Trekvaart cycle route
Traction barges were the public transport of the 17th century. Leiden and Oegstgeest formed an important junction in the network of tugboats and in 1656, the Haarlemmertrekvaart was constructed. This made it possible to travel from Haarlem to Amsterdam by canal.
This Trekvaart route of about 19 kilometres takes you (by bike) through beautiful areas around Leiden and Oegstgeest. Along the way, various disembarkation points have been added to the route so that you can see and experience the historical waterways in all sorts of ways.
Here you can expand your route with pitstops
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