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Volendam, Edam, Monnickendam - the LF21 takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast, renowned for its traditional fishing villages and seafaring towns.
Cycling along the dyke at Durgerdam. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling along the dyke at Durgerdam. 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.

Once a raging sea, now a tamed sweet water lake: the IJsselmeer. Centuries of battling against floods ended in 1932 when the Zuiderzee was dammed off from the North Sea, changing this region forever. Enjoy the region’s rich history and beautiful vistas over the polders and IJsselmeer. You also get to cycle over the impressive, 32-km long Afsluitdijk - something you should experience at least once in your life!

Together the LF21, LF22 and LF23 form the Zuiderzee Route (Zuiderzeeroute), one of the most popular Dutch long-distance routes that takes you all around the IJsselmeer.

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

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Route: Amsterdam - Afsluitdijk
Distance: 155 km
Connections: Amsterdam - LF2, LF7, LF20, LF23
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. In spring 2019 the LF21 is scheduled to be replaced by a new Zuiderzee Route.