Enkhuizen – Kampen, 70km (26.3.24)

Headwind of force 4-5 along most of the 28km of the dyke between Enkhuizen and Lelystad was hard! We never really got above 12km/h. At least it remained dry all day.

At ‘landfall’ in Lelystad we were pleasantly surprised by a replica of the Batavia, a famous Dutch trading ship of the 17th century.

Since Flevoland is not that old, yet, the first people moved to Lelystad in 1967, I was very surprised at the mature trees we cycled past. The cycling to Dronten was very pleasant, mainly away from car traffic.

After Dronten we could tell we were on the largest man- made island in the world: all the traffic, including us, was going in the direction of one of the few bridges to the mainland. Good bike path, but along a very busy road. There even seems to be an app that makes life easier for cyclists, but have not tried it.

Kampen is a beautiful old town of the Hansa, our hotel room looks out over the IJssel. I even tried Kampener stoof, made with cigar tobacco leaves.

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