Tulip Cycling books accommodation according to your particular preferences and budget. Over the years we have built up an excellent relationship with many hotels and B&B establishments in the Netherlands. Some of them are very well known, while others are what we call our ‘hidden treasures’.
We focus on accommodation that has an attractive, authentic setting in the countryside or in a historic part of a town or village and is good value for money. While business hotels are generally of good quality, Tulip Cycling tends to avoid them as they often lack the atmosphere and scenic location that we look for our customers.
Accommodation booking information
- Accommodation is included for Ready to Go tours;
- The cost of the accommodation reserved on your behalf for Tailor-made tours is not included in the tour price and should be paid at each place of accommodation;
- Tulip Cycling accommodation reservation service is free of charge;
- Tulip Cycling can also make reservations for pre and post-tour accommodation;
- All reservations are confirmed by Tulip Cycling. The prices and details of your accommodation are shown on your pre-tour specification, not on your tour invoice;
- Tourist (accommodation) tax varies per region from between 3 and 6% and is not included in the confirmed prices;
- Cancellation must be made according to the periods described in the Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry ( UVH);
- Breakfast (buffet) is included in the room rates;
- The accommodation we reserve will have safe bicycle storage facilities;
- Most hotels also have family rooms or suites;
- Double rooms have either twin or double beds;
- B&B accommodation is normally less suitable for larger groups.
Accommodation classifications and prices in Holland
- Low budget. Small rooms. Shared toilets and bathrooms. Bedrooms equipped with hand basins with hot & cold water, a table and a chair.
- Budget hotel. Approximately 50% of all rooms have private shower & toilet. Hotel amenities include residents lounge and the sale of refreshments.
- Middle class hotel with receptionist. All rooms have their own bathrooms as well as TV, wireless internet and telephone. Hotels with more than 2 floors mostly have elevators.
Hotel **** / *****
- Large, luxuriously furnished rooms. Radio, TV, wireless internet and luxury bathrooms. A wide range of amenities including 24-hour room service, gift shop, a la carte restaurant, laundry and dry-cleaning. Occasionally also with spa or pool.
Bed & Breakfast
- B&B accommodation is often provided in private homes or farmhouses where the emphasis is on giving their guests personal service in order to make them feel 'at home'. Unlike the generally luxurious B&Bs in the U.S.A. and Canada, Dutch accommodation tends to be more basic, with bathrooms and toilet facilities sometimes being shared. Don't forget, as a guest in somebody's house you are expected to observe the house rules and blend in with your temporary environment. You are expected to arrive no earlier than late afternoon, and to depart before noon the next day.
|Average price of a double room |
(including continental breakfast)
|Hotel *||€ 90|
|Hotel **||€ 110|
|Hotel ***||€ 130|
|Hotel **** / *****||€ 165 minimum|
|Bed & Breakfast||€ 90|
Camping and stay by locals 'Vrienden op de Fiets'Please contact us for more information.
You can also book your own European 'out-of-tour' nights using the services of 'Booking.com', offering competitive rates as well as transparent conditions of sale and service.
Eating & DrinkingWhile working up your appetite on your cycling adventure, you can look forward to enjoying a meal or traditional ‘home-made’ Dutch fare. From village to town to city, you will find inexpensive places to eat during your Dutch bike tour. A large variety of ethnic establishments as well as the more trendy and exclusive restaurants. Because there is such a wide variety of eating possibilities, only on request Tulip Cycling arrange half-board reservations. You can so easily choose your own restaurant for lunch and dinner wherever you are, or perhaps experience an unexpected 'culinary pearl'.
You could try some original Dutch specialties, including salted herring, mussels, pancakes, sweet pastries and great cheeses.
The Dutch drink a lot of tea and coffee, which are served at more or less fixed times. You may like to enjoy a small, but strong cup of coffee along with a piece of apple pie or Dutch pastry.
The favourite snack with the borrel is 'bitterballen', deep-fried breaded meat balls, eaten on a stick and dipped into mild mustard.
Eating & drinking times in The Netherlands:
| ||7.00 - 9.00 a.m. |
12.00 - 1.30 p.m.
6.00 - 8.30 p.m.