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Amsterdam cycle route 10: linear urban extension, Green Heart, Amstel river

This cycle route exits the city via Amstelveen, a linear post-war extension. It goes into the still-rural ‘Green Heart’ and returns to Amsterdam along the river Amstel, in its rural and urban settings. 42 km, 5 hours. Revised March 2018. … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Cycle Route 8: linear village, historic reclamation, satellite town

This route passes the northern docklands, through a rural linear village, to the new suburbs and the historic core of Purmerend, returning through a reclaimed lake-bed polder, and along a 19th-century ship canal. 41 km, 4-5 hours. Revised February 2018. Recommended cycle map: the … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Cycle Route 2: dikes, suburbs, castle, Haarlem

This cycle route follows the mediaeval sea dike of the IJ estuary, through the mediaeval settlements Spaarnwoude and Spaarndam, to the castle ruin of Brederode at the edge of the dune forest, and back via northern Haarlem. 47 km, about … 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. Revised January 2018. weather radar and weather map for today and tomorrow   start at the south entrance to the new cycle tunnel under Centraal Station. Facing the city, turn right, between the mega cycle-rack and the Ibis hotel. at … 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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