Direction Bodegraven, Woerden & de Meije

Cycling in Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 302659

Provided by: Martin van der Valk, Zuid-Holland (NL)

1258 1
49.2 km
02:53 h
867 kcal
4 m
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Historic Zwammerdam and Bodegraven
The tour starts in the direction of Zwammerdam. Zwammerdam is located in the middle of the area where the Limes (northern border of the Roman Empire) and the Old Dutch waterline meet. The historic center is nice to stroll around a bit. The next'stop\\\' is Bodegraven, where a piece of history is also waiting for you: Fort Wierickerschans. This defense work (1673) is located on the south bank of the Oude Rijn and was also part of the Old Dutch Waterline. The site is freely accessible from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

The capital of the Green Heart
Your cycling tour continues towards Woerden, the so-called'capital\\\' of the Green Heart of Holland. It is an excellent starting point for cycling, walking or sailing trips. Woerden has a harbor in the middle of the lively city center and there are plenty of nice places to have lunch or dinner. 
 
The Meije
Back you cycle along the beautiful Meije, a (ribbon) village between Zwammerdam/ Bodegraven, Zegveld, Woerdense Verlaat and Nieuwkoop. This is still one of my favorite areas! You will find several pleasant gardens, terraces and shops with regional products from the Green Heart. Stop for a nice cool drink at Café De Halve Maan. What an appropriate saying they have on the wall:"A thirsty man, weary of going, quenches his thirst at the Crescent Moon\\\".
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Directions

# Description Distance
Van der Valk Avifauna (2404 HG, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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9 (2405SH, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.11 km
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4 (Rosmolen, 2406JX, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 3.69 km
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10 (2407AE, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.15 km
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18 (Gouwestraat, 2407BB, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.41 km
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2 (2407AH, Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland, The Netherlands) 5.87 km

Place name directory

  • Alphen aan den Rijn, South Holland
  • Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, South Holland
  • Woerden, Utrecht
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