I amsterdam planned this outdoor adventure with komoot!

Discover your own fun with the #1 outdoor app.

I amsterdam

Almere – Cycleseeing around Amsterdam

Almere – Cycleseeing around Amsterdam

Intermediate
02:07
23.2 mi
10.9 mph
150 ft
150 ft
Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tips

More information

Includes movable bridges

Check opening times.

2 in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.95 mi
© OSM

Beatrixpark

Bike Touring Highlight

5.58 mi
© OSM

Fietspad Noorderplassen

Bike Touring Highlight

6.24 mi
© OSM
14.0 mi
© OSM

De Oostvaardersplassen

Bike Touring Highlight

23.2 mi
Destination

Map

loading

Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: < 109 yd
Path: < 109 yd
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 21.2 mi
Street: 0.73 mi
Road: 1.17 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: < 109 yd
Compacted Gravel: < 109 yd
Cobblestones: 0.52 mi
Paved: 17.3 mi
Asphalt: 5.21 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd

Weather Forecast

I amsterdam planned a bike ride.

June 10, 2021

Comments

  • I amsterdam

    No other landscape in the Netherlands quite represents the 20th century as Nieuw Land (New Land). The modern polder towns here are true architectural museums. The nature reserves, such as Lepelaarplassen and Oostvaardersplassen, are a beautiful contrast to this.

    In this new land, you are actually cycling on the seabed. A system of dykes keeps the surrounding water, which is on average five metres (16 ft) higher, at bay. Take the train from Amsterdam Central Station to Almere or Lelystad, and discover Nieuw Land in these two wonderful routes, starting with Almere.

    You cycle just over 6 miles (10 km) from the city centre of Almere to reach the Lepelaarsplassen section of the Nieuw Land National Park. Cycle past the houses of the first settlers in the new town. Just after the Beatrixpark, you see the modern houses of Noorderplassen West. Then you cycle between Noorderplassen and the Lepelaarsplassen nature reserve. Stop at the lookout hut and see how many of the 300 species of bird you can spot. At the Trekvogel visitor centre, housed in a former engineer's house that once stood on an island, you can learn all about your new feathered friends.

    Cycle over the Oostvaardersdijk to the Oostvaardersplassen, and with a favourable wind you might even feel like cycling all the way to Lelystad. Or, you can complete the Almere round and save Lelystad for next time. Then turn right at the Jac. P. Thijsepad and cycle with the Oostvaardersplassen on your left along this unique nature reserve. Large herds of Heck cattle, Konik horses (originally from Poland) and red deer graze the grassland. The area is of international importance as a marshland and bird habitat.

    Then it is time to cycle back from the Oostvaardersplassen to the city centre of Almere. Cycle along the Lage Vaart and be amazed by the striking buildings and landscape art. Examples include the remarkable buildings called the Rode Donders or the five concrete elephants by sculptor Tom Claassen, each weighing 40 tonnes.

    Via Hanny Schaft Park, you enter a shopping area that is officially recognised as one of the best city centres in the Netherlands. While shopping, pay attention to the many buildings designed by the world's most famous architects. Finally, get on the train to Amsterdam and take a last look at the typical Dutch landscape where water and land go hand in hand.

    • June 10, 2021

You Might Also Like

Exploring Amsterdam on your biycycle
Bike Touring Collection by
I amsterdam
On the best cycling routes through the Dutch metropolis
Bike Touring Collection by
I amsterdam
Amsterdam by bike: Here's how!
Bike Touring Collection by
I amsterdam
Your off-the-beaten-track Amsterdam experience
Bike Touring Collection by
I amsterdam
Zuiderzeepad – hike around the IJsselmeer in 28 stages
Hiking Collection by
Pauline van der Waal
Floris V-pad long-distance hike – Dutch History on LAW 1-3
Hiking Collection by
Pauline van der Waal
Around the IJsselmeer – A six-day Dutch classic through lake landscapes
Bike Touring Collection by
Sabina Knezevic - Farawayistan
Delve into history around IJsselmeer lake – cycling the LF Zuiderzee Route
Bike Touring Collection by
Robin Patijn - Farawayistan
Discover hidden castles and idyllic country estates in Holland
Bike Touring Collection by
Niederländische Burgen & Landsitze
Comfortable cycling – holiday with the e-bike
Bike Touring Collection by
Kalkhoff Bikes
I amsterdam

Almere – Cycleseeing around Amsterdam