 1.41 CAD = 1 Euro. Fuel price increases if increase greater than of 5% of July 2016 prices.
Responsibility: Square 1 Travel is a vacation organizer only and cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or physical or personal injury of any nature resulting from delays, suppliers, Acts of God or any other force majeure.
Contact: Willy van Kemenade 250-339-7628