You'll find it makes perfect sense, the Dutch and Belgian passion for cycling. You'll find it in the flat-as-a-pannekoek landscape, amid flowers and silent canals. In storybook villages. You'll even find it post-ride, in fine Belgian Lambic or delectable chocolates. We invite your family to bike with us. And find it all out together.
1-2 Enjoy timeless scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece —green grasses, windmills and horses Begin with a leisurely ride from Alkmaar to Santpoort, on the edge of a scenic coastal forest Savor traditional pannenkoeken (pancakes) by day and Michelin-starred cuisine by night Pedal past emerald-green fields and windmills on your way to Holland's charming coast A spin past sand dunes and along seaside lanes leads the way to The Hague, our home for the next two nights.
3 There's a reason this region is called "the Green Heart" As you bike through polders to Gouda—where the beloved cheese originates—keep an eye out for the birds, swans and cows that inhabit this area Visit 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 here 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 into Belgium It's a scenic ride to romantic Bruges—nearly car-free and ideal for exploring on foot Discover the medieval city's nooks and crannies, narrow cobblestone streets, steep-gabled brick houses, lofty spires and meandering canals Kids are treated to a chocolate-making workshop at the Chocolate Museum Bike to the Flemish town of Diksmuide, once the heart of Belgian resistance in World War I Enjoy a final spin through forests and over the canals around Bruges.