Monument route

Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 182490

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Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

40.5 km
02:23 h
714 kcal
3 m


Although this route is called the Monuments Route, you will also encounter a lot of nature along the way. You cycle through a patchwork of polders (De Wijdewormer) and old peat meadow areas (Oostzanerveld, Ilperveld and Wormer- en Jisperveld ) where sometimes geometrically tight ditches and then again meandering rivers determine the landscape. Every now and then a characteristic ribbon village looms on the horizon where houses used to be built next to each other on the high dikes. The number of monuments is particularly large in Jisp and Purmerend. Here you will see beautiful, rich buildings built in a stately nineteenth-century style. In neighboring Wormer, it is mainly old warehouses that have been given monument status. Due to its location on the Zaan, large ships came to unload their cargo here last century. That cargo was first stored here before it was spread overland. The names of these impressive storage palaces often refer to the origin of the cargo: Saigon, Batavia. Nowadays, the many square meters are reused for homes, catering and cultural institutions. Diehards then pedal hard to node 73 to enjoy themselves at De Zaanse Schans. A monumental living and working area from the eighteenth and nineteenth century with wooden mills, barns, houses and museums. All built in unique Zaanse wood construction architecture and moved here piece by piece from 1961.
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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.


# Description Distance
25 (1441DX, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
48 (1441DS, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.26 km
32 (1448NL, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.04 km
21 (1452PD, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.05 km
15 (1127PR, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.50 km
13 (1127PT, Landsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 12.81 km


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