Cycling through the Noordoostpolder

  • The Netherlands
  • Flevoland
  • Urk
  • 58.32 km (Approximately 03:25 u)
  • Cycling route 159155

Cycling through the Noordoostpolder

  • The Netherlands
  • Flevoland
  • Urk
  • 58.32 km (Approximately 03:25 u)
  • Cycling route 159155

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.

on Urk
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.

Surprising Voorsterbos
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!

Museum Schokland
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.


# Description Distance
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

Pause places

Netl De Wildste Tuin

Leemringweg 19
8317 RD Noordoostpolder

Netl De Wildste Tuin is a family park in the outskirts of Kraggenburg. You will find wild gardens with many kinds of fragrant flora, an adventure playground for hours of fun and a swimming beach. You can eat at your leisure in the cozy beach pavilion. On the walking path De Wildste Tuin Route you will come across information panels with wild ideas such as Ampyx Power, nettle clothing and Olivine. Fancy active entertainment? Then make your move on the 18-hole Pitch&Putt Golf Course. Beautifully landscaped and suitable for novice and advanced golfers. Sporty fun for everyone!

Fruitboerderij Vink

Zuiderringweg 13-2
8317 RA Noordoostpolder

Fruit farm Vink is located near the beautiful fruit and green village of Kraggenburg in the Noordoostpolder. In this area it is wonderful to cycle through surprisingly beautiful new forests and cultural-historical places such as Urk and Schokland. At Fruitboerderij Vink you can make a tasty stopover. You will find a special fruit picking garden, cozy farm shop and traditional jam kitchen. Bring a basket, put together a picnic with fresh fruit, fruit juices and jams from Fruitboerderij Vink and discover how much fun it is to cycle through the Noordoostpolder.



8302BT Noordoostpolder

Tower-like building with a water reservoir or water tank at the top

Museum Schokland

Middelbuurt 3
8319AB Noordoostpolder

At Museum Schokland you can learn more about the history of Schokland. The museum is located on the Middelbuurt, one of the three medieval residential mounds of the former island of Schokland. The permanent exhibition of the museum consists of geological, archaeological and historical objects that give you an idea of the origin of the island of Schokland and its decay, the life of the population in this area and the draining of the polder. The stories come to life through models, historical films and photos. The showpieces of the museum are a number of prehistoric human footprints that are approximately 4,000 years old. These footprints were found near Schokland in 1984. Surrounding the museum is an area of one hectare where the remains of the former settlements can still be admired on the surface. Think of stone water cellars that were used to collect drinking water and a wooden ice runner shed.

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