Bicycle and hiking routes

Paths for biking and hiking in the vicinity

Delft on itself is of course a beautiful city, but you also enjoy the region by bike or walking! Using different points of interests we constructed several enjoyable routes. Routes of different lengths to ensure there is something for everyone! You can view the route themselves directly through the different links.

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Route 1: Royal palaces and estates

The first route has a length of 52,3 kilometers. The route will take you past some of the nicest royal palaces and estates in the vicinity of Delft and The Hague. But of course you will also pass the ‘Hofvijver’, ‘Het Torentje’ and ‘De Ridderzaal’ where the Dutch parliament houses. To the right you can see an overview of the route, but you can also view it directly through the following link: Fietsknoop – Royal palaces and estates.

Route 2: From Delft to Delfshaven and back

The second route has a length of 44,5 kilometers. The route starts in Delft where you will take off to go to Delfshaven. Delfshaven was founded in 1389, when the Delfhavense Schie (waterway) was dug to give the city of Delft a connection to the Maas. Around the sluice a small harbour town emerged, named Delfshaven. It was called a ‘colony of Delft’ in that time. At the start of the 16th century the population had risen to about 100 houses and 400 people. In 1960 the historical Delfshaven was declared a protected townscape. Both in Delft as Delfshaven several monuments can be viewed or visited. The route also takes you through a part of the Rotterdam Harbour and along by the Maas. As a last bonus you will also pass along the nature reserve ‘De Ackerdijckse Plassen’. To the right you can see an overview of the route, but you can also view it directly through the following link: Fietsknoop – From Delft to Delfshaven and back.

Route 3: Westland, village, water and nature

The third route spans a length of 38,9 kilometers. This route is exciting because you will be taken through the cities of the ‘Randstad’, but also right through nature. The route passes Maasland, Schipluiden and ‘t Woudt, three gems in the Westland; villages with a beautiful old historic centre. You will also pass the nicest waters with old farms and waving cane lands with many birds. Do make sure that the ferry-boat is in service! To the right you can see an overview of the route, but you can also view it directly through the following link: Fietsknoop – Westland, village, water and nature.

Route 4: Westland through and through

The last route is also the longest one with its length of 61,5 kilometers. A long bicycle tour for all the people who want to see as much of the Westland as possible. The route will take you to see a lot of greenhouses, which all house a great varieties of produce. You will pass through a few of the Westland towns such as Monster, Naaldwijk and ‘s Gravenzande. You will also pass the only strawberry vending machine in the country! You will be able to smell the sea from Monster, and then see it at Ter Heijde, where you can also find its sand engine. To the right you can see an overview of the route, but you can also view it directly through the following link: Westland through and through.

Extra: Audiotour through Delft

An extraordinary activity in Delft: walk past the places where world famous painter Johannes Vermeer literally and figuratively left his marks! The 17th century painter from ‘het meisje met de parel’ (the girl with the pearl) among other things was in fact born and raised in Delft!

While you are walking you will get to know Delft itself as well, besides Vermeer and his life in Delft. The audiotour can be bought directly from www.audiotourvermeerdelft.nl.