march route

Hiking in Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 177753

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

13313 279
9.6 km
02:24 h
547 kcal
4 m
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Enjoy a nice walk through farmland and along rugged meadows, an old lock and spots with dike breaches. This route runs through Het Twiske, a wet and open area full of meadow, water and reed birds.

The Twiske Mill
The starting point of this route is on the edge of Het Twiske. This recreation area has been created between the peat areas in this region. From here you walk along the water to the Twiskemolen. This is a thatched water mill from 1572 and one of the few working polder mills in the Netherlands. From here you can walk along the water and through the quiet nature of Het Twiske. Here you can really relax. After about 4 kilometers of walking you can take a break at Twiske Haven with a cup of coffee or something else.

From swamp to recreational area
The peatland in this area used to be a lot more swampy and rough. This has led to the name'Marsen\\\', a mix of the English word for marsh'marsh\\\' and the French word for marsh'marais\\\'. The recreation area Het Twiske was built here from 1972 and then this area became less rugged. In the last part of the route you can go to Café De Drie Zwanen to take a breather with something delicious.

Practical information
The route is marked with black posts with green arrows. Here you will find some options to shorten the route, marked with green arrows on a white background. During the breeding season (15 March-15 June) part of the route is different. This is indicated by signs. Dogs must be on a lead at all times, except in dog walking areas. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches.

Would you like to know more about the background of this region before exploring this route yourself? Then read this article.
Parking Bicycle cafe Windmill Forest Cultural routes Nature Route Recreation area
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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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (De Marsen, 1121HZ, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
4 (1121HZ, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.03 km
72 (1121LM, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.39 km
5 (1121LM, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.85 km
Twiskemolen (Twiske, 1121 LM, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.96 km
25 (1121LM, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.32 km

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