Cycling around Oostvaardersplassen


"The largest swamp area in the Netherlands with reed plains, rugged grasslands, ponds and willow forests."

The landscape

The history of the Oostvaarderplassen is only half a century old. Large pools of water remained on reclaimed land that was once intended for industry. That did not happen in the end. Nature, with a little help from man, took over the land and grew into a rugged wilderness with extensive reed swamps, grasslands, lakes and willow forests. A wilderness where countless geese and water birds, flocks of butterflies, the rare sea eagle and the largest herd of wild horses in Europe have found their home.

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Route map

Start and finish near junction 20 at the Knardijk in Lelystad, the total distance of the route is approx. 51 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

Bike junctions
20 - 8 - 91 - 92 - 27 - 23 - 24 - 67 - 97 - 93 - 6 - 5 - 45 - 8 - 6 - 20

More routes in Flevoland

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Interactive overview map