Rotterdam - South Holland - The Netherlands
Cycling route 861449
Provided by: Groots Genieten
It is easy to cycle through the Westland around Naaldwijk. You will find plenty of variety here: forest, dunes, waterways and quiet nature reserves. Ideal for a day out.
You drive through the forest on the edge of Hoek van Holland, a little later you come across the boulevard. Here you have a beautiful view over the water, the many ships and the port of Rotterdam. Further along the Nieuwe Waterweg you will see a few lighthouses on the quay. You drive along the Oranjeplassen, a nature reserve rich in birds. You will also cycle along the Vlietlanden, a pristine lake area.
The Westland may enjoy world fame for its innovative greenhouse construction, but you will also find a surprising amount of natural beauty between the greenhouses. For example, you drive past the Kraaiennest and the Wollebrand, two quiet recreational areas that also serve as water storage facilities. You pass through the atmospheric Honselersdijk, further on you drive along the Plas van Alle Winden. This small-scale nature reserve is part of the Poelzone, an ecological connection between the dunes and the Staelduinse Bos. Finally, you drive through beautiful's-Gravenzande.