Muiderslot Castle was built at the mouth of the Vecht by Count Floris in 1285. He used this spot to collect tolls from passing ships. After Count Floris was murdered by his own men in 1296, his castle was destroyed. In 1370, people began restoring and expanding Muiderslot. Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581 – 1647) lived there for 38 years and provided it with the opulence of the Dutch Renaissance. He fought off loneliness by hosting summer gatherings with his friends, consisting of artists, scientists and writers, at Muiderslot. These gatherings were later romanticised as the Muiderkring (Muider Circle) myth. Muiderslot was saved from demolition in 1825 and has been a rijksmuseum (national museum) since 1878. During the Golden Age successful merchants, mostly from Amsterdam, where in search of a good investment of their wealth. They often found this in the (re)building of summer residences on the banks of the winding Vecht. Many of these magnificent country estates were sold and torn down due to the financial crisis. Fortunately, a number of them have remained and still reflect the wealth of yesteryear. Discover Rupelmonde, Nieuwerhoek en Valkenheining. You will come across several forts along the way which are part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie and the Stelling van Amsterdam. Take your time to explore all of this well filled cycling route of a bit over 50 kilometers along the stunning river the Vecht.
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Amsterdamsestraat 1, 1398 BL Muiden  51.2 KM  
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44

3139.5 M  3.1 KM  
Head south  39 M  
Turn right  14 M  
Turn left  315 M  
Continue onto Rijksweg  311 M  
Continue left onto Weesperweg  386 M  
Turn left onto Weesperbinnenweg  42 M  
Continue right onto Weesperweg  623 M  
Continue onto Korte Muiderweg  900 M  
Continue straight onto Korte Muiderweg  286 M  
Continue right onto Stationsweg  223 M  
You are now at section 44  1 M  
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45

554.2 M  0.6 KM  
Head south on Hoogstraat  286 M  
Continue left onto Ossenmarkt  268 M  
You are now at section 45  0 M  
From
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47

3418.5 M  3.4 KM  
Head southeast on 'sGravelandseweg  3.4 KM  
You are now at section 47  0 M  
From
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47

325.7 M  0.3 KM  
Head south on 'sGravelandseweg  325 M  
Turn right to stay on 'sGravelandseweg  1 M  
You are now at section 47  0 M  
From
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46

873.9 M  0.9 KM  
Head southwest on 'sGravelandseweg  874 M  
You are now at section 46  0 M  
From
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40

1609.5 M  1.6 KM  
Head south  1.6 KM  
You are now at section 40  0 M  
From
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41

3610.7 M  3.6 KM  
Head northwest  104 M  
Continue onto Hinderdam  1.7 KM  
Continue right onto Eilandseweg  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 41  0 M  
From
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42

116.8 M  0.1 KM  
Head north  7 M  
Take the ferry Nigtevecht  Nederhorst den Berg  60 M  
Continue straight onto Adri Ameszpark  49 M  
You are now at section 42  1 M  
From
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74

1110.6 M  1.1 KM  
Head west on Dorpsstraat  618 M  
Continue left onto Vreelandseweg  492 M  
You are now at section 74  1 M  
From
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52

6460.7 M  6.5 KM  
Head southeast on Vreelandseweg  2.5 KM  
Continue onto Nigtevechtseweg  3.8 KM  
Continue onto Boterweg  149 M  
You are now at section 52  0 M  
From
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20

178.1 M  0.2 KM  
Head southeast on Duinkerken  177 M  
You are now at section 20  1 M  
From
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04

272.7 M  0.3 KM  
Head south on Lindengracht  273 M  
You are now at section 04  0 M  
From
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25

3058.1 M  3.1 KM  
Head southwest on Boslaan  300 M  
Continue onto Oud Over  2.8 KM  
You are now at section 25  0 M  
From
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2

1598.2 M  1.6 KM  
Head west  7 M  
Continue left onto Mijndensedijk  1.6 KM  
You are now at section 2  1 M  
From
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33

3697.2 M  3.7 KM  
Head northwest on Zandpad  58 M  
Continue right onto Rijksstraatweg (N402)  1.4 KM  
Turn right  99 M  
Make a slight right  2.2 KM  
You are now at section 33  0 M  
From
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31

1680.9 M  1.7 KM  
Head west  13 M  
Turn right  428 M  
Turn left onto Provincialeweg  835 M  
Continue left onto Binnenweg  405 M  
You are now at section 31  0 M  
From
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30

3256.6 M  3.3 KM  
Head north  92 M  
Turn right  37 M  
Continue slightly right onto Rijksstraatweg  3.1 KM  
You are now at section 30  1 M  
From
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83

3866.9 M  3.9 KM  
Head northwest on Rijksstraatweg  415 M  
Continue right onto Achtervlietpad  703 M  
Continue right onto Indijkweg  756 M  
Continue left onto Westkanaaldijk  252 M  
Continue onto Kanaaldijk West  1.7 KM  
You are now at section 83  0 M  
From
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26

327.6 M  0.3 KM  
Head north on Kanaaldijk West  327 M  
You are now at section 26  0 M  
From
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65

3903.9 M  3.9 KM  
Head north  3.4 KM  
Continue onto ZandpadDriemond  437 M  
Make a slight left to stay on ZandpadDriemond  64 M  
Turn right onto Provincialeweg  14 M  
You are now at section 65  0 M  
From
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43

1060.8 M  1.1 KM  
Head east on Provincialeweg  14 M  
Make a slight right to stay on Provincialeweg  494 M  
Continue onto Gooilandseweg  321 M  
Make a sharp right  230 M  
Turn left onto Basisweg  1 M  
You are now at section 43  0 M  
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15

4377.3 M  4.4 KM  
Head north on Basisweg  1 M  
Turn left  171 M  
Continue onto Verlengd Buitenveer  167 M  
Turn right  169 M  
Continue onto Rijnkade  122 M  
Continue onto Kanaalpad  3 KM  
Continue slightly right onto Muidertrekvaart  701 M  
You are now at section 15  0 M  
From
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16

2746.4 M  2.7 KM  
Head east  21 M  
Turn right onto Maxisweg  1.9 KM  
Continue onto Amsterdamsestraatweg  772 M  
Continue left  32 M  
You are now at section 16  1 M 