A bicyclist pedals past windmills during the Netherlands Bike Tour.

Netherlands Bike Tour Summer 2019

Join Netherlands historian Dr. James Kennedy '84 and other Northwestern alumni and friends on a bike tour of the Netherlands. You'll bike and sight-see through quaint villages and historic cities. Cycling through the countryside, your rest stops will include serene nature preserves and ancient castles. In the evenings, as you enjoy Dutch food and hospitality, you'll be treated to stories about Holland's rich history and culture by Dr. Kennedy, who is dean of Utrecht University College.

The 2019 trip will begin shortly after July 4. The 10-day tour will begin in Dunkirk, France, go through Bruges, Belgium, and enter the Netherlands in the province of Zeeland. We'll visit cities like Middleburg, Dordtrecht and Gouda before ending in Haarlem. The route includes many lovely views of the North Sea.

Some spots will be reserved for people who have never participated in a Northwestern Netherlands bike tour.

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  • Email events@nwciowa.edu to add your name to a list of those interested in receiving more information about a Netherlands bike tour in the summer of 2019.