In The Hague you have the lovely city centre and the famous Binnenhof with the Prime Minister‘s residence to discover. The Parliament is housed in the Binnenhof, and with a bit of luck you might spot a well-known host or Member of parliament. Visiting the International Court of justice is also possible. The International Court of Justice is the most important legal body within the United Nations. The Court is located in the Peace Palace. Being located by the sea, The Hague is also attractive for holidaymakers. You can visit the nearby spa resorts of Scheveningen and Kijkduin by bike along the extensive sandy North Sea coast.
Day 1 - Make your own way
Arrival from 14.00 at the hotel, check in. Collect bikes if booked. You can get straight away on with discovering the city by bike, having a drink on a café terrace, shopping in the city centre, or taking in the beach.
Day 2 - Beach with spa resorts Scheveningen and Kijkduin (46 km / 29 miles)
The Hague is the coastal city with the spa resorts Scheveningen and Kijkduin. Scheveningen with its pier and promenade along the beach are great for walking. Kijkduin is a rather more tranquil spa resort with a wide beach for sunbathing and taking a dip.
Day 3 - Rotterdam (46 km / 29 miles)
Today you will be cycling to Rotterdam, the largest port city in the world. The route from Rijswijk via Delft takes you through countryside towards the sprawling metropolis. Discover the diversity of Rotterdam by bike. On through the centre to the boulevard along Nieuwe Maas. The town of Schiedam, known for its many distilleries, comes into sight with the fresh breeze along the river. Leaving the dyke along Nieuwe Maas, you first cycle through the centre of Schiedam and then over the dykes along the waterway and through the green polders back to Delft and your hotel in Rijswijk.
Rotterdam is a city with lots of history. A port city with vibrant nightlife, a chic shopping area, and a trendy artist’s quarter. Rotterdam is also the Netherlands’s most architecturally significant with a constantly changing skyline. The centre and its surroundings have opportunities for shopping, great food, and plenty of museums and attractions. The Euromast, a trip round the port, the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, the romantic quarter of Delfshaven, the Cube houses and the Van Nelle Factory are only some of the options for visiting.
Day 4 - Delft (34 km / 22 miles)
Today’s stretch takes you cycling along the Driemanspolder to the dyke where the remains of windmills are reminders of a time when the polders still had to pumped dry. Cycling through Nootdorp takes you to today’s destination, the historic town of Delft, a bustling student town with a particularly lovely old town, romantic green ‘hofjes’, and many small canals. Here you take your time discovering the town. You cycle back to your hotel in Rijswijk through the countryside around Delft.
Delft and the Dutch Royal Family are inextricably linked with each other. Since William of Orange, nearly all members have been buried in the Nieuwe Kerk burial chambers. Nieuwe Kerk in Delft is in the centre of the town. At 108.75 metres, the spire is the highest in the Netherlands after the cathedral tower in Utrecht. The church is also known for the grave of William of Orange.
Day 5 - End of the tour
If you find the route too demanding or want to save time, just take a train to Rijswijk station. There are numerous ways of taking the train on the route between Rotterdam, Schiedam, Delft and Rijswijk. Rijswijk railway station is only a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.
Arrival and parking:
Arriving by train: By train / tram to Rijswijk station. The Hotel is located 100 meters from the tram station.
Arrival by car / parking: Parking at the hotel (fee, about 9 € per day).
Best Western Plus Grand Winston 4****
This first-class hotel is in Rijswijk at the edge of The Hague and offers a distinctive ambience thanks to its innovative interior design and high level of luxury and comfort. The hotel is easy to reach by car or public transport. It is only a few minutes walk from Rijswijk station. Fitness room, Bar, Restaurant, Wi-Fi internet included, Packed lunch on request and for a fee, Laundry service, Charging station for electric cars, 24-hour reception.
Entry Requirements / Visa: EU-citizens are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within 6 months of the return of your journey. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with dual citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the responsible embassy.
Note: The trip is not suitable for those with restricted mobility.
Details correct as of August 2020, subject to change.
Travel Dates 2021:
Daily from April 01 – September 30, 2021
Prices per person
Double Room (p. person)
- Minimum number of participants: 2
4 Overnight stays incl. breakfast
Tour descriptions, map, tourist information
Entrance in the churches „Nieuwe Kerk“ and „Oude Kerk“ in Delft
Entrance into the Tower of the church „Nieuwe Kerk“ in Delft
Parking possible at the hotel (extra fee)
App-supported navigation / GPS-Tracks
Half board optional
Panniers when booking a bicycle rental
We adapt the bike rental to suit your wishes
Free cycling map Zuid-Holland-Noord 1:50.000
Bicycle rental .........................................................52 €
Half board supplement ........................................120 €
Dinner extra night...................................................30 €
Extra night (p.person in Double Room)..................69 €
Extra night (p. person in Single Room)................118 €
Bicycle rental extra day..........................................13 €
The rental bikes are high quality women’s or men’s bikeswith waterproof luggage bags, luggage rack, 27 gears, derailleur and rim brakes (no coaster brake), lighting front and rear, hub dynamo and permanently mounted lock. The e-bikes (Batavus, Van Dijck) have 5 support levels, 10 gears and a range of up to 80 km. (Helmets, children‘s bikes, tandem or fun trailer available on request). For € 3.– per day you can insure your rental bike against theft, insurance for an e-bike costs € 6.– per day.
Half board supplement