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Lisse
CONTENT

Round trip of 15 - 23.4 km.

No portages.

Kayak rentals in Kaag.

A little further you can rent kayaks at Dieper Zicht, Julianalaan 44, 2159 LC Kaag.

Starting point in Lisse:

At the end of the road named "Meer en Duin" near the shop "Action".
Exit the A4 towards Lisse (N207). At the T-junction you turn left towards Lisse and Keukenhof (N208). At the roundabout you turn left on the Meer en Duin. Starting point is at the end of the road. You can park next to the Action. To reach the canal you have to lift the kayak across an iron gate. At the canal (Ringvaaart Haarlemmermeer) there are low sides so it's easy to get in.

Round trip of 15 km.

You can make a round trip of 15 km passing the Keukenhof. From the starting point you go to the right then turn right on the Lisserbeek. You go straight on and pass the Keukenhof. Follow the bends and you go under a railroad bridge. Then turn left at the T-junction. Follow the straight canal for 3,5 km. Then you turn left under the railroad bridge on the Mallegat. At the next T-junction you turn left on the Ringsloot. There are many bends and you pass through Lisse. Then at the next T-junction you're back on the Haarlemmer Ringvaart and you turn left towards the starting point.

Round trip of 19.6 of 23.4 km.

From the starting point you trun left. Passed the unloading rampart Otte you turn left on the Zilkvaart. At a junction you turn left on the main canal (there is a sign), and then turn right again. After a railroadbriddge you come at the Leidse Trekvaart. You turn left. After 4 km you turn left again on the Mallegat. At the next junction you turn right on the Ringsloot. At the end of the canal you turn right at the T-junction. Follow the canal under the highway bridge. You come at a lake and you see Kaag straight ahead. The water may be bumpy here if the wind comes from the south. Also there's an area for fast speedboats to the right. You turn left and go through the passage of an island. You see a pumping station straigt ahead. Here you trun left on the Haarlemmer Ringvaart. After 5.9 km you're back at the starting point.
For an extra loop of 3.8 km you turn left just before the starting point on the Lisserbeek. After a bridge you pass the parking lot of the Keukenhof, which is a little further on the left. You take the second canal to the right. There are two bends. At the T-junction you turn right on the Zilkvaart. At the end of the canal you turn right on the Ringvaart. At the bend you come back at the starting point.

GPS: Lat. 52.2683 Lon. 4.5678.

Downloadable GPS-track (23.4 km): Lisse.
(unpack and open with Garmin Basecamp or other program).

Zilkvaart.

Leidse Trekvaart at Halfweg.

Ringsloot towards Kaag. In the distance you see the church Engelbewaarderskerk in the village Engel.

Kaag.