Date in 2020: 14/04 – 21/04
Day 1. Arrival in Amsterdam
At the end of the day we meet in our Hotel in Amsterdam.
Day 2. Amsterdam – Haarlem 40 km
After breakfast we cycle towards the ZaanseSchans. This is a residential area and open-air museum. Here you have the opportunity to get to know the life of the Dutch in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The area consists of authentic houses, a historic yard, a pewter factory, dairy farm, an old grocery store, demonstrations of manufacture of wooden clogs and, above all, many mills. Nothing is more Dutch than the ZaanseSchans. Most of the Dutch icons are represented here, including clogs, mills and cheeses. This demonstration of Dutch life attracts hundreds ofthousandsvisitors each year. We continue cycling towards the historic city of Haarlem passing countryside and small villages. We spend the night in Haarlem.
Day 3. Haarlem – Leiden 45 km
In Haarlem we start cycling towards the Keukenhof, the famous flower park. Keukenhof as over 7 million bulbs, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. After this lovely explosion of tulipswe continue cycling towards the city of Leiden. During the evening you can take a walk through the historic center, highly recommend! You can visit monumental buildings, for example, the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in 1575. Overnight stay in Leiden.
Day 4. Leiden – Dordrecht 70 km
Today we first cycle towards Den Haag (The Hague), where the Government of the Netherlands is located and the International Court of Justice. From TheHague we go a very beautiful Dutch city: Delft. This city is well preserved and it looks like you’re in the seventeenth century. Before arriving in the beautiful and ancient city of Dordrecht, we cycle along Kinderdijk. A unique monument, where the largest number of historical Dutch windmills is found, 19 windmills, which are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Dordrecht.
Day 5. Dordrecht – Zierikzee 75 km
After breakfast we cycle from Dordrecht to the famous Delta area. This Delta holds several of the biggest Dutch rivers. Years ago, an open connection existed with the sea due to the many tributaries in this area. After the disastrous flood in 1953, the Deltaplanwas developed and most tidal outlets were closed by dams. We spend the night in Zierikzee. A beautiful historic town and also the center of Dutch mussel culture.
Day 6. Zierikzee – Middelburg 55 km
Today we cycle to the North Sea, along the Oosterscheldeto the Oosterscheldedam. Huge locks are built in this embankment that can be closed during storms and high tides that protect the southwest of the Netherlands against the sea. Pedaling around here, one will realize why this has been one of the most difficult and expensive challenges to protect the country now and in the future. That’s why the Deltaworksare referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. After this dam we follow our way to Middelburg, but not without visiting the picturesque town of Veere. We spend the night in Middelburg. This city is the capital of the Province of Zeeland with many historic houses.
Day 7. Middelburg – Bruges 45 km
After breakfast we first cycle to the town of Vlissingen. With a ferry (only accessible to cyclists and walkers) we cross the Westerscheldeto Breskensto arrive in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (Dutch-Flanders). We will arrive at the Belgian-Dutch border. Today we will cycle most of the time along seaside and canals. Overnight stay in Bruges.
Day 8. After breakfast our trip ends
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