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Once a busy trade route with Germany, now the IJssel is a friendly meandering river - the LF3-2 takes you along the river dyke to the historic Hanze towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen.
Cycling along the river dyke near Kampen. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling along the river dyke near Kampen. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Ships sailing up the river laden with precious goods, traders selling their merchandise in the busy harbours - the historic Hanze towns along the river IJssel remind you of the region’s rich trading past which reached its golden era in the 15th century. Cycling along the dyke, you can enjoy the wide views over the winding river and floodplains.

The Hanze Town Route is the middle section of the LF3.

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

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LF3-2 Hanze Town Route (Hanzeroute)

Route: Kampen - Millingen 
Distance: 135 km
Connections: Kampen - LF3-1, LF15, LF22, LF23
Zwolle - LF9
Deventer - LF19
Arnhem - LF4
Millingen - LF3-3
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 2017 the LF3-2 Hanze Town Route is scheduled to be replaced by a new Hanze Town Route.