Long-distance cycle routes

National long-distance cycle network

Dutch Coastal Route (Nederlandse Kustroute)

Together the LF1 and the LF10 form the Dutch Coastal Route - the Dutch section of the North Sea Cycle Route. For more on this European cycle route go to www.northsea-cycle.com.

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LF1 North Sea Route (Noordzeeroute)

Sandy beaches, dunes shaped by the wind and the epic battle of the Dutch against the sea - the LF1 shows you the different aspects of the beautiful Dutch North Sea coast.

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LF10 Wadden Sea Route (Waddenzeeroute)

Open polder land, sunken villages, tidal wetlands - the LF10 takes you all along the Dutch Wadden Sea coast.

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LF11 Princes’ Route (Prinsenroute)

The LF 11 is a connection route between the LF4, LF13, LF2 or LF12. It takes you from The Hague via Delft, Rotterdam and Dordrecht to Breda, the ‘little The Hague of the south’.

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LF12 River Maas and Fortresses Route (Maas- en Vestingroute)

Impressive castles, fortresses and fortified towns - the LF12 takes you along the old defence works on the River Maas.

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LF13 Schelde-Rhine Route (Schelde-Rheinroute)

From the epic battle against the sea in Zeeland to Burgundian living in Brabant and Limburg - the LF13 shows you two completely different worlds separated by the Schelde-Rijnkanaal.

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LF14 Saxons Route (Saksenroute)

Prehistoric burial mounds, megalithic tombs (Dutch: Hunebedden), medieval cart tracks, traditional villages and fortress towns - the LF14 shows you the history of the rural north-eastern provinces of Holland.

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LF15 Farmland Route (Boerenlandroute)

Winding country roads through intimate fields, modern mega farms with straight lines stretching to the horizon - the LF15 takes you through very diverse Dutch farmland.

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LF16 Vecht Valley Route (Vechtdalroute)

The LF16 takes you all along the richly meandering River Vecht in the province of Overijssel. Once an important trade route, the river is now lined with picturesque villages and grand castles and manor houses.

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LF17

Idyllic villages, meandering dykes flanked with orchards - the LF17 takes you through the finest part of the Betuwe region, known for its fruit production. A must do in the spring!

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LF19

The LF19 is a connection route between Deventer and Holten.

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LF2 City Route (Stedenroute)

Culture, architecture and city life alternated with scenic countryside - the LF2 takes you from the Dutch to the Belgian capital.

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LF20 Flevo Route

“Old” versus “new” land - the LF20 takes you right across Holland from the old mainland to the reclaimed land of the Flevo Polder and back again.

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LF21

Volendam, Edam, Monnickendam - the LF21 takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast, renowned for its traditional fishing villages and seafaring towns.

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LF22

Historic fishing villages and provincial towns, in their glory days a centre of international trade and industry - the LF22 takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast.

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LF23

Traditional fishing villages and fortress towns offer you a glimpse into their bygone glory days - the LF23 takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast, steeped in history.

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LF3-1 Wetland Route (Rietlandroute)

Water, wetlands and reed farming - the LF3-1 takes you on a trip back in time through the water-rich province of Friesland and National Park De Weerribben.

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LF3-2 Hanze Town Route (Hanzeroute)

Once a busy trade route with Germany, now the IJssel is a friendly meandering river - the LF3-2 takes you along the river dyke to the historic Hanze towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen.

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LF3-3 River Maas Route (Maasroute)

Terraced landscape, sloping hillsides along a meandering river - the LF3-3 takes you through the un-Dutch countryside of the Maas valley.

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LF30

The LF30 is a connection route between Breskens and Sas van Gent. At the Belgian border the route joins up with the Flemish LF30 Schelde-Delta Route. 

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LF4 Middle of Holland Route (Midden-Nederlandroute)

From the dunes by The Hague through the Rhine valley and National Park Veluwe Zoom all the way to the eastern town of Enschede - the LF4 takes you through a variety of typical Dutch landscapes.

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LF5

The LF5 is a connection route between Thorn and Roermond.

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LF51 Kempen Route

Woods, heathland, fens, hedgerows - the LF51 takes you through the beautiful countryside of the Kempen region on the Dutch-Belgian border.

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LF6

The LF6 connects the River Maas Route (LF3) with Belgian cycle routes.

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LF7 River Bank Route (Oeverlandroute)

The LF7 takes you through Holland following a network of very diverse rivers and canals. Cycling along the waterways is a picturesque way to enjoy the landscape and learn more about Dutch history.

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LF8

The LF8 is a connection route between Ommen - Winterswijk.

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LF9 Sea Level Route (NAP-route)

Much of Holland lies below sea level, so what would happen if the dykes and dunes were no longer there? What would be sea, what would be land? The LF9 takes you along an imaginary Dutch coastline.

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Maas Cycle Route (Maasfietsroute)

The Maas Cycle Route is the Dutch section of the International Maas Cycle Route that takes you from the source of the River Maas in  France through Belgium and to Hook of Holland.

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Rhine Cycle Route (Rijnfietsroute)

The Rhine Cycle Route is the Dutch section of the International Rhine Cycle Route, a 1230 km route that takes you through Germany, France and Switzerland to the source of the River Rhine.

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Tour of Holland (Ronde van Nederland)

The Tour of Holland is a round tour of Holland following sections of LF routes closest to the border: LF1, LF10, LF14, LF16, LF4, LF3, LF7, LF13.

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Tour of Twente (Rondje Twente)

The Tour of Twente takes you through the eastern region of Twente, popular among Dutch tourists for its fine nature, history and picturesque towns. The route is made up of sections of the LF14, LF15 and LF8.

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Zuiderzee Route (Zuiderzeeroute)

Together the LF21, LF22 and LF23 form the Zuiderzee Route, one of the most popular Dutch long-distance routes that takes you all the way round the IJsselmeer. There are various ways you can shorten the route - e.g. by combining it with the LF20 or taking the ferry between Enkhuizen and Stavoren or Urk.

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Other long-distance cycle routes

Cyclist’s Path (Fietserpad)

From the gentle hills of Limburg to the flat open landscape of Groningen - the Cyclist’s Path takes you from Maastricht in the south to the Wadden Sea in the north through some of Holland’s most sparsely populated regions.

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Eneco Veluwe Route

Woodlands, heath, sand drifts, polders and rivers - the Eneco Veluwe Route takes you through the varied landscapes of the Veluwe region, one of Holland’s most popular cycling destinations.

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Limes Cycle Route (Limes Fietsroute)

From Katwijk where the River Rhine used to flow into the North Sea to the Black Sea - the Limes Cycle Route takes you all the way along the northern border line of the Roman Empire.

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Van Gogh Cycle Route (Van Gogh Fietsroute)

Where and how did Vincent van Gogh live? The Van Gogh Cycle Route takes you on a journey through the Brabant countryside to find out more about the places the famous Dutch painter loved and was inspired by.

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