Marken and 't Twiske

Cycling in Waterland, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 771952

Provided by: Groots Genieten

518 41
51.5 km
03:01 h
908 kcal
3 m
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Marken is a former island with a well-preserved cultural history. On the other side of the Gouwzee you cycle through the Dutch lowlands with its wide grasslands and straight ditches.

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Before you cross by boat to another characteristic town: Volendam. From the beautiful old harbor you can drive straight into the polders. Here you drive along vast meadows where cows graze: a beautiful Dutch picture. Further on you drive along the Purmer Ee, an old connection of the Purmerpolder with the former Zuiderzee. Further on is't Twiske, a beautiful unspoilt and wetland nature reserve.

't Schouw is a former seventeenth-century transfer point in the barge traffic between Amsterdam and Hoorn. So it's a historic place. This also applies to Broek in Waterland and Zuiderwoude: two old villages where you can see many monumental buildings. You cycle back to Marken via the dike. The entire former island has been so well preserved that it has a protected cityscape. Feel free to get off the bike to enjoy the beautiful wooden houses and the atmosphere by bike.

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# Description Distance
51 (Havenbuurt, 1156AL, Waterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
99 (Haven, 1131EV, Edam-Volendam, North Holland, The Netherlands) 4.58 km
56 (Noordeinde, 1141AD, Waterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 11.53 km
Overstaphekje Purmerdijk (Monnickendammerweg, 1141 PJ, Waterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 13.49 km
3 (1482AH, Waterland, North Holland, The Netherlands) 14.65 km
18 (1447AA, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 15.79 km

Place name directory

  • Waterland, North Holland
  • Edam-Volendam, North Holland
  • Purmerend, North Holland
  • Landsmeer, North Holland
  • Oostzaan, North Holland
  • Amsterdam, North Holland
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