Much of Holland lies below sea level, so what would happen if the dykes and dunes were no longer there? What would be sea, what would be land? The LF9 takes you along an imaginary Dutch coastline.
The Koppelpoort in the medieval town of Amersfoort. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
‘Amersfoort-on-the-Sea’, ‘ Beach Resort Breda’ - cycling along the imaginary coastline you can appreciate how vulnerable Holland is, were the sea level to rise. Following the edge of higher and lower land, the scenery is very varied. Allow time to explore the various medieval cities and fortress towns on the route.
Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:
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LF9 Sea Level Route (NAP-route)
|Route:||Nieuweschans - Breda|
|Connections:||Groningen - LF14, LF20 |
Zwolle - LF15, LF16
Utrecht - LF4, LF7
Gorinchem - LF17
Woudrichem - LF12
Breda - LF11, LF13
|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 2020 the LF9 Sea Level Route is scheduled to be discontinued and a new route through the east of Holland is to be launched.