If you’re looking for a place to unwind, absorb a lot of nature and escape the hustle and bustle then this is without a doubt, the place for you. Don’t confuse the location by its name, Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen. It’s not in Amsterdam itself. The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen sits close to Zandvoort. You could do this route in half an hour, traveling from Haarlem – although it took us a little longer because I love taking photos of almost everything.
Some parts of the route was a little intimidating and narrow, especially because I was new to cycling. The other parts made it so worthwhile and one we definitely repeating in summer.
The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen is a 3400hectarer piece of land that’s incredibly beautiful. It dates back to 1853. The park supplies 2/3’s of its drinking water to Amsterdam. It’s filled with walkways (including child-friendly ones), animals and nature – lots of nature! At the time of our visit, we paid 2 Euro per person, for entrance.
The park is quite big and unfortunately, you’re not allowed to cycle inside. Make sure you take comfortable walking shoes, a picnic blanket and a few snacks for rest stops or enjoy something delicious at the restaurant located on the right of the entrance.