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Shown below are the best routes through beautiful landscapes, charming rural villages and nature reserves, over farmland paths, centuries-old dikes and past historical locations.

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Closed during bird breeding season
Off-leash dogs allowed on part of this route
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Amstel Dyke Route (red)
Amstel Dyke Route (red)
Unpaved path (partly) No dogs allowed

The Amsteldijkroute or Amstel Dyke Route (red) runs right through Uithoorn to the Zijdelmeer lake, where orchids grow in the reed beds on the banks. Via the Libellebos park, where Scottish highland cattle graze, it heads to the new water storage areas on the Hollandsedijk and then back along the

9.13 km
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Forts Path (blue)
Forts Path (blue)
Unpaved path (partly) No dogs allowed

The Fortenpad or Forts Path (blue) runs first along the banks of the Amstel-Drechtkanaal to Vrouwenakker. The route then passes the Fort bij De Kwakel, which was completed in 1897. Of note is the Vuurlijn, a grass dike that was also part of the line of defence. There used to be several batteries

8.02 km
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Cross Road Route (purple)
Cross Road Route (purple)
Unpaved path (partly)

The name Kruiswegroute or Cross Road Route (purple) references the historical name and shape of the reclaimed land. From the village you walk via the towpath along the Amstel to the shell-covered path along the Nesserlaan. There is plenty to enjoy on the straight-as-an-arrow Middenweg.

6.81 km
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Mill Network Route (red)
Mill Network Route (red)
Unpaved path (partly) No dogs allowed Closed during bird breeding season

The Molengangroute or Mill Network Route (red) passes through the polderland north of the village. Via the ring dike you walk to where three mill networks used to drain onto the higher grounds. One mill stump has been preserved from the mill complex. Please note that dogs are not allowed and the

6.26 km
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Dutch Dike Route (blue)
Dutch Dike Route (blue)
Unpaved path (partly) No dogs allowed

The Hollandse Dijkroute or Dutch Dike Route (blue) is a walk along the towpath on the Amstel, past the ferry at Nessersluis to the Hollandse Dijk in Uithoorn. From the Middenweg you can take two walks along new paths through the farmland.

8.33 km
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Number 14 Route (purple)
Number 14 Route (purple)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Route Nummer 14 or Number 14 Route (purple) is named after the jersey number of the famous footballer Johan Cruijff. The route travels through Betondorp, where he learnt to play football on the street in the 1950s. Unfortunately, the old Ajax stadium De Meer on the Middenweg no longer exists.

10.01 km
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Watergraafsmeerroute (green)
Watergraafsmeerroute (green)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Watergraafsmeerroute (green) passes several well-known places in the district such as the Oosterbegraafplaats cemetery, the Middenweg and the Frankendael Park. The area has many characteristic 1930s houses and remains a lively, popular residential area. It is a lovely walk on the dike along the

8.04 km
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Grubbezeeroute (purple)
Grubbezeeroute (purple)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Grubbezeeroute (purple) leads far into the district, along a number of characteristic blocks of flats in the Bijlmer such as Gooioord and Kruitberg. The Bijlmerweide park has retained much of its original design with many trees and grass fields. The route also passes through the Gaasperpark and

11.64 km
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Arenaroute (red)
Arenaroute (red)
Unpaved path (partly) No dogs allowed

The Arenaroute (red) is a longer circular walk that leads along the Ouderkerkplas lake. A nice surprise are the paths through the young forest planting in the De Nieuwe Bullewijk polder.

9.36 km
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Nelson Mandelaroute (yellow)
Nelson Mandelaroute (yellow)
Unpaved path (partly)

The Nelson Mandelaroute (yellow) runs through the former Bijlmerpark which was renamed the Nelson Mandelapark in 2014, in tribute to the former president of South Africa. Originally there were a lot more trees, but after the renovation in 2010 the park acquired a more varied character with more

6.29 km
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