Zuiderzee route stage 5: From Harderwijk to Muiderberg

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Harderwijk
  • 64.69 km (Approximately 03:48 u)
  • Cycling route 747483

Zuiderzee route stage 5: From Harderwijk to Muiderberg

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Harderwijk
  • 64.69 km (Approximately 03:48 u)
  • Cycling route 747483
The fifth part of the Zuiderzee route leads you along the banks of the Veluwerandmeren. You will cross Gelderland, Utrecht and you will eventually end up in Noord-Holland. Along the way, check out historic sites that have everything to do with water.

On to the fishing village of Spakenburg
The Beach hotel Monopole in the old Hanseatic city of Harderwijk forms the starting point of this stage. From here you cycle along the Veluwerandmeren, the Wolderwijd, the Nuldernauw and the Nijkerkernauw, to Spakenburg. This former fishing village was located on the Zuiderzee before the construction of the Afsluitdijk. You can still find all kinds of monumental buildings and places here, such as the old fish auction and the fish smokehouse. Part of Spakenburg is a protected village, so there is plenty to see here. On the way to Spakenburg you can also take a look at the Putter steam pumping station and the Arkemheen steam pumping station. These steam pumping stations have kept the surrounding polders dry for a long time. The pumping stations are still put into operation at extreme water levels.

Hotel Restaurant Het Rechthuis
Via Huizen you cycle to the end point in Muiderberg. There you can settle down at Hotel Restaurant Het Rechthuis to chat with a snack and a drink. Overnight stays are of course also an option.

Fortified town of Naarden
On the last part of this route you will pass Naarden. This historic fortified town is known for its special star shape with double walls, gatehouses and bastions that date from the 17th century. Take a look in Naarden to get acquainted with this military past of the city and then immediately enjoy all the fun.

Continue your journey with stage 6 of the Zuiderzee Route.
Do you want to discover more beautiful places in the provinces you cycle through? Then take a look at the page of Gelderland , Utrecht or North Holland .


# Description Distance
MONOPOLE (Buiten de Bruggepoort, 3841 CT, Harderwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
MONOPOLE (Buiten de Bruggepoort, 3841 CT, Harderwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
82 (3841DZ, Harderwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.12 km
9 (3844ZK, Harderwijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.55 km
7 (3853LB, Ermelo, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.76 km
Fiets- en voetveer 'FLE-GEL' (Pontveer Zeewolde, 3853 LB, Ermelo, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.83 km

Pause places


Buiten de Bruggepoort 3
3841 CT Harderwijk

Monopole is a three-star hotel located on the beautiful boulevard of Harderwijk. The hotel has 19 stylish hotel rooms that are fully equipped with bath/or shower, air conditioning, free WiFi, TV, coffee and tea making facilities. Hotel Monopole is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday in the Veluwe. The city center of Harderwijk is less than a 5-minute walk away, where you will find many cozy coffee addresses and nice shops. You can book various trips through the hotel, such as a boat trip on the Veluwe Randmeren. After a nice day out, you can enjoy a nice dinner in the restaurant of Monopole.


Buiten de Bruggepoort 3
3841 CT Harderwijk

Monopole is an attractive restaurant located on the beautiful boulevard of Harderwijk. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views over the water and a varied selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. You are welcome here for a coffee with something delicious, lunch, drinks or dinner. Are you coming with a group? Book online or - if the group is larger than 8 people - contact the restaurant by phone. Besides a restaurant, Monopole is also a hotel that houses 19 stylish rooms. An ideal base for a relaxing holiday in the Veluwe.


Fiets- en voetveer 'FLE-GEL'

Pontveer Zeewolde
3853 LB Ermelo

The bicycle and pedestrian ferry 'FLE-GEL' sails between Zeewolde and Strand-Horst (Harderwijk) and is the ideal way for cyclists and pedestrians to make the crossing between these two places. the ferry can accommodate 325 passengers.


3861 NG Nijkerk

Local residents did not only do their utmost to protect the region from the water, but also made use of the connection and fishing possibilities offered by the Zuiderzee and later the Nijkerkernauw (one of the 'Randmeren' between Gelderland and Flevoland). offered. Ships could continue to pass via Arkervaart.

Stoomgemaal Arkemheem

3861 MD Nijkerk

The Stoomgemaal Arkemheen, previously known as Stoomgemaal Hertog Reijnout, is a striking appearance in the Arkemheen polder near Nijkerk. As one of the oldest pumping stations in the Netherlands, the water pumps to a higher area, in this case the Zuiderzee. In this way the residents of Nijkerk and the surrounding area keep their feet dry. For current opening hours, visit http://www.stoomgemaal-arkemheen.nl/

Spakenburgs Museum

Oude Schans
3752AG Bunschoten

The museum is housed in eight different buildings and is a combination of an indoor and an outdoor museum. It is located on both sides of the Watersteeg. The museum complex consists of various houses, a shop, farm with haystack and a smokehouse.


3752 LT Bunschoten

Because the dikes first built in the Zuiderzee offered insufficient protection against the water, the dikes were reinforced in various places with a pile construction from the 15th century onwards. Long rows of oak and / or coniferous wood poles were placed next to each other at the paendijk, which were mutually connected and anchored in the ground using cross beams.

Huizer Klederdrachtmuseum

1271ZB Huizen

The museum has been located in the so-called Schouten or Reghthuis since 1995, located on the edge of the historic Vissersbuurt. The Huizer Klederdrachtmuseum is a cultural-historical museum that depicts, preserves and manages the history of Huizen. In addition to a permanent presentation and beautiful traditional costume collection, there are temporary exhibitions throughout the year.


1411RH Gooise Meren

Naarden is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe and especially famous for its unique star shape. The fortress has 6 bastions, a double wall and a double canal belt.

Nederlands Vestingmuseum

Nederlands Vestingmuseum
1411PG Gooise Meren

The museum has an open air part and an underground part. The open-air section shows the fortress, the ramparts and the moats, plus weapons (artillery) from different periods. The underground part houses the collection and gives an impression of the soldier's life in a fortress.

Fort Ronduit

Fort Ronduit 1S-1
1411 WB Gooise Meren

Fort Ronduit was built in 1873 north of the Naarden fortress, near the former Zuiderzee on the site of a redoubt. The fort, which was located before the inundations, served to cover the outer dike land north of the city and is d

Het strand van Muiderberg

1399 JC Gooise Meren

The beach of Muiderberg, where there is a lot of wind surfing and kite surfing.

Monument Joodse Begraafplaats Muiderberg

1399GZ Gooise Meren

This is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands, and the synagogue dates from 1933.

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