The national long-distance cycle network (LF routes) is a series of signposted routes intended for cycling holidays. Together they form a network that takes you all across Holland. You can pick up some of the national long-distance routes in The Hague.
Cycling along the LF4 near Woerden. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
The Dutch Coastal Route (LF1 and LF10) - the best know long-distance cycle route in Holland - follows the Dutch coast and passes through The Hague on its way. The Middle of Holland Route (LF4) crosses Holland from The Hague in the west to Enschede in the east. The Princes' Route (LF11) goes from The Hague to Breda, connecting with other LF routes along the route.
You can cycle a LF route as separate long-distance route, or - as the LF routes form a network across Holland - combine them into a route of your own. Combining the LF routes often gives you a more varied route and allows you to get back to your starting point.
Example of a round trip from The Hague using the national long-distance cycle networkThe Hague to Hook of Holland - LF1 (North Sea Route)
Hook of Holland to Rotterdam - LF12 (River Maas and Fortresses Route)
Rotterdam to Bodegraven - LF2 (City Route)
Bodegraven to The Hague - LF4 (Middle of Holland Route)
For an overview of all the national long-distance routes and how the network works, go to the National long-distance cycle network page on our main site.
LF routes passing through The Hague
LF1 North Sea Route (Noordzee Route)
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. 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 the Eurovelo website.
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 eastern town of Enschede - the LF4 takes you through a variety of typical Dutch landscapes.
LF11 Princes’ Route (Prinsenroute)