Nature trail walk

Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 754511

based on 4 reviews

Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

15.5 km
03:51 h
879 kcal
1 m


Set off from De Rijp to Schermerhorn and discover all the beauty this region has to offer. From watery and quiet polders to authentic villages and historic sights, you will find it all here. Time to explore!

Fascinating sights
At the beginning of the route you can take a look at various sights in the village of De Rijp: Museum Jan Boon"Het Walhuis\\\", Raadhuis De Rijp and Museum In't Houten Huis. Just outside De Rijp you walk along the Eilandspolder, a protected peat meadow area full of bird species. A little further on you can admire the smallest house Schermerhorn. This is the last preserved gardener's house on the former island of Schermereiland. From here you walk to Grootschermer where you can take a break at Café-Restaurant het Genot van Grootschermer. You will also find all kinds of sights here, such as the Nic Jonk Museum and Sculpture Garden.

The smallest candy shop in the Netherlands
A little further on in Graft you will find the smallest candy shop in the whole of the Netherlands. In this shop called Bram and Aagie you can choose from a huge range of old-fashioned sweets. You shouldn't miss that during this tour.

The villages on this route are located on the former Schermereiland. This island arose in the Middle Ages between large lakes such as the Schermeer and the Beemstermeer. The inhabitants of this island used to live from herring fishing and whaling, among other things. By draining the Beemster and Schermer in the 17th century, Schermereiland became part of the mainland.

Want to know more about Laag Holland? Then look here.
Parking Tourist idea Church Bicycle cafe Restaurant Windmill Nature reserve-OLD Place of interest Museum Tourist landmark

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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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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.



# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats | Wollandje in De Rijp (1483 WG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
20 (Westeinde, 1483EB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.19 km
Museum Jan Boon "Het Walhuis" (Museum Jan Boon - 'Het Walhuis', 1483 BG, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.49 km
Raadhuis De Rijp (Restaurant Oudejans, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.66 km
Museum In 't Houten Huis (1483AP, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.86 km
12 (1483AN, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.96 km

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