Den Helder - North Holland - The Netherlands
Cycling route 236307
Provided by: Amstel Radler Tour de Hollande
Stage 17 of the Amstel Radler “Tour de Hollande” takes you from historic Leeuwarden to maritime Den Helder. A ride with panoramic views, especially if you drive over the Afsluitdijk. The route starts at De Walrus, which has been voted the best Frisian café of 2015/2016.
The first meters you stumble over the beautiful buildings, so to speak. It is not without reason that old Leeuwarden is in the top 15 of Dutch monumental municipalities. A striking building is the Oldehove, a sixteenth-century church tower that already began to subside during construction. In the countryside it is wonderfully quiet cycling through the vast grasslands. You will pass through old picturesque places such as Dronrijp and Franeker: Friesland at its best!
From the Afsluitdijk you have a beautiful view over the IJsselmeer and the Waddenzee. The flood defense was opened in 1933: you are now driving where the turbulent Zuiderzee once flowed. From a distance you can see the beautiful Wieringen, the former island in the Zuiderzee. In 1924, Wieringen was 'linked' to Noord-Holland by embankment and reclamation.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.