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Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike

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4 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20244
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts/Ends Amsterdam, Holland/ Brussels, Belgium
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discovering the fantastic cities of Amsterdam and Brussels
  • Sampling exquisite chocolates, waffles and beer in atmospheric cafes and bars
  • Exploring the picturesque, quiet Dutch and Flemish countryside
  • Cycling at your own pace on a fantastic self guided itinerary
The Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike tour starts in Amsterdam and ends in Brussels. The Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike is a bicycle tour that takes 9 days taking you from Amsterdam to Brussels and through other destinations in Europe.

Explore the flat countryside of the Netherlands and Belgium by cycling between the two fascinating capital cities. Cycling through The Netherlands and Belgium has long been a favourite for UTracks travellers and this hotel based tour is no exception. From the canalways of Amsterdam follow a well signposted 340km route along a string of exceptional Dutch and Flemish towns to discover their unique sights. In Gouda, sample their famous cheese and fresh syrup waffles, visit Kinderdijk with its world famous complex of historic windmills and discover Bergen op Zoom with its eight hundred year history etched in its narrow streets and old squares. Crossing over to Belgium, there is ample opportunity to sip on the many varieties of beer in Antwerp, whilst chocolate lovers will be well rewarded for their cycling efforts. The final leg to Brussels is short to ensure plenty of time to explore the main sights such as the Grote Markt and the little statue of Manneken Pis. In the evenings stay in a selection of cycle friendly hotels, specially chosen for their local character.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Woerden (48km/30mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle through the Green Heart of Holland to Gouda (38km/23.6mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue past Kinderdijk windmills to Papendrecht near Dordrecht (38 or 51km/23 or 32mi)
  • Day 5 : Cycle through historic villages to Bergen op Zoom (69km/43mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle via De Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide nature reserve to Antwerp (57km/35.5mi)
  • Day 7 : Follow the rivers Scheldt, Rupel and Dijle to the university town of Louvain (68km/43mi)
  • Day 8 : The last leg to Brussels (40km/25mi)
  • Day 9 : Trip concludes
  • 8 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 8 breakfasts: Breakfasts are continental style and will usually consist of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices
  • Information pack including route notes, maps, tourist information per room booked, GPS tracks are available on request
  • Emergency hotline
  • Luggage transfer between hotels - limited to 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a max 20kg - excess charge for extra luggage items to be booked and paid before departure. Please note that small bags cannot be attached to the main luggage. They will be charged as separate pieces of luggage.
  • 24 speed rental bike with pannier, helmet, repair kit and lock (pe-bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Travel to and from Amsterdam / Brussels
  • All drinks, lunches and dinners (an optional 6 dinner package is available- excludes in Brussels & Woerden - supplement applies)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide - this is a self guided tour
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Ferries, allow approx 1-2 EUR per ferry
  • Bike insurance - can be pre-purchased through UTracks, please ask for our rates
  • Excess luggage - supplement applies. Each piece of extra luggage will be charged a supplement. Luggage cannot be heavier than 20kgs due to work safety rules.
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Overall a great trip. Safe biking and very courteous drivers if you were cycling amongst traffic which was pretty rare. Lots to see. Make sure you are comfortable with map reading.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 December 2022, a deposit of 279 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Amsterdam to Brussels by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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