Bike & Barge in Holland: A Cycling Journey With Your Family
Sweet Dutch pancakes. Wooden shoes and windmills. A seal rehabilitation center. Explore magical North Holland by bike and barge as you soak up friendly locals’ welkom at every turn.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22665RJ
9 days
Starts at
Flights start at

At a Glance

Explore the magical province of North Holland and its renowned canals by bike and barge with your grandchild on an active educational adventure. Pedal to a seal rehabilitation center. Barge to a sun-dappled island, where grazing sheep and their highly prized wool are everywhere. Savor sweet Dutch-style pancakes the size of a Frisbee, paint traditional wooden shoes by hand and learn how to steer the barge from the ship's captain. Windmills and friendly locals along bike paths and waterways will create memories of a lifetime for you and your grandchild on this journey that begins and ends in the lively capital city of Amsterdam.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Novice to intermediate cyclists. Cycling up to 15-25 miles (5 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe the six iconic windmills in the quaint village of de Zaanse Schans, and learn how authentic wooden shoes are crafted as you decorate your own pair to take home!
  • Interact with seals at a seal and bird rehabilitation center, and learn about sharks and other fish from the North Sea as you watch them swim in aquariums.
  • Discover a historic fishing village where locals still wear traditional costumes, and learn about the town's fishing fleet.
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