A tour of water-rich Holland

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Aalsmeer
  • 50.21 km (Approximately 02:57 u)
  • Cycling route 566182
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A tour of water-rich Holland

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Aalsmeer
  • 50.21 km (Approximately 02:57 u)
  • Cycling route 566182
This route takes you from the cozy Café Op de Hoek in Kudelstaart through wetland peatlands in the vicinity of Uithoorn. You cycle through peaceful nature reserves and past beautiful sights with a long history. You will also get to know several small towns in this area such as Nieuwveen, Uithoorn and Mijdrecht. The Nieuwkoopse Plassen are part of a 1,400-hectare nature reserve that was created in the 16th century by peat extraction. Along the way you will pass the Fort at Kudelstaart, a fortress that was built between 1905 and 1906 as part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The route also leads past the Fort at Uithoorn, another fort that is part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. It was built in 1911.

Directions

# Description Distance
Café Op de Hoek (Kudelstaartseweg, 1433 GJ, Aalsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Fort bij Kudelstaart (Fort bij Kudelstaart, 1433GB, Aalsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.13 km
25
25 (1433GW, Aalsmeer, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.64 km
26
26 (1424CD, Uithoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.75 km
27
27 (1424AW, Uithoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.23 km
31
31 (1421BA, Uithoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.09 km

Pause places

Café Op de Hoek

Kudelstaartseweg 295
1433 GJ Aalsmeer
https://cafeopdehoek.nl

After Kudelstaart was without a cafe between 1982 and 2016, Cafe Op de Hoek finally opened its doors. At the crossroads of the Kudelstaartseweg, the Robend and the Bilderdammerweg you can meet the locals after a walk or bike ride. Dorpscafé Op de Hoek stands for a relaxed environment, where it is all about conviviality and accessibility. A nice starting point at the Westeinderplassen near Aalsmeer. The cafe is located almost on the border of North and South Holland, so you can go in all directions!

Sights

Fort bij Kudelstaart

Fort bij Kudelstaart
1433GB Aalsmeer
http://www.forten.info

Behind dikes, at the edge of waterways and often at the end of farm roads, under small grassy hills, another world is hidden. A green world of white walls, steel doors and bats. The fort on this site was built between 1905 and 1906 as part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam.

Fort bij Uithoorn

Fort Uithoorn
1427AJ De Ronde Venen
http://www.forten.info

The Fort at Uithoorn was built in 1911 as part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. When the fort was still in use, about 321 soldiers were stationed.

Westveense Molen

Westveense Molen
3652MC Nieuwkoop
http://www.allemolens.nl

This seesaw mill from 1676 was built to drain the Westveense polder, which covers 145 hectares. A storm in 1837 destroyed the mill, but it was restored.

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