The Netherlands has a reputation of being a great cycling destination. Nowhere else is cycling this established. There are even more bicycles than people here! The infrastructure is geared to cyclists: many roads have separate, dedicated cycle lanes for exclusive use by cyclists. Cyclists also have their own crossings and their own traffic lights. Cycle paths allow you to reach places you simply can’t get to by car. In the city, it is sensible to cycle behind each other. Outside the city, it is perfectly fine for two cyclists to cycle next to each other.
LF routes are national cycle routes perfect for multi-day cycle trips. These long-distance, cross-border routes constitute a national network of approximately 4,500 kilometres. They are signposted in two directions with rectangular white signs with green lettering. The signs show the route number, the route name and a directional arrow. The LF routes are included in the description of the tour. The Zuiderzee Tour is a combination of the LF 21, 22 and 23.
Cycling with junction routes:
• You will follow the numbers of the junctions and cycle
from junction to junction
• At every numbered intersection there’s a big sign with a
map of the surroundings where you can see where you
are and what options you have.
• The junctions that come together are signed with