Day trips

Many touristic highlights in the Rotterdam region, such as Delft and the windmills at Kinderdijk, are within cycling distance. Here's a selection of 'must do' bike trips in the area. It's a great way to experience the Dutch cycling culture!
Kinderdijk by bike. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Kinderdijk by bike. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Are you looking for the very best cycle route in the Rotterdam region? We've made a selection of 'must do' day trips especially for cyclists from abroad - in English. There are bike rental facilities at the beginning of all of these cycle routes.

For an overview of all our day trips in Holland, go to: Day trips.

Overview of day trips in the Rotterdam region

Delft Cycle Route
Historic town in typical lowland countryside
Distance: 40 km

This route takes you from Delft to the polders and wetlands of the Midden-Delftland region - a rural haven surrounded by the skylines of Delft, Rotterdam and The Hague. Highlight of the route is the historic centre of Delft. Read more »»

Kinderdijk Cycle Route
Windmills, polders and fortress towns
Distance: 43 or 28 km

This route takes you along the River Lek which dominates the flat polder landscape. Highlight of the route are the 19 historic windmills at Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts visitors from all over the world. Read more »»

Gouda Cycle Route
Historic gems in the heart of Holland
Distance: 41 or 29 km

This route takes you through the Green Heart of Holland, a water-rich, rural region dotted with picturesque historic towns. Highlights of the route are the cheese market and canals in Gouda and the witches' scales at Oudewater.

Linge Cycle Route
Blossom and pretty villages along idyllic river
Distance: 41 or 35 km

This picturesque route takes you through the Betuwe region, famous for its fruit production. Highlight of the year is when the fruit trees are in bloom from the second half of April to the beginning of May.