Tranquil Touring through the Netherlands

This week’s collection features some peaceful tours through the Netherlands.

First, we take a city spin through Utrecht with Roalt Aalmoes before exploring the surrounding countryside.

Then, new contributor Arno Smit takes us along the waterways of Westfriese Omringdijk in the north.

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AROUND UTRECHT

An easy ride around the Dutch city of Utrecht in mostly rural areas. Experience the well-maintained bike lanes and the typical flat Dutch landscape. On the east, it will follow part of the Dutch Water Line, a 19th century defence line including water and forts and in 2021 added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ride also goes by the Campus of the University of Utrecht and up north through some old peatlands. In the west, the ride goes through the Maxima Park, named after the Dutch Queen in a new area of the city. In this Central Park-Style area, you will meet a lot of cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters. Before you exit the park, you will see a reconstruction of a Roman fort, and you may want to watch out for Romans! The final part follows the Amsterdam Rhine Channel to the South.

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44.97km
DISTANCE
1:39:00
DURATION
110m
ELEVATION

UTRECHT TO DOORN

An easy ride from Utrecht to Doorn, with two easy climbs at the end. The ride starts at the southern city limits of Utrecht, and then goes eastwards towards the "Utrechtse Heuvelrug." You will pass the city of Zeist, with its Slot (Castle) Zeist and the Campus of the National Dutch Soccer Federation KNVB. Beware of some "Vals Plat" (False Flat) as we say here, and ride ends after a small climb in the town of Doorn. The ride was filmed on King's day, so be aware of the many Dutch flags and people wearing orange.

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25.12km
DISTANCE
0:54:02
DURATION
100m
ELEVATION

ANDIJK TO OOSTERLEEK

Riding the dyke from Andijk, alongside Lake IJssel through Enkhuizen to Oosterleek. A short, flat ride on the dyke in the north of Holland along the IJsselmeer and Markermeer, passing the old city walls of Enkhuizen.

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18.07km
DISTANCE
0:36:09
DURATION
37m
ELEVATION

WESTFRIESE OMRINGDIJK

A sunny and flat ride in the North of Holland on the old Westfriese Omringdijk from Kolhorn to Tuitjenhorn, a dike from 1300.

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21.05km
DISTANCE
0:41:55
DURATION
22m
ELEVATION