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Cycling in Holland north of Amsterdam

Holland oberhalb von Amsterdam

Cycling in Holland north of Amsterdam

Bike Touring Collection by Holland oberhalb von Amsterdam

8

Tours

29:49 h

315 mi

2,500 ft

Picturesque dunes that frame the coast encasing mile after mile of glorious seafront. Comfy beach bars, innumerable rivers and canals, and truly beautiful towns and cities. Welcome to northern Holland.

Home to such a diverse landscape, northern Holland is full of surprises. The well-built cycle ways will carry you a total of 1450 kilometers (90 miles) across undulating landscapes, past epic waterways, and alongside innumerable dunes. In the Beemster World Heritage Site and the Schermer Dyke, you'll see an authentic side of the Netherlands that few visitors ever get to witness, complete with beautiful farmhouses and wide, sprawling viewpoints. From the Netherlands' highest dune, that at Schoorl, you'll be able to enjoy a panoramic view spanning almost the entirety of northern Holland (especially when the weather is good)—and you'll truly be able to take in the beautiful nature.

In this Collection, we bring you the most beautiful bike rides in the region. From long to short, we've prepared a little something for everyone here, so riders of all types can experience the best of northern Holland.

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  • Difficult
    08:28
    90.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The West Frisian Umringdeich is a wonder made by human hands. At that time it was created by small deep dikes, which, however, often did not provide sufficient protection. Later, the dikes were higher and an interconnected dike system was created. The West Frisian Umringdeich was born! This monument

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    32.6 mi
    10.8 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hoorn appears in history from 1200. This explains the many beautiful historic houses that you can admire in and around the city. Hoorn is also cultural: you will not only find museums and the famous steam locomotive between Hoorn and Medemblik, also music and theater lovers will get their money's worth

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    35.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route literally runs through the head of North Holland. Radle along the North Sea coast through the beautiful dune area. In the area around Den Helder you will find the darker dunes. The former swamp is today a great green recreational area. The Helder is also home to the Royal Navy; but you can

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  • Intermediate
    04:42
    48.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful dune area at the top of North Holland offers you all the possibilities for a wonderfully long bike ride. The majority of the route leads through the dune area and includes small detours through beautiful villages and famous bathing places. The route is easy to shorten, because round trip

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    28.7 mi
    10.9 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Schagen is a small town that acquired its city rights in the 15th century. Schagen existed for ten centuries. Meanwhile, the town has become a real city with a regional character. Uitjenhorn is a few years older and was founded around the year 1000. Compared to the city angle, however, both are still

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  • Intermediate
    02:49
    28.4 mi
    10.1 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Breite Dünen Route is one of the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands. On 45 kilometers, the circuit from Alkmaar leads you to the coast. You cycle mostly through beautiful dune landscape, which also gives you one or the other small slope. In addition to dunes, the route also leads through

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  • Intermediate
    03:04
    31.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this circuit, an extra helping of dunes awaits you and a beautiful route that takes you mostly along the coast. At the beginning the route leads over the place Anna Paulowna and wide polder landscape in some arches to the sea. Here you immediately dive into the beautiful dune landscape that lines

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  • Easy
    01:49
    19.7 mi
    10.8 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This route takes you on a circuit through the impressive polder area around Julianadorp, where you first take a scenic route near the coast towards Callantsoog. Here you will pass by small dunes and maybe also one or the other Galloway cattle grazing there. Callantsoog offers a trip to the beach, where

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    315 mi
  • Duration
    29:49 h
  • Elevation
    2,500 ft

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