Planning your route - maps & books

From detailed cycle maps of one region to cycle atlases covering the whole of Holland, from books with themed cycle routes to boxes with loose-leaf cycle routes that fit easily into your bike map holder. There are so many different cycle maps and routes for sale that you're spoilt for choice. To help you choose, here are the most important editions currently available. For reviews, go to our review section.
There are so many different cycle maps of Holland and books with cycle routes that you're spoilt for choice! Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

There are so many different cycle maps of Holland and books with cycle routes that you're spoilt for choice! Photo © Holland-Cycling.com


Cycle maps of Holland

ANWB fietskaart series

Series of 20 separate cycle maps covering the whole of Holland.

See also: ANWB fietskaart series reviewed

Falk fietskaarten

Series of 22 separate cycle maps covering the whole of Holland.

Tourist maps by J.F.G. Eberhardt

Series of 7 walking and cycle maps covering parts of Holland.

  • scale 1:150,000
  • most marked walking and cycling routes e.g. national long-distance walks (LAW routes) and cycle routes (LF routes and ANWB routes)
  • tourist information
  • accommodation
  • bike rental places
  • each map has its own ISBN number
Basiskaart netwerk LF-routes (New edition 2015/2016)
  • set of 43 cycle maps covering the whole of Holland
  • scale 1:100,000
  • all cycle paths, numbered cycle network, national long-distance cycle routes (LF routes)
  • topographical information
  • tourist information
  • all Cyclists Welcome! locations
  • booklet with explanation and suggestions how to make your own route by combining parts of the national long-distance cycle routes (LF routes)
  • water resistant paper
  • ISBN 978-90-72930-52-1

Cycle atlases of Holland

There are 3 important cycle atlases that cover the whole of Holland:

ANWB Fietsatlas Nederland
Falk Fietsatlas Nederland
  • scale 1:75,000
  • all cycle paths, numbered cycle network, national long-distance cycle routes (LF routes)
  • topographical information
  • tourist information
  • locations of emergency services
  • locations of accommodation
  • car parks
  • index of place names
  • CD-ROM with cycle route planner
  • ISBN-13 (EAN)9789028725270
De Landelijke Fietsatlas Buijten & Schipperheijn

Cycle maps of Amsterdam

To find your way around Amsterdam, you can use a regular tourist map, but there are also special cycle maps of Amsterdam and the region. These maps are made in co-operation with the Dutch Cyclists' Union. They not only give the touristic sites, but also help you find the most bike-friendly routes through the city and to the surrounding countryside. The maps can be purchased at local VVV tourist information offices and bookshops. See also: Amsterdam by bike maps reviewed.

Amsterdam op de fiets, 9th edition (2015)

Cycle map of the city of Amsterdam by Cito-plan

  • 1:13,500
  • all cycle paths
  • bike friendly cycle routes through the city (marked in green)
  • bicycle services (bike rental, bike parking, bike repair)
  • touristic highlights
  • public transport
  • street names (with index)
  • ISBN 978-9065802804
Stadsregio Amsterdam op de fiets, 4th edition (2015)

Cycle map of the Amsterdam region by Cito-plan

  • scale 1:50,000
  • all cycle paths, numbered cycle network
  • bicycle services (bike rental, bike parking, bike repair)
  • touristic highlights
  • street names (without index)
  • ISBN 978-9065802811

Purchasing your cycle map

In Holland:

Cycle maps are widely available in Holland. They can be purchased at VVV tourist information offices, book shops with a travel section, ANWB travel shops and popular locations visited by cyclists.

Online:

You can buy your cycle map online via the Fietsvakantiewinkel (in Dutch). As postage fees to addresses outside Holland are relatively high for 'just a map', it's not a regular service they offer. But if you don't mind the extra postage fees, you are welcome to send them an email and they will send you any cycle map you want.

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