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.
From 1 January 2022 the ferry between Hook of Holland and the Maasvlakte has been discontinued. Cyclists now have to make a 25-30 km detour via the ferry at Maassluis.
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!
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|
|Connections:||Flushing - LF13 |
Hook of Holland - LF Maas Cycle Route
The Hague - LF4
Haarlem - LF Waterline Route
Den Oever - LF Zuiderzee Route
Lauwersoog - LF14
|Maps:||Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map|
|GPS tracks:||Download from Nederland Fietsland|