Windmill route North Holland Dune Reserve

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Castricum
  • 59.04 km (Approximately 03:28 u)
  • Cycling route 637507
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Windmill route North Holland Dune Reserve

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Castricum
  • 59.04 km (Approximately 03:28 u)
  • Cycling route 637507
Your route starts at Bike Totaal Kruijswijk Tweewielers in Castricum. You will soon enter the North Holland Dune Reserve, one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands. If you want to know more about this special area, first drop by Visitor Center De Hoep. The route leads right past it. Special windmills can be seen in the hinterland. A beautiful cycle path leads you straight through the dunes to the nineteenth-century Varnebroeker mill. The nine-meter high mill was moved a few years ago due to a restoration by a mill builder. With a new mortar and new rods'he is proud again. Along the banks of the Limmergat and the Uitgeestermeer you drive back to Castricum, past the Woudaap: a beautiful polder mill from 1651.

Directions

# Description Distance
Bike Totaal Kruijswijk Tweewielers (Kooiplein, 1901 VW, Castricum, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
16
16 (Duinenboschweg, 1901NR, Castricum, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.72 km
25
25 (1935EM, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.57 km
29
29 (1935EN, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.24 km
30
30 (1934PD, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 10.29 km
31
31 (Slotweg, 1934CN, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.88 km

Pause places

Bike Totaal Kruijswijk Tweewielers

Kooiplein 14-16
1901 VW Castricum
http://www.kruijswijktweewielers.nl

Only a top range of bicycles is not enough, Kruijswijk Tweewielers therefore guarantees you the best advice and the best service. They are always here for you, before, during and especially after your purchase. A nice spot in Castricum to start your cycling route! From here you can cycle into the North Holland Dune Reserve for beautiful trips through nature. The beautiful old Alkmaar is also easy to do from Castricum!

Sights

Varnebroeker

Varnebroekmolen
1852RH Heiloo
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Fort Marken-Binnen

9
1536AC Alkmaar
http://www.fortmarkenbinnen.nl

Fort bij Marken-Binnen is located on a piece of 'old land' in the Starnmeerpolder in the northwestern front of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The fort was built in the Markerpolder, two meters higher up, on the spot where the water de Stierop and the Markervaart meet. Both waterways offered enemy troops the opportunity to invade the Defense Line by boat via the Alkmaardermeer. Fort Marken-Binnen had to defend this access. The fort was completed in 1905 and could house more than 300 soldiers. In the engineer's shed there was room for an additional 75 soldiers. This warehouse was demolished after the Second World War. The shed was rebuilt in its full glory in 2006-2007. The fort and the engineer shed now house a training center for fire brigade and company emergency response.

Molen De Woudaap

De Woudaap 2
1562 GW Zaanstad
http://www.allemolens.nl

This polder mill was built around the year 1651 to drain the polder 't Woud. Later this drained polder was expanded to the 710 hectare Krommenie? R-Woudpolder.

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