The Best Gran Fondos in Netherlands 2023

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The Netherlands is known for its love of cycling, and Gran Fondos are a great way to experience this passion firsthand. 

Many of these events also have a festive atmosphere, with music, food, and other activities at the finish line. The routes often feature a mix of urban and rural routes, taking in everything from city streets to picturesque countryside roads.

Two of the must-do Dutch Gran Fondos are;

  • Joop Zoetemelk Classic is named after Joop Zoetemelk, a former professional cyclist who was the last Dutch rider to win the Tour de France in 1980. The route passes through the Green Hart of Holland, a region known for its beautiful cycling roads and picturesque landscape. 
  • Amstel Gold Race takes place a day before (Saturday) the men’s race. The route traverses the Limburg region, known for its picturesque nature reserves and short steep climbs.

The table below lists all the Gran Fondos in the Netherlands.

DateGran FondoLocationDistancesType
15 Jan 2023Winterfiets ElfstedentocchtElfstedenhal Leeuwarden200kmTour
21 Jan 2023BRM 200 BunnikBunnik200kmUltra
25 Feb 2023Zuid VeluweBennekom100kmGran Fondo
18 Mar 2023Joop Zoetemelk ClassicLeiden50, 75, 100, 150kmGran Fondo
19 Mar 2023Gravelty PrimaveraUtrecht Ridge80kmGravel
1 Apr 2023Volta Limburg ClassicEijsden65, 90, 120, 150kmGran Fondo
2 Apr 2023Flandrien RideBreda75, 100, 150kmGran Fondo
15 Apr 2023Tour de Haute VeluweBennekom80, 110, 115, 150kmTour
15 Apr 2023Amstel Gold Race ExperienceValkenburg65, 100, 125, 150, 200, 240kmGran Fondo
16 Apr 2023Gran Fondo DrentheAssen70, 95, 130kmGran Fondo
23 Apr 2023Gran Fondo HanzeZwolle80, 120, 160kmGran Fondo
29 Apr 2023GravelFestLimburg50, 100kmGravel
30 Apr 2023Race Around The NetherlandsAmerongen1,890kmTour
30 Apr 2023King’s RideUtrecht80, 100, 160kmGran Fondo
7 May 2023Gran Fondo BrabantHeeswijk Dinther85, 115, 160kmGran Fondo
14 May 2023Gran Fondo AmsterdamAmsterdam75, 115, 175kmGran Fondo
21 May 2023Gravelty Strade BianchiOosterbeek80kmGravel
21 May 2023Gran Fondo RosaGelderland80, 110, 160kmGran Fondo
4 Jun 2023Gravelty CobblesTilburg40kmGravel
8 Jun 2023Gravel ValleyOmmen48, 96kmGravel
1 Jul 2023Le Tour RideUtrecht70, 95, 130kmTour
1 Jul 2023Eroica ValkenburgValkenburg65, 100, 150kmGravel
15 Jul 2023GrunnduroGroningen150, 250kmGravel
16 Jul 2023Gran Fondo VeluweVeluwe80, 120, 160kmGran Fondo
12 Aug 2023La Vuelta Holanda BredaBreda35, 85, 125, 165kmGran Fondo
13 Aug 2023La Vuelta Holanda UtrechtUtrecht35, 60, 85, 125, 165kmGran Fondo
3 Sep 2023Gran Fondo RotterdamRotterdam80, 100, 160kmGran Fondo
9 Sep 2023Gravel Series LimburgBanholt20, 65, 125kmGravel
10 Sep 2023IJsselmeer ChallengeIJsselmeer300kmGran Fondo
16 Sep 2023Gravel One FiftyVeenhuizen75, 145kmGravel
17 Sep 2023Strade Bianche Peel and HeiAsten Heusden65, 90, 140kmGravel
8 Oct 2023Meewind KoersAmersfoortTBCGran Fondo
List of Gran Fondos in the Netherlands in 2023
Alex Lee at Mr.Mamil

Alex Lee is the founder and editor-at-large of Mr. Mamil. Coming from a professional engineering background, he breaks down technical cycling nuances into an easy-to-understand and digestible format here.

He has been riding road bikes actively for the past 12 years and started racing competitively in the senior category during the summer recently.