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Flevopark to IJberg

Take either Tram 14 from the Centraal Station/Rembrandtplein or Tram 7 from the Leidseplein/Museum areas and get off at the terminus.

  1. Flevopark

    Head into the park along the broad path to the right of the swimming pool complex. There is a small café in the park, which opens if there are enough people around and much else to see, if you've the time.

    Lat:52° 21' 52.5'' N(52.364588°)
    Long:4° 57' 3.1'' E(4.950875°)
    w3w: ///trouser.recruited.tell
  2. Het Niewe Diep

    There are many possible routes through the park, but basically you need to head across to the far side keeping to the left along the water's edge.

    Lat:52° 21' 36.8'' N(52.360233°)
    Long:4° 57' 5.9'' E(4.951646°)
    w3w: ///flexed.kingdom.landmark
  3. Flevopark

    Head out of the park and on to Valentijnkade.

    Lat:52° 21' 30.7'' N(52.358528°)
    Long:4° 57' 6.8'' E(4.951902°)
    w3w: ///glaze.building.cattle
  4. Flevopark

    Turn left, and then almost immediately right over the canal bridge. On the far side, turn left on to the busy cycle-way come footpath.

    Lat:52° 21' 29.2'' N(52.358111°)
    Long:4° 57' 8.1'' E(4.952239°)
    w3w: ///ranted.oils.disposal
  5. Ooster Ringdijk

    This runs alongside a canal called the Ooster Ringdijk. This was built around a lake called Watergraafsmeer in order that it could be drained and empoldered in 1629.

    Lat:52° 21' 29'' N(52.358046°)
    Long:4° 57' 10.5'' E(4.95291°)
    w3w: ///gear.tweeted.sorters
  6. West Merwedekanaaldijk

    The next stretch is not exactly pretty, and the traffic is very busy - despite the fact that there is nothing larger than a moped. I suggest keeping to the grass verges wherever possible, and getting it over with as quickly as possible.

    Lat:52° 21' 27'' N(52.357513°)
    Long:4° 57' 33'' E(4.959157°)
    w3w: ///types.pushing.shoppers
  7. Ooster Ringdijk

    Eventually you will pass some traditional green painted wooden Dutch houses after which the path bends round to the left ...

    Lat:52° 21' 24.3'' N(52.356739°)
    Long:4° 57' 42.8'' E(4.961898°)
    w3w: ///safest.during.fight
  8. Zeeburgerbrug and Nesciobrug

    ... and underneath the Zeeburgerbrug which carries the busy E35 Ringweg-Oost motorway over the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, which is now immediately in front of you.

    Lat:52° 21' 23.6'' N(52.35655°)
    Long:4° 57' 54.1'' E(4.96502°)
    w3w: ///forks.fevered.active
  9. Nesciobrug Stairs

    The next bridge along is the recently built Nesciobrug, a very elegant cycle and footbridge. Go up the stairs and on to the bridge.

    Lat:52° 21' 21.1'' N(52.355868°)
    Long:4° 58' 6.1'' E(4.968368°)
    w3w: ///products.dream.risky
  10. Nesciobrug

    After the slog along the Ooster Ringdijk they feel like the stairway to heaven, not least because the bikes and pedestrians are segregated, and you can relax your guard.

    Lat:52° 21' 17.8'' N(52.354947°)
    Long:4° 58' 2.2'' E(4.967275°)
    w3w: ///magical.collect.noise
  11. Jachthaven De Vlioosleutel

    There are grand views from the bridge over the nearby marinas and towards IJburg in the distance.

    Lat:52° 21' 24'' N(52.356675°)
    Long:4° 58' 11.1'' E(4.969751°)
    w3w: ///migrants.instance.curiosity
  12. Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal from Buitenkerkerweg

    Go down the steps at the far end and on to the Buitenkerkerweg; follow this along to the right until it meets the Diemerzeedijk and turn left. Note: The main cycle path heads off to your right towards IJburg but we don't want to go that way.

    Lat:52° 21' 24.2'' N(52.356734°)
    Long:4° 58' 19.3'' E(4.972022°)
    w3w: ///staked.habit.restore
  13. Bridge to IJberg

    After about 300m you will come to a low bridge, that leads across to Jan Olphert Vaillantlaan in IJburg near the Vrijburcht theatre. The tram stop (Steigereiland) is at the far end of this road where you can catch the 26 back to the Centraal Station.

    Lat:52° 21' 36.6'' N(52.36018°)
    Long:4° 58' 25.6'' E(4.973782°)
    w3w: ///detect.abacus.bunny
  14. Enneüs Heerma Bridge

    But before doing so it is worth crossing the main road (IJburglaan) and walking up on to Sir Nicholas Grimshaw's beautiful Enneüs Heerma Bridge.

    Lat:52° 21' 49.2'' N(52.363668°)
    Long:4° 58' 47.4'' E(4.97983°)
    w3w: ///because.unveils.decorate
  15. Markenmeer from the Enneüs Heerma Bridge

    From here there are fine views over Makenmeer and you really feel that you have reached the edge of the city.

    Lat:52° 21' 54.5'' N(52.365134°)
    Long:4° 58' 37.5'' E(4.977094°)
    w3w: ///reminder.claps.brittle