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Sandy beaches, windswept dunes, Delta Works - the LF Coastal Route takes you all along the coast of the North Sea and Wadden Sea - from the Belgian to the German border. It is the Dutch section of the North Sea Cycle Route (EuroVelo 12).
Please note that from 1 April 2019 to 1 April 2022 the Afsluitdijk will be closed for cyclists. A free bus service for you and your bike will be provided. For up-to-date information and alternative cycle route, see: Afsluitdijk closed for cyclists.
Dunes at Hook of Holland. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Dunes at Hook of Holland. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

From natural sand dunes to the Delta Works, a masterpiece of engineering - cycling along the North Sea and Wadden Sea coast, you can fully appreciate the ingenuity and effort the Dutch have put into protecting their low-lying country from the sea. Get off your bike to enjoy the old fishing villages and seaside resorts, or take a walk along the sandy beaches. And if the weather’s good, take a dip in the sea.

In the fishing villages of Harlingen and Lauwersoog you can take a ferry to one of the Wadden Islands. You also get to cycle over the Afsluitdijk, an impressive 32-km dam that closes off the former Zuiderzee - it’s something you should experience at least once in your life!

Tip
Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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LF Coastal Route (LF Kustroute)

Route: Cadzand-Bad - Bad-Nieuweschans
Distance: 610 km
Connections: Flushing - LF13
Hook of Holland - LF Maas Cycle Route
The Hague - LF4
Den Oever - LF Zuiderzee Route
Lauwersoog - LF14
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland