Amsterdam and The Netherlands
There is no happier cyclist than a Dutch cyclist. This is not only because The Netherlands is mainly flat, but also because the Dutch enjoy the most extensive cycle network in the world. With our guidebook, we present you the very best routes in the cyclist’s paradise!
Amsterdam is famous for its cyclists and with our guidebook you’ll cycle on those routes the locals love themselves. Whether you are a novice cyclist, want to give children a safe and fun cycling experience, want to do some serious mileage or want to embark on a study trip to experience the Dutch cycling infrastructure, the second and fully revised edition of our book caters for all!
Our book Cycling in Amsterdam and The Netherlands – The very best routes in the cyclist’s paradise features 1,064 kms (656 miles) of routes, so you can truly have up to three weeks of cycling fun; the perfect companion for one or multiple excellent cycling holidays!
The routes in the book have full connectivity with all main Dutch ferry ports, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht Central railway stations. This allows you to start cycling straight away, whether you arrive by plane, ferry or train. 300 listed facilities include bike rentals, bike shops, B&Bs, hotels, hostels and campsites. Additional chapters about the history of the Dutch cycling culture and the unique Dutch cycle route system make this book a must for anyone who loves cycling!
The book features six day rides in and around Amsterdam, all starting and ending at the Central Station, and with various distance itineraries to please everyone. These routes (total length 232 km – 143 miles) could all be cycled from one accommodation.
Another important feature of the book is the Randstad Circle route (337 km – 208 miles), starting and ending in Amsterdam and connecting to all Dutch ferry ports to the United Kingdom. This route is in many respects a “best of The Netherlands route”, allowing you to make a relaxed holiday of a week or so, with cycling from one accommodation to another. It features routes via the famous tulip fields, the Kinderdijk World Heritage windmills reserve, the coastal cycling highway (North Sea Cycle Route) and famous Dutch cities such as Haarlem, The Hague, Gouda, Delft and Utrecht. Inland routes via scenic waterways such as the River Vecht and the Green Heart provide further route variety.