Enjoy West Frisian folklore

Cycling in Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 138929

Provided by: VVV Top van Holland

2992 52
29.3 km
01:43 h
516 kcal
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This cycle route along the West Frisian Omringdijk allows you to fully enjoy the wide West Frisian landscape and the lively folklore. The route shows you the beautiful Zijperpolder. It was Jan van Scorel who took the initiative in the 16th century to impolder Zijpe by surrounding it with a sturdy wide dike. A man of many talents, a valued priest, but also known as a painter. The east side of the Zijperpolder is surrounded by the so-called West Frisian Omringdijk; a winding dyke no less than 126 kilometers long. From the height of the dike you have a beautiful panoramic view over the farmlands and bulb fields and you will automatically pass numerous picturesque places. Such as Schagen, an attractive city with the characteristic church towers of the Catholic Christoforus Church and the Protestant Grote Kerk. Schagen is the beating heart of the 'Zijpe'; around the market square you will find numerous terraces and specialty shops. Every Thursday you will find a busy weekly market where fresh local products are recommended. In the summer months, this famous market is decorated with folk dances, ring stitches and many typical West Frisian traditions that give you the feeling that you have stepped back in time.
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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
45 (Laan, 1741EA, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Hotel Marktstad (1741 BS, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.41 km
Boerderij- en rijtuigmuseum Vreeburg (De muziektuin, 1741AD, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.99 km
Zijper Museum (1751CE, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.58 km
35 (1751CZ, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.21 km
44 (1751DC, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.12 km

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