Dutch cycling | Zaanstreek and Zaanse Schans
Zaanstreek and Zaanse Schans

"Cycling in a beautiful peat meadow landscape with ditches, pollard willows, swaying reeds, rotating mills and grazing cows."

The Zaanstreek is the oldest industrial landscape in the Netherlands, where once hundreds of windmills spinned their blades at the same time. The area provides a characteristic picture of Dutch history. Old mills, typical green wooden houses, and monumental 19th-century warehouses and factories. Combined with an extensive peat meadow landscape with meadows, cows, ditches, pools, reed beds, bridges, and swampy peatlands, the Zaanstreek region fits perfectly with the image that foreign tourists have of the Netherlands. Mills, cheese, and clogs. It doesn't get more Dutch!

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Route map

Start and finish near junction 84 on the Lagendijk in Uitgeest. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

49 km 03:16 47 m

Bicycle junctions
84 - 87 - 88 - 89 - 59 - 44 - 45 - 94 - 73 - 63 - 68 - 66 - 65 - 9 - 8 -39 - 38 - 85 - 84

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