Day trips

Many touristic highlights in the region of The Hague, such as Delft and the seaside resort of Scheveningen, are within cycling distance. The Hague has good through cycle routes that will take you from the city centre to the surrounding countryside. It's a great way to experience the Dutch cycling culture! Here's a selection of 'must do' bike trips in the area.
Cycling through the dunes near Scheveningen. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling through the dunes near Scheveningen. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Are you looking for the very best cycle route in the region of The Hague? 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 region of The Hague

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 »»

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. 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 »»

Haarlem Dunes Cycle Route
Coast, polders and nature reserves
Distance: 40 or 29 km

This route shows you two different sides of Haarlem: to the east typical Dutch polders and to the west sand dunes and beaches. Highlights of the route are National Park Zuid-Kennermerland and the historic centre of Haarlem. Read more »»

Leiden Lakes Cycle Route
A feast of windmills, lakes and boats
Distance: 61, 50 or 36 km

This route takes you around the lakes in the Kaag en Braassem region, which are connected by rivers and canals. Highlight of the route are the many windmills. Although less famous than those at Kinderdijk, they’re equally worth a visit! Read more »»