Zeilberg Noord Holland Friesland
Published: 24/12/2018
The 1st of the "Monster Tour" of MTC-Zeilberg. This route goes from Brabant (Zeilberg) to Noord-Holland and via the Afsluitdijk * to Friesland. The first and last part is about the highway. Furthermore, the route goes as close to the IJsselmeer as possible.

* The Afsluitdijk is the water defense between Noord-Holland and Friesland, which closes off the IJsselmeer from the Wadden Sea. The dam derives its name from this. The Afsluitdijk is important to protect the Netherlands against flooding.
The Afsluitdijk is part of the Zuiderzee Works. In 1927 the construction was started. In 1932 the last closing hole, the Vlieter, was closed. A year later, the dike was opened to road traffic. On the site where the Afsluitdijk was closed, a monument was erected, the Vlietermonument.
There are locks for shipping and sluices on both sides of the Afsluitdijk. Against North Holland it is the Stevin locks. The Lorentz locks are located on Kornwerderzand, at more than 4 km from Friesland. The entire dike is 32.5 km long, the water retaining part 30 km.
A traffic road runs along the Afsluitdijk, connecting both provinces. This road is part of the Rijksweg 7. The road is not at the highest point of the dike but south of it, so that the Wadden Sea is not visible from the road. There is a bicycle path along the road.

A travel story was also made of this monster tour, see the link "The travel story of this monster tour".

Because I have driven this route myself, this route gets 4 stars.

Route details:
rp 11 - Stop at McDonalds in Terschuur
rp 18 - Stop at the Trintelhaven (Dijk Lelystad - Enkhuizen).
rp 23 - Stop at Eetcafé De Kwikkel in Medemblik
rp 26 - Stop on the Afsluitdijk.
rp 30 - Stop at De Vrouwe van Stavoren in Stavoren.
rp 39 - Stop at Restaurant Joris in Nunspeet.

There are plenty of options along the route for lunch and taking pictures.

Useful links:
Het reisverhaal van deze Monstertocht

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About this region
Friesland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfrislɑnt] (listen); official, West Frisian: Fryslân [ˈfrislɔːn] (listen)), also historically known as Frisia, is a province of the Netherlands located in the northern part of the country. It is situated west of Groningen, northwest of Drenthe and Overijssel, north of Flevoland, northeast of North Holland, and south of the Wadden Sea. In 2015, the province had a population of 646,092 and a total area of 5,100 km2 (2,000 sq mi). The capital and seat of the provincial government is the city of Leeuwarden (West Frisian: Ljouwert), a city with 91,817 inhabitants. Since 2017, Arno Brok is the King's Commissioner in the province. A coalition of the Labour Party, the Christian Democratic Appeal, and the Frisian National Party forms the executive branch. The province is divided into 18 municipalities. The area of the province was once part of the ancient, larger region of Frisia. The official languages of Friesland are West Frisian and Dutch.
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