What an excellent time we had in Holland – we were there for a one week bike tour of some towns North and South of Amsterdam, and stayed in Amsterdam a couple of days before and after that. The country really is meant for biking, and cars did not seem like a great way to get around the city at all.

When we first got onto the boat, we sailed out for a little bit, to Spaarndam, and eventually stopped in Leiden the first day. It was lovely biking through the little towns, and despite the painfully obvious yellow paniers that said “Cycle Tours”, we didn’t feel like we were intrusive.