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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.

5x cycling along the New Dutch Waterline

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.


The 9 best cycling holidays

Explore the Netherlands’ nature, culture and history in 9 of the best Dutch cycling holidays.


Walking around castles

The many castles and country estates in the Netherlands are the perfect spots for a lovely walk.


The alternative Eleven Cities Tour

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


Lauwersmeer cycling route (43-KM)

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


‘Kiek over Diek’ cycling route (90-KM)

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


Hondsrug cycling route (44-KM)

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


Van Gogh cycling route: ’s-Hertogenbosch (length 30 km)

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


Cycling route Along dikes, windmills and pumping stations (76 km)

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


Land van Leeghwater Cycling Route (60 km)

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


Cycle the Flood Route (61 km)

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


Cycling Route Wetter (48 km)

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


Cycling Route Weerribben-Giethoorn (40 km)

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


Cycling route ‘van terp tot eiland’ (44.7 km)

Cycle through Schokland and past the flower bulb fields.


Cycling route ‘de Eilandenroute’ (42 km)

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


Cycling route past world-famous windmills (40 - 50 km)

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!


Cycling past new Biesbosch nature

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


Van Gogh cycling routes in Gelderland

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


The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path

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

Van Gogh church, Nuenen

Van Gogh cycling route: Etten-Leur (49 km)

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


Van Gogh cycling route: Nuenen (51 km)

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


Van Gogh cycling route: Zundert (60 km)

Discover the Vincent van GoghHuis and natural landscapes surrounding Zundert.


IJsselmeer Tour by bicycle

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


Seven reasons to explore Holland by bicycle

Discover why cycling is the best way to explore Holland.


Plan your cycling daytrip

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


Plan a multi-day cycling holiday

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


Bicycle ride to Katwijk’s beach

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


The big polder tour (39 km)

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