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  • Writer's pictureLucie Plchotová

BEST cycling routes in the Netherlands

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Cycling holiday in the Netherlands? YES! The Netherlands has hundreds of beautiful cycling routes along the most special places. Places you would never discover otherwise. Most people would describe the Netherlands as a cycling country because most people are using bikes to get to work, home, or if they want weekends away or short breaks. We have prepared the BEST cycling routes in the Netherlands that you should NOT miss! Let's cycle with us.

Discover with us:

🚴‍♂️ Rondje Texel (30,6 km)

🚴‍♀️ Woudenberg (35 km)

🚴‍♀️ Rondje Posbank (56 km)

🚴‍♂️ Koninklijke (37 km)


Rondje Texel (30,6 km)

Experience the versatile island of Texel with this route. Hop on a bike feel the wind in your hair, swing through the old Wadden polder Waalenburg and see the panoramic view from the Wadden dike. Birds and flowers. You are surrounded by nature. Along the way, you will receive tips from the forester about the nicest and most beautiful places.

The whole route is 30,6 km long, and it should take you around 2,5 hours. You will definitely enjoy this easy route and it is recommended for everyone, even the kids can go!

Woudenberg (35 km)

While cycling through the forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, past the many estates and castles and the vast fields, you discover the great nature, but you also explore every detail. Rolling hills, stylish country estates, winding paths, picturesque villages, dense forests, and beautiful dune and heathland areas; the cycling routes on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug introduce you to the diversity of this beautiful region.

How about a cycling route through Woudenberg, close to Stayokay Bunnik? This 35 km long bike ride takes you through the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park and the Gelderse Valley. In the valley, you will find lowlands with meadows and beautiful views. Once on the Grebbe Line, you will cycle past the remains of the Second World War.

Noordzeekustroute (26 km)

Go on an adventure in the beautiful Dutch dunes from Stayokay Haarlem and discover the beauty of the Dutch coast. Many species of birds, deer, roe deer, rabbits, and butterflies, but also wild horses, Shetland ponies, and Scottish highlanders live in the National Park. You could also just spot a bison. In addition, this cycling route leads you along the North Sea beaches. So a refreshing dip is never far away!

Rondje Posbank (56 km)

A beautiful route through National Park Veluwezoom. You can enjoy extensive forests and moors, peace and quiet. The best is to go from mid-August to mid-September.

The Veluwezoom National Park is about 48 km2 in size and offers endless cycling opportunities. When following the Rondje Posbank cycling route, you can enjoy extensive forests and heathlands, peace, and quiet. The heath is at its best from mid-August to mid-September. You will cycle past several charming villages such as Velp, Rheden, Dieren, Spankeren, and Laag-Soeren.

This route is a little bit longer, so it is definitely thought about it, and do not plan anything extra after, you can be tired if you are not used to doing longer cycling routes. We would recommend this cycling route to more experienced people. This one is not recommended for kids or older people.

Koninklijke (37 km)

Just north of Apeldoorn is one of the most special cycling routes in the Netherlands. This 37 km long Royal route runs right through the Royal forests near Apeldoorn. On the way, visit the beautiful Paleis Het Loo. Stayokay Apeldoorn is the ideal operating base to discover this route.

This route is our favorite because you can visit the amazing Paleis Het Loo, which is recommended for the whole family and even kids will love it!

And we have reached the end of our ride. We have recommended 5 amazing bike tours that you can take in the Netherlands. Of course, there are plenty of other equally beautiful bike tours in the Netherlands, but these are our favorites. Check out the other articles about Rotterdam or Utrecht and we look forward to visiting other destinations!

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