Former island on the doorstep of Amsterdam
Distance: 51 or 45 km
Cycling towards the former island of Marken. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
This varied route takes you through Waterland, a region whose history has been dominated by water. Highlight of the route is the former island of Marken, with its elevated wooden houses, small fishing harbour and striking lighthouse.
From the ferry to Amsterdam North you get a splendid view of the IJ harbour and the city. Cycling along the dyke of the IJsselmeer, you come through the picturesque villages of Durgerdam and Uitdam. On your way back you come through the rural villages of Zuiderwoude, Holysloot and Ransdorp with its striking church tower that can be seen from far in the flat and open landscape. Surprisingly, this quiet countryside is only a stone’s throw from the centre of Amsterdam.
Marken Cycle Route
|Distance:||51 km (3h20) or 45 km (3h00)|
|Type of route:||Day trip, round trip|
Amsterdam Centraal train station
|GPS:||Download this route as a GPX file.|
Find out more:- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of guided tours to Marken, go to our Guided tours section.
- For an overview of cycling holidays that include Marken, go to our Holidays section.
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