Amos Road Club Tour of the Netherlands 2023

Friday 26th – Tuesday 30th May
Join us as we ride through beautiful Holland with long and short rides available. All cycling abilities are welcome.

Amos Road Club Tour of the Netherlands 2023
Amos Road Club Tour of the Netherlands
Friday 26th – Tuesday 30th May 2023
£220 per person

Finally, after a five-year delay, we are heading back to Europe and are off to the Netherlands for the 2023 Amos Road Club ride.

Having cycled to Amsterdam in 2015, we will revisit part of the route we followed and then take a new route to Utrecht. We will then spend the first night there before cycling onto Dordrecht for the final two nights.

The accommodation will be at Stay-OK Hostels and include bed, breakfast and evening meal each night, plus a packed lunch on cycling days.

The trip is stretching over three days because it is Pentecost (which is a big deal in Holland) and booking one night’s accommodation for the 28th is hard. So we have decided to add an extra day to the trip and allow people to return a day early if they need to.

Members of Amos Road Club cheering at the end of a long day's cycling.

Europe-bound! Finally, after a five-year delay, we are heading back to Europe and are off to the Netherlands!
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The schedule:

  • Friday 26th May
    We suggest that people drive or get public transport to Harwich and then take the 11:00 pm ferry to Hook of Holland, which arrives at 8:00am.

  • Saturday 27th May
    We will start cycling from Hook of Holland from 8:00am

  • Tuesday 30th May
    We will be looking to catch the 2:15pm ferry back to Harwich, which gets in at 5:45pm. If you need to travel back on the 29th, we will try to organise this with the accommodation in Dordrecht at a reduced price.

We will have a support vehicle with us, which we will load with bags in Harwich or at the Hook of Holland. People can meet us at Hook of Holland that morning or at another suitable rendezvous point. It may be easier for some to get the Eurostar or get a ferry over from Folkestone or Dover.

A loan Amos Road Club cyclist riding through the Peak District.

All welcome: We encourage non-riding partners and participants to take part. All riders will be able to opt for the long or the short ride.
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Day 1: 

Hook of Holland to Leiden
Breakfast at Meijendelseweg 36 Wassenaar (the pancake place) then onto Leiden for lunch before completing the days ride to Utrecht (92 km/60 miles).
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Day 2:

Utrecht to Dordrecht
A choice between a short route (75 km/40 miles) and a long route (115 km/70 miles), possibly via Hertogenbosch, following the route used in La Vuelta’s 2022 Grand Depart.
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Day 3:

Dordrecht to Rotterdam
About 70 km with other options to be confirmed.
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Day 4:

Dordrecht to Hook of Holland
An easy ride back to the Hook, arriving at 1:00pm (52 km/30 miles).
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The price for three nights’ accommodation, breakfast, dinner and a packed lunch is £220 per person. This is based on sharing dormitory accommodation. Single and double rooms are available at an additional cost. You will need to book and pay for your ferry or Eurostar crossing.

If you are arriving on the Harwich ferry, we suggest you book this as quickly as possible. If you are in a group of two or four, please book yourselves a cabin. If you are travelling on your own or in an odd number, we will reserve cabins once we know how many are needed and split the cost — that way, it works out far cheaper. 

We welcome non-riding partners and participants, and everyone will be able to opt for the long or the short ride.

Please fill in the booking form here if you would like to join the ride. Please do this as soon as possible so we can give numbers to the hostels. If you are or know of a willing driver, please let us know — it should be a very easy support role this year.

Photography: Amos Road Club

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