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.

 

  • Town of Dordrecht

    The oldest town in Holland, Dordrecht enjoyed an important role in trade until the night of 18-19 November 1421 - St. Elizabeth's Night - when a violent storm blew in from the North Sea, destroying the coastal sea walls. A huge flood then overcame Dordrecht, drowning up to 100,000 people. The land submerged by that event is still mostly underwater. For Dordrecht, this climate disaster meant the end of its commercial hegemony over the country. New sailing routes opened by the flood were taken. The town of Dordrecht still recalls this episode in its history, with the Flood of St. Elizabeth depicted in the cathedral's windows!

  • Glassmaking in Leerdam

    Located on the river Linge, surrounded by fertile alluvial plains, the town of Leerdam has been at the centre of the Dutch glassmaking industry since the 18th century. The first glass blowers came from Germany and laid the foundations for the industry that is nowadays known throughout the world under the name of Royal Leerdam.

  • Town of Rhenen

    Famous for its Gothic Cunera Church, constructed in the 15th century, the town of Rhenen has built up on the banks of the Lek - one of the many branches of the Rhine, downstream of Arnhem.

  • 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.

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