Cycle route Weesp - Driemond - Abcoude
Picture taken on the way to Abcoute - Summer 2008
This is a route where you will cycle along the Gein-river most of the time till you reach Abcoude. When we started from Weesp it was our plan to drive through Abcoude to the river Amstel and follow it up to Amsterdam, but because of the bad weather we decided to stop before it went from bad to worse. For the same reason I can't say anything about how it will be to cycle from Abcoude to Amsterdam along the river Amstel, but I think it would be a great idea to do so.
The cycle route:
When you come from the centre of Weesp drive to to the west along Herengracht. There you cross the bridge to the other side of the river, where you have to follow Buitenweer and Verlengd Buitenweg till you reach Verlengde Runkade, which you follow to the left. After about 100 meters or so you will reach Gooilandsweg, Follow the road to the right and cross Weesperbrug. Short after you will be in the small town Driemond. When you have crossed the bridge the name of the road is Provinsialeweg. When you se the river Gein to the right drive down Gein-Noord. Follow the river for about 6 kilometres and you will be in Abcoude.
If you want to go back to Weesp from there but want to use a different route try to drive along the other side of the river Gein till you reach Velterslaan at your right. Follow that road and you will shortly after be at Fort Nigtevecht and Amsterdam Rijnkanaal. There you can follow the river to the left. After a couple of kilometres you will see Weesperbrug again. Cross it once again and you will be in Weesp.
As usual the route is chosen because of the nature you see...
....and the bridges
Pictures taken on the way to Abcoute - Summer 2008
Even though we tried the route on a rainy day it was a fine little trip. I believe we cycled about 20 kilometres before we decided to stop. Later that day the sun shone again and we drove to Fort Uitermeer, where we stayed for a while to see the sun go down.
A church in Abcoude
Boat on Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal - Summer 2008
Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal has a total length of 72 km. It is considered to be the most heavily used canal in western Europe. The canal's minimum depth is 5.5 m.
Boat on Amsterdam Rijnkanaal near Weesperbrug - summer 2008
There is a lot of traffic on Amsterdam Rijnkanaal. The canal was built to connect the port of Amsterdam to the main shipping artery of the Rhine.
Other recommendablecycle routes near Weesp:
Only in Danish:
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