Schagen, Den Helder and Anna Paulowna

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Schagen
  • 69.87 km (Approximately 04:06 u)
  • Cycling route 122321

Schagen, Den Helder and Anna Paulowna

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Schagen
  • 69.87 km (Approximately 04:06 u)
  • Cycling route 122321
Den Helder is the home base of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Most activities of our defenders in the water therefore take place in or near the city. For example, the naval airport is a stone's throw away and a naval barracks is located on Texel. Most naval vessels are anchored in the port of Den Helder. There is also a maintenance yard and many workshops and training courses, including the Royal Naval Institute (KIM). As you make your way to picturesque villages and smaller towns such as Anna Paulowna and Schagen, you will cycle through a sea of colors. Strips of green meadows and the bulb fields provide a picturesque picture. The colorful spring and summer seasons are ushered in with the blooming of crocuses in late March. The beautiful colors of different types of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths continue quickly, while in late summer gladiolus, dahlias, carnations and asters provide a second dazzling sea of diverse colours. During the first half of the bike ride you will see Fort Kijkduin. The fortress was built in 1811 by order of Napoleon Bonaparte. Initially, the fort was named after a colonel in Napoleon's army, Francois Louis Morland, but after the establishment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, the fort was given its current name. When originally built, the fort consisted of a 64-metre-long masonry reduit with two bastions on the south side. The whole was surrounded by a dry moat. In 1822 a brick lighthouse was built on top of the fort, and the twenty-two meter high tower was also provided with embrasures. That tower was replaced in 1877 by Lange Jaap. In 1897 an armored observatory was placed on the roof. The fort is a national monument. The second half of the route you pass WV Anna Paulowna. Here you can take a break, enjoy a refreshing drink on a terrace, while the activity around you creates a cozy atmosphere. There is always something to see or do; the beautiful pleasure boats and larger yachts are a feast for the eyes and almost every water sports enthusiast is up for a chat. This route, which is more than 66 kilometers long, starts at Profile Westeenk in Schagen. Before you start the long bike ride, we advise you to have your bike thoroughly inspected by a bicycle specialist. This way you can be sure that you can complete your route safely and without unpleasant surprises. If you have a bicycle discount card, you will receive a 10 euro discount on repairs or maintenance.


# Description Distance
Profile Westenenk (Molenstraat, 1741GE, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
45 (Laan, 1741EA, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.25 km
Hotel Marktstad (1741 BS, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.66 km
35 (1751CZ, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.27 km
44 (1751DC, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.19 km
32 (1751DG, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.01 km

Pause places

Profile Westenenk

1741GE Schagen

You are always welcome at bicycle shop Profile Westeenk in Schagen. If you have your bike serviced regularly and early defects are resolved in time, you prevent expensive repairs and annoying situations while cycling. The annual service is a luxury that your bike deserves. On presentation of a bicycle discount card at Profile Westeenk in Schagen you will receive a discount on your bicycle service. With the bicycle discount pass you can enjoy affordable and carefree cycling pleasure.

Hotel Marktstad

1741 BS Schagen

Hotel Marktstad is a beautiful hotel to enjoy a well-deserved weekend away or a business stay. The hotel is located on the Markt, right in the center of Schagen, a nice old town in West Friesland. Enjoy a nice drink on one of the terraces! Take your bike to the beach of Petten or Callantsoog, wonderful places to get a breath of fresh air or relax on the coast. From the hotel you can also make beautiful trips through a landscape of polders and dunes. In the Schoorlse Duinen you can take endless walks through the vast nature.

Camperplaats Jachtwerf Willemsoord

Willemsoord 41
1781 AS Den Helder

You will find the Willemsoord marina directly on the North Sea. Whatever the wind, you can always leave here by boat to one of the islands around the Wadden Sea or places on the IJsselmeer. Adjacent to the marina you will find the motorhome pitches. Here you can enjoy everything there is to do in Willemsoord, within walking distance of the center of Den Helder. Take the boat to Texel for a nice bike ride or walk, or discover the special nature in the Kop van Noord-Holland. There is so much to experience here!


Fort Kijkduin

1789AX Den Helder

Fort Kijkduin was built in 1811 by order of Napoleon Bonaparte. The fort was built largely by craftsmen from all over the province and Spanish prisoners of war.

W.V. Anna Paulowna

Scouting Anna Paulowna
1761BG Anna Paulowna

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