Coast & Culture in Holland — the perfect holiday combination

Bike Touring Collection by
Küste & Kultur

Picturesque dune landscapes, fantastically long sandy beaches, enchantingly colourful flowering fields and charming villages and towns form the perfect combination of coast and culture in Holland.

In the Randstad, Leiden and the coastal towns of Noordwijk and Katwijk are not far apart. Perfect to enjoy the historical centre of Leiden as well as the fresh air in the dunes on a bike tour and to visit many hotspots along the way.

For example, cycle along the Hollandse Duinen National Park. Along the way there are always nice stops like traditional and modern beach clubs or playgrounds for children. Hollandse Duinen National Park is more than just nature. This area is unique because of its proximity to the sea, its villages and towns, the precious nature in and around the dunes and the rich culture and history. Due to the mixture of natural and man-made landscapes, this area is so typically "Dutch".

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    01:58
    20.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The circuit starts on the edge of the Hollandse Duinen National Park, which is more than just nature. The area is unique thanks to its proximity to the sea, its villages and towns and the precious nature in and around the dunes. Passing the Dünenspielplatz, you will pass beautiful countryside via Valkenburg in the direction of Leiden.In Leiden, you can make a detour to the Brasserie Buitenhuis, where you can enjoy the traditional way, or visit the steam train "Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden". Leiden is the birthplace of Rembrandt, which is reflected in many places. For example, you cycle past the Rembrandtpark and the memorial of the young Rembrandt. The route continues along the water. With a magnificent view of Molen De Valk and the numerous houseboats on the Haarlemmertrekvaart you continue the tour towards Oegstgeest.Through the countryside you head towards Noordwijk past windmills and greenery. On the way to the sea, the lighthouse of Noordwijk gets closer and closer. Once you reach it, you can park your bike on the boulevard to pay a visit to the beach. Then the path leads you along the coast back to the starting point.

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  • Easy
    01:52
    20.0 mi
    10.7 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 32-kilometer circular course takes you on a flat stretch of Leiden around the Kaag lakes. The Kaag Lakes are a small lake system in South Holland northeast of Leiden. They are popular for boat trips, water sports, cycling and hiking. As you drive around the lakes and along the many canals in Leiden, you will pass windmills, pastures by the water with grazing animals, picturesque Dutch boats and buildings. In the flower season, you can also enjoy the colorful flower fields.

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    22.3 mi
    10.6 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    The 36-kilometer round takes you from Leiden to the beautiful beaches of Katwijk and Noordwijk. Katwijk is the proud owner of the most beautiful beach promenade in the Netherlands. In and around the village you can go hiking, cycling or shopping in the characteristic shops of the village. In a variety of restaurants and beach pavilions you can after a day at the beach with coffee and delicious meals pampered. Through idyllic dunes it goes from Katwijk on Noordwijk then back to Leiden.

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    26.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The coastal town of Noordwijk is the starting point for this flowery bike ride, which will take you 42 kilometers past the most beautiful flower fields in the region. At the beginning, the circuit takes you past Noordwijkerhout and Oosterduinse Meer. On the entire route you can already admire colorful blooming flower fields along the way. The highlight of the flower splendor you will then experience in Keukenhof. About the Tulperij, a flower farm, you then cycle in a large arc back to Noordwijk the sea.

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    22.0 mi
    10.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Noordwijk at the lighthouse, the 35 kilometer circuit on Leiden starts. You cycle south across rural areas with beautiful windmills and wide green meadows. Soon you will reach the foothills of the city of Leiden, which are dominated by much water. Following the canals, you will enter the city where you can stop for a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes. On the way out of town you pass the CORPUS. In the museum you can literally undertake a journey through the human being. Via the foothills of Katwijk we return to the starting point in Noordwijk.

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  • Easy
    01:35
    16.4 mi
    10.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In Leiden starts this easy bike ride that brings you to the coast on a beautiful 26 kilometer course. From Leiden, you cycle pretty directly northwest to Katwijk. After a short stroll through the city, turn left and drive along a beautiful stretch of coastline through beautiful dune landscape. Via Wassenaar, where you can make a stopover and stroll through the pretty city center, the round goes back to Leiden. Before returning to the starting point, you can stop at the station of the steam train "Stoomtrein Katwijk Leiden".

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  • Easy
    01:56
    20.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Picturesque dunes and beautiful beaches are in the foreground on this 32 kilometer long easy circuit. From Ruigenhoek you cycle past the Oosterduinse sea and colorful flower fields to Noordwijkerhout, from where you cycle through the magical nature of the dunes to Noordwijk. After enjoying the beach in the city and the pretty shops, it continues on great bike paths along the coast through beautiful dune landscape. In Katwijk you can enjoy the most beautiful beach promenade in the Netherlands and strengthen yourself in one of the cozy beach bars, before you head back to the starting point.

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  • Easy
    01:52
    19.1 mi
    10.2 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Katwijk, this bike ride takes you to Leiden. Right from the beginning of the 28-kilometer easy round course you cycle directly along the water. Following various channels, you arrive in the city center of Leiden. In the birthplace of Rembrandt you can visit the cultural attractions around the famous painter and landmarks such as De Burcht or the Botanical Garden. After enjoying suffering to the fullest, the route takes you along the water back to the coast to Katwijk.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    167 mi
  • Duration
    15:50 h
  • Elevation
    1,850 ft

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