Scenic bike route between The Hague and Rotterdam
Vaartenroute cycle route
Published: 10 June 2011 Modified: 13 February 2012
Starting in June 2011 it is possible to bike from The Hague’s city centre to Rotterdam’s city centre along the new scenic Vaartenroute cycle route. The route winds through the countryside, along the Vliet and the Schie and through Delft and Rijswijk. It gives a good impression of the region’s historical development.
The route takes you along more than 40 bridges and culverts and past windmills and old water pumping stations. The entire bike route is 26.8 kilometres.
In The Hague the route departs from the Lange Voorhout, goes along the Binnenhof, Spui and Laakhaven and then proceeds alongside the Trekvliet to the Vliet through Rijswijk and Delft. It then winds through the polders of Midden-Delfland, follows the Schie waterways through Oud Overschie, past the Van Nelle factory, continues on to Delfshaven and finishes in Rotterdam on the Willemskade across from the Wereldmuseum.
Hof van Delfland
The area on the outskirts of the city is called the Hof van Delfland, a network of rural green areas and scenery in the middle of The Hague-Rotterdam metropolitan region. An important mission of the Hof van Delfland is to connect the city and countryside with each other. The Vaartenroute is the first of three bicycle routes realised in the area.
More information (in Dutch) can be found at www.hofvandelfland.nl.
More information about cycling tours
For other downloadable cycling tours in and around The Hague, visit the website Fietsen 123 and type 'Den Haag' under Fietsroutes.