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Zuiderzeeroute - Zuiderzee Route

Amsterdam - Amsterdam

440 km

LF Zuiderzeeroute

The LF Zuiderzeeroute is one of the first new LF icon routes on which we will focus in the coming years. The routes are given a strong theme, the signposting will be updated and an app and special LF website will be created for additional up-to-date information.The transformation of the Zuiderzeeroute will take place until July 2020.

It's a particularly popular long-distance route, the Zuiderzeeroute (Zuider Zee Route). As you cycle this route around IJsselmeer, previously known as the Zuiderzee (Zuider Zee), you get to experience the rich history of what is sometimes referred to as the ‘Gouden Cirkel’ (The Golden Circle). You will discover fishing villages bustling with activity, as well as the wide panoramic views of the polder landscape of Flevoland. You will also discover the mystery of the Noordoostpolder: the former island of Schokland. A place between land and water, where people lived for centuries, engaged in a constant struggle against nature. 

Simply follow the relevant rectangular signs with green lettering, signposted in two directions. The route is approximately 440 kilometres long in total. However, there are different ways to shorten the route, for instance, by choosing an alternative route through Flevopolder or by taking the ferry between Enkhuizen and Stavoren or Urk.

Current Information!
The Afsluitdijk bicycle route will be closed to cyclists from 1 April 2019 to 1 April 2022. The closure is required so Rijkswaterstaat can complete maintenance on the Wadden Sea side of the Afsluitdijk. 

Free bus transport is available during this maintenance period. The bus departs hourly and can carry about 15 bicycles and 25 passengers.The maximum size of the bicycles allowed on the bus is 0.80 m wide and 1.90 m long. Bus stops are at Den Oever, the Monument, Breezanddijk and Kornwerderzand. Please see the bus schedule below for further information.

Please Note
Provision can be made for bicycles that are too large to use the bus. Cyclists for whom this applies should contact the Service Desk of the Afsluitdijk at least two workdays ahead of time. Likewise, if a larger group of cyclists is planning to use the Afsluitdijk, you may want to contact the Service Desk. The service desk can be contacted at loket@deafsluitdijk.nl or +31 800-6040.