Discover the Veenweide-Wormerroute

Cycling in Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 564853

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

1255 56
46.0 km
02:42 h
811 kcal
4 m
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Description

This tour takes you through the open landscape of West Waterland. Along the way you can enjoy all that this area has to offer: numerous ditches, damp grasslands and characteristic ribbon villages. You cycle through extensive peat meadow areas such as the Oostzanerveld, the Ilperveld and the Wormer and Jisperveld.

The Zaanse Schans
The cozy heart of Zaandam is the starting point of this route. From here you cycle along the river Zaan to the famous Zaanse Schans. There you can admire a whole collection of windmills and you can also visit Museum Oliemolen dezoeker to dive even deeper into the world of windmills. Another mill that is worth a look inside is paint mill De Kat. This is the only working wind dye mill in the world. Then you cycle through quiet peat meadow areas to Purmerend.

Quiet peat meadow areas
The peat meadow areas around the cities in Waterland are a wonderful place to relax. Enjoy the panoramic view and clear your head. Some of these areas are part of a protected Natura 2000 area. You can spot many meadow birds in these wetland areas. The perfect place for bird watchers.
Parking Bicycle cafe Restaurant Windmill Museum Tourist landmark
Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

In Laag Holland are the rustic villages of yesteryear. While cycling you will find Dutch history in the beautiful straight polder lines and the protected city and village views. Low Holland is a national landscape. The Defense Line of Amsterdam and the Beemster have been placed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats | Westzijde Zaandam (1506 EE, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
70
70 (1502AJ, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.36 km
71
71 (Oostzijde, 1508EV, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.56 km
72
72 (1509AM, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.82 km
Museum Oliemolen de Zoeker (Kalverringdijk, 1509BZ, Zaanse Schans, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.11 km
De Kat (De Kat, 1509BZ, Zaanse Schans, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.16 km

Place name directory

  • Zaanstad, North Holland
  • Zaanse Schans, North Holland
  • North Holland
  • Wormerland, North Holland
  • Purmerend, North Holland
  • Landsmeer, North Holland
  • Oostzaan, North Holland

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