Jacob van Lennep route, Part 37 (Breda - Bergen op Zoom)

Cycling in Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands

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73.8 km
04:20 h
1300 kcal
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This route is one of the 42 stages of the Jacob van Lennep experience tour. A tour that is inspired by the journey that Van Lennep made in 1823 through the Netherlands with his fellow student Van Hogendorp. Click here for an overview of all stages.

Wednesday, August 20. Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp visit the Grote Kerk, the cradle of the Oranje Nassau\\\'s. In the Prince's Chapel from 1525, they view some tombs, such as that of Engelbrecht II van Nassau. They are moved by the beauty of the tombs and believe that the art form has only deteriorated since then.

mast forest
The next day they walk to the Ginneken. Then they walk through the Mastbos, one of the oldest cultural forests in the Netherlands. Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp end up in the beautiful village of Het Haagje: the current Princenhage district. Via another royal forest, namely the Liesbos, they return to the heart of Breda. Here they visit Breda Castle, which in 1823 still serves as a military hospital.

money grab
On Friday 22 August, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp will walk to Etten. They walk through the heath and cornfields to Roosendaal where they pause in an inn. Reluctantly, they have to tolerate the company of Catholic pilgrims from Kevelaar, because the mail car has not yet arrived. Van Lennep complains for the umpteenth time in a short time that he is being deposed. However, he does not mention amounts. Is the travel budget donated by his father almost exhausted?

In Bergen op Zoom, Van Lennep does not say a word about the Markiezenhof, the Gevangenpoort or the Sint-Gertrudiskerk that you see on the Grote Markt. He does enjoy the fortifications, which were completed around 1744: the masterpiece by Menno van Coehoorn. You can visit the Ravelijn op den Zoom at set times.

Floor Resources
-Jakob van Lennep," The summer of 1823": part 3, chapter 4.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 9.
-The walks through Brabant are not covered in the radio episodes.
Railway station Church Bicycle cafe Restaurant Chapel or cross Fortified city Place of interest Monument Castle

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
breda (Breda, 4811AJ, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Begijnhofkapel (Begijnhof, 4811XJ, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 0.91 km
Huis van Brecht (Cingelstraat, 4811MC, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 1.26 km
Waterpoort het Spanjaardsgat (Kasteelplein, B-4811, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 1.43 km
Kasteel Breda (Kraanstraat, 4811XC, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 1.43 km
Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Kerkplein, B-4811, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Nederland) 1.69 km

Place name directory

  • Breda, North Brabant
  • Breda, Noord-Brabant
  • Etten-Leur, Noord-Brabant
  • Hoeven, Noord-Brabant
  • Halderberge, Noord-Brabant
  • Rucphen, Noord-Brabant
  • Roosendaal, Noord-Brabant
  • Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant
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