Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

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ashnew
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Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby ashnew » 1 Oct 2019, 11:45pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had cycled from the Port of Amsterdam into the City Centre and could offer advice on routes?

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foxyrider
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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby foxyrider » 2 Oct 2019, 5:09pm

When you say 'Port of Amsterdam', do you mean the ferry port (which is actually at Ijmuiden) or do you mean the docks along the Ij waterfront (of which there are many!)? :)
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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby SimonCelsa » 3 Oct 2019, 5:57am

cycle.travel suggests around 19 miles, pan flat.

Never done the route myself but it looks relatively straightforward.

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/128458

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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby atlas_shrugged » 3 Oct 2019, 2:27pm

Might be worth following long distance cycle routes i.e. LF1 and LF20. The distance may be longer but the cycle paths tend to be really nice and so can often be quicker.

Taking multiple turns in any city slows progress and is tiring. I found in Amsterdam that following a natural marker like a river is very helpful for the navigationally challenged like myself.

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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby Ron » 3 Oct 2019, 8:28pm

ashnew wrote:I was wondering if anyone had cycled from the Port of Amsterdam into the City Centre and could offer advice on routes?

I've had difficulty finding my way out of Ijmuiden in the past so prefer to leave the ferry terminal head east and keeping the Noordzeekanaal close on the left towards Velsen Zuid. Cross the Zijk kanaal following Amsterdamsweg past the junction into Ruigoord and on to swing right onto Westpoortweg. Passing a dock area on your left, Vopak terminal and Oiltanking Amsterdam, and on towards Westpoort. After that it gets more difficult to explain but should be clearly signed Amsterdam Centrum or Centraal Station.
Segregated cycle route all the way, no gradients, well signposted.

atlas_shrugged wrote:
Might be worth following long distance cycle routes i.e. LF1 and LF20.

LF1 doesn't go in to Amsterdam and LF 20 doesn't go in to Ijmuiden, but could be a possibility after reaching Sloterdijk rail station
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