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Beautiful cycling routes through natural surroundings

The best way to experience Holland's beautiful nature is by bicycle. Visit the most gorgeous spots, enjoy the fresh outside air and take all the time to soak in the surroundings.

The biggest national monument in the Netherlands is prime cycling country. Discover the military heritage, beautiful landscapes, and the best restaurants, museums and fortified cities along the way. Join an organized tour or explore the area on your own – the New Dutch Waterline has something to offer for everyone. These are the absolute must-see routes.

Explore the Netherlands’ nature, culture and history in 10 of the best Dutch cycling holidays.

Discover the Frisian 11 cities in a different way than using ice skates.

Become one with nature on the Lauwersmeer cycling route, full of historic spots and Dutch wildlife.

Follow this cycling route along Groningen’s north coast to find a wealth of nature and attractions.

Discover Groningen’s ice age landscapes and ancient dolmens on this 44-km cycling route.

Cycle to locations that inspired Van Gogh and see his works at the Noordbrabants Museum.

Experience the watery story of North Holland. This varied cycling trip is one you don’t want to miss!

Discover the story of the Beemster and Schermer polders as you cycle through UNESCO World Heritage.

On this route, you will discover Zeeland’s most awe-inspiring story. Find out more here.

Cycle right though water-rich Friesland and discover the world’s oldest operational steam pumping station.

Cycle through Weerribben-Wieden National Park and take a break at one of the terraces of Holland’s Venice.

Cycle through Schokland and past the flower bulb fields.

A gorgeous trip across the unique former islands of Schokland and Urk.

South Holland is the province with the highest population of windmills in Holland, and what better way to explore it than through the typically Dutch way of the bicycle!

Take a wonderful cycling trip through old polders or past new nature reserves.

Discover Gelderland by bicycle, enjoy beautiful nature and taste the flavours of Van Gogh.

Discover the twinkling cycle path inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Explore the places where Van Gogh’s painting career began.

Cycle to the sites that Van Gogh portrayed in his paintings and visit the Vincentre.

Discover the Vincent van GoghHuis and natural landscapes surrounding Zundert.

The IJsselmeer Tour is an eight-day bicycle route through a unique, quintessentially Dutch landscape.

Discover why cycling is the best way to explore Holland.

Use the cycle junction network to explore the Netherlands and find inspiration for your next daytrip.

Hop on your bike to explore the Netherlands with multi-day cycling holidays based on themed routes.

You can reach the Katwijk beach from Leiden by bicycle in less an an hour.

If you ride the big polder tour you will understand why Utrecht is called ‘Holland's Green Heart’.