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A question from a visitor

Posted on 27 September 2023

Hey Holland Cycling team! We will be in Amsterdam soon and want to go from Amsterdam to Marken by bike. Is the Uitdammerdijk still closed or is it possible to take this way?Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,
a Visitor

Hilary Staples


Dear Visitor,

Unfortunately, the work on the Uitdammerdijk is taking longer than planned and it will remain closed until the end of 2024. It is possible to make a detour, but obviously it is not as nice as cycling over the dyke.

Another option to get to Marken is via our Volendam Cycle Route which starts in Purmerend. This means taking a ferry from Volendam to Marken. See our Volendam Cycle Route.


Posted on 04 August 2023

I am interested in the Round Netherlands route but I do not use GPX. Is there a list of the LF sections used so I can use the paper maps or is the route actually denoted on the paper maps?

Thank you, Iain 

Hilary Staples


To see which parts of the LF routes are included in the Tour of Holland (Ronde van Nederland), go to: www.nederlandfietsland.nl/fietsroute/lf-ronde-van-nederland/.

Actually, there is also a guide book (Dutch only) with a map of the Tour of Holland. See: www.nederlandfietsland.nl/fietsgidsen/fietsgids-ronde-van-nederland-via-lf-routes/

Murray Harvey

Posted on 07 July 2023

Hello, just out walking near Amsterdam and was in a collision with a cyclist using the pedestrian lane. What’s the rules on this. Thanks.

Hilary Staples


Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, cyclists regularly use foot paths and pedestrian lanes, but this is illegal and they can be fined for doing this. I hope you're fine and there is no damage. If there is, it's the cyclist who was in the wrong and should take the responsibility.


Posted on 02 July 2023

Hello, last month (June 2023) myself and my partner visited the Netherlands for the first time. It was also our first cycling trip! We had a wonderful time cycling the Zuiderzee route. The cycling was easy and relaxing compared to here in Scotland, camping places were easy to find and the Dutch people we spoke to were friendly and helpful. We can't wait to return.
Finding this website was a stroke of luck, there is so much information it made planning our trip that much easier which allowed us to be less anxious.
Thank you and keep up the great work.

Hilary Staples


Thank you for sharing your experiences!!! Great to hear you had such a fantastic time in Holland. There is plenty more to see, so hope you will return soon.


Posted on 12 May 2023

Just completed the LF Waterline route. Did it south to north thinking we’d outwit the wind, but that failed spectacularly ???? It is a fascinating route and I enjoyed seeing all the old forts and the ingenious uses to which they’ve been put to more recently. Wished we’d had more time to spend at the fort in Edam as there was so much to see (and the volunteer guides were so helpful) but we had to dash back for the ferry back to Hull!

Hilary Staples


Cycling from south to north usually is your safest bet, but here you can never trust the wind:-) Pleased to hear you enjoyed your cycling trip and all the forts along the route. Time is always too short when you're having fun. Hope you manage to return to Holland for more cycling soon!

Andrew Bell

Posted on 14 April 2023
The Dutch Railway is a joke trying to get from Den Haag to Maastricht two days before Amstel Gold was an absolute nightmare of a journey, reservations are definitely what are needed!

Hilary Staples

Hi Andrew,
Sorry to hear that you had a nightmare journey. Unfortunately, Dutch Rail has been having a lot of problems lately: staff shortages, work on the rail, cancelled trains, shorter trains (hence busier trains and less room for bikes).


Posted on 13 January 2023
Fantastic website. All of information is succinct and relevant. I greatly appreciate it all. Great help for planning and exploring options. Thank you!


Posted on 28 August 2022
Just a quick thank you. With your maps and a 10 euro bike hire I had a fabulously memorable day in Utrecht and surrounds. This is a great service that you provide! And the Dutch biking facilities/infrastructure are amazing. Hope I can come back soon!

Dave Fuggle

Posted on 28 September 2021
Just want to say a preemptive "Thank you"/"Bedankt". Thinking about a 4 or 5 day circular tour from IJmuiden in June 2022, and your site looks like it will be a great help in route planning and understanding options.

Best regards

Hilary Staples

Enjoy your trip next summer!

Don Starns

Posted on 08 May 2021
I’ve “visited” Holland in VR (virtual reality) and don’t see many cyclists in my age group (70+). Are there things I should know before planning to get around on a bike while actually physically present?

Hilary Staples

In Holland many elderly people go out on their bikes every day. There are no special rules or tips for this age group. There is one general rule that applies to everyone: the more experienced you are on your bike and cycling in traffic, the easier you'll find it to enjoy Holland by bike. All traffic is used to cyclists on the road, from young to old!

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