This trail to the Twiske is not without risk since you will be cycling across a recreational area that offers all sorts of temptation. Beaches, endless playing fields and a delightful lake for swimming and sailing. Just try and stay in the saddle… Fortunately, Twiske also has some fantastic and varied natural attractions that certainly offer the necessary distraction as you pedal the 39 kilometers of this trail: eye-catching meadows, flower-filled wooded areas and wide reed beds.
This trail begins behind Central Station in Amsterdam boat trip. From the Buiksloterwegveer to Amsterdam North there’s a wonderful view of the film institute Eye and the pretty Tolhuistuin that opened its doors in September 2014. On the far side the landscape becomes really green after about fifteen minutes cycling and once you have passed Landsmeer you enter a natural area of unparalleled beauty. From the dyke, that literally embraces the Twiske, there’s a great view. The Twiske itself is an old peat meadow area that was drained in the forties and fifties and even today still has its own (extraordinarily clean!) water management. The Stootersplas in the middle emerged when twelve million cubic meters of sand had to be taken for the construction of the Coentunnel.