The West Frisian Omringdijk near Schagen

Hiking in Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 1004954

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12.8 km
03:11 h
727 kcal
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The West Frisian Omringdijk is the only monumental dike in the world - of course it is in the Netherlands. If you know what to look for, you can read the historic battle against the water in the landscape.

Wild lands
Your walking route starts at Automuseum Schagen, where various car brands from Europe and America are displayed. Drink a cup of coffee and walk through the museum, the entrance is free. Then you walk into the West Frisian polder, along numerous waters. It is a joy to walk in such a beautiful landscape, especially when you know how much work it has taken to tame the sea and wastelands.

surrounding dike
This area is known for its panoramic views, high Dutch skies and colorful bulb fields. You will also come across picturesque places. The old hamlets and ribbon villages that arose here after the reclamation, such as Sint Maartensbrug, are worth a visit. Via the Schagerwiel you walk back into Schagen. The route of the West Frisian Omringdijk shows here indications of the historical struggle against the water: bends and a wheel indicate dike breaches. Special to experience!

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Automuseum Schagen (Lagedijkerweg, 1742 NB, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
14 (Halerweg, 1742NH, Schagen, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 1.39 km
29 (Lagedijkerweg, 1742NC, Schagen, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 2.30 km
31 (Nieuwedijk, 1742ND, Schagen, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 2.85 km
21 (Nieuwedijk, 1744KN, Schagen, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 5.73 km
54 (IJsbaan, 1744KN, Schagen, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 6.09 km

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