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3 Hours itinerary between Amsterdam & Utrecht: The Heart Of Holland In A Sidecar

Historic, rural and sidecar fun experience

This is a very divers rural and historic tour. And so much more fun then a normal tour just because of the fact we do it with a sidecar.
Explore the beautiful and diverse centre of the provinces of Holland and Utrecht, which includes rivers, lakes, forests, polders, medieval castles, golden age mansions, windmills, the royal palace and pancakes while riding a sidecar.

I am Marco Hupkes, your guide. My background is: traveller, guide, outdoor-instructor, comedian, teacher of history. Allow me to show you my home country and I'm sure we will have great fun together. See you soon and have a nice day.

By the way: if you have tour ideas of your own let me know. I love to do tailormade things.

Greetings, Marco.

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2 to 4 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Sidecar - 1 place in sidecar and 1 place on the back of the bike (4 places if the trip is done by car) - Fuel - Helmets - Multi-lingual Dutch driver/tour guide - Fun
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Any kind of food and drinks excluded.
    • Entry/Admission - Universiteit Nyenrode B.V.
    • Entry/Admission - Paleis Soestdijk
    • Entry/Admission - Slot Zuylen
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vecht, Netherlands

    Nice curvy river. In the 17th and 18th centuries many country estates, known were built on the banks of the Vecht by rich merchants and administrators from Amsterdam.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Universiteit Nyenrode B.V., Straatweg 25, 3621 BG Breukelen, Netherlands

    An impressive castle from about 1275 AC and now International Business University.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Castle-Museum Sypesteyn, Nieuw Loosdrechtsedijk 150, 1231 LC Loosdrecht The Netherlands

    Nice garden.

    Stop At: Lage-Vuursche, Lage-Vuursche

    Lage Vuursche has a protected village view with several eighteenth and nineteenth century houses and counts dozens of national monuments. The reformed church dates from 1650.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Paleis Soestdijk, Amsterdamsestraatweg 1, 3744 AA Soestdijk The Netherlands

    The original 17th-century building at Soestdijk is an ex-royal palace. From 1937 it was the residence of crown princess and later Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her german husband Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Loosdrechtse Plassen, Netherlands

    The Loosdrechtse Plassen (Lakes of Loosdrecht) are a large water sports and nature area between Amsterdam and Utrecht.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bethunepolder, 3453 NX Utrecht, Netherlands

    The Bethune polder is a polder in which recreation and nature conservation are central. Many special animal and plant species are found in the Bethune polder.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Goois Natuurreservaat, Nieuwe Meentweg 2, 1217 DZ Hilversum The Netherlands

    Forest near Lage Vuusche with beautiful 'forest tunnel roads'.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 3737 MD Nieuwe-Wetering, Netherlands

    Not even a village. Very rural. Nice farm houses.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Molen Geesina, Ruigenhoeksedijk 14a, 3737 MN Groenekan, De Bilt The Netherlands

    The Geesina is a flour mill which was probably built in 1843. It is restored and still produces flour.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Fort Ruigenhoek, 1358 DA Almere, Netherlands

    A fortress of the New Dutch Water Line Defence System built in the years 1869-1870. Unfortunately in 1940 the Germans were able to fly over it ;-)
    Not at Almere but near Utrecht.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Slot Zuylen, Tournooiveld 1 Gemeende Stichtse Vecht, 3611 AS Oud-Zuilen The Netherlands

    13th century castle. The Dutch eighteenth-century French-speaking writer and composer lived here. She was extra-ordinary well educated and quite emancipated.
    Known for her many books, correspondences and striking statements: 'I have no talent for subordination' and 'I want to be a citizen of "everyone's country".'

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Utrecht Zuilen, 3551 VG Utrecht, Netherlands
    2: Maarssenbroek, Station Maarssen, 3606 AM Maarssen, Netherlands
    3: Utrecht Overvecht, 3571 EH Utrecht, Netherlands
    4: P + R P1 Breukelen, Stationsweg 91, 3621 LK Breukelen, Netherlands
    5: 3739 KT Hollandsche Rading, Netherlands
    6: Gagelbos, Gageldijk 104, 3566 MH Utrecht, Netherlands
    7: Oudedijk 19, 3612 AD Tienhoven, Netherlands
    Traveler pickup is offered
    I can pick you up on the locations you see on Tripadvisor and also in consultation on a location of your choice for an extra fee of 20 euros.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Tailormade and or offroad. 9/5/2020 - 9/23/2021
    Saturday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    3 Hours itinerary between Amsterdam & Utrecht: The Heart Of Holland In A Sidecar 9/5/2020 - 9/23/2021
    Saturday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • A sidecar can take two persons. One in the sidecar itself and one behind the driver (me).
    • At least one of the two participants is an adult who is responsable for the non-adult.
    • The non-adult participant is at least 12 years old.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • In case of rain we can go with a minivan and 2 more persons can come for the same price.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • We follow the official Covid regulation of the Dutch governement and the national health institute (RIVM)
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Holland Sidecar Tours

Activity ID: V-259484P1

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