Around the IJsselmeer with Afsluitdijk - 7 days

Cycling holiday - The Netherlands - IJsselmeer
  • 7 days
  • Bed and breakfast, half board optional
  • Luggage transport
  • Hotels with luggage transport
  • Hoorn, Medemblik, Lemmer, Lelystad, Amsterdam
  • The bike classic of the Netherlands
  • Afsluitdijk
  • Fishing villages Edam and Urk
  • Distance per day 45-57 km
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Around the IJsselmeer with Afsluitdijk - 7 days

Day 1 - Arrival in HoornYou will cycle on bike paths over the dyke, along bird wetlands, to Enkhuizen. Here you should plan to take a city tour and a visit to the Zuiderzee Museum is also recommended. You will stay the night in the old and pretty town of Medemblik.Day 2 - Hoorn to Medemblik - 48 kmOn your first day of cycling you will follow the IJsselmeer coastline. In Enkhuizen you can visit the Zuiderzee Museum and spend the night in the center of Medemblik.Day 3 - Medemblik to Makkum - 58 kmToday you continue your route along the banks of the IJsselmeer and cross the more than 30 kilometers long Afsluitdijk. You spend the night in the cozy Frisian Makkum, renowned for its pottery.Day 4 - Makkum to Lemmer - 60 kmYou will cycle through beautiful Eleven Cities towns. From Makkum you cycle to Workum, and via the picturesque harbor town of Hindeloopen you arrive in Stavoren. You then follow the dike along the IJsselmeer and cycle through the rolling and wooded Gaasterland to Oudemirdum. Just before Lemmer you pass the famous steam pumping station of Ir. Wouda.Day 5 Lemmer to Lelystad 58 kmFrom Lemmer you cycle over the dike between the water and the 'new land', the only 60-year-old polder landscape, to Lelystad. On the way you pass the fishing village of Urk, the former island in the Zuiderzee.Day 6 - Lelystad to Amsterdam - 64 kmYou will cycle along the Bataviawerf where ships from the Golden Age are being reconstructed. You will then cycle along the Oostvaardersplassen. This unique nature reserve shows what our country looked like thousands of years ago. From Muiderberg you cycle to the pleasant harbor village of Muiden, with a medieval castle. You spend the night in Amsterdam.Day 7 - Amsterdam to Hoorn and departure - 57 kmIn Amsterdam you cycle through the center along the Amstel river, canals and monuments. After crossing the IJ, follow this arm of the river to Durgerdam. After this you follow a quiet route through the peat meadow area Oostelijk Waterland. You can sail from the former island village of Marken by boat to the touristic but atmospheric Volendam or you cycle via Monnickendam to Volendam. You will cycle over the dike along the old Zuiderzee via the beautiful cheese town of Edam to Hoorn. Your cycling holiday ends here.

Around the IJsselmeer

Details Leistungen Around the IJsselmeer with Afsluitdijk - 7 days

General informationDeparture dates: March 1st until October 31st
Arrival day: every day
  • Rental bikes and E-bikes available. Current prices can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Prices of additional services, half board and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • Route descriptions with maps included
  • GPS tracks available
Additional information
  • Parking: free parking at the first hotel
  • From April 1st 2019 until the end of 2022 the cycle path across the Afsluitdijk will be closed. There is a bicycle bus with space for a maximum of 15 bicycles and 25 people. This bus runs over the dike once an hour.
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