The national long-distance cycle network (LF routes) is a series of routes intended for cycling holidays. The LF routes are signposted in both directions. They are also marked on the online cycle route planner and every decent cycle map.

How does it work?

As they form a network, you can use the LF routes in different ways:

  • Independent route
  • Combining sections of the routes to make your own route
  • Some routes connect with European Cycle Routes, e.g. Rhine Cycle Route and North Sea Cycle Route


The LF routes are marked with green and white signposts in both directions. The signposts can vary per route and area you're cycling in.

Different signposts marking national long-distance cycle routes (LF routes).
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Overview of the LF routes

Please note that the LF routes have undergone a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. If the route you're looking for isn't on this list, it has been discontinued or replaced by a new route.

Below you'll find a comprehensive overview of all the LF routes. We also have a more elaborate overview of LF routes with short descriptions and photos.

LF Coastal Route (LF Kustroute)
610 km Cadzand-Bad - Bad Nieuweschans
LF Maas Cycle Route (LF Maasfietsroute)
480 km Maastricht - Hook of Holland
LF Waterline Route (LF Waterlinieroute)
410 km Edam - Bergen op Zoom
LF Zuiderzee Route (LF Zuiderzeeroute)
440 km Amsterdam - Amsterdam
LF3 Hanze Town Route (Hanzeroute)
135 km Kampen - Millingen
LF4 Middle of Holland Route (Midden-Nederlandroute)
300 km The Hague - Enschede
LF9 Sea Level Route (NAP-route)
455 km Bad Nieuweschans - Breda
LF13 Schelde-Rhine Route (Schelde-Rheinroute)
285 km Vlissingen - Venlo
LF14 Saxons Route (Saksenroute)
290 km Lauwersoog - Enschede
LF16 Vecht Valley Route (Vechtdalroute)
230 km Zwolle - Darfeld (Germany)
60 km Gorinchem - Wijk bij Duurstede
Rhine Cycle Route (Rijnfietsroute)
270 km Millingen - Hook of Holland
Roman Limes Route (Romeinse Limesroute)
220 km Katwijk - Nijmegen
Tour of Holland (Ronde van Nederland)
1300 km Arnhem-Arnhem
Tour of Twente (Rondje Twente)
165 km Ommen-Ommen

Also see our overview of LF routes with short descriptions and photos