Cycling in Urk, Flevoland, The Netherlands
Cycling route 159155
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It is almost impossible to imagine, but less than a century ago the unpredictable Zuiderzee waved where now the Noordoostpolder is located. You can enjoy cycling in this new part of the Netherlands and you will find surprising nature and beautiful stories.
The route starts and ends in Urk. Until 1939, this fishing village was an island. The old village center of Urk has been well preserved as a protected townscape, it is a beautiful sight. You drive through a landscape of straight ditches and plots to Emmeloord, the central point of the Noordoostpolder. From a distance you can see the Poldertoren, a water tower of 65 meters high from 1959.
On the edge of the Voorsterbos you will pass Netl de Wildste Tuin, a cozy family park. The surprisingly varied Voorsterbos was planted in 1944 on the former seabed. However, with its dense canopy and thick tree trunks, the forest seems centuries old. This piece of new nature is a joy to cycle through. In and around Kraggenburg you can see many orchards. You pass Fruitboerderij Vink, where you can buy fresh fruit and homemade fruit juices: nice for a picnic on the way!
Schokland was an island in the Zuiderzee for centuries. At the northernmost point was the village of Emmeloord, now the center of the Noordoostpolder. Due to the reclamation in 1942, the water around the island disappeared and a unique piece of the Netherlands was created. It is not without reason that UNESCO has designated the area as a World Heritage Site. Because Schokland is located on peat, the soil is slowly but surely subsiding. To counter this, the groundwater level is kept artificially high. In the Schokland Museum you can learn more about the history of Schokland.
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.
|Parkeerplaats centrum (TOP Urk, 8321EH, Urk, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|36 (8321XB, Urk, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||0.37 km|
|94 (8322BN, Urk, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||2.37 km|
|58 (8309AC, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||6.42 km|
|69 (8309AC, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||6.62 km|
|18 (8303AA, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands)||10.43 km|