Dutch Coastal Route (Nederlandse Kustroute)

Together the LF1 and the LF10 form the Dutch Coastal Route - the Dutch section of the North Sea Cycle Route. For more on this European cycle route go to www.northsea-cycle.com.
Please note that from 1 April 2019 to 1 April 2022 the Afsluitdijk will be closed for cyclists. A free bus service for you and your bike will be provided. For up-to-date information and alternative cycle route, see: Afsluitdijk closed for cyclists.
Cycle path in the dunes of Zeeland. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycle path in the dunes of Zeeland. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

From natural sand dunes to the Delta Works, a masterpiece of engineering - cycling along the North Sea coast, you can fully appreciate the ingenuity and effort the Dutch have put into protecting their low-lying country from the sea. Get off your bike to enjoy the old fishing villages and seaside resorts, or take a walk along the sandy beaches. And if the weather’s good, take a dip in the sea.

In the fishing villages of Harlingen and Lauwersoog you can take a ferry to one of the Wadden Islands. You also get to cycle over the Afsluitdijk, an impressive dam of 32 kilometres that closes off the former Zuiderzee - it’s something you should experience at least once in your life!

Tip
Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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Dutch Coastal Route (Nederlandse Kustroute)

Route: Sluis - Nieuweschans
Distance: 570 km
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland
 
Please note that all the LF routes are to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. Any changes to the Dutch Coastal Route are scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020.