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6x the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands

27 February 2023

The Netherlands has an extremely large cycling network. This way you can easily cycle from junction to junction while enjoying the soothing sounds of nature or the atmosphere in the city during a cycle tour in our little country. In this blog you will find a number of cycling routes that will take you past the most beautiful places in the Netherlands!

A tour through Amersfoort (30.7 km)

Pedal back in time and cycle through the historic cobblestone city of Amersfoort! The city center has retained an authentic medieval character with its many canals. Towards the end of the thirteenth century, Amersfoort received a city wall. Unfortunately, little remains of this, but you can still admire the gates of a second wall today! The bike ride is 30.7 km long and takes about an hour and 50 minutes. You can only complete a great (cycling) route in Amersfoort! View the cycle route here.


Discover Dordrecht on two wheels (33.4 km)

Did you know that Dordrecht is on an island? The city is surrounded by the rivers Merwede, Hollands Diep, Dordtsche Kil and Oude Maas. Dordrecht has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages and is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Perfect for cycling around Dordrecht! You start your cycling tour of approximately 2 hours through the atmospheric and old city center of Dordrecht, where you then cycle to the island. From there you can take the ferry to cycle to the Biesbosch. At De Biesbosch National Park you can enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful nature. You will find more information about the cycle route and junctions on the InDordrecht website. View the route here!




Along the heritage of Philips (36 km)

Eindhoven is number 5 of the top 10 largest cities in the Netherlands! The city is known for its innovative industry and design. Cycling in Eindhoven is very easy, because in the city and surroundings you will find beautiful cycling routes such as the Philips route. During this route you cycle past various historic Phillips locations. Be surprised by the industrial history and experience the past of this city of light. During the cycling route of approximately 2.5 hours, you can start at cycling junction 28 or 29. These junctions are close to Bastion Hotel Eindhoven. View the cycle route!



Explore the center of Maastricht by bike! (48.9km)

Maastricht is known for its historic city center, carnival and the Burgundian lifestyle. The center is located on the banks of the Maas River and is bursting with history! And that can be seen, because Maastricht still has many city walls, medieval churches and squares. The cycling route starts at Maastricht Station, an 8-minute bike ride from Bastion Hotel Maastricht. During this cycling tour of almost 3 hours you cycle to various junctions that take you past various highlights of the city such as the Market Square, the M aas and the beautiful surrounding nature. Would you like to cycle around Maastricht center and surroundings? Take a quick look at the cycle route here!  



Past the windmills of the Zaanse Schans   (51km)

One of the most important sights in Zaandam is the Zaanse Schans. A historic village with characteristic wooden houses, windmills and museums that showcase Zaanse crafts and industry. Cycle along the dikes of the Zaanse Schans and make a short stop to see how clogs, cheese, soap and other products were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cycling is a popular activity in the Zaandam area and there are many beautiful cycling routes. A One of the best known is the Zaanse Schans cycling route, which takes about 3.5 hours. View the route here!




Back in time over the John Frost Bridge (47 km)

Cycling is a popular way to explore the city and surroundings of Arnhem. The John Frost Bridge cycle route takes you via junctions to the most important and most beautiful sights of Arnhem within about 3 hours. Including, as the name suggests, the John Frost Bridge! This bridge is famous for the Battle of Arnhem in World War II . During this route you cycle past the central station, Sonsbeekpark and the Korenmarkt. The cycle route is close to Bastion Hotel Arnhem! From the hotel you cycle to junction 35 where the cycle tour can start. View the cycle route here. Would you rather take a route in nature? Arnhem has a large backyard, namely the Veluwe! Perfect for the nature lover.



Discover green Apeldoorn (57 km)

One of the most popular cycling routes in Apeldoorn is the Royal route. During this route you cycle past various historical sights and castles, including Het Loo Palace . Het Loo Palace was designed by the Dutch architect Jacob Roman and the French architect Daniel Marot. The palace is known for its symmetrical layout and Baroque style, with richly decorated facades and gardens. Very beautiful to cycle past and admire! From Bastion Hotel Apeldoorn you can start at junction 84. View the cycle route here.




Cycling package

Combine An of these fun cycling routes with the cycling package from Bastion Hotels! We have 8 cycling packages in the nicest cities in the Netherlands. You can book one night for 2 people, including extensive breakfast buffet and cycling route, for just €133.50! View the deal hereFor more information.

Pssst... extra tip: use a cycling route planner for the above routes. All you have to do is fill in the nodes to immediately see your expected travel time, arrival time and the number of kilometers to be traveled. Which cycling route do you choose?

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