A Cycling Journey: Tulips and Windmills in the Netherlands

Bicycle along Holland’s famed tulip fields as you learn the history of the country’s windmills, delve into the flower industry and enjoy the world-famous Bloemencorso flower parade.
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Program No. 22618RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

After windmills and wooden shoes, tulips and bicycles may be the most recognizable icons of the Netherlands, a country with more bikes than residents and home to the world’s largest permanent display of tulips. Combine these emblems of Dutch culture on a bike journey in the provinces of North Holland and South Holland. Learn the story of the tulip craze and go inside today’s evolved tulip industry as you experience the Netherlands’ famous bike-friendliness firsthand.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Novice to intermediate cyclists! Cycling between 10-26 miles (5 hours) per day at 10-12mph on primarily flat terrain on dedicated paved bicycle paths with frequent stops. Weather conditions such as wind and rain may affect biking difficulty. Please note: some departures feature electric bikes which offer a boost of electric support while cyclists pedal. Walking up to one mile/day and standing for up to two hours/day on uneven terrain (including stairs and cobblestones).
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Lisse, attend the world-famous Bloemencorso flower parade and visit the Keukenhof, known as the Garden of Europe, with its seven million spring-flowering bulbs.
  • Learn about a famed former steam-powered pumping station at the Cruquius Museum.
  • Explore and learn about the beautiful city of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, with its canals, museums and lively outdoor terraces.

General Notes

Interested in electric bikes? Select departures offer "e-bikes" which offer a boost of electric support while cyclists pedal.
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Joppe Schipper
Joppe Schipper was born and educated in the Netherlands. He lived in Germany for about 20 years where he worked as an interior architect and designer. Upon returning to the Netherlands, Joppe worked as a truck driver, exploring the continent behind the steering wheel of a sixteen wheeler. He has been married for over 50 years and has two sons. In his spare time, Joppe likes to bike, play soccer and go swimming.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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