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way by bicycle

ill be in hooland sometime soon(very soon)for a bike trip and would like to get there by bike got few questions!
1-how to get there take a206 or 208? will i see tulips on my way?
2-how many km from amsterdam? will i have to sleep around lisse for the nigh?any campingsite around lisse? or i need to get to the ocean?

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

hi, I've looked at the map to see which roads you mean. Both come from Haarlem.
THe A206 looks 'greener'.

For your information: Keukenhof=Lisse, the place you want to cycle to from Amsterdam.
The distance Amsterdam-Lisse via Haarlem and Hillegom is about 35 kms.

Here are some B&B's:
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Camping information (most websites have English versions):
Camping Sollasi - - 0252 376436 - Noordwijkerhout
Carlton Camping, De - - 0252 370299 - Noordwijk
Camping Club Soleil Bv - - 0252 374225 - Noordwijk
Camping Duinpan De - - 0252 371506 - Noordwijk
Camping Wijde Blick De - - 0252 372246 - Noordwijkerhout

I suggest you also visit the Tourist Office (VVV) in Amsterdam where they can advise you about cycling. They also sell cycling maps. Good bookstores will also have cycling maps for you. For instance Scheltema at Koningsplein.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

Here's a typical cycle route with tulip bulb theme:

I know, it is in Dutch. But it has a little map and it starts in Lisse, round to Noordwijkerhout, in a circle.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hengelo

I would recommend cycling via:
- Badhoevedorp
- Hoofddorp
- Bennebroek
- Hillegom
- Lisse

The distance is between 30 and 35 km depending where you start and if you take a direct route or not.


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Amsterdam


I do not know if this makes any sense as I dont have a good paper map, but if I plan a bike-route using TomTom i get the following (From Amsterdam Overtoom to Lisse Center), with times to give you an indication. Maybe somebody with more sense of direction and a good map can say if this is OK :-)

00.05 S106 Overtoom
00.11 S106 Surinamestraat
00.12 S107 Haarlemmermeerstraat
00.14 Heemstedestraat
00.22 S107 Plesmanlaan
00.28 Nieuwemeerdijk
00.35 N520 Hoofdweg
00.53 N520 Hoofdweg
00.56 Burg Pabstlaan
00.59 Kruisweg
01.01 Van heuven Goedhartlaan
01.03 Kleine Belt
01.05 Ijweg
01.29 Lisserbroekerweg
01.34 Gladiolensraat
01.36 Zwanendreef
01.37 Lisse


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Amsterdam

And maybe some redundant tips:

The Dutch Touring Organisation ANWB has several routes marked with signs for tours by bike. You can get more information in their shops and following the link below. In practice, you just have to know where to start and follow the signs..

A bike-route planner for Amsterdam:

A routeplanner for bikes, that is not finished yet (planned end of 2009), but allegedly works in the Provinces Utrecht and Gelderland:


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hellevoetsluis

Personally I would take a train to Leiden, rent a bike there and do the route I mentioned earlier. I can translate the important bits, if you let me know.

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