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Amsterdam cycle routes – list

Printable cycle routes around Amsterdam – not standard tourist routes, but cross-sections of the urban region. Unlike most cycle routes, these routes have a political, social, and urban perspective. Shorter routes are listed first. All the regional routes have rural … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Cycle Route 9: dike villages, grassland landscape, heritage tourism

This cycle route passes relict dike settlements and interwar garden-city housing, and continues through reclaimed marshes to the heritage-tourism island of Marken, returning along the mediaeval sea dike. The return route is difficult with south, south-west or west winds. 48 … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Cycle Route 7: Port, Westzaan and Zaan river

This cycle route passes the west port basins, crosses the North Sea Canal by ferry, through the polder village of Westzaan, to a heritage windmill park on the Zaan river, and back along the still-industrial riverside. 40 km, 4-5 hours. … Continue reading

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Amsterdam cycle route 6: western cross-section of the city

This takes about 3 hours. The CITO map of Amsterdam is recommended – the full city map, not their small city-centre version. There are two specialised map shops in Amsterdam: Pied à Terre (Overtoom 135-137), and A la Carte (Utrechtsestraat 110/112). Revised January … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Cycle Route 5: city cross-section, new nature, heritage town

This cycle route follows the historic road out of the city to the east, and crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal to the ‘heritage town’ Weesp. Return through the failed housing projects, and the new retail/entertainment zone, in south-east Amsterdam. 40 km, 4 hours. Revised … Continue reading

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