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Open polder land, sunken villages, tidal wetlands - the LF10 takes you all along the Dutch Wadden Sea coast.
Cycling along the Wadden Sea dyke. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling along the Wadden Sea dyke. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

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.

Dykes and open polder land stretch out forever along this part of the coast. The former island of Wieringen and National Park Lauwersmeer add some welcome variation. 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 dam of 32 kilometres that closes off the former Zuiderzee - it’s something you should experience at least once in your life!

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.

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

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LF10 Wadden Sea Route (Waddenzeeroute)

Route: Callantsoog - Nieuweschans
Distance: 275 km
Connections: Den Oever - LF21, LF22
Holwerd - LF3-1
Lauwersoog - LF14
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland
Please note that all the LF routes are to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. Any changes to the LF10 Wadden Sea Route are scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020.