Cycling through the polders to Alkmaar

Anna Paulowna, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 533224

Provided by: Groots Genieten

88.5 km
05:12 h
1559 kcal
32 m


This route takes you from Anna Paulowna all the way to Alkmaar and back. The largest part of this tour runs through vast polders and along waterways, but you also cycle through nice towns and along the Schoorlse Duinen.

Through the polders and the dunes
The Oostpolder of Anna Paulowna is the starting point of this route. From here you cycle through Oudsluis, Sint Maartensbrug and Groet to Schoorl. Near Schoorl you cycle along the Schoorlse Duinen, the widest dune area in the north of North Holland. This dune area includes drifting dunes and old forests. Get a breath of fresh air and then cycle on to Alkmaar. This city is known as Kaasstad for its world-famous cheese market, but Alkmaar has much more to offer. In the center of the city you will also find historic buildings, museums, canals and cozy streets with terraces. You can also explore Alkmaar from the water by taking a boat trip.

View windmills in the polders
Between Sint Maartensvlotbrug and Hargen you cycle past two polder windmills. The first mill is Zijpe Noorder-M. This mill was built here in 1864 to drain the Zijpe. Later the function of the mill was taken over by an electric pumping station. The second mill you pass is the Groetermolen from 1890. This mill still drains the Groeterpolder with the help of an electric pumping station.
Bed & Breakfast Windmill

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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.


# Description Distance
16 (1761JD, Anna Paulowna, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
15 (Kerkweg, 1761JD, Anna Paulowna, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.83 km
14 (1757PL, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.91 km
34 (1751LN, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.92 km
44 (1751DC, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 10.88 km
35 (1751CZ, Schagen, North Holland, The Netherlands) 12.80 km


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