Jacob van Lennep route, Part 29 (Zutphen - Rhenen)

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 76.35 km (Approximately 04:29 u)
  • Cycling route 1050436

Jacob van Lennep route, Part 29 (Zutphen - Rhenen)

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 76.35 km (Approximately 04:29 u)
  • Cycling route 1050436
This route is one of the 42 stages of the Jacob van Lennep experience tour. A tour inspired by the trip that Van Lennep made in 1823 with his fellow student Van Hogendorp through the Netherlands. Click here for an overview of all stages.

Outdoor places
Friday, August 1. Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp pass the Hof te Dieren. Here, in 1820, commissioned by the young lady Van Wassenaer ( Van Hogendorp's stingy niece ), a new country house was completed that Van Lennep characterizes as"(...) a paragon of bad taste\\\". The building was destroyed during World War II. Further on they visit Miss Brantsen in Huis Rhederoord. They climb the hill near the estate and enjoy a beautiful view from the dome over the IJssel valley, Doesburg, Keppel and Doetinchem. To give you an idea of this panorama, you can take a trip to the Posbank from Rhederoord via junctions 63, 25 and 53, after which you pick up the route again at junction 12. The walkers pass Kasteel Biljoen and make a stopover in Velp , drinking rum with water and sugar. Later in the afternoon they arrive at an inn just outside the Rijnpoort in Arnhem.

Time difference
The next day they walk to the Rosendael estate where they ignore the famous gardens. Van Lennep notes about the new construction of Park Sonsbeek that"(...)innumerable amounts of money are being spent here\\\". When they return to Arnhem, they notice that the church bells are three quarters of an hour apart from those of Deventer, even though the distance between those cities is only 45 kilometers.

Grave monument
On Monday, August 4, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp will drive to Wageningen and Rhenen by stagecoach. The route makes a detour to Oosterbeek, because the grave monument Jacob van Lennep is located here.

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The Summer of 1823": Part 3, Chapters 2 and 3.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 8.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 8.


# Description Distance
Treinstation Zutphen (Zutphen, 7201 ML, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
10 (7201JK, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.43 km
1 (7205AS, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.10 km
2 (6971JW, Brummen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.92 km
4 (6971JL, Brummen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 4.82 km
53 (6971JL, Brummen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.01 km


B16 - Dieren - Hof te Dieren

Oude Arnhemsestraatweg 16
6953 AX Rheden

Estate 'Hof te Dieren', vineyard, is situated in a unique location and came into the possession of the monastic knights of the Teutonic Order in 1218. Stadtholder Willem II bought it in 1647. Until the construction of Het Loo, this was the favorite hunting lodge of the Oranges. The hunting lodge no longer exists, but the estate is now used as a vineyard. The vineyard is walled on three sides with a brick wall of 2.75 meters high. This wall dates back to 1885 and was built to create a meso climate. Due to the wall and the belt of trees of old 30 to 40 meter high beech and oak trees, which are also on both sides, the north and west wind hardly affects the vineyard. Less wind means a higher temperature in spring and summer. Although the long side of the wall is largely oriented to the northeast, all kinds of espalier fruit could be soaked against it. An ingenious system with a cavity wall ensures an enormous storage of heat in sunny weather, which is radiated to the inner wall during the night. In the organic vineyard, red, white and ros? wines made. The vineyard can be visited both individually and with a group. Individual visits on Saturday afternoons, groups also on other days.


Hotel Conferentiecentrum Rhederoord
6994AE Rheden

Independently fortified building from the Middle Ages that was easily defended at that time and in the past was mostly inhabited by the noble families of the Netherlands

Kasteel Biljoen

Kasteel Biljoen 1
6883 JH Rheden

Biljoen Castle is located on the edge of the Gelderse Velp. This castle was built in the 16th century by Charles of Guelders, the Duke of Guelders and Count of Zutphen around 1530. This castle was partly built with parts from the nearby castle Overhagen. In need of money, this castle was sold in 1535 to the Duke's steward. The castle is then passed from generation to generation and the castle is rebuilt several times. For example, the castle is enlarged and provided with four corner towers. In 1672, King Lodwijk XIV of France temporarily settled at Castle Biljoen. As a result, this castle was one of the few Gelderland castles that was not burnt to the ground at this time. Alexander Bernhard van Spaen became the new owner of the castle in the second half of the 17th century. The castle was then renovated to its current form and a beautiful garden and a park were created.

M11 | Park en Kasteel Rosendael

Kasteel Rosendael 1
6891 DA Rozendaal

Of the 20 castles in the duchy, Rosendael was a favorite of many dukes because of its beautiful location on the edge of the Veluwe. The large medieval complex consisted of an outer castle, a main castle and a large keep. Only the keep has survived the ravages of time. The huge medieval keep with walls of 4 meters thick is the visible part of the castle. During an investigation in 1985, wall remains were found in the castle pond. An 18th century residential complex has been built on the tower. The castle is the core of the old Rosendael estate. In the park you will find, among other things, the 'deceivers', the shell gallery, tea dome, rose garden, orangery, ponds, sprinkling streams, chain bridge, special trees and old park forest

Witte Villa Sonsbeek

Witte Villa 3
6814BT Arnhem

Grafmonument Jacob van Lennep

oude begraafplaats 4-01
6862EZ Renkum

In 1868 Jacob van Lennep is on holiday with his wife in Oosterbeek when he falls ill. A few weeks later he dies in hotel Schoonoord. Since it was very hot that summer, the deceased quickly began to decompose. To the horror of the next of kin, the boarding house keeper has the body moved to a shed in the garden of the hotel. Two days later Van Lennep (1802-1868) is buried: not in Amsterdam, but in Oosterbeek. The grave monument is erected a year later, it is a national monument. Source: Marita Mathijsen's blog. Click on the button below for her more extensive story.

M9: Oude Kerk

6862VZ Renkum

A small church was built in Oosterbeek in the 10th century. This makes it one of the oldest surviving church buildings in the Netherlands. The name Oosterbeek is said to be derived from the Ostbac, the brook that flows through the Zweiersdal. Oosterbeek forms a link between the southern edge of the Veluwe and the flood plains along the Rhine. A church was built here in the 10th century, making it one of the oldest church buildings in the Netherlands.

Grebbelinie - Wageningen

3911 VH Rhenen

Here you can recognize points in the landscape marked out by water, which were part of the Grebbe line.


Bastions op de Uiterwaarden 75
3911 AB Rhenen

Here you can recognize points in the landscape marked out by water, which were part of the Grebbe line. The Grebbelinie was a front line of the Old Dutch Waterline and was built in the eighteenth century. These defenses had to protect the important cities in Holland against invaders by means of inundation (deliberate and controlled flooding).

Treinstation Rhenen

3911BK Rhenen

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