Cycling in Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands
Cycling route 539237
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The sea is never far away at Goeree-Overflakkee. So neither is the wind and that wonderfully characteristic salty air. This bike tour takes you through the dunes, along the beach and through Ouddorp and Stellendam.
Dunes of Goeree
From the Deltahaven you enter the Duinen van Goeree after Havenhoofd: a nature reserve where beach and forest alternate. In the forest you can enjoy the silence, on the beach you can get a breath of fresh air with the rustling of the surf as background music. In Ouddorp you drive through the old village center. You can see some beautiful buildings here. The Village Church is also a picture, it dates originally from the fourteenth century.
You cycle along the edge of the Westduinen, a rugged landscape with original dune grasslands. A little further you cycle along the shore of the Grevelingenmeer. You cycle past De Schans, a former military fort from 1665. You cycle through the polder to Stellendam, where you will see Molen Korenlust from 1865.
During the Second World War, the Westduinen functioned as a ... fake airfield! The Germans had set up fake wooden planes here to mislead Allied bomber pilots. It worked. Until the Dutch underground managed to send a message to England about these fake planes. The RAF's response was characteristically English: two more bombs were dropped. Made of wood ... Ironically, military towers were installed here in the 1950s.
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.
|Landschapscamping de Vlugtheuvel (Eendrachtsdijk, 3251 AG, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|64 (3251LZ, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||2.96 km|
|62 (3252LB, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||6.07 km|
|63 (3252LT, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||9.08 km|
|55 (3253PZ, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||13.01 km|
|56 (Prins Hendrikweg, 3253BV, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands)||14.18 km|