Scenic bike route between The Hague and Rotterdam
Vaartenroute cycle route
Published: 10 June 2011 Modified: 27 September 2013
It is possible to bike from The Hague’s city centre to Rotterdam’s city centre along the 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 with the countryside. Ten bicycle routes were realised in the area including a new historic bike route between The Hague and Rotterdam.
More information (in Dutch) can be found at www.hofvandelfland.nl.
For other downloadable cycling tours in and around The Hague, visit the website Fietsen 123 and type 'Den Haag' under Fietsroutes.