Cyclists riding on a path beside iconic Dutch windmills in a green field

Experience the best of Amsterdam and Bruges

Amsterdam to Bruges Cycling Holiday

Cycling from Amsterdam to Bruges takes you on a picturesque journey through charming villages, lush countryside, and historic cities, linking two of Europe's most enchanting destinations. #Lovevelo #LoveCycling #Ridefurther


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Amsterdam, Holland to Bruges, Belgium
Dates & Duration
Selected Dates, April to September

Cycling Tour in Holland

What to Expect on This Trip

The Netherlands, or lowlands, is aptly named, with half the country being less than a metre above sea level. You can be assured of almost entirely flat riding from place to place and the experience of crossing the Dutch polders, land reclaimed from the sea and which help provide the Netherlands with such fertile land. The riding remains flat as you cross the border where you can enjoy a frothy beer in one of Belgium's many cobbled squares.

This is a trip that goes from place to place

Your accommodation will be in great hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings.

Great Bikes

We have a variety of bikes for you to explore Holalnd and Belgium including flat bar hybrid bikes, e-bikes and road bikes.

Luggage Transfers

We will provide you with luggage transfers to take your belongings from hotel to hotel.

Digital Route Pack

As part of your cycling adventure, we will provide you with our curated set of digital routes. Just download to a GPS device or navigate from your phone. We will also provide hard copy maps if you'd like to use those.

Arrive & Depart On Selected Dates

Your Day by Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival into Amsterdam

    We recommend getting to Amsterdam early (or even a couple of nights before) to discover this wonderful city. Enjoy the famous squares of Dam or Rembrandtplein or spend some time on a canal boat and explore the city by water.

  2. Day 2 - Cycling from Amsterdam to Gouda

    80km total distance

    Today you will ride through the Groene Hart, or Green Heart, in the Randstad. Its a land that rails against urban sprawl, retaining its rural character characterised by its vibrant green fields. The Green Heart has numerous separated cycle paths allowing you to delve into the countryside. Your ride will finish in Gouda. For centuries, people flocked from far and wide to buy horses, cows, meats and cheese. It's a beautiful place to enjoy an evening stroll or visit the gothic town hall and medieval buildings.

    Today's cycling is approximately 80km but please note that if this day is too long for you, we can split it in 2, with an overnight stay in Woerden.

  3. Day 3 - Cycling from Gouda to Dordrecht

    52km total distance

    Hit the trail once again and head for the village of Kinderdijk where nineteen majestic windmills present a unique spectacle. In the age of wind they were used to drain excess water out of the low-lying polder up into the River Lek. 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.

  4. Day 4 - Cycling from Dordrecht to Willemstad

    39km total distance

    Today you will ride to the edge of the Biesboch national park. The ecosystem has adapted to both the saltwater from the sea making its way inland, and the freshwater of the rivers, to create an ever-changing labyrinth of creeks and riverlets. Countless little islands of willow woods and reeds provide a paradise for birds. You will finish your ride today at Willemsatd, a fortified town shaped like a seven point star.

  5. Day 5 - Cycling from Willemsatd to Schuddebeurs

    50km total distance

    Today your ride takes you into Zeeland, a province made up of islands. Bridges and ferries will be carrying you across the waters as you head south towards Belgium. Picture-book towns with ancient houses and cobbled streets are lined up for the coming days. Traverse a patchwork landscape of vast polders, idyllic countryside, rolling dunes and golden sand flats.

  6. Day 6 - Cycling from Schuddebeurs to Vlissingen

    53km total distance

    A wander down the narrow streets of Zierikzee take you back in time to when ships set sail to sell salt, wool, fish and grain to the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Your route continues to the charming village of Veere, a town filled with Scottish expats in the middle ages from its trading history with Scotland. Cruising further south, you will discover the nostalgic splendour of the city of Middelburg, capital of Zeeland. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was one of the most important centres of trade in the Netherlands. At the end of the day, amble down to the beach in Vlissingen to watch the sun set into the sea.

  7. Day 7 - Cycling from Vlissingen to Bruges

    50km total distance

    After a hearty breakfast, hop on a ferry boat to Zeelandic Flanders with its winding country roads, pollard willows, wet meadows and scattered villages. Having crossed the border into Belgium, you will reach the charming little town of Damme on the banks of the romantic Damse Vaart. From here, it’s only a short stretch to Bruges, known as the pearl of Flanders. It’s a truly 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 centre of the European wool and cloth trade.

  8. Day 8 - Departure

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel or spend some extra time in the enchanting city of Bruges. LOIRE VALLEY AND CHATEAU TOUR.png

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Holland & Belgium through your lens

Join Us on A Holland to Belgium Bike Tour

Woman cycling past colorful rows of tulips in a Dutch flower field with houses in the background
Cyclist resting on a bench under trees, enjoying a panoramic view of the countryside
Cyclist riding along a path lined with autumn trees, reflecting in a calm pond
Woman cycling past mural of Girl with a Pearl Earring in narrow European street
Person in a yellow jacket walking alone on a wide, empty beach with rippled sand
Cyclists and a walker on a green hillside with yellow wildflowers under a clear blue sky
Two cyclists riding on a wide, sandy beach with gentle waves and dunes in the background
Cyclist riding on a tree-lined path in serene Dutch countryside
Scenic field of yellow wildflowers with dense forest background.
Picturesque view of Bruges canal with historic architecture and lush trees.

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