Netherlands & Belgium Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $5,399 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Netherlands & Belgium Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Jun-Aug

Canals, Windmills & Waffles from Amsterdam to Brussels

They call Belgium and the Netherlands the Low Countries, but they’re full of highs. The best waffles you’ve ever tasted. The most windmills you’ve ever seen in one place. The coziest country café. The biggest beach dunes. As for their celebrated bike paths and woodland walks? Those are just the sprinkles on the pancake. 

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Discover the diversity of these distinct but interrelated neighboring countries, from beaches and port cities to hills and forests
  • Join commuters on Holland’s maze of family-friendly bike paths and follow a Belgian rail trail along a former Prussian railway
  • Sample local delights from cheese in Gouda and fresh North Sea fish to Belgian waffles and chocolate
  • Local guides, storytellers and your Backroads Trip Leaders bring 18th-century windmills, World War II battlegrounds and medieval city centers to life 
Netherlands & Belgium Family Bike Tour map

Netherlands & Belgium

Start Amsterdam

End Brussels

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

On your way to Holland’s charming coast, bike past emerald-green fields and classic windmills—timeless scenery straight out of a Dutch masterpiece • A ride past sand dunes and along seaside lanes leads the way to The Hague • Next door to the Palace Noordeinde, royal treatment for the whole family awaits at our exquisite hotel. 

Accommodations

Night 1

Hotel Indigo The Hague
The Hague
Premiere Hotel

Once home to a bank, this beautiful art deco building has been transformed into a cozy urban home base with a stunning location in The Hague's exclusive core, right across from the royal palace.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Taste a wedge of distinctive Gouda cheese—or perhaps a slice of appeltaart? • Visit the World Heritage site of Kinderdijk, known for its 19 windmills once used to drain the surrounding floodplain • A private boat cruise gives us an exclusive perspective on Kinderdijk’s waterways • Kayak narrow canals through the center of urban Utrecht, a unique way to see the sights • As you bike through polders, keep an eye out for birds, swans and cows •  Follow cycling paths through traditional villages and past grand manors and green farmland • Relax or play at our Utrecht digs, a converted palace where knights and emperors used to roam. 

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht
Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and historic property along the Utrecht canal was built in the 1300s as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Bag two more countries as you cycle the Vennbahn, a rail trail that hops back and forth between Germany and Belgium following a former Prussian train line • Brewers talk parents through a flight of Belgian beers while kids decorate their own fresh Belgian waffles • Settle into our château in the heart of the Ardennes Forest • Learn about the role this area played in World War II from a local storyteller, then spot landmarks from his stories on our hike the next day • Grab a treatment in Spa, namesake of health resorts the world over • Kids get a chocolate-making lesson while adults trek along forest trails • Share an apple with a new four-legged friend on our last morning walk through relaxing horse pastures.  

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Manoir de Lébioles
Spa
Premiere Hotel

A former manor—inspired by the palace of Versailles—has been reimagined as a luxury boutique hotel featuring a world-class wellness center, a fairy-tale garden and a unique on-site dining experience. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Navigating Bike Paths

The Dutch and Belgians are famous for their love of bikes. And that love of bikes has created an amazing network of bike paths and routes that extend throughout each country. Many of the paths we utilize on this trip are the equivalent of scenic byways, linking quaint villages and big cities alike. Navigating these intricate bike routes may require more attention than usual—expect some stops to ensure you're on the right track!—as well as increased attention to cycling etiquette, laws and traffic as you share the "road" with the many locals going about their business by bike.

Climate

The Low Countries may be flat, but cycling routes here are shaped by the weather. Gusty winds (this is the land of windmills, after all) can add a degree of challenge to even the flattest routes. In addition, rain is a regular feature of the climate year-round; our past guests have been glad to have packed extras like fully waterproof rain pants and waterproof shoe covers. Even if you hop in the shuttle as soon as there’s a turn in the weather, expect the occasional section of riding through adverse conditions—it’s just part of the adventure in this lush green region surrounded by the stormy North Sea.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Hotel Indigo The Hague
The Hague

Premiere Hotel

Once home to a bank, this beautiful art deco building has been transformed into a cozy urban home base with a stunning location in The Hague's exclusive core, right across from the royal palace.

Nights 2-3

Grand Hotel Karel V
Utrecht

Premiere Hotel

This centrally located and historic property along the Utrecht canal was built in the 1300s as a monastery and has housed nobles throughout the centuries. (spa)

Nights 4-5

Manoir de Lébioles
Spa

Premiere Hotel

A former manor—inspired by the palace of Versailles—has been reimagined as a luxury boutique hotel featuring a world-class wellness center, a fairy-tale garden and a unique on-site dining experience. (pool, spa)

From $5,399 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $5,399 /person

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