Old crafts cycle route

(53.0 km)

Discover Dutch crafts and trades during this cycling route through the Green Heart.

The art of cheesemaking
Yellow gold – that delicious craft cheese on your bread. Cheesemaking is a complex process requiring plenty of know-how and experience.

The miller’s craft
The miller’s craft has also been recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2017. It’s a classic Dutch tradition with deep historical roots. You’ll find many windmills in the region that are still in operation today. Take a guided tour with the miller, experience the story of craft milling or buy a bag of mill flour.

Ropemaking

See, hear, feel and smell the story of ropemaking at the Rope Museum in the historic centre of Oudewater.

Take a look

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Marnemoende
Noord IJsseldijk 107 B
3508 TH IJsselstein

TOP Marnemoende, IJsselstein

Noord IJsseldijk 107 b
3508 TH IJsselstein
TOP Marnemoende, IJsselstein
79 89 98 46 33 13

Cheese Experience | Woerden

Emmakade 6 a
3441 AJ Woerden
Cheese Experience | Woerden
70

Woerden Castle

Kasteel 3
3441BZ woerden
Woerden Castle
28

Windmill Windhond

Wilhelminaweg 1
3447 GR Woerden
Windmill Windhond
26 68 35 97 96 22 95 93

Rope museum

Reijersteeg 4
3421 SZ Oudewater
Rope museum

Museum Heksenwaag

Leeuweringerstraat 2
3421 AC OUDEWATER
Museum Heksenwaag
92 91 54 55 87

TOP Salmsteke

Lekdijk Oost 5 tegenover
3411MN Lopik
TOP Salmsteke
14 86 85 07 82

Windmill Windotter

Walkade 73
3401DR IJsselstein
Windmill Windotter
81 79
End point: TOP Marnemoende
Noord IJsseldijk 107 B
3508 TH IJsselstein

Directions

Starting point: TOP Marnemoende
Noord IJsseldijk 107 B
3508 TH IJsselstein

This route follows the cycle network junctions, identified by the white-and-green signs with two-digit numbers. Follow the numbers: 79 – 89 – 98 – 46 – 33 – 13 – 70 – 28 – 26 – 68 – 35 – 97 – 96 – 22 – 95 – 93 – 92 – 91 – 54 – 55 – 87 – 14 – 86 – 85 – 07 – 82 – 81 – 79.

End point: TOP Marnemoende
Noord IJsseldijk 107 B
3508 TH IJsselstein
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98
46
33
13
70
28
26
68
35
97
96
22
95
93
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91
54
55
87
14
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07
82
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79

Attributes

  • Marked: Yes
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route characteristics: Connecting cycle route
Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht