LF20 Flevo Route

“Old” versus “new” land - the LF20 takes you right across Holland from the old mainland to the reclaimed land of the Flevo Polder and back again.
Cycling over the dyke to from Urk to Lemmer.  Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling over the dyke to from Urk to Lemmer. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com


Once sea bottom, now thriving agricultural land - without the high-tech engineering of dykes, canals and drainage works there would be no Flevo Polder. The landscape is man-made, structured and geometrical, yet there are areas of such wild nature that it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been here for centuries. From the medieval Muiderslot Castle to the Groninger Museum of modern art, from National Park Oostvaardersplassen and the World Heritage Site of Schokland to the traditional fishing villages of Urk and Lemmer - the LF20 gives you a taste of Holland’s rich culture, history and natural beauty.

Tip
Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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LF20 Flevo Route

Route: Haarlem - Groningen 
Distance: 265 km
Connections: Haarlem - LF1
Amsterdam - LF2, LF7, LF21, LF23
Lemmer - LF22
Groningen - LF9, LF14
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland
Please note that all the LF routes are to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. In 2019 the LF20 Flevo Route is scheduled to be discontinued.