At 6.30 a.m. you can drink an early cup of coffee. After that you cycle to the flower auction of Aalsmeer. This is the largest of Europe. Here, huge quantities of flowers are trucked in and sold every day. After being sold they are distributed all over Europe. The bike tour brings you return on board (around 9 a.m.). Here we have a late breakfast. The barge sails through Amsterdam. You will enjoy a nice cruise, right through the city.
Today’s cycling tour takes you from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans. This is a unique hamlet where people live and work. Here you find original houses and windmills from the river Zaan area. The hamlet is dominated by operating windmills for grinding mustard, spices, paint and oil and for sawing wood into planks. As you walk through the village you will see a clock museum, an old-fashioned grocery store, a house with period furniture, a clog maker and a cheese farm.