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Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour

From tulips and windmills in the Netherlands to beer and chocolate in Belgium

Welcome to Trek Travel’s latest adventure cycling between the sophisticated city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the charming town of Bruges in Belgium. Both are cycling capitals, built to be seen by bike; speckled with tulips, bisected by quiet canals lined with windmills, and bursting with spring flowers deep into the summertime. You’ll be guided by medieval architecture and history as you navigate green pastures past the homes of Rembrandt and Vermeer and weave in and out of small villages wrapped in folklore. At the same time, a storied past has left a notable mark on the Low Countries, and you’ll experience it all, biking along the coast to see the Raversyde Atlantic Wall Museum and more. While the fascinating history of the region will have you enthralled, there will also be plenty of time to sample the greatest parts of contemporary cultural delights, too. Is there anything better than chocolate, cheese, beer, and bikes? Join us and find out! Book your trip with confidence »
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Ride through fields of tulips and admire beautiful spring colors at the renowned Keukenhof Park, the Garden of Europe
Learn all about the history of windmills and life on the coast at the UNESCO World heritage site of Kinderdijk
Cycle through the famous Cheese Valley and visit the picturesque towns of Edam and Gouda
Visit the oldest family-owned brewery in Bruges, dating back to the 16th century, and taste the famous Brugse Zot beer
Explore the Atlantikwall Open Air Museum in Raversyde, part of a 5000-kilometre defensive line that included bunkers and underground passageways
Cyclist with tulips in Keukenhof gardens
This is a great trip to celebrate biking: 99% of the rides are on bike paths. The blooming fields of tulips add fantastic colors to the trip, the systems of windmills and polders are something unique to these areas that date back centuries. Along the road you'll see various historical sights from the Middle Ages to the world wars. You can taste beers you cannot taste anywhere else in the world and have the best chocolate of your life.
-Zsuzsanna Szurovcev, Trip Designer

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at The Hendrick's Hotel at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. From here a 10-minute shuttle will take you to the trip's starting point, IJ Kantine. This former factory on the shores of the river IJ (pronounced similarly to "eye") in North Amsterdam has been converted into one of the most unique restaurants in town. After a short round of introductions, your guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific cycling tips for riding in the Netherlands before familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle and ensuring a comfortable fit. Then it’s off on your first ride towards the seashore and along the canals to Edam, well-known for its rich tradition in cheesemaking. Stop here for a sample, but don’t sit too long, as we have several charming Dutch villages to spin through on our way to Beemster and Schermer, both historic UNESCO World Heritage sites. Both are known for the low-lying land that sits below sea level, known as polders, which are bounded by dikes on all sides. We’ll cap off today’s ride with lunch at a local restaurant followed by a shuttle to The Hague, our home for the next four nights, which just happens to also be the home of the Dutch royal family!

Today's Ride:

Amsterdam to De Rijp
Approximately 26 mi | 42 km and 436 ft | 133 m

Hotel:

Hotel Indigo The Hague - Palace Noordeinde

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Wake up to a great day planned for you in the Netherlands! After a delightful breakfast with your new friends, you’ll take off through a picturesque park and along the famous Dutch canals to the university town of Leiden, the center of the flower bulb region. This town is at once charming, historic, and important, known for being the birthplace of Rembrandt, and for having more waterways and bridges than any other destination in the country besides Amsterdam. From here, you'll continue through fragrant, colorful fields of tulips and flowers with our eyes set on the biggest and most impressive flower garden of the Netherlands, Keukenhof. Take a stroll and breathe in the floral air at the same time, as this garden is a sheer delight for all your senses, and truly a one-of-a-kind destination! Choose to shuttle back or ride along the coast back to The Hague, since the day is yours to decide. Dinner tonight will be together in The Hague's old town at a charming, locally-celebrated restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Den Haag to Keukenhof
Approximately 24 mi | 38 km and 485 ft | 148 m

Avid Option:

Den Haag to Keukenhof Loop
Approximately 45 mi | 73 km and 1,036 ft | 316 m

Hotel:

Hotel Indigo The Hague - Palace Noordeinde

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning you'll discover windmills, canals, and the Netherland's most famous food on today’s adventure. It starts with a 45-minute shuttle to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinderdijk. The canals, mills, and pumping stations of Kinderdijk are a testament to engineering that endures, keeping water under control for 700 years. Choose to ride around the windmills and then get up-close and personal with a visit to the museum mills for the backstory of these marvels. Then, it's off to Cheese Valley to taste the Gouda goods with our local friend and cheesemaker. Together we’ll learn the process of what it takes to make perfectly-aged, rich, delicious cheeses like Gouda. After the cheese tasting and lunch, it’s time to get back on your bike and head toward the cheese capital, the namesake town of Gouda. Stop here for a coffee then continue through rural areas and nature preserves to Delft, home of the Dutch Royal Family and Johannes Vermeer. This town is also known for amazing, hand-crafted pottery and an extremely vibrant town square. Stop and take in the sights before riding all the way back to our hotel. Dinner tonight is your choice in town, and your guides will be happy to provide you with their favorite recommendations!

Today's Ride:

Kinderdijk to Gouda
Approximately 20 mi | 33 km and 288 ft | 88 m

Avid Option:

Kinderdijk to Gouda and Delft and Den Haag
Approximately 45 mi | 74 km and 734 ft | 224 m

Hotel:

Hotel Indigo the Hague - Palace Noordeinde

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Are you ready to cross international borders by bike today? After breakfast, you’ll start the day with a two-hour shuttle to the town of Breskens on the Dutch seaside. From here, you'll start your ride with a spin along the sand dunes and the sea before turning inland towards today's final destination, the distinguished city of Bruges. On the way, stop in the picturesque town of Sluis, a charming village where you'll enjoy some time to explore and have lunch. From Sluis, you'll soon cross the border into Belgium and continue along a canal all the way to Bruges. This capital city of West Flanders is known for its unique look and feel, with plenty of cobbled streets, canals, and pristinely maintained medieval architecture. Tonight, we’re headed to the oldest family-run brewery in the area, De Halve Maan, where you can taste the unique Brugse Zot beer, which will taste extra-refreshing once you've conquered the 220 steps on your brewery tour! Then, it’s off to a night of celebrations with Belgian mussels and other local favorites as we salute this unique and historic town.

Today's Ride:

Breskens to Bruges
Approximately 26 mi | 42 km and 574 ft | 175 m

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Fuel up at breakfast and prepare to explore the Belgian countryside with its black and white cows, green meadows, and polders. Today’s pedal-power will take us to the coastal town of Oostende and the unique open-air museum of Raversyde. Here, you’ll get an up-close look at a piece of history, the Atlantic Wall. This imposing, incredibly historic structure, built between 1942 and 1945, is a series of bunkers, human-made barriers, and natural obstacles such as cliffs and rocks, stretching along five thousand kilometers of the North Sea and Atlantic coast from northern Norway all the way to the Spanish border. It’s truly an unimaginable piece of living history, and one of the best-preserved remains of the German defensive line, with more than sixty concrete bunkers, above-ground and underground passageways, observation posts, and artillery positions. After you have explored Raversyde, we’ll enjoy some traditional Belgian specialties for lunch. Then you can choose to either shuttle back to the hotel or ride back along the canals to Bruges. Tonight is a special, last celebration of our time together, as we salute our discoveries, accomplishments, and newfound friendships over dinner at a truly unique restaurant experience in Bruges.

Today's Ride:

Bruges to the Atlantic Wall Museum
Approximately 22 mi | 36 km and 584 ft | 178 m

Avid Option:

Bruges to the Atlantic Wall Museum Loop
Approximately 42 mi | 67 km and 1,112 ft | 339 m

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

As all good things, our trip has come to a conclusion. Enjoy an early morning easy spin to the scenic villages of Moerkerke and Damme or choose to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. You’ll say your final farewell to your guides at The Pand Hotel at 11:45 AM. A private Trek Travel shuttle to Bruges Central Station will depart from the hotel at 12:00 PM noon. Please do not schedule a flight out of Brussels airport before 5:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Moerkerke and Damme Loop
Approximately 14 mi | 22 km and 265 ft | 81 m

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Indigo the Hague - Palace Noordeinde

The Hague, Netherlands

Explorer Accommodation | New hotel in 2023! Opposite the royal palace and once a bank, Hotel Indigo The Hague Palace Noordeinde wears its prestigious heritage proudly. Royal portraits abound, and Art Deco stained glass, brass lamps, and marble columns evoke a grand history yet the seamless blend of the old with the new make this a truly luxurious hotel experience.
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Pand Hotel

Bruges, Belgium

Luxury Accommodation | The Pand Hotel, an 18th-century carriage house, has been converted to a 26-bedroom boutique hotel that is situated in the heart of Bruges, on a quiet street just steps away from the historic Market Place, Burg Square, the canal, museums, and boutiques.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of our Trek Travel Amsterdam to Bruges bike tour has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Available starting in 2023 trips. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your Tuscany cycling trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $240-$300 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the bike trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
40 kilometers / 24 miles
TOTAL MILES:
238 kilometers / 147 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
186 meters / 600 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
1,115 meters / 3,650 feet
TERRAIN: FLAT
On our Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour, the terrain is generally flat and 99% of the riding is on paved bike path. While there is very little elevation gain, there can be strong headwinds at times. Amsterdam to Bruges Bike Tour is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage that Avid options have to offer. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can keep up with even the strongest rider.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options during on our Amsterdam to Bruges bike tour are:
  • See amazing spring colors in the biggest flower garden of the Netherlands, Keukenhof park
  • Visit museum windmills at the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk
  • Take a stroll in Gouda, the cheese capital
  • Visit the Johannes Vermeer Museum in Delft
  • Discover the Raversyde Atlantic Wall Museum in Oostende

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
MEETING TIME:
09:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
The Hendrick's Hotel

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Brussels National Airport (BRU)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM Noon
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Pand Hotel, Bruges, Belgium

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your bike tour in the Netherlands, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The Amsterdam airport is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) from the town center.

You can take a train from Schiphol Airport directly into Amsterdam Central station. The train station is located below the terminal building. The train gets you to Amsterdam Central Station in approximately 15 minutes. Two of our recommended pre-trip hotels are in walking distance from the Central Station. We recommend that you buy the Amsterdam Travel Ticket that allows you to make unlimited use of the train and bus to and from Schiphol, and all trams, metros, and buses in the city centre for up to 24 hours.

To get more information about getting to town from the airport, check out the airport's web page at www.schiphol.nl/en/page/transportation-from-schiphol/ and to plan your journey with public transportation, you can use www.ns.nl/en.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at The Hendrick's Hotel (Prins Hendrikkade 1391011 AS Amsterdam) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After a ten-minute shuttle you will arrive to the trip's starting point, Café Restaurant Stork. Enjoy a small snack here, while your guides will give you specific information about riding bikes in the Netherlands and do a bike fitting to ensure your comfort on your Trek Domane or your Trek Verve+ this week. You'll then be ready to ride right from Café Stork, out of Amsterdam, along the canals, all the way to Edam. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hotel Indigo The Hague - Palace Noordeinde (+31 70 209 9000) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi to the first night’s hotel for approximately 80 euros. The trip takes around 30 minutes from the airport.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at The Pand Hotel in Bruges at 11:45 AM. A private Trek Travel shuttle will depart from the hotel at 12:00 PM to Bruges' Central station from where you can easily catch a train to Brussels airport or to other Belgian towns, like Ghent or Antwerp. The train ride from Bruges Central station to Brussels airport takes approximately 90 minutes and trains run every hour. Please do not schedule a flight out of Brussels airport before 5:00 PM on the last day of the trip to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen delays.

For all guests returning to the United States, COVID-19 testing is no longer required for entry however the CDC recommends testing for all air travel. You may wish to travel with an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Testing can also be booked at the end of the trip at a convenient location that allows for proper timing to receive results. Your guides can provide more information on the first day, should you require a test during your trip with us. See our Travel to Europe page for updated information on the latest U.S. re-entry requirements.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Spring is a cool season with a slow increase in temperature. Weather is rather unpredictable in the region, rainfall is moderate but frequent throughout the year. April is the driest month of the year with average temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and 15°C (59°F). May is increasingly warmer and beautiful. Average temperatures are between 8°C (46°F) and 18°C (64°F). Make sure to pack layers and warm cycling clothes and don't forget your rain gear! Real Lowlands bikers and commuters ride in rain or shine! Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Amsterdam, Netherlands

What will charm you is the city's gezellig, that comfortable ambience that you usually find when sitting with friends. Apart from finding your cycling brethren here — in this city the bike is king — you'll find those cosy places where you can sit and chat with your travel partners, taking in the city that winds by outside your window. When you venture out, you'll have a hard time not running into one of the countless cultural and artistic troves curated here. The Netherlands' artistic nature is captured in the span between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk. You will want to give this city a few days to visit and enjoy. In central Amsterdam, your destination is never far away, but also try renting a bike from the many on offer for an authentic local experience. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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After: Brussels, Belgium

Brussels has many charming and beautiful attractions, with deeply ornate buildings on the Grand-Place and the fish-and-crustacean overdose of St. Catherine’s Square. Stroll along and stop in for a drink at one of the many bars on Place St-Géry, or splurge on the trendy Rue Antoine Dansaert. Also consider extending your stay in Bruges, to see even more that this charming town has to offer, or visiting the cultural centers of Ghent and Antwerp, before making your way to Brussels. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel in Brussels:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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