Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

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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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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.
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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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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby Jonners » 20 Nov 2019, 8:16pm

I realise this is a very late response but if it helps, we cycled in from Ijmuiden last year - I cheated by having google routes on my phone, set it for cycling and just followed the coloured line! The previous poster described the tank storage area so we were on the same route. I clocked it as 17 miles into the Centraal station area.

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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby whoof » 21 Nov 2019, 9:19pm

I've ridden from Ijmuiden to the centre of Amsterdam by following the signs saying Amsterdam. And then back again doing the same, didn't have any problems.

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Re: Cycle From Amsterdam Port to City Centre

Postby mjr » 22 Nov 2019, 9:01am

whoof wrote:I've ridden from Ijmuiden to the centre of Amsterdam by following the signs saying Amsterdam. And then back again doing the same, didn't have any problems.

For those new to NL, it's the signs with cycle symbols on the top of the posts and on a bicycle, you can follow the names in green or red, so I'd pick whichever has the lower distance.

Alternatively, it looks like following cycleways alongside N202 and S102 near the river is a direct way into the city. Maybe not the prettiest and through some industrial areas.
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