Bicycle routes in the Zaan region - The Innsider - Inntel Hotels

Bicycle routes in the Zaan region

There are many great bicycle routes in the Zaan region. They will take you past beautiful landscapes, mills, Zaan houses, picturesque villages and historic forts. Grab a bike and picnic basket and enjoy one of the beautiful bicycle routes we selected for you. Would you like to be well-prepared for your bike trip? Take a look at the Cycle Route Special.

Zaanse schans

Most likely you will immediately think of the Zaanse Schans when you think of the Zaan area. It is a beautiful area which is also perfectly suited to cycling. They offer 2 cycle routes at the Zaanse Schans. The short one is 8 kilometres and is called “hotspot Wormerveer”. It will give you a glimpse of the industrial area and off course the famous mills. The longer route called “Around the Noord” is 30 kilometres. It includes the same sights as the shorter one. It will take you on a ferry ride and past some beautiful Dutch landscapes.

Want to go even further? Take the “Zaanstreek” route which is approximately 49 kilometres. During this route you cycle through the nature reserves the Wormer- and Jisperveld and the Weijenbus-Vroonmeer, but also along the historic river the Zaan with beautiful views on the wooden mills of the Zaanse Schans, the typical green wooden houses and the monumental warehouses and factories from the 19th century.

Past those typical villages

Villages in the Zaan region have a lot to offer regarding history, culture and beautiful houses. The cycle route past the former island Marken is approximately 60 kilometres and starts in Volendam. A quaint fisherman’s village which a lot of Dutch performers call home. Besides these famous villages the route will also take you through beautiful nature reserves that will give you the perfect opportunity for a nice outdoor picnic.

Zuiderzee route

There’s a defence line around Amsterdam called “De Stelling van Amsterdam”. It includes forts and batteries, but also a lot of fun hiking and cycling routes. The “Zuiderzeeroute” is one of the cycling routes. This route is 42 kilometres and starts and ends at the train station of Purmerend. The route will take you past famous villages such as Edam and Volendam. Enabling you to score some cheese or eel along the way.

Sleeping in the Zaan region

It is very important to rest after a day of cycling. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam is the perfect place to find that rest. Behind the iconic façade of 70 Zaan houses, there is everything for a relaxing overnight stay. For both a relaxing and active stay we have several suitable Specials.

Cycle Route Special

For those who like to go fully prepared on their cycling trip with the Cycle Route Special. Wake up fully rested in a luxurious room and start the day well with n extensive breakfast buffet with bubbles. Get on our bike afterwards and take it with you for the day to discover the Zaan area.

Stay in a luxury room of choice | Including bike rental | Including breakfast | From 75 p.p.

View the Cycle Route Special

Rest & Relax Special

With the Rest & Relax special you’ll sleep in a Founders Junior Suite with a whirlpool and private sauna. It also includes an international breakfast buffet with a glass of bubbles and a late check-out.

Overnight stay in a Founders Junior Suite | Including late check-out | From 75 p.p.

View the Rest & Relax Special


Those were a few of the prettiest Bicycle routes in the Zaan region. Also, read 48 hours in… Zaandam to get more inspiration about a trip to Zaandam.

You’ll be suprised.