Polders and fishing villages along the Zuiderzee coast
Distance: 45 or 37 km
View of the picturesque fishing village of Volendam. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
This route just north of Amsterdam, takes you through the polders of North Holland and along the former Zuiderzee coast, renowned for its traditional fishing villages and seafaring towns. Highlights of the route are the popular tourist villages of Edam and Volendam.
From the historic centre of Purmerend, you cycle through typical Dutch polders to Edam, famous for its cheese market and many draw-bridges. The route takes you along the former Zuiderzee coast to the quintessential Dutch fishing village of Volendam and the once prosperous town of Monnickendam. Via Ilpendam and the wetlands of Ilperveld nature reserve, you return to Purmerend.
Volendam Cycle Route
|Distance:||45 km (3h00) or 37 km (2h30)|
|Type of route:||Day trip, round trip|
|Starting point:||Purmerend train station |
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking
|GPS:||Download this route as a GPX file: |
- GPX route 45 km
- GPX route 37 km
Find out more:- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- For an overview of Guided tours in the Amsterdam region, go to our Guided tours section.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays that include Volendam, go to our Holidays section.
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