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Shown below are the best routes through beautiful landscapes, charming rural villages and nature reserves, over farmland paths, centuries-old dikes and past historical locations.

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Rondje Velserbroek
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Rondje Velserbroek

The Rondje Velserbroek trail (purple) crosses Zijkanaal B and the A9 and will take you almost entirely around the Westbroekplas. You will return to The Buitenhuis via Velserbroek's green areas. With Boerenerf Spaarnwoude (Boerderij Zorgvrij, nursery Het Groene Leven and restaurant Onder de

7.02 km
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Velserdijk route
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Velserdijk route
Unpaved path (partly)

The Velserdijk route (red) takes you past Boerenerf Spaarnwoude (traditionally known as Zorgvrij) and Villa Zomerdijk, both with outdoor seating. At Villa Zomerdijk, you will cross Zijkanaal B, a North Sea Canal tributary that has been separated from the North Sea Canal by a dam since the 1960s.

5.99 km
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Spaarnberg Route (red)
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Spaarnberg Route (red)

The Spaarnberg Route (red) goes through the Burgemeester Rijkenspark in Santpoort-Zuid, named after Roelf Gerrit Rijkens, a former mayor of Velsen (1920-1932). West of the track are the ruins of the medieval Brederode Castle. The ruins can be visited. For opening hours, go to

5.68 km
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Slaperdijk Route (blue)
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Slaperdijk Route (blue)

The Slaperdijk Route (blue) from TOP Santpoort-Zuid connects the inland dune edge with the outskirts of Spaarndam and the two forts of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. You walk along the Jan Gijzenvaart canal, dug in 1537, and the vast polder landscape of Spaarnwoude. The Hekslootpolder served as a

7.95 km
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Garden Route (purple)
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Garden Route (purple)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Garden Route (purple) starts at Driehuis station and runs across the Buitenplaats Beeckestijn estate with its beautiful manor house. You walk back to the station along the other side of the track via the allotments, where all kinds of things are grown.

4.73 km
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Country Estate Route (green)
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Country Estate Route (green)
Unpaved path (partly) Off-leash dogs allowed on part of this route

Like the purple route, the Country Estate Route (green) in Driehuis also passes through Beeckestijn. The gardens are special due to the combination of different styles from classicism and rococo to English-Chinese style. Don't forget to visit the herb garden behind the crinkle-crankle wall (in

5.26 km
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Westerveldroute (geel)
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Westerveldroute (geel)

The Westerveld Route (yellow) from Driehuis station to Santpoort-Noord station passes through Westerveld Memorial Park. A walk through this cemetery with the first crematorium in the Netherlands is a special experience. The former 'estate' was bought by a few wealthy Amsterdam residents at the end

5.81 km
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Dune Route (yellow)
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Dune Route (yellow)
Unpaved path (partly)

6.4 km
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Kennemer Lake Route (green)
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Kennemer Lake Route (green)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Kennemer Lake Route (green) lives up to its name because you walk through the beautiful natural surroundings of Kennemer lake. The lake was created in 1990 to compensate for the nature lost during the construction of the marina, the boulevard, the flats, hotels and car parks in IJmuiden. It is

4.53 km
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Harbor Route (red)
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Harbor Route (red)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Harbour Route (red) in IJmuiden links various highlights: the Marina Seaport, the high Semaphore dunes with beautiful views, Kennemer lake and the Bunker Museum. There’s an impressive view of the sea lock complex and the Forteiland (island fortress). The coastal fort on the island was built

3.89 km
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