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Biking Vacation Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge Amsterdam ​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Amsterdam · 3 nights $395*

Post-trip Extension:
Brussels · 3 nights $495*
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Pre-Trip Extension - Amsterdam

3 nights for only $395*

  • Three nights at the Hotel Vondel
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
Amsterdam ToursMake your own discoveries as you explore Holland’s exciting capital city. Stroll through the Rijksmuseum to view works by the great Dutch masters, like Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch. Visit the Van Gogh Museum for an unforgettable look into the famous painter’s life and work. Shop at the floating flower market, or wander along the city’s many canals, lined with pretty gabled houses. See the home where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and where Anne wrote her famous diary. It’s all here: endless art, culture, history, and shopping from your centrally located hotel.

Only available with the Air Inclusive Package.

Single supplement: $345

*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Pre-trip Amsterdam is $445, single supplement $345. 

Day 1 - Fly overnight to Amsterdam

Depart the U.S. for the Netherlands. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.

Day 2 - Arrive in Amsterdam

Upon arrival at the Amsterdam airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If any portion of your luggage appears to be lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.) After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Please wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer via taxi or minibus to your Amsterdam hotel (transfer time is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic).

Important: Transfers are provided by Schiphol Taxi who will be looking for you and carrying a VBT sign. You may be approached by other companies offering a transfer. Please use only Schiphol Taxi, telephone +31 655 70 30 69. Transfers provided by any other company will be at your own expense.

Please note: If you cannot find the VBT representative, or have been delayed in customs or because of lost luggage, please go to the Red & White Meeting Point and wait there. You can also go to one of the yellow information desks in the main hall and ask if they will call Schiphol Taxi (using the number above) on your behalf. This service is free of charge. 

Please note that the hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm but the staff will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as possible. When you have checked into your hotel, you have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the city. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Amsterdam.

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam

Delve into Amsterdam's cultural and historic riches at your own pace during this independent trip extension. From the Van Gogh Museum to the floating flower market, you can expect to find an inexhaustible variety of delights in this cultured capital. Take in the superlative collection of art by Dutch Masters in the Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank's house, including the attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis until they were betrayed. Your hotel is located near the major points of interest, and you have ample time to browse Amsterdam's huge array of shops and be entertained by the city's animated street life.

Day 4 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam

Continue your independent exploration of the city's amazing cathedrals, art galleries, museums and shops.

Day 5 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam

Spend the morning on your own. VBT Air Package guests will be arriving throughout the day. Join your fellow travelers at 6:00 pm in the lobby of the hotel for an introductory meeting with one of our VBT Trip Leaders. After, try one of Amsterdam's wonderful restaurants for dinner on your own.
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