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Best trails in Alblasserdam

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Explore the most popular trails near Alblasserdam with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Alblasserdam
Top trails (4)
#1 - Kinderdijk
Alblasserdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
If there is one thing the Netherlands is famous for, it's the old typical Dutch windmills. Luckily we can still see quite a lot of them in the Dutch country side and all the old windmills are protected nowadays, but there is only one place in the country where you can see them in all glory, and that's here in Kinderdijk. It is one of the country's biggest tourist attractions, so expect more visitors especially at the start off the trail. This trail will take you a bit further out on the dyke where it's more quiet and you can enjoy the spectacular views on the dyke, the windmills and the canal.Show more
#2 - Alblasserwaard and Kinderdijk
Alblasserdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Walk on the iconic Alblasserwaard and Kinderdijk. With beautiful views over the river Lek and the old windmills of Kinderdijk.Show more
#3 - Alblasserdam naar Nieuwpoort pad
Alblasserdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
This route follows the trail along the high drainage: the Groote Waterschap. In 1277, after approval by Floris V, a ring dike was erected around Alblasserwaard, which in turn created the Alblasserwaard Water Board, because the dikes had to be protected. Before that pioneers had been working the land. The problem with polders that have fallen dry is that they settle in and therefore sink, while the surrounding water rises due to silting soils. It is going slowly, but the fight to keep the polders dry has always been fierce. Certainly when storms and high tides broke the dikes again. About a hundred years later, the Groote- and Achterwatererschap were dug (1365-1369) and it is along these high-lying bosoms that the walk takes place. The waterways made sure that the water could be drained via the Lek and Noord. This required extra bosoms and extra mills, which we find in Kinderdijk. This route limits view to walking along the water board. We start in Alblasserdam, where we walk along the (thus) dammed (already before 1277) Alblas and look for connection to the water board. We follow a beautiful stretch of road. Once past the water board, we have to walk 15 km along grass quays in order to arrive at the Ammense bosom. You may sail, but only with special permits. The only place where you can enter the Alblasserwaard waters is at Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Peulensluis. So every now and then Jet sees a boat on these special atrium waters. At the Ammerse quay you will go back to the Lek and walk again on the beautiful Tiendpad to Nieuwpoort, where the route ends.Show more
#4 - Molenroute Kinderdijk Fietsroute
Alblasserdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 27.6 mi
Discover the old, world-famous windmills of Kinderdijk with this cycling route. Starting from Alblasserdam, you cycle through the polders, along the rivers, with an almost constant view of the typical Dutch windmills. There used to be many more windmills here that helped to keep the polders dry. Thanks to new techniques, the windmills became redundant and most of them demolished. This bicycle route is well signposted. Bicycles can be rented at the tourist information in Alblasserdam (https://www.vvvalblasserwaardvijfheerenlanden.nl/).Show more