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North Sea Cycle Route


Holland Information

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guide imageThe main guide to this section of the North Sea Route is the Bikeline Guide.

Number 1 - Holland: Rotterdam to Leer.

The guide includes 1:75,000 maps of the route (including variants), route descriptions, tips and details of accommodation. As far as I am aware 'Number 1' is only available in German but the maps are very good and easy to follow, more details can be found on the publishers website.


In order to do some of the variants you may have to use these ferry companies.

Teso - Ferry between Den Helder & Texel

Den Helder to Texel - every hour at 30mins to the hour from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Texel to Den Helder - every hour at on the hour from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

On Sundays and public holidays, the first sailing is one or two hours later, depending on the season.

There is more information on the teso website.

Rederij Doeksen - Ferries between Harlingen &Vlieland

Harlingen to Vlieland - Departs at 09:00, 14:15 and 19:00 Daily

Vlieland to Harlingen - Departs at 07:00, 11:45 and 16:45 Daily

Price for oneway - Adults 11€, Bikes 5.75€

These were the times & prices in summer 2003 for the regular ferries which take bikes. The Fast Ferries do not take bikes.
For current times & prices you will need to ring the ferry company on +31 517 491 500 or look at the Rederij Doeksen website.

Rederij 'De Vriendschap' - Ferries between Texel & Vlieland

Texel to Vlieland - Departs 17:00 Daily

'Vliehors Express' imageVlieland to Texel - Departs 10:30 Daily- Please note that this is the time that the ferry leaves and to get to the ferry you will need to catch the 'Vliehors Express' which is a big 8 wheeled truck that will take you the 7km across the Vliehors sands. This leaves the 'Posthuys' at the southern end of the island at 10:00.

Price for oneway in (2003) - Adults 9€, Bikes 5€ (the cost of the 'Vliehors Express' is included in the price)

These were the times in summer 2003 for the regular ferries which take bikes.
For the current times & prices you will need to ring the ferry company on +31 613 524 734
There is more information look at the Rederij 'De Vriendschap' website which now has a English translation and you can make reservations online.

MS Twee Gebroeders - ferry between Delfzil, Emden & Ditzum
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Departure Times
Delfzijl - Emden - Ditzum Ditzum - Emden - Delfzijl
8:30 10:30
15:00 17:00
Emden - Ditzum Emden - Delfzijl
9:30 11:00
16:00 17:30
Prices Single Return
  Adult Child Adult Child
Delfzijl - Emden - Ditzum 7€ 5€ 10€ 7€
Emden - Delfzijl 6€ 3.5€ 9€ 6€
Ditzum - Emden 3€ 2€ 4€ 2.5€
Bicycles 2€ 4€


The ferry jetty at Emden is on the east side of the Aussen Hafen.
The ferry jetty at Delfzijl is at the NW corner of the Handelshafen.
The ferry jetty at Ditzum is at west side of the canal the north side of the sea wall.

The ferry in the summer of 2003 ran from 1/5/2003 to 30/9/2003 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

For the current times and prices you will need to ring the ferry company on 00 49 491 56 96

Regional Tourist Information sites and sites of Interest. More Information & Travelogues

Please use the links below.

Our general information page on cycle touring in Holland. cycles image spacer image
Our travelogue of our Esbjerg to the Hoek of holland tour 2003 cycles image spacer image