Herring & Hemp cycle route

Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 758871

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Provided by: Bureau Toerisme Laag Holland

24.7 km
01:27 h
435 kcal
0 m


Get on your bike and take a nice trip along old villages near the Beemster. During your trip you can enjoy the soothing tranquility that prevails in these water-rich peat meadow areas and you will also find all kinds of text and image panels that give you more information about the area.

View historic sites

The starting point of this cycle route is in De Rijp, but you can start this route at any point along the route. This village is full of beautifully restored houses dating back to the 17th century. From here you cycle past the Theetuin Spierenburgh to Schermerhorn. Fancy a cup of coffee or tea with cake? Then take a break here. In Schermerhorn you can view the Church of Schermerhorn while cycling. In Grootschermer, the next village on your route, you can then view the Town Hall Grootschermer and you can visit the Museum and Sculpture Garden Nic Jonk. You will also find the Café-Restaurant Het Genot van Grootschermer here.

On the road to De Rijp
The last part of the route takes you from Grootschermer to Driehuizen, West-Graftijk, East-Graftdijk and Spijkerboor. You eventually end up on the edge of De Rijp. There you can end the day with a snack and a drink at Bij Ernst.

Drymaker de Schermer
On the way from Driehuizen to West-Graftdijk you will pass the Droogmakerij de Schermer. This area is a good example of the many lake areas that were pumped dry in North Holland in the 17th century. This polder was drained between 1633 and 1635. Enjoy the view over the flat area here.

Further on the road through Low Holland? Then look here.
Parking Church Bicycle cafe Windmill Museum Fort 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.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats | Oosteinde in De Rijp (1483 AC, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
61 (1483HB, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.18 km
29 (Westdijk, 1636XA, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.61 km
28 (1636XT, Beemster, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.91 km
Kerk Schermerhorn (1636 VB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 6.48 km
27 (1636VJ, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 7.51 km


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