The national long-distance cycle network (LF routes) is a series of signposted routes intended for cycling holidays. Together the LF routes form a network that takes you all across Holland. You can pick up some of the national long-distance routes in or nearby Rotterdam.
The LF2 goes through Rotterdam and Kinderdijk. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
National long-distance routes
The LF Coastal Route - the most popular long-distance cycle route in Holland - follows the Dutch coast. You can pick up this route not far from Rotterdam, at Hook of Holland. The City Route (LF2) goes from Amsterdam, via Rotterdam, to Brussels. The LF Maas Cycle Route starts in Rotterdam and takes you along the river Maas to Maastricht.
You can cycle a LF route as a separate long-distance route, or - as the LF routes form a network across Holland - combine them into a route of your own. Combining the LF routes often gives you a more varied route and allows you to get back to your starting point. So get creative and don't just focus on one route!
Example of a round trip from Rotterdam using the national long-distance cycle networkRotterdam to Arnhem - Rhine Cycle Route
Arnhem to The Hague - LF4 Middle of Holland Route
The Hague to Hook of Holland - LF Coastal Route
Hook of Holland to Rotterdam - LF Maas Cycle Route
For an overview of all the national long-distance routes and how the network works, go to: National long-distance cycle network.
Long-distance routes passing through Rotterdam
LF Coastal Route
Sandy beaches, windswept dunes, Delta Works - the LF Coastal Route takes you all along the coast of the North Sea and Wadden Sea.
LF2 City Route (Stedenroute)
LF Maas Cycle Route (LF Maasroute)
Impressive castles, fortresses and fortified towns - the LF Maas Cycle Route takes you along the old defence works on the River Maas.