Cycling through the Land of Leeghwater

Cycling in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 556022

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758 31
33.3 km
01:57 h
586 kcal
1 m
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Description

The Land van Leeghwater was created thanks to the famous hydraulic engineer Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater (1575 -1650). This route takes you through some of its reclaimed land, such as De Schermer. The Golden Age lives on here in the landscape!

Schermer Mills
In the Schermerpolder you can still see some of the age-old mills that drained the area, such as the Poldermolen M from 1635. What a beautiful picture! In Stompetoren you pass the Reformed Church (without spire) from 1663. A little later you see three
beautiful ironing boards appear on the horizon. Two date from 1631, the last one (Strikmolen I) was built in 1864, after its predecessor was burned down by lightning.

Wet Island Polder
You cycle a bit along the Eilandpolder, a swampy peat area. Even the farmers sometimes have to get on their barges to get to the cows. From the saddle you have beautiful views over long plots of grassland and reed-lined ditches. In Grootschermer and Graf you will see many monumental buildings, such as farms. In both villages is a gem of a town hall from the seventeenth century! The route ends at't Torenerf in Zuidschermer.

Bicycle cafe Windmill

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Directions

# Description Distance
't Torenerf (Zuidervaart, 1846 LG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
77
77 (1847LL, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.96 km
Poldermolen M (Poldermolen M, 1841GA, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.18 km
78
78 (1841JD, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.31 km
79
79 (1841, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.92 km
52
52 (1842GP, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.36 km

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  • Alkmaar, North Holland
  • Koggenland, North Holland
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