In Holland, there are more bicycles than people. And in Belgium, passion for le vélo is legendary. Hop on the saddle and you too will be smitten. As you explore the flat-as-a-pannekoek landscape, amid the flower fields and silent canals. And in the bustling cities and storybook villages. Come bike with us in Holland and Belgium. And feel the love.
1-2 Begin with a leisurely ride from Alkmaar to Santpoort, located on the edge of a scenic coastal forest | Savor traditional pannenkoeken (pancakes) by day and Michelin-starred cuisine by night | In the spring, admire the floral designs at Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden | Pedal past emerald green fields, horse farms and windmills on your way to the coast | A landscape of dunes and seaside lanes lead the way to The Hague.
3 Bike through polders and countryside to Gouda, where the beloved cheese originates | Delight in the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain | Taste a wedge of distinctive Gouda—or perhaps a slice of appeltaart? | Biking is a way of life in the Netherlands, and it's a pleasure to join the locals as you cruise through the region, passing dikes and quaint villages.
4-6 Cycle over the border to Belgium on a scenic spin to romantic Bruges | Discover the secrets of this medieval city of narrow cobblestone streets, steep-gabled brick houses, lofty spires and meandering canals | Try the locally brewed Brugse Zot beer | Pedal to the Flemish town of Diksmuide, once the heart of Belgian resistance in World War I | Enjoy a final ride through forests and over canals around Bruges | Visit one of the town's many chocolate shops for some tasty souvenirs.