Rondom Het IJ is a 17.4 kilometer loop trail located near Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 17.4 km Elevation Gain: 183 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

river

views

wildlife

city walk

This is an exploration along the quays, bridges, locks, barges, yachts, houseboats, sheds, warehouses, terraced scaffolding, dyke houses, decaying businesses and brand new architecture. And always all that sloshing and rippling water of the IJ! First with the ferry (Buiksloterveer) for free to the other side. The new EYE (film museum) beckons for a visit. But the walker looks around the Vogelbuurt and enjoys the silent-mysterious Vliegenbos, named after one of those energetic red municipal administrators who made Amsterdam what it is. (On the day of the walk a corpse had just been found in this forest, men with white suits, the Amsterdam CSI at work!) You walk along the beautiful Nieuwendammerdijk, with its old lock (with a nice lunch spot) and on to it old abandoned village Schellingwoude. Across the Orange Locks and you visit the wonderful Zeeburgereiland, a free state of small industry and training camps for rottweilers, a messy oasis in the orderly world. What a view of the harbor! Then into the domain of the Eastern Docklands, where the harbors, transshipment places and marshalling grounds are overgrown by new residential areas for families with children in buggies and the variation in architectural styles is highly worth seeing: an example of modern city planning that Vliegen and his mates would be proud of. Is the bridge therefore named after their descendant, Jan Schaefer? At the end of the bridge on the right is the landing place for huge cruise ships. Finally, the special Muziektheater with Bimhuis and a breathtaking terrace with a view of the sloshing water of the IJ.

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