The first stop along EuroVelo 19 in the Netherlands is the lively university city of Maastricht. From there you then pass through the attractive dune landscape in northern Limburg to reach one of the Netherlands’ most charming cities: Den Bosch. No visit is complete without sampling a Bossche Bol (‘chocolate ball’). Further downstream is Dordrecht, a charming town with a rich history. From Dordrecht the route leads you via Hoek van Holland to the city of Rotterdam.
Between Dordrecht and Rotterdam you can chose to take a bus boat. It's an attractive way to travel and you can visit the famous mills of Kinderdijk. Kinderdijk is a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring of 19 authentic windmills dating from the 18th century, which played a crucial role in water management.
Download here the full GPS tracks of EuroVelo 19 - Meuse Cycle Route in the Netherlands and start planning your next cycling holidays!
Public transport and bicycles in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has extensive and well-organized public transport. On the map you can see the bus and train stations along the route.
Pay attention! Due to the corona virus, it is currently not allowed to take the bicycle on the train. Folding bicycles are still allowed on the train. Travelers who use an adapted bicycle because of their handicap can also take it with them.
The Meuse River Route gives a good overview of the Dutch people's relationship with one of the most important rivers in the south of their country: the Meuse. You cycle from Maastricht, where the river (approximately) enters the country, to Hook of Holland, where it flows into the sea. Then a little inland to Maasstad Rotterdam. The signs show you the way.
Routebureau Noord- en Midden-Limburg is the organisation that takes care of the complex task of developing and managing the network of recreational routes throughout the region. This ensures that you can enjoy the outdoor delights of northern and central Limburg to the full.
If you would like to know something about an interesting trip somewhere in the Netherlands, naturally you go to the VVV [Tourist information office]. the VVV can give you detailed information about the whole of the Netherlands. At the VVV shops you can get guides, maps, charts and street plans which give you information regarding cycle routes, accommodation, watersport and sightseeing. Affordable souvenirs are also for sale.
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