Countryside in Bunschoten

Spakenburg Tour

Cycle along the Eem River and Lake


45 km, 3-4 hours
€25,- pp without bike hire
€35,- pp including bike hire

Countryside in Bunschoten

Spakenburg Tour

Cycle along the Eem River and Lake


45 km, 3-4 hours
€25,- pp without bike hire
€35,- pp including bike hire

We will cycle along the full length of the Eem river (formely Amer River). At 18 km (11 miles) it is the longest river flowing entirely in the Netherlands. koppelpoort gate amersfoort We start in Amersfoort where the river is fed by the Vallei (Valley) Canal and a number of Veluwe creeks. Meadows sheep, horses and cattle Eem river The river flows through beautiful farmland with grazing sheep and cattle. We cycle through several Eemland bird reserve areas. Especially between May and June these are abound with meadow birds. Botter Eemmeer (Eem Lake) We reach the Eemmeer (Eem Lake,the river mouth). Across the water we see the Flevopolder drained between 1950 and 1968. We continue our route towards Bunschoten-Spakenburg. Old Harbour Shipyard Spakenburg Spakenburg is a former fishing village on the Zuiderzee. The fishermen caught the fish on their traditional fishing vessels called botters. The old harbour and wharf is now a museum harbour. It is home to a third of the Dutch botter fleet. We make a bottertrip on the former Zuiderzee and experience sailing the boat ourselves (optional activity). Nowadays there is no more distinction between Spakenburg and its neighbouring village Bunschoten. Windmill de hoop Bunschoten-Spakenburg We continue our tour through the beautiful old parts of what is officially called Bunschoten-Spakenburg with some nice churches and a windmill (Korenmolen De Hoop ). A new cycle route through the polder along the river Laak and excellent cycle paths through modern Amersfoort take us back to our starting point.

This tour includes

  • Bike rental

This tour does not include

  • Lunch, food or drinks

Optional activities (not included in price)

  • Botter trip on the former Zuiderzee