TTT 2011 01 Zuid Holland
Published: 04/05/2019
Kattendijk bij Gouderak
This TTT starts in Leiden and goes mainly through beautiful roads via Zoetermeer, Waddinxveen to Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and then along the Hollandse IJssel * to Gouda and back to Ouderkerk aan den IJssel. You are now almost halfway along the route, so it is time for a break to provide the inner person with something tasty. You can do this at "De Loet" in Lekkerkerk.
* The Hollandse or Hollandsche IJssel is a river in the provinces of Utrecht and Zuid-Holland that follows a somewhat arc-shaped route between Nieuwegein and the Nieuwe Maas east of Rotterdam. (Source: Wikipedia).
After the break it continues towards Bergambacht where you cross the Lek ** to drive along the Lek to Nieuw Lekkerland.
** Lek is a Dutch river that from Wijk bij Duurstede is the continuation of the Lower Rhine and at Kinderdijk joins the North: as a New Maas, the river continues in a westerly direction. The length is 62 kilometers. (Source: Wikipedia).
Then you go to Bleskensgraaf where you get acquainted with the "Alblas" ***, you continue to follow this until you reach Alblasserdam.
*** The Alblas used to be a busy river with mainly barges transporting cattle feed (such as pulp). Farms from this period therefore have the front facing the water and not towards the road. This is because during the construction period, the river Alblas was a more important transport route than the road. Today, the river is only used by recreational vessels. (Source: Wikipedia).
In Alblasserdam you cross the Noord **** and you continue to follow the Waal ***** until Heerjansdam.
**** De Noord (formerly also known as Oude Merwede) is a tidal river in the Dutch province of South Holland between the east side of the island IJsselmonde and the west side of the Alblasserwaard. The Noord is a very busy shipping route that connects the river intersection with the Lower Merwede and the Oude Maas near Dordrecht with the north side of Ridderkerk, where the Lek and the Noord merge and form the Nieuwe Maas.
***** De Waal, popularly the Waaltje, is the name of a dead river arm through the island of IJsselmonde. The Waal has a length of 8 kilometers and runs from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht via Oostendam and Rijsoord to Barendrecht and Heerjansdam where it is connected to the Oude Maas via a pumping station.
In Barendrecht you can stop at Oude Maasheuvel to view the artwork Sky, Moon, Mirror, Environment. Then you get a piece of highway A15 & A20 to drive to the endpoint in Schipluiden.

Because I have not (yet) driven this route myself, this route gets 3 stars.

Route details:
rp 20 - Lunch stop at "De Loet" in Lekkerkerk.
rp 38 - Viewpoint Gaatkensbult or Oude Maasheuvel
Startpunt Brasserie Cronesteyn
Eindpunt Restaurant Op Hodenpijl
Useful links:
Startpunt Leiden
De Loet in Lekkerkerk
Gaatkensbult of Oude Maasheuvel
Eindpunt Schipluiden

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South Holland (Dutch: Zuid-Holland [ˌzœyt ˈɦɔlɑnt] (listen)) is a province of the Netherlands with a population of just over 3.6 million as of 2015 and a population density of about 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi), making it the country's most populous province and one of the world's most densely populated areas. Situated on the North Sea in the west of the Netherlands, South Holland covers an area of 3,403 km2 (1,314 sq mi), of which 585 km2 (226 sq mi) is water. It borders North Holland to the north, Utrecht and Gelderland to the east, and North Brabant and Zeeland to the south. The provincial capital is The Hague, while its largest city is Rotterdam.
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