Windmill in Veere on Walcheren in Zeeland, the Netherlands. Photo via Flickr:dynphoto

Cobbled street in Bruges, Belgium. Photo via Flickr:Ron Kroetz
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Bruges to Amsterdam Bike Tour

Belgium, Netherlands Bike Tours

Cycling diverse scenery and charming towns through Belgium and Holland

  • We have discovered this wonderful cycling holiday that kicks off in Belgium and leads up through the Netherlands to Amsterdam. Recurring themes include historical architecture, pastoral countryside, and water vistas. In eight days, as you pedal this cycling paradise, you will discover places you would not see if traveling by car.

    Starting in Bruges, you will go through the most picturesque towns in the Netherlands and Flanders, remarkably well-preserved and evocative of centuries past, and end your tour in Amsterdam, the Venice of the North!

    • Damme
    • Sluis
    • Vlissingen (Flushing)
    • Middelburg
    • Zierikzee
    • Willemstad
    • Dordrecht
    • Gouda

    We also offer this tour with Amsterdam as the starting point. Ask us!

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  • 8 day tour: £ 723 $ 1,503 844 $ 1283 NOK 8018 kr 7401 $ 962

    Single supplement: £ 180 $ 374 210 $ 319 NOK 1995 kr 1842 $ 239

    extra options

    Extra night, twin/double:  £ 60 $ 125 70 $ 106 NOK 665 kr 614 $ 80 Extra night, single: £ 86 $ 178 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114
    Surcharge for overnight in Amsterdam on Saturdays, double/twin:   £ 15 $ 32 18 $ 27 NOK 171 kr 158 $ 21 Single:   £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40

    Surcharge overnight in Amsterdam during the periods of April 13 - 15,  May 20 - May 21, June 12 - 15,  September 12 - 18: double/twin:  £ 45 $ 94 53 $ 81 NOK 504 kr 465 $ 60 Single: £ 90 $ 187 105 $ 160 NOK 998 kr 921 $ 120

    Surcharge for upgrade to 4* Hotel Bellevue Groothoofd in Dordrecht: £ 26 $ 53 30 $ 46 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34 (Highly recommended as default 3* hotel is located outside of Dordrecht Center in a busier industrial area)

    Surcharge for upgrade to beachside hotel in Vlissingen: £ 11 $ 23 13 $ 20 NOK 124 kr 114 $ 15

    E-bike rental:  £ 78 $ 162 91 $ 138 NOK 865 kr 798 $ 104

    Dinners included:  £ 180 $ 374 210 $ 319 NOK 1995 kr 1842 $ 239

    *Road bike is available for rental. Tandem bike rental possible on request. Please ask.

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport or Brussels International Airport.

    Local Travel

    Whether your arrival is the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Brussels International Airport, you will need to take a train to Brussels Central. Both airports have a train terminal. From Schiphol, the ride is about 3 hours and costs approximately €45 per person. From Brussels airport, the ride is less than 20 minutes and costs around €10/person. From Brussels main station, the train to Bruges is only 1 hour and costs around €20.


    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Average high low temperatures for the region are: April 55°/40°, May 63°/47°, June 67°/52°, July 72°/56, August 72°/55°, and September 66°/52°


    Premium emergency service is included with this tour. In the event of mechanical failure, a support van service can be contacted and will come and repair the bike free of charge. If you are cycling with your own bike, you will be charged for any new spare parts. If the bike cannot be repaired on the spot, you will be provided transportation to your next destination. Two people plus bikes can be transferred.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 and 4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast (buffet)
  • Luggage transfer (limited to one checked size bag, so please plan and pack accordingly)
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps,
  • GPS rental or tour as GPS-file (advanced reservation required)
  • Tourist information
  • Seven days a week service-hotline
  • 24 speed bicycle with pannier bag
  • Premium emergency services (please see remarks for details)
  • Ferry ticket to Vlissingen on Day 2

What’s Not Included

TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From844 Rates
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Tour Dates


Saturdays and Sundays from April 20 to September 22, 2019

Daily in July and August 

Skill Level

This is an easy, self-guided tour on one of the most well developed cycling path systems in the world. You will ride 200 miles (320 km) over 6 days of cycling. The route is predominantly rural and flat and passes through a number of nature reserves.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Bruges to Amsterdam Bike Tour Map

8 Day tour:

Day 1:
 Arrival in Bruges
Day 2: Bruges - Vlissingen, 31 mi. (50 km)  
Day 3: Vlissingen - Schuddebeurs, 33 mi. (53 km) 
Day 4: Schuddebeurs - Willemstad, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 5: Willemstad - Dordrecht, 24 mi. (39 km)  
Day 6: Dordrecht - Gouda, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 7: Gouda - Amsterdam, 50 mi. (80 km) 
Day 8:  Departure 

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges 
Bruges is known as the pearl of Flanders. It is truly an enchanting town that has been welcoming tourists for about 150 years. With most of its medieval architecture intact, it remains exceptionally well preserved and can really give you a sense of times gone by when it was at the center of the European wool and cloth trade. 

Day 2: Bruges - Middelburg/Vlissingen, 31 mi. (50 km)
After a hearty breakfast, hit the tracks and pedal to the charming little town of Damme on the banks of the Damse Vaart. Then continue to the border and enter Zeeland, a Dutch province marked by light, wind, water, and lots of space. It is mostly made up of islands so bridges and ferries will be taking you across the waters as you drift northeast. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets But first you will pass through Zeelandic Flanders with its winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. Your hotel for the evening is located in Middelburg however, it is possible to book an upgraded hotel in the coastline town of Vlissingen for a supplement. 

Day 3: Middelburg/Vlissingen - Schuddebeurs, 33 mi. (53 km) 
Today you will discover the nostalgic splendor of the city of Middelburg. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the most important centers of trade in the Netherlands. Next on the agenda is the charming village of Veere. From 1541 everything that was exported to Holland from Scotland (mainly wool) came ashore and was distributed from Veere. This contract brought the town not only prosperity but also a very lively Scottish expat community that stayed for 300 years. Walk in their footsteps as you take a tour of the sights. A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee is an absolute delight. Quaint old houses take you back in time to the town's glory days when ships set sail for the Baltic and Mediterranean to sell salt, wool, fish, grain, and red dye. 

Day 4: Schuddebeurs - Willemstad, 31 mi. (50 km)
Today, your last day in Zeeland, you will traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats. Your day will end in Willemstad, a fortified town shaped like a seven-point star. 

Day 5: Willemstad - Papendrecht/Dordrecht, 30 mi. (45 km)  
​The result of a major flood in 1421, Biesbosch is one of the few remaining wetland habitats in Europe where the ecosystem has adapted both to saltwater coming in from the sea through tidal creeks, and to freshwater coming down in the rivers. It’s an ever-changing labyrinth of creeks and riverlets encompassing countless little islands of willow woods and reeds, a paradise for birds. Pedalling on, you will reach one of the oldest towns in Holland: Dordrecht, completely surrounded by water. The area around the marina is a true gem. This oldest part of town counts over a thousand historical buildings and three nostalgic canals. The hotel is in Papendrecht, but if you like to stay in Dordrecht this is possible, you can upgrade to ****Hotel Bellevue Groothoofd, right in the old center and on the crossroads of 2 major rivers.

Day 6: Papendrecht/Dordrecht - Gouda, 30 mi. (45 km)  
Today's route leads to the village of Kinderdijk where nineteen majestic windmills present a unique sight. They were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. As you ride your bike towards Gouda, cruising at about two meters below sea level, enjoy pastoral countryside and wonderful cloudscapes. For centuries, people flocked from far and wide to buy horses, cows, meat, turf, seed, cheese etc., at weekly and annual markets in Gouda. We recommend a stroll around the old part of town to soak up the yesteryear atmosphere. Walk all the way around St. John’s church and the market square boasting a 15th-century town hall and a Weighing House (“Waag”).  

Day 7: Gouda - Amsterdam, 50 mi. (80 km) 
Plunge into the “Groene Hart” (green heart), a pleasant rural area of low-lying polders with peat meadows and grazing cattle. It’s a flat, open, spacious landscape where church spires and windmills touch the horizon and clouds are reflected in lakes and canals. Your bicycle holiday ends in Amsterdam, famous for its gorgeous 400-year-old canal district. This city is brimming with things to see and do. As always, street artists and performers draw crowds on Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. A new attraction is “Het Grachtenhuis” (Museum of the Canals). You'll also want to visit the newly renovated Rijksmuseum and Maritime Museum?  

**If this day is too long for you, you can actually change the itinerary and spend an overnight in Woerden (30 km) and then continue on to Amsterdam (48 km).

Day 8: Departure 
End of tour, after breakfast.

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Tour Reviews

  • Ann H. 1 month ago     Verified Reviewer

    It was truly wonderful to see the countryside and bike through the small towns.

  • Sarah L. 1 month ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was a fantastic trip. The combo of GPS and descriptions helped us get to our next stop. We saw and did things off the beaten path. It was great!

  • Jim C. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Meeting the native people from the Netherlands and Belgium. Meeting other cyclists on the tour routes.

  • Jon T. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Middelburg was the highlight for us - the town, our hotel, and the surrounding countryside were beautiful. Overall we had a great time on our bike trip. A few details:
    - I had to reschedule our trip after initially booking. Tripsite staff were super helpful and I was relieved at how easy rebooking was.
    - Our bikes didn't come with waterproof panniers, GPS, or a repair kit as promised. We got the repair kit and GPS at our third hotel but were bummed we never got the panniers
    - Our original itinerary had a mistake that had us riding 100km miles the first day and 10km the second day. It was fixed after we pointed out the issue.
    - The route was very pleasant and well-paced.

  • Darren T. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part: The views and experiences we shared together as we ride along.

  • Jann H. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The most memorable part was biking into Schuddebeurs in Holland after a long but beautiful day of cycling to discover we were staying in the most beautiful inn in a lovely village setting.

  • Patricia M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Loved the trip. GPS wasn't dependable all the time, especially in Amsterdam.

  • Michelle C 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was our first bike tour (second for the two other couples in our party) and we truly enjoyed it. It was a good amount of daily biking, a mostly flat ride, with nice places to stop along the way. We liked all of the hotels - though two could have been more conveniently located in town - and the breakfasts were always great. We made use of the printed directions, maps, bike route number system, and GPS to find our way - each system seemed to work better at different points of the journey. There were a couple mix-ups with missing or misplaced signage on the bike route, but other than that, things went smoothly. We've posted pictures and more info about our trip at . Thanks for a great trip!

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