Cycle route Hollandsche IJssel and Nieuwe Maas
Capelle aan den IJssel, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Oudekerk aan den IJssel, Rotterdam
The Hollandsche IJssel is a 20 km long river between Gouda and Krimpen aan den IJssel and mouths into the Nieuwe Maas. For centuries, this river caused fear among local residents, because they were afraid of flooding. After the flood disaster, a storm surge barrier was built on the municipal boundary of Capelle aan den IJssel and Krimpen aan den IJssel. The Hollandsche IJssel could not be closed off with a dam because it is an important shipping route. That is why it was decided at the time to build a storm surge barrier with two movable gates that hang between large concrete towers. At the Algera Bridge you can see this beautiful storm surge barrier. The Hollandsche IJssel joins forces with the Nieuwe Maas at Kralingseveer. During this cycle route, you will also come across some familiar moments when you get off from the region. Visit the Euromast, for example, or see Piet Blom's cube houses in Rotterdam!
You will also come across well-known sights from the region during this cycle route. For example, pay a visit to the Euromast or view the cube houses of Piet Blom in Rotterdam!
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