Gouwzee trail

The Gouwzee trail takes you past the ring canal flanked by swaying reed, around polder De Purmer, through old historical towns on the former Zuiderzee. Then take a boat over the Gouwzee with its many birds to Marken island and its wooden houses on werfs. The Gouwzee trail is a varied cycle trip along polder De Purmer and the Gouwzee.

Trail information
Type of trail: cycle trail
Distance: 33 kilometres
Region: Waterland
Starting point: the trail starts and finishes just east of Purmerend. From Purmerend station it is about a 1 km cycle to the starting point. You can of course start the trail at another place, for example Marken.

You can cycle the trail using the Cycling Junction Point Network of Laag Holland. To do that, follow the junction points: station Purmerend-26-28-94-95-97-98-99-56-3-5-23-31-30-26-station. Via Marken and boat connection* Volendam: 99-51-52-53-54-55-56-3-5-23-31-30-26-station. : *wwww.markenexpress.nl. For information about ferry sailing times check: www.voetveren.nl.

Folder and trail
Folder and trail information available from
- VVV Branch Monnickendam, tel. 0299- 820046



Gouwzee trail