Towpath route from TOP Nieuwkoop

Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 537835

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Provided by: Stichting TOP Routenetwerken

53.3 km
03:07 h
938 kcal
1 m

Description

Towpath route from TOP Nieuwkoop

This cycling route starts from TOP Nieuwkoop and runs along the rivers the Kromme Mijdrecht and the winding Meije and the Nieuwkoopse Plassen.
The municipality of Nieuwkoop was created on excavated peatlands and is characterized by wide lakes, extensive polders and beautiful nature reserves.
The Nieuwkoopse Plassen were created in the 16th century by peat painting the area. Peat was dredged on a large scale to use as peat. In addition to the lakes, the area around Nieuwkoop has many reed fields, which give the east of the area in particular a wide and open character.

A few tips
De Zevensprong Farm
The tourist office and the Historical and Polder Museum are located in this old farm. You can get tourist information and routes at the tourist office. The museum shows the history of Nieuwkoop and its surroundings.
Address: Noordenseweg 23. Tel: 0172-571 120

Visitor center Nieuwkoopse Plassen
The Natuurmonumenten visitor center is approximately 600 meters away. You will find an interactive exhibition about the swamp nature in the Nieuwkoopse Plassen, a temporary exhibition and catering. You can also purchase the latest Nieuwkoopse Plassen cycling, walking and canoeing map here.
Address: Reghthuysplein 22. Tel: 0172-52 00 10

De Groene Jonker nature reserve
The nature reserve De Groene Jonker, opened in 2007, is certainly worth exploring. The variety in nature ensures a special range of meadow and marsh birds. A hiking trail runs through the area with various viewpoints. In spring and summer you can see the spoonbill spooning its meal there and in winter thousands of ducks and geese hibernate there. A fantastic sight.

Nature experience trail
The Nieuwkoopse Plassen were created by peat extraction. The islands in the lakes have special flora and fauna and are protected nature reserves. On the island of Geitenkamp you can take a walk on a beautiful nature trail. You can reach Geitenkamp by canoe, electro or whisper boat from Plaszicht marina. Address: Dorpsstraat 114. Tel: 0172-571786

Work shed Natuurmonumenten
On the other side of the Nieuwkoopse Plassen you will find the work shed of Natuurmonumenten at bicycle junction 57. The Oudshoornpad starts from the work shed, which goes straight through meadows and over fences. You can also take a walk through the Haeck nature reserve.
You can reach the work shed via bicycle junctions 83 and 57, between these junctions the Zonneveer sails (May to August). By car you drive (from the TOP) via Noorden and Achttienhoven (Bosweg). Address: Hollandsekade 23, Woerdense Verlaat.

For more information about this TOP
Tourist Transfer Point (TOP) Pancake house

Height Profile

Stichting TOP Routenetwerken

Tourist Interchange Points (TOP 's) are the perfect places to start a bike ride or a walk. In these places you can park your car for free on the edge of beautiful areas. From here you can enjoy cycling and walking via the nodes. The TOP 's are easy to find by following the signs along the roads. You can recognize the TOP by a green steel culm of 5.5 meters high.

Directions

# Description Distance
TOP Nieuwkoop (2421XX, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
53
53 (2421AC, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.55 km
28
28 (Zuideinde, 2421AH, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 3.36 km
52
52 (2421LH, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.82 km
99
99 (2461GN, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 8.44 km
99
99 (2461GN, Nieuwkoop, South Holland, The Netherlands) 8.54 km

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