Klaas Hoorn and Kijfpolder route

Castricum - North Holland - The Netherlands

Hiking route 177743

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

3626 107
3.02 km
171 kcal
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On the edge of Akersloot you will find a beautiful nature reserve on the Klaas Hoorn and Kijfpolder. Explore this area with this route and walk along the banks of the Alkmaarder and Uitgeestermeer. Along the way you can enjoy a typical Dutch landscape with cattle grazing in the meadow.

Admire natural beauty
The starting point of this route is at a parking lot on the outskirts of Akersloot. From here you walk along a marina to the edge of the Alkmaarder and Uitgeestermeer. This lake is widely used for water sports, so there is plenty to see here. You can also spot all kinds of special plants and birds along the way. How about the rare plant sundew or meadow birds such as black-tailed godwit, redshank and lapwing? You will also find many reed and water birds such as wigeons and bluebirds here. Bird lovers can indulge themselves here.

Take a look in Akersloot

The last part takes you along the edge of Akersloot back to the starting point of the route. This town is known as a water sports village with its location on the water, but you can also sniff culture in the center. Take a look, for example, at the museum pumping station from 1879 or at the corn mill De Oude Knegt, where flour is still ground.

Practical information
Due to the presence of all kinds of birds and toads in this area, the path is not always accessible. From November 1 to June 15, the path is closed for the winter and breeding season. Furthermore, dogs are not allowed on this route, with the exception of the nature reserve. Only the walking path is marked with square posts with red and white stripes around it.

Would you like to know more about Laag Holland? Then take a look here.
Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

In Laag Holland are the rustic villages of yesteryear. While cycling you will find Dutch history in the beautiful straight polder lines and the protected city and village views. Low Holland is a national landscape. The Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster have been placed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO.

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