Throughout the Netherlands and Flanders (Northern Belgium) there is a network of interconnecting cycle routes, with a total length of more than 4,500 km, called the ‘cycling junction network’ (Dutch: fietsknooppunten netwerk).
A cycle junction is a numbered intersection that is part of a regional cycle route network. Each junction is provided with a number and an information panel. The distance to the next junction is displayed on this panel. The routes between two junctions are signposted in two directions with white and green signs (see picture). On the information panel you can orientate where you are and decide to extend or shorten the route to your destination.
We use the cycling junction network in the description of the daily bike tours in the Netherlands and Flanders. The junctions are marked on the maps our guests use for the daily bike tours. The tour leader on board will explain how this system works. He or she will tell you the daily highlights and the detours, which are also worthwhile.
This short video explains and shows how the cycling junction network works: https://youtu.be/LJbwxITBNhU