The 5 most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands

04 August 2020

A cycling holiday? Go for it! The Netherlands has hundreds of beautiful cycling routes along the most special places. Places that you otherwise might never discover.

Holland is bicycle-land, we all know that. But not everyone is truly exploring the country by bike! A missed opportunity for sure, because a cycling holiday is an excellent idea for a weekend away or a short vacation.

We thought it was high time for a list of the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands. Start your cycling holiday from a Stayokay hostel, with your own bike or a rented Stayokay bike.

1. Around Texel

Ranger's tip (30.6 km)

Jump on the bike at Stayokay Texel, feel the wind in your hair, make your way through the old mudflats' polder Waalenburg, and you'll see the meadowy views from the mudflat dyke. Birds, flowers and insects, during this cycling route you'll be surrounded by nature. On the way you will receive tips from the forester about the most fun and beautiful spots.

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2. Lytse Marren

Field views (45 km)

Friesland is known for its beautiful lakes. This cycling routes takes you to numerous gorgeous lakes and fields in Friesland. Enjoy the views, the birds, and the towns that you'll come across on the way.

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3. North Sea Coast Route

& National Park Zuid-kennemerland (26 km)

Start your adventure at Stayokay Haarlem to go to the beautiful Dutch dunes and discover the beauty of the Dutch coast. The National Park is home to many types of birds, deer, rabbits, butterflies, but also wild horses, Shetland ponies and Scottish highlanders. You could easily spot a bison, too. This cycling route also takes you along the North Sea beaches. So, a refreshing swim is never far away.

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4. Tour of the Posbank

Through National Park Veluwezoom (56 km)

Not far from Stayokay Arnhem is the start of a cycling route that will take you over the Posbank. This is a part of National Park Veluwezoom. The cycling route leads through beautiful forests and heathlands. These heathlands are at their prettiest in August and September. Also don't miss the charming villages of Velp, Rheden, Spankeren and Laag-Soeren!

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5. Royal Route

By Paleis Het Loo (37 km)

Just North of Apeldoorn you can find one of the most special cycling routes of the Netherlands. This 37-kilometre long Royal route cuts right through the Royal woods near Apeldoorn. On the way, don't forget to visit the beautiful Paleis het Loo. Stayokay Apeldoorn is the ideal starting point to discover this route.

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