Bicycle route – Flowers from Amsterdam
Are you dreaming about a bicycle ride through the flower fields? Than I have an interesting route for your next spring holiday to the Netherlands.The bicycle route flowers from Amsterdam.
- Route: 45 km
- Region: Bulb area
- Start: Tourist Information Office Noordwijkerhout or along the route
- Time: app. 3hrs (15km/hr) – excl. stops
- Map and route description click here.
Bicycle route: Flowers of Amsterdam
With this route you will ride through countryside of dunes, bulb fields and historical heritage to the villages of Noordwijkerhout, Noordwijk, Rijnsburg, Voorhout and Lisse. The last part of the route is along the westside of the Oosterduinse meer (Eastdunes Lake), nicknamed “Comomeer” (Lake Como) by the locals. The lake is the result of the sand excavations in the former East dunes.
The bicycle trip also takes you through the Langeveld area, a broad dune landscape with grasslands and woods. The top layer in a part of the dry grassland has been taken off to recreate the original moist dune valleys and restore the original habitat and flora. An old dune stream meanders through this area. It is one of the few remaining parts of the original landscape since after 1950 the Langeveld area was developed for bulb growing.
The bicycle route starts and finishes at the tourist office (VVV) in Noordwijkerhout (pin point 80). Don’t hesitate to come in and ask for advice about interesting places to visit or have a bite toe at along the route. There is free parking daily near the VVV on the Brink. You can start and finish the route also from any other point along the route.
The route is numbered by the knooppunten (pin points) system. This system is especially designed for making tours by bicycle. On the map and description you will find these numbers (and you will find them on markings along your route too)
Places of interest along the route
Keukenhof and the flower fields
During springtime a visit to the Keukenhof garden can’t be missed! You will ride along numerous flower fields on this route. Keep an eye to our blooming updates.
Have a short break at the beach of Langeverlderslag to see the North Sea (and have an ice cream) or stop for lunch in one of the villages along the route.
Keukenhof Castle is the beautiful central attraction of the Keukenhof Estate with its woods and gardens, suitable for interesting walks. It is situated at the heart of the West Holland area in the center of the famous Flower bulb District. There is over two hundred hectares of woods, pastures and park area with at least 18 historical monuments. Have a look at some photos of Keukenhof Castle.
The earliest records show that there was a light beacon here in 1444. The present white lighthouse, situated on the Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard, originates from 1921. This tower consists of 6 levels, has 108 steps and a height of 33 meters at the light. It is usually only possible to climb up inside the lighthouse on special occasions such as ‘open monuments day’ in September, viewing the lighthouse on the outside is certainly worth the visit.
Source: VVV Noordwijkerhout
Photo credits: route.nl