A tour around the Black Lake

  • The Netherlands
  • Flevoland
  • Noordoostpolder
  • 58.02 km (Approximately 03:24 u)
  • Cycling route 700534

A tour around the Black Lake

  • The Netherlands
  • Flevoland
  • Noordoostpolder
  • 58.02 km (Approximately 03:24 u)
  • Cycling route 700534
This route takes you along the Zwarte Meer, a lake that was created in 1940 after the construction of the Noordoostpolder. You will pass through picturesque Genemuiden and Schokland.

Old Kraggenburg
The route starts at Het Wapen van Ens, a hospitable and friendly restaurant. After a cup of coffee you drive into the Noordoostpolder. Here you can enjoy views over the polder landscape, but also the shelter of the Voorsterbos. Just before junction 14 you pass a striking elevation in the landscape: Oud-Kraggenburg, a former artificial island in the Zuiderzee. The monumental light-keeper's house dates from 1877. Further on, you look out over the Zwarte Meer from the dike.

World Heritage Schokland
At the Kamperzeedijk you pass the steam pumping station Mastenbroek. This building from 1855 is in the Top 100 of National Monuments! Further on you drive through the beautiful polders on the Kampereiland. At Museum Farm Erf 29 you can learn more about local history. Schokland is also a unique part of the Netherlands. For centuries it was an island in the Zuiderzee.


# Description Distance
Het Wapen van Ens (8307 AS, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
54 (8307PB, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.98 km
5 (8307PR, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 2.58 km
38 (8317PW, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 4.19 km
3 (8317AV, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 6.22 km
10 (8317PH, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 8.94 km

Pause places

Het Wapen van Ens

8307 AS Noordoostpolder

The nicest terrace in Flevoland! Park your car in the parking lot in the morning and make the final preparations while enjoying a cup of coffee at the Wapen van Ens. Then you will at least start the day well. Once you've walked or cycled tiredly and got hungry, you'll settle down again at this atmospheric restaurant. You can come here for a tasty lunch, an intimate dinner for two or a dinner with a whole group. Go for an extensive multi-course dinner or taste one of the small seasonal delicacies. The menu changes here regularly to keep everything surprising. The staff of Het Wapen van Ens does everything they can to make you feel comfortable. Mention route.nl with your order and you will receive a nice surprise.


Stoomgemaal Mastenbroek

8281PE Zwartewaterland

The Mastenbroek Steam Pumping Station was built in 1855 near the Veneriete drainage canal. The steam pumping station was intended to drain the Mastenbroekerpolder. The pumping station completed this task until 1961, when an electric pumping station took over. The pumping station underwent a large-scale restoration around the year 2000. Cracks in the walls were discovered in 2000. These cracks had arisen because the foundation piles of the pumping station had been damaged. A restoration plan was devised in 2002 and implemented between 2003 and 2010. The pumping station is now in good condition both underground and above ground. There is also now a museum and a visitor center located in the pumping station. The old pumping station has been restored to its former glory and it is still working. Pay a visit to the museum to see the pumping station in action. In the associated visitor center, learn more about the hydrological history of the area and its inhabitants through exhibits, videos and slides.

MuseumBoerderij Erf 29

8267AH Kampen

In this museum you will get to know life on the farm as it was customary on the Kampereiland about a hundred years ago. Kampereiland has traditionally been a true meadow area in the IJsseldelta. The museum is located in a nineteenth-century terp farm. Here you will find, among other things, an ever-changing exhibition of traditional hats and costumes. In the 'room over de heerd' you can see a complete bedroom interior in Art Deco style from 1930. You can also see what a box bed, a fireplace with an old stove, a churning mill and old cow stables look like. In the kitchen you will find the associated attributes of the past: wecking stuff and skim vats for the milk. Until the Afsluitdijk was realized in 1932, farmers had to be constantly prepared for flooding. The cows regularly got wet feet in the stables and the farmer got wet feet. You can also find more information in the museum about the origin of Kampereiland on the basis of map material.

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