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Historic fishing villages and provincial towns, in their glory days a centre of international trade and industry - the LF22 takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast.
Harbour of Lemmer. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Harbour of Lemmer. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

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. The provincial harbour towns of Makkum, Stavoren and Kampen tell the story of a rich past. The LF22 also takes you further inland to the national parks De Wieden and De Weerribben, where you get an idea of what large parts of Holland must have looked like before man put his stamp on it.

Together the LF21, the LF22 and the 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: Afsluitdijk - Kampen
Distance: 135 km
Connections: Den Oever - LF10
Lemmer - LF20
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 LF22 is scheduled to be replaced by a new Zuiderzee Route.