Twiske route

Hiking in Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 177756

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

11760 286
16.2 km
04:02 h
920 kcal
3 m
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Description

Explore the recreation area Het Twiske and discover the natural beauty that can be found here. From meadows to flowery hay meadows, wetlands, forest areas and wide reed beds, you will find it all here.

Along the Stootersplas
The starting point of this route is in the middle of Het Twiske. Here you will find Twiske Haven where you can enjoy a snack and a drink. Start the day here with a cup of coffee by the water before you start your trip or settle down here afterwards for a nice lunch or dinner. From here you walk along the edge of the Stootersplas through the Twiske. The Stootersplas was created in 1960 when a lot of sand was excavated here for the construction of the Coentunnel. In 1972, the excavated area was transformed into a recreational lake. This is how this water was created that is perfect for water sports enthusiasts. The Stootersplas is also the habitat of numerous birds.

Follow the route markers
This route is marked with route markers with red arrows. It is also possible to shorten the route. In winter and in wet weather it is important to put on good footwear, because it can get soggy here.

Legakker and peat holes for the peat
Peat has been extracted over the centuries around Oostzaan, Den Ilp and Landsmeer. After the high moor had run out, the low moor was dredged with so-called pull brackets. The peat was then laid out on narrow strips of land, dried and cut into thick peats. This created a landscape with fields and peat holes, called'dellen\\\' in Oostzaans, which you can see in this area.

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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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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (De Roemer, 1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
7
7 (1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.09 km
14
14 (De Noorderlaaik, 1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.24 km
23
23 (1511BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.95 km
22
22 (De Noorderlaaik, 1511AS, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.56 km
Twiskepolder met Stootersplas (1511 BX, Oostzaan, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.71 km

Place name directory

  • Oostzaan, North Holland
  • Landsmeer, North Holland

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