Netherlands cycling maps

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friendly_fiend
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Netherlands cycling maps

Postby friendly_fiend » 29 May 2010, 11:33am

Just wondering if anybody has any advice as to what would be the best map for touring the Netherlands. I may be purchasing a satnav (something like a Garmin Geko) and would like something that has usable grid references. Also, I'm camping and it would be nice if I could find a map that lists campsites. I'm planning to travel from Hoek Van Holland up the LF1 and then across to Amsterdam then on to Nijmegen and the Rhine down through Germany.

Some I've been looking at:

Basic overview:
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.anwb.nl/fietsen/fietsroutes/soorten-routes,/meerdaagse-fietsroute/landelijke-fietsroutes.html&ei=R9sATILlGoKi0gTV-rD3Ag&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CDYQ7gEwBjgK&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLandelijke%2BFietsroutes%2Bdeel%2B1%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official

Landelijke Fietsroutes deel 1:
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.groteroutepaden.be/grlf/v1.nsf/winkelitems/561-001.html&ei=ZukATJLeOIny0gSDybnMAw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDAQ7gEwAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLandelijke%2BFietsroutes%2Bdeel%2B1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DXiJ%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official

And for the Rhine section:
http://www.stanfords.co.uk/stock/rhine-cycle-route-part-3-mainz-rotterdam-540km-82281/

Any advice would be much appreciated.

canadork
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Joined: 28 May 2010, 3:59pm

Re: Netherlands cycling maps

Postby canadork » 29 May 2010, 12:33pm

check this site out has good info on netherlands. www.cycletourer.co.uk in regards to map choices,

i did a lap of the netherlands and got caught up in the map scene theres so many different ones,

ANWB is the best i found. www.anwb.nl you'll have to translate using google as i never found the little english button

this link is a route planner from the above site, with the ability to plan for bike trips. really good.
http://route.anwb.nl/routeplanner/


i have a few maps left,
north holland
amsterdam and surrounding area.
and the whole country "THE NEDERLANDS" da da dahhhhh.

the last map is valuable. is has every route mapped and labelled(allbeit in dutch) but good.

PM if ya want em


i'm not much of a GPS user . but if your buying one just for the netherlands trip i would suggest you save your cash. its so well laid out there maps, signs bridges, traffic lights, all for bikes. bikes have more right of way than cars.

at the major junctions there are maps, all junctions are numbered. i ended up just running with a road book type setup

left 34
straight 35
right second path 36
together with my speedometer

some other tips
=wearing a helmet will have you mocked and laughed at unless your doing 60MPH
=if lost stand in public view mouth wide open and map upside down. the dutch will be running toward you to assist
=look for "barronkamping" signs they're farm stays. super friendly and they make alot of treats to sell you. i rode through in march no campsites open but a knock on a farm stay door had me eating three course meals living in caravans for 15 euro. they wouldnt take any more money!!
= its flat other than the canal bridges but generally you have enough speed to roll over them.
= KEEP RIGHT!!! i had to use a spatular to a brit of the tarmac. keep right especially in the cities the ride like new yorkers drive. constant bell ringing.
= go to the hostels in amsterdam or other big cities find the stand with business card sizes adverts. and take all that you can these are discount vouchers. free entries. etc and worth it of your a sight see-er. i got 2 free passes to the rijks muesum and 4 free beers at a resturant.
= distances increase. you first few days will show you how far you can ride. but not over look the wind flat country with a north sea coast with eyes dried out in no time

whow brought back old memories sorry of the speel.

friendly_fiend
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Joined: 29 May 2010, 11:06am

Re: Netherlands cycling maps

Postby friendly_fiend » 29 May 2010, 1:54pm

canadork wrote:check this site out has good info on netherlands. http://www.cycletourer.co.uk in regards to map choices,

i did a lap of the netherlands and got caught up in the map scene theres so many different ones,

ANWB is the best i found. http://www.anwb.nl you'll have to translate using google as i never found the little english button

this link is a route planner from the above site, with the ability to plan for bike trips. really good.
http://route.anwb.nl/routeplanner/


i have a few maps left,
north holland
amsterdam and surrounding area.
and the whole country "THE NEDERLANDS" da da dahhhhh.

the last map is valuable. is has every route mapped and labelled(allbeit in dutch) but good.

PM if ya want em


i'm not much of a GPS user . but if your buying one just for the netherlands trip i would suggest you save your cash. its so well laid out there maps, signs bridges, traffic lights, all for bikes. bikes have more right of way than cars.

at the major junctions there are maps, all junctions are numbered. i ended up just running with a road book type setup

left 34
straight 35
right second path 36
together with my speedometer

some other tips
=wearing a helmet will have you mocked and laughed at unless your doing 60MPH
=if lost stand in public view mouth wide open and map upside down. the dutch will be running toward you to assist
=look for "barronkamping" signs they're farm stays. super friendly and they make alot of treats to sell you. i rode through in march no campsites open but a knock on a farm stay door had me eating three course meals living in caravans for 15 euro. they wouldnt take any more money!!
= its flat other than the canal bridges but generally you have enough speed to roll over them.
= KEEP RIGHT!!! i had to use a spatular to a brit of the tarmac. keep right especially in the cities the ride like new yorkers drive. constant bell ringing.
= go to the hostels in amsterdam or other big cities find the stand with business card sizes adverts. and take all that you can these are discount vouchers. free entries. etc and worth it of your a sight see-er. i got 2 free passes to the rijks muesum and 4 free beers at a resturant.
= distances increase. you first few days will show you how far you can ride. but not over look the wind flat country with a north sea coast with eyes dried out in no time

whow brought back old memories sorry of the speel.


Thanks for the great info. I've just sent you a PM regarding the maps.

Nutsey
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Joined: 19 Apr 2010, 3:31pm

Re: Netherlands cycling maps

Postby Nutsey » 29 May 2010, 7:23pm

There are several more noobs planning to go to holland this summer, so that big post above is very useful. Thanks :)