From Hoorn along the Markermeer and through the bulb fields

Cycling in Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 133634

Provided by: Groots Genieten

7675 82
31.3 km
01:50 h
552 kcal
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Description

The colorful bulb fields and the water of the Markermeer are the setting for this cycling route, which starts in picturesque Hoorn with its protected cityscape and historic buildings. The first half of this route goes along the water of the Markermeer. Originally, this area was to be reclaimed to form the Markerwaard. Those plans fell through. The function of the water for the birds was too important and, moreover, the reclamation in other places entailed risks and proved to be financially unfeasible. Fortunately, today you can enjoy expansive views over the water. The Groote Molen was built between 1603 and 1638. It was later fitted with an auger and pumped the water into the Zuiderzee. The mill has been restored since 1979. The route continues through the exuberant colors of the vast bulb fields east of Hoorn. Various flowers are in bloom all spring and summer. The bulb fields in the Netherlands are a magnet for thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Korenmolen de Krijgsman was built in 1602. After a lightning strike, the mill burned down and rebuilt. With a rack height of 10.4 meters, the new Molen de Krijgsman became the highest windmill in North Holland. The mill has been restored and has been running on the wind since 2003. You can find flour and all kinds of other baking products in the mill shop.
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Directions

# Description Distance
Groote Molen (Zuiderdijk, 1627LA, Drechterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
62
62 (De Laan, 1697KX, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 0.84 km
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80 (Zuideruitweg, 1608EX, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 4.63 km
9
9 (Oosterleek, 1609GA, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 8.39 km
67
67 (Kerkbuurt, 1608GB, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 11.30 km
65
65 (Hemweg, 1608HH, Drechterland, Noord-Holland, Nederland) 13.71 km

Place name directory

  • Drechterland, North Holland
  • Drechterland, Noord-Holland
  • Hoorn, Noord-Holland
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