Cycle the Dutch Coastal Route (570 km)

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Cycle the Dutch Coastal Route (570 km)

The Dutch Coastal Route is a long-distance route that combines the national cycle routes LF1 from Sluis (Zeeland) to Den Helder (Noord-Holland) and LF 10 from Callantsoog (Noord-Holland) to Nieuweschans (Groningen). The Zeeland islands and many pleasant seaside resorts are typical of the route between Sluis and Den Helder, while the section between Callantsoog and Nieuweschans is marked primarily by the wide, peaceful landscapes. The historical terp villages and the beautiful Wadden Island of Wieringen add to the beauty of this region.

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The Dutch Coastal Route offers 570 km of pure enjoyment cycling past beautiful beaches and dunes, the Wadden Islands and seaside resorts. In short, it’s an endless journey of discovery on a bicycle along the coast.

A tandem parked near the beach
  • 570 kilometres of cycling routes along the beautiful Dutch coast
  • Part of the international North Sea Route
  • Cycle across the Wadden Islands and through unique ‘terp villages’

The Dutch Coastal Route is a long-distance route that combines the national cycle routes LF1 from Sluis (Zeeland) to Den Helder (Noord-Holland) and LF 10 from Callantsoog (Noord-Holland) to Nieuweschans (Groningen). The Zeeland islands and many pleasant seaside resorts are typical of the route between Sluis and Den Helder, while the section between Callantsoog and Nieuweschans is marked primarily by the wide, peaceful landscapes. The historical terp villages and the beautiful Wadden Island of Wieringen add to the beauty of this region.

Part of the international North Sea Cycle Route

LF routes are marked by LF route signs. On this route you will follow the LF1 and LF10 signs. Along the way you will also find information signs for the North Sea Cycle Route. This is because the LF1 and LF10 routes together represent the Dutch part of the international North Sea Cycle Route. This route is some 6,000 km long and runs through eight countries along the North Sea: Belgium, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and, last but not least, Holland.

The Dutch coastal route is not a tour, which means it has a different starting point and end point.

Tip! Cycle along this route in a single holiday and view our offering of great places to spend the night along the way here.

Start in Sluis

Start your cycling holiday in Sluis. Spend a few days in this picturesque village and enjoy Zeeland’s quiet environment and delicious regional dishes. It’s the perfect start to your cycling holiday.

Stop in Scheveningen

Mid-way through the first section, plan a few nights in Scheveningen. Book a cosy B&B to rest for a while or stay a little longer and choose an apartment by the sea.

Enjoy the beach in Noordwijk

Rest for a while on one of the most beautiful beaches in Holland. Enjoy a well-earned drink at one of the beach pavilions at sunset. Book a short stay in Noordwijk

A few days in Friesland

There is much to see along the way during the second part of the cycle tour, too. Spend a few days in the port city of Harlingen and explore Friesian culture. 

Practical information

  • Kilometres: 570
  • Starting point and end point: Sluis (Zeeland) – Nieuweschans (Groningen)
  • Cycle the LF routes: LF1 North Sea Route (Sluis to Den Helder), LF10 Wadden Sea Route (Callantsoog to Nieuweschans)

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