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Bike Tour Waterland

Volendam - Marken - Edam - Moninckendam - Broek in Waterland - Durgerdam

The swampy bog land between the polders de Wormer, de Purmer en de Beemster en the IJ is called Waterland. Hollandís best known features for tourists are found on the edge of Waterland where the IJsselmeer is called Gouwzee. Like pearls on a necklace from north to south there is Edam, Volendam and Monnickendam and finally on the other side of the Gouwzee, Marken, the former island. Do not forget the small villages Broek in Waterland, Zuiderwoude and Durgerdam, they are not so touristy but also very beautiful.
The best way to explore this real Holland is by bike, and it is very easy with using the bicycle junction network. We propose three bike tours, 29 km, 37 km or 47 km. All three are starting at the Amsterdam Centralstation.


Start tour A, B and C
The start is at the north side of the Amsterdam Central Station, here you take the ferry-boat to Amsterdam-North. The first 6 km you follow the signs:

Durgerdam or Schellingwoude.
Just before the viaduct of the speedway "the ring of Amsterdam" you will see the first signs of the bicycle junction network:

Knooppunt 46

From here you have to follow the numbers of your bike tour.

Tour A: 29 km

Amsterdam CS - Durgerdam - Holysloot - Zuiderwoude - Broek in Waterland - Zunderdorp - Amsterdam CS


For tour A you have to follow these knooppunten (junction) numbers.

46 - 47 - 79 - 78 - 76 - 75 - 57 - 41 - 40 - 39


After knooppunt 39 you have to follow the signs Amsterdam and Centrum, back to the ferry to Amsterdam Central Station.

Click here for a route map
Print Tour A

Attention: at Holysloot you take a little ferry across the Holysloter Die, a little lake. This ferry is not always sailing. You can take the ferry from:
15 April - 1 October: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 - 17.00
July and August: daily, 9.00 - 17.00
If the ferry is not sailing, you have to follow an alternative route via Uitdam, total 31 km. Here are the numbers of the alternative route.

46 - 47 - 79 - 77 - 75 - 57 - 41 - 40 - 39

You will find some bars and/or restaurants in Durgerdam and in Broek in Waterland. When you arrive in Broek in Waterland, do not forget to cross the main road, there is a tunnel. This is the most beautiful part of Broek in waterland.


Tour B: 37 km

Amsterdam CS- Durgerdam- Ransdorp - Holysloot - Zuiderwoude - Monnickendam - Broek in Waterland - Zunderdorp -Amsterdam CS

For tour B you have to follow these knooppunten (junction) numbers.

46 - 47 - 44 - 78 - 76 - 75 - 57 - 54 - 55 - 2 - 1 - 41 - 40 - 39


After knooppunt 39 you have to follow the signs Amsterdam and Centrum, back to the ferry to Amsterdam Central Station.

Click here for a route map
Print Tour B

Attention: at Holysloot you take a little ferry across the Holysloter Die, a little lake. This ferry is not always sailing. You can take the ferry from:
15 April - 1 October: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 - 17.00
July and August: daily, 9.00 - 17.00
If the ferry is not sailing, you have to follow an alternative route, total 38 km. Here are the numbers of the alternative route.

46 - 47 - 44 - 43 - 42 - 76 - 75 - 57 - 54 - 55 - 2 - 1 - 41 - 40 - 39

You will find some bars and/or restaurants in Durgerdam, Monnickendam and in Broek in Waterland.


Tour C: 47 km

Amsterdam CS - Durgerdam - Uitdam - Marken - Volendam - Monnickendam - Broek in Waterland - Zunderdorp - Amsterdam CS


For tour C you have to follow these knooppunten (junction) numbers.

46 - 47 - 79 - 77 - 52 - 51 - 99 - 56 - 55 - 2 - 1 - 41 - 40 - 39


After knooppunt 39 you have to follow the signs Amsterdam and Centrum, back to the ferry to Amsterdam Central Station.

Click here for a route map
Print Tour C

Attention: at Marken you take the ferry to Volendam. This ferry is not always sailing. You can take the ferry from:
March - October: 10.30 - 17.30 every 45 minutes
When you are in Volendam it is possible to cycle an extra round of 8 km to Edam. Here are the numbers with the extra round to Edam.

46 - 47 - 79 - 77 - 52 - 51 - 99 - 98 - 97 - 96 - 99 - 56 - 55 - 2 - 1 - 41 - 40 - 39

You will find some bars and/or restaurants in Durgerdam, Marken, Volendam, Edam, Monnickendam and in Broek in Waterland.


How does it work

It is easy, you choose your own route and then follow the numbers on the signs.
You are now on knooppunt 46 (junction 46). You have to choose a new knooppunt.
Knooppunt 45 and 47 is straight ahead.

Knooppunt 52 is to the left.
Knooppunt 45 is straight ahead.
You are approaching knooppunt 45 in 0,6 km.
On many knooppunts you will find a map of the bicycle junction network. You can see where you are and where you go to, or you can plan a new route.