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Exploring new routes? The Zaanstreek has enough water and greenery to do so actively. Peat meadow and industry, village and town, new and old architecture. The historical ribbon settlements along river De Zaan have polders as backyard with water-rich landscapes and valuable peat meadow nature. You will discover it all by bike!

The most Beautiful Routes - Try them yourself.

Cycling past whispering windmills

The mills in the Zaan region have stories to tell! Follow writer Roos Schlikker on her cycling tour of the Secret Society of Whispering Mills through North Holland.

From 19 May, the Zaan windmills De Koker, De Schoolmeester and the Twiskemolen will tell about the past, present and future of the North Holland landscape in a podcast.

To the Whispering Mills route

Along the route - Stop pedalling for a moment

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