Walking through the Rijp and West Graftdijk

Hiking in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 762689

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1715 69
12.0 km
02:59 h
681 kcal
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Description

It is wonderfully quiet walking in the Dutch lowlands. This route also takes you through old towns such as De Rijp and Oost-Graftdijk. What a nice cultural history you will find here!

The ripe
De Rijp was a prosperous town for several centuries thanks to whaling and herring fishing. You can still see some of that prosperity when you walk past the beautiful old buildings in the Rechtestraat. You can also see some monuments in the adjacent Graft. Then you walk into the wide polders. What a nice and quiet walk here. Ideal for a chat with friends or family.

East Graftdijk
In West-Graftdijk you pass Europarcs Resort de Rijp, a nice holiday park with a good restaurant. You walk back into the countryside over the dike along the canal. In the picturesque Oost-Graftdijk you can see the village church from 1840 with a wooden turret. You will also pass an entirely wooden workers' house from 1877. Behind this house is a unique heckling loft: generations of Graftdijkers earned their living by beating hemp for rope-making.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (Jan Ploegerlaan, 1483VH, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
20
20 (Westeinde, 1483EB, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.99 km
41
41 (Dorpsstraat, 1484EL, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.82 km
55
55 (1486MS, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.70 km
EuroParcs De Rijp (Burgemeester Dalenbergstraat, 1486 MT, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.99 km
Hekelhok (1487 MC, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.04 km

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  • Alkmaar, North Holland
  • North Holland
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