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Cycling routes in Holland

The Netherlands is the best country in the world for cycling. You can make day trips, a weekend or a tour of a week or longer. How does cycling by numbers work? Which signposted long-distance cycle routes will you find on your holiday? Here you will find general information to help you prepare your cycle tour.

The Netherlands has a reputation for being a great cycling destination. Nowhere else is cycling so widespread. There are even more bicycles than people! The infrastructure is geared towards cyclists: Many roads have dedicated cycle lanes exclusively for cyclists. Cyclists also have their own crossings and traffic lights. The cycle paths allow you to reach places that you can't get to by car. In the city, it makes sense to cycle one behind the other. Outside the city, it is perfectly fine for two cyclists to cycle side by side.

The 'Landelijke Fietsroutes' (LF routes for short) are a nationwide cycle route network with a total length of around 4,500 kilometres. These long-distance cycle routes cross borders and are suitable for multi-day tours. The main routes are signposted in both directions and have a letter suffix depending on the direction (LF1a, LF1b, etc.). The signs are rectangular, white and have the route number, name and direction arrow in green lettering. The LF routes are included in the tour description. The Zuiderzee tour, for example, is a combination of LF 21, 22 and 23.

Cycling according to junctions

Junctions (Knooppunt) are numbered cycle path intersections that are connected by a network of paths. You simply follow the green and white signs with the corresponding number and cycle from junction to junction. At each junction there is a large information sign with a detailed map of the area. This allows you to see where you are and what options you have.

Useful information for your journey

Happy Cycling Holidays provides you with the following documents:

- a map with all the junctions along your route

- a clear route description

- a route map

You can find more information here: https://www.nederlandfietsland.nl/english/