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The LF7 takes you through Holland following a network of very diverse rivers and canals. A great way to enjoy a variety of landscapes and learn more about Dutch history.
The windmills and green painted houses of the Zaanse Schans. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

The windmills and green painted houses of the Zaanse Schans. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Water and water management have always been an integral part of Dutch life. The route takes you along the River Zaan with its traditional green-painted houses and industrial windmills. The River Vecht is lined with castles and country estates built in the Golden Age by rich merchants from Amsterdam as a summer retreat. Dotted around the landscape are the fortresses of the New Dutch Water Line, some of which are open to the public. The LF7 is steeped in Dutch history.

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

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LF7 River Bank Route (Oeverlandroute)

Route: Alkmaar - Maastricht
Distance: 385 km
Connections: Schoorl - LF Coastal Route
Amsterdam - LF2, LF Zuiderzee Route
Utrecht - LF4, LF9, Roman Limes Route
Leerdam - LF17, Rhine Cycle Route
Aalst - LF Maas Cycle Route
Den Bosch - LF Maas Cycle Route
Best - LF13
Maastricht - LF Maas Cycle Route, LF6
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 LF7 River Bank Route are scheduled to take place in 2021.