New Land Cycleseeing Route: Almere's architecture and wildlife
No other landscape in the Netherlands breathes ‘20th century’ as much as New Land does, with its modern polder cities such as Almere, acting as architectural museums. Wildlife areas such as the Lepelaarplassen and Oostvaardersplassen lakes provide a beautiful natural contrast.
Cycle route highlights:
This beautiful park named after Queen Beatrix has plenty of nooks and crannies worth exploring. Small pavilions are peppered throughout the park--they were left behind after the 1972 Floriade exhibit. Check out the medicinal herb garden De Artsenijhof and the former chapel turned Restaurant As.
This natural reserve paths weaves past willow forests and reeds, immersing you in wildlife. The nearby lookout point is worth a stop for bird watchers as there are more than three hundred species of birds in the area.
A wetland area covered with grasslands, water and surrounded by forest. This is another gem on this cycle route, perfect for those who love nature. Fifty years ago the area used to be a swamp. Now, you will encounter cattle, Konik horses and even red deer on your way.
Rent your bike
Van der Linde Almere: Brouwerstraat 8B 1315 BP Almere;
TON Fietsverhuur: Vlotbrugweg 16C, 1332 AJ Almere.