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Biking around 'Broek in Waterlands' on Sat 23 Aug

  • Aug 23, 2008 · 12:00 PM

Avid Adventurers, Venkat asked me to post this ride....Looks like a great idea... Hello All, Inspired by the spectacular success of the biking adventure last weekend, here's a new Meetup invite for the next biking event. I know there are so many days to go for the event, but its summer and weekend calendars get filled in soon :-) Details of the event: Date: Saturday, 23rd Aug Time: 12 Noon Starting point: Amsterdam Centraal (Exact location and contact nos will be provided later to those who RSVP) Approx route length: 50 KM (Don't let this put you off. We'll have enough breaks in between! We can even drop one or two places if it gets really late) The route: We'll be exploring the district: "Broek in Waterlands", north of Amsterdam. Snippet from Expatica: Riding a bike through the Waterland north of Amsterdam brings us back to the Dutch Golden Age. In the 17th century, successful businessmen moved there as they wanted to be close to the Dutch commercial centre and enjoy peace and quiet, but build their homes on relatively large plots of land. Waterland soon became an upscale residential area. Little has changed in 400 years. In Broek in Waterland, the village closest to Amsterdam, residences of 120 square metres dating from the 17th century sell for more than 1.5 million Euros! Waterland consists of 10 small towns and villages, usually made of wood, characteristic of the Dutch Golden Age. You can read the complete article here:
http://www.expatica.c... Other interesting towns/places covered on the way: 1) Volendam:
http://www.vvvvolenda... 2) Monnickendam:
http://en.wikipedia.o... 3) A nice 3km ride along a dike to Marken 4) Marken:
http://en.wikipedia.o... [Including a spectacular view of IJsselmeer from a watch tower (if we can locate it ;-) )] The map & directions of the proposed bike route:
http://www.zuivelonli... We'll be biking from Ams. Centraal to Zunderdorp to join the route in the map. To make up for all the loss of energy biking the whole day, and those who are interested, can join for a nice Indian dinner at the end of the day (Hopefully we'll reach Amsterdam before night falls :-) ) There's an Indian restaurant close to Ams. Centraal: Restaurant Vijaya‎ Geldersekade 23, 1011 EJ Amsterdam, Ph:[masked]‎ Please reply if you are interested. Also include the number of guests you'll be bringing along. See you all soon. -- Thanks & Regards, Venkat

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Marken is such a gorgeous little island, will definitely cycle there again.

    August 25, 2008

  • EEman

    It was an amazing experience: a friendly and welcoming group, beautiful sceneries and a healthy outdoor activity...what else you probably want?!

    August 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    The view is very beautiful. The fellows are very nice. The road is very easy to ride.

    August 23, 2008

  • Anna N.

    The most important thing: the people in the group were very helpful and friendly to each other!

    August 23, 2008

  • Adriana

    It was fantastic! I loved it!

    August 23, 2008

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