This 11-day tour through the lowlands of the Netherlands and Belgium has all the ingredients a successful bike & barge tour needs — highlights like the iconic windmills at Kinderdijk; north Belgian culture in the beautiful Flemish cities of Antwerp, Ghent, and Bruges; and personal encounters with locals as you bike through Flanders. Above all, you enjoy wonderful cycling off the beaten path, along quiet country roads.
On this outstanding tour, you have time to explore this region’s intriguing cities, visit world-class museums or spend an afternoon shopping. This tour’s relaxed cycling passes through the gorgeous, green and flat Dutch countryside in the Lower Rhine delta and in Flanders — the western region of Belgium.
Visit charming villages, a Dutch cheese farm, 19 windmills at Kinderdijk, and world-famous historic cities. You cycle through and discover the Dutch province of Zeeland … which is essentially one big river delta where the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt rivers converge … and is famous for its fantastic beaches and amazing engineering. And the Flanders region of Belgium awaits you, which has a reputation for its fabled medieval towns — and superb food and drink.
On some trips the route is reversed, but the 2024 trip is Amsterdam to Bruges. (Note that the day numbers on the Map below refer to the route when it runs from Bruges to Amsterdam.)