From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.

From Arnhem to the North Sea, on the Rhine Delta.

In the Netherlands, the Rhine splits and joins up with other rivers. Because of the many names of the rivers it takes, with waterways, rivers and canals, the Dutch section of the international Rhine Cycle Route is called the Rhine Delta Cycle Path.

 By the side of the trail, the meanderings of the old Rhine are ripe for discovery, transforming themselves into small, tranquil waterways. The Rhine Cycle Route shows cyclists the various faces of the different waterways. Amongst [...] more

others, the Waal river expressway - one of the busiest vessel-going waterways in Europe, or the Kromme Rijn (Crooked Rhine), with its numerous castles from the Middle Ages, which for a long time stood as the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. And then there is the River Linge, which snakes through the orchards of the Betuwe region. The Biesbosch natural park, created by a huge flood, and the many windmills near the village of Kinderdijk, show how a large part of the Netherlands, sitting below sea level, was formed. Along the length of the river, cyclists can enjoy the surrounding nature, pretty little port villages and, towards the mouth, before the waters of the Rhine rush our into the North Sea, Rotterdam is a world class modern metropolis.

 

  • 236
    LENGHT
    km
  • North Sea
    arrival point
    of the EV15
  • 1233 km
    length of EuroVelo 15,
    from Andermatt to the North Sea.

 

  • The North Sea and the dunes

    Awaiting cyclists at the end of the EuroVelo 15 route is the little seaside resort of Hoek van Holland - today a part of Rotterdam. The long beaches are perfect for a gentle walk and the dunes are awaiting discovery. Here again are unique plants deserving protection that visitors should take care not to trample on. Now it really is time to rest one's legs and relax.

  • Loevestein Castle

    Occupying a strategic position at the confluence of the Meuse and the Waal, the medieval castle of Loevestein was built in 1368, near the town of Gorinchem, in order to receive taxes from river-going vessels. It was also used as a State prison, and has now been converted into a medieval museum.

  • Kinderdijk Windmills

    Windmills have been a synonym for Holland ever since the 15th century. The Kinderdijk Windmills lying 15 kilometres to the east of Rotterdam are one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. Visitors can marvel at the centuries-old hydraulic structures which served to drain the landscape, reclaim land and build towns and villages. Sea dykes, reservoirs and pumping stations are, together with the 19 restored windmills, all a part of the special attraction of Kinderdijk which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

  • The Kromme Rijn, or Crooked Rhine

    The secondary branch of the Rhine is 17 miles long. Known as the Kromme Rijn, or Crooked Rhine, it was an important waterway until the construction of a dam in 1122 during the Middle Ages. Still flowing gently, the Kromme Rijn has maintained a pleasant landscape, with castles and private estates built alongside the river. Eurovélo 15 crosses the Kromme Rijn at the town of Wijk bij Duurstede.

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