Walking through old Dutch villages

Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 767795

based on 3 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

10.1 km
02:31 h
572 kcal
0 m

Description

In the Dutch polders there are beautiful villages with an ancient cultural history. This route takes you through Graft, Oost-Graftdijk and De Rijp, three real hiking gems.

Hekelhok
A little later you walk into the polder with its ditches and grassy meadows. In Oost-Graftdijk you can see, among other things, the village church from 1840 with a wooden turret. You will also pass a completely wooden worker's cottage from 1877. Behind this house is a unique hekelhut: Generations of Graftdijkers earned their living by hecking hemp for rope makers.

The ripe
You can get a breath of fresh air on the dike along the canal, while enjoying the peace and the wide views. 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. Shortly after each other you also pass the two village churches, Sculpture Garden't Westeinde and Gallery & Sculpture Garden De Eilandspolder.

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Directions

# Description Distance
41
41 (Dorpsstraat, 1484EL, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
55
55 (1486MS, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.24 km
Hekelhok (1487 MC, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.01 km
1
1 (1458, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.73 km
23
23 (1458, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 5.81 km
40
40 (1483BK, Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands) 8.78 km

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