The LF3 Hanze Town Route (Hanzeroute) from Kampen to Millingen takes you along the dyke of the River IJssel to various historic Hanze towns, such as Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen and Doesburg.
Cycling along the river dyke at Kampen. Photo © Holland-Cycling.comCycling along the river dyke at Kampen. Photo ©

Ships sailing up the river laden with precious goods, traders selling their merchandise in the busy harbours - the historic Hanze towns along the river IJssel remind you of the region’s rich trading past which reached its golden era in the 15th century. Cycling along the dyke, you can enjoy the wide views over the winding river and floodplains.

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

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LF3 Hanze Town Route (Hanzeroute)

Route: Kampen - Millingen
Distance: 135 km
Connections: Kampen - Zuiderzee Route
Zwolle - LF9
Arnhem - LF4, Rhine Cycle Route, Roman Limes Route
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland