Cycle Tour: IJmond Buitenplaatsen; 40 km

This 40 km loop of the IJmond area guides you past some of the most spectacular summer residences in the region.

Known as ‘buitenplaatsen’ in Dutch, the summer residences were a popular escape for the well-off city dwellers of Amsterdam and other cities. These country houses and estates were typically grand, often built on the sites of older castles, with lush gardens and vast ponds.

The route takes you past residences including Akerendam in Beverwijk, Marquette in Heemskerk, Assemburg in Heemskerk and Beeckestijn in Velsen-Zuid.

Practical Information

Trip/route
Distance 40
Signposted Yes
Route typing Recreation
Route characteristics Connecting cycle route