Vanaf station Muiderpoort naar schilderachtige dorpjes — Spontaan de stad uit
Includes a movable bridge
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Pauline van der Waal planned a hike.
March 7, 2010
The picturesque villages of Durgerdam, Ransdorp and Schellingwoude are located on the north bank of the IJ just east of Amsterdam. You will visit all three in this varied walk from Muiderpoort station. From the station you first walk in the direction of the Flevopark. This park borders Amsterdam on the east side and is largely located directly on the water. You walk through the park towards the bridge with which you cross the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. You will see the famous Camping Zeeburg on your right. You walk via the Zuiderzeeweg to the Zeeburgereiland. The name of this road recalls the time when the sea started here. Zeeburgereiland used to be a silt site. It was built in the early 20th century with dredging sludge from the IJ and the Eastern Docklands. After that it was used as a military site for a long time, but about ten years ago the first houses were built. You cross the high bridge over the Buiten-IJ. Below you sail the ships that have sailed through the Orange locks from Amsterdam, or are on their way there. From here you can already see Durgerdam, your next stop on the route. Durgerdam has a protected village view. The houses and the Church of Durgerdam are therefore typical and recognizable. You continue your way towards Ransdorp. You can recognize the obtuse tower of the church from afar. You walk through a typical Dutch landscape. Very rural and yet so close to the city. Schellingwoude is located next to the Orange Locks. These locks ensure that the water level of the North Sea Canal remains at the correct height. In addition, they prevent salt water from flowing into the sweet interior from the sea. Pedestrians and cyclists can return to Amsterdam East via the locks. You walk back to Muiderpoort station via the edge of the Zeeburgereiland and across the Zeeburgerdijk along the canal. From Amsterdam Central, the train takes you to Muiderpoort in just five minutes. Various trams and buses also stop there.
June 21, 2020