Sportive activities

The surroundings of Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk offer plenty of options for our sportive guests. You can for example go for a lovely bike or walking tour, but did you know you can also make a canoe trip or spend the day at one of the golf courses in the region? With Hotel Ridderkerk as a base, you can plan al sorts of sportive activities. And afterwards, you can relax at our place.


Around Van der Valk Hotel Ridderkerk, you can go for a perfect biketour. There are different routes. You can for example bicycle to the city center of Rotterdam. Rather enjoy the nature in the area? You will find lots of beautfil cycle routes for this as well. From Hotel Ridderkerk, you can follow a route to the beautiful polder landscape of 'Hoekse Waard' or you can cycle to Kinderdijk, where you will see the windmills.

Do you prefer staying closer to the hotel? You can discover the surroundings of Barendrecht. For cyclists, there are lots of sights, such as: the old bridge of Barendrecht, the 'Oude Maasheuvel', the mill of Pendrecht and the watertower. And at the 'Carnisse Grienden', you will have a great lookout point.

Bicycle routes

In the Netherlands, the easiest way to go for beautiful bicycle routes is via the junction network. You cycle from junction to junction. The junction signs are along the bike paths that are connected to the network. They are at each junction and point in the direction of the next junction.

We have put together a number of cycling routes via the junction network, with the start from our hotel. At our reception, you can ask for the routes.

Bicycle rental

As a guest of our hotel, it is possible to rent a bike. Our hotel offers modern and comfortable rentalbikes from the Dutch brand Batavus. Please feel free to ask our reception about more information.


Are you a hiking enthusiast? Than you will also enjoy the surroundings of Ridderkerk. You can for example walk to the border of Rotterdam, in the recreation area 'De Oude Maas' or through the grasslands of Rhoon. These are only a few examples of hiking routes in the region. A visit to the Kinderdijk mills or recreation area 'De Biesbosch' can also be combined with a beautiful hike.

Please ask our reception for more information about hiking routes.

Canoe trip

Close to our hotel, you will find recreation area 'De Zuidpolder', with the recreationfarm 'De Kleine Duiker'. Here, you can not only go for a walk, but also make a canoe trip. In 2018, the 'Blauwe Verbinding' was opened here: a recreative sailing route, that also provides clean water in the region. During the canoe trip, you will sail from the starting point in De Zuidpolder to the 'Zuiderpark' in Rotterdam: a trip with a distance of 15 kilometers.

Please ask our reception for more information about this trip and other activities in the area of De Zuidpolder.


The region of Rotterdam features different golf courses. This makes our hotel a perfect place to be for golf enthusiasts.

Close to the hotel, you will find 'Golfbaan Kralingen'. 'Golf en Country Club Capelle aan den IJssel' or 'Golfclub Oude Maas' are also nearby. For more information about golf courses in the region, you can contact our reception.

Plan your visit

Discover the surroundings of the hotel in a sportieve manner? Book a package and combine your visit to the region with an overnight stay in our hotel.

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