The Netherlands

The Netherlands has a reputation of being a great cycling destination. There are even more bicycles than people here! The infrastructure is geared to cyclists: many roads have separate, dedicated cycle lanes for exclusive use by cyclists. Cyclists also have their own crossings and their own traffic lights. Langeafstand Fietsroutes or LF-routes, long-distance routes, constitute a national network of approximately 3,300 kilometres, signposted in two directions. Some LF-routes are part of international Eurovelo routes: the EuroVelo 2, 4, 12 and 15.

National Information

Landelijk Fietsplatform

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Landelijk Fietsplatform is responsible for the network of Langeafstand Fietsroutes (National Bicycle Routes). Information about all LF-routes can be found on the website

LF Maasroute

The Meuse River Route gives a good overview of the Dutch people's relationship with one of the most important rivers in the south of their country: the Meuse. You cycle from Maastricht, where the river (approximately) enters the country, to Hook of Holland, where it flows into the sea. Then a little inland to Maasstad Rotterdam. The signs show you the way.

Maps & Guides

EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route Handbook

From the source to the mouth: 1233 kilometres of cycling fun with a river view. You are looking for cyclist-friendly accommodation close to Andermatt? You are interested in seeing Düsseldorf’s sights? You fancy trying Alsatian “Flammkuchen” in Strasbourg or wine in Rhineland Palatinate or perhaps you would like to rent a bike on the Dutch coast? Step by step, or better put stage by stage, you will find all the transnational information as well as helpful tour tips and tricks.

Ouest-France Guide: La Véloroute du Rhin - de Karlsruhe à la mer du Nord via Cologne

From romantic Germany to the windmills and wild beaches of the Netherlands, a beautiful river journey with many Unesco sites. 26 routes for the whole family on good cycling facilities. 799 km of itinerary - 20 stages between 20 and 68km - 6 escapades from 25 to 54km - 38 detailed maps at 1:50,000 scale - Cultural and historical information on the heritage - An address list - Directions for following the route - Visits, detours and variations - practical information (in French)

Bookable Offers

Rhine Route Arnhem - Rotterdam


A varied route past historical places, beautiful fortified cities and typical Dutch polder landscapes. The cycling route will take you from Arnhem to historical towns such as Oosterbeek, Wijk bij Duurstede, Buren, Gorinchem and Dordrecht, past typical polder landscapes and ends in Rotterdam. Possible highlights of the tour include the Airborne Museum Hartestein, Doorwerth Castle, Loevestijn Castle, National Park the Biesbosch, the mills of Kinderdijk and the final destination Rotterdam.

Along the Meuse, from Maastricht to Sedan

@Belgium @France @Netherlands

The International Meuse Route is a bicycle route along the meandering River Meuse (or Maas as it is known in Dutch) between Maastricht in the Netherlands and the French town of Sedan which boasts Europe’s largest castle. The route is over 280 km long and incorporates the RAVeL in Belgium and the in France. It is a promise of four days of highly enjoyable cycling through the valley of the River Meuse, past castles, forts and pretty villages, surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty.

EuroVelo 12 from Amsterdam to Bruges

@Belgium @Netherlands

A fantastic journey that lead you to the Netherlands and Belgium, through very lovely villages along the canals. In 8 days, you will discover emblematic places starting with Amsterdam, then heading south to Gouda, Dodrecht, Wilemstad, Zierikzee, Middelburg, Vlissingen, Sluis, Damme… Your destination : Bruges, the "Pearl of Flanders" where you will visit the medieval city center! The route is also possible in the opposite direction, from Bruges to Amsterdam.