Sea sand dunes and culture

Schouwen-Duiveland - Zeeland - The Netherlands

Cycling route 114905

Provided by: Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

7819 116
50.75 km
02:59
894 kcal
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Description

Beautiful views over water are interspersed with the interior of Schouwen-Duiveland. With a bit of luck you will see a bat, and you will probably encounter one or more shetland ponies. A must-see for animal lovers, but also those interested in cultural history will be amazed at the cultural-historical value of Schouwen-Duiveland, which with various windmills and a beautiful estate is definitely worth a visit. From the parking lot it is only a one and a half kilometers by bike to VVV Burgh-Haamstede, where you can get more background information about the region before continuing the route south. After two kilometers you arrive in a wooded area at the beautiful Slot Haamstede. This beautiful estate dates from the 13th century, when it already had a residential tower. The rich forest around the tower and the estate provided the residents with wood for various purposes. Over the centuries the castle has been rebuilt and rebuilt and after the Second World War people stopped cutting down the forests. The woods and the estate are not freely accessible, but the castle wall is. This is host to a number of unusual plants, including wall lion beak and wall fern. About a kilometer further you will find grain mill 'Graanhalm'. This flour mill is the most common type of mill. De Graanhalm was built in 1847 and is still working. The grain that this mill grinds is mainly delivered to the neighboring pancake house, which uses it to bake delicious pancakes. The route now largely leads along the water. When you decide to take a break at the rustic restaurant 'De Schelphoek', you can enjoy beautiful views. In the more than 45 years that the restaurant has existed, it lives up to its motto 'Hospitality and Good Quality'. With the bicycle discount pass you enjoy a nice advantage here. After about 22 kilometers you will come to another windmill: 'De Zwaan'. Although the flour mill is the most common, the type of mill under which 'De Zwaan' falls is best known. This is a typical Dutch windmill! The tour continues in a northerly direction and leads inland. Here you will come across two more mills: 't Hert and De Lelie. These two mills are also both windmills. By now you have almost crossed the peninsula, so you may need a break during which you can enjoy a snack or drink. The bicycle discount pass gives you nice discounts at the charming bungalow parks 'Zeeland Village' and 'De Soeten Haert', while you enjoy the rustic surroundings. At junction 76, follow the route south through the town of Renesse. Moermond Castle with its thick walls and wide moat and the beautiful Pension 't Huys Grol estate are certainly worth a visit here.
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Vereniging Natuurmonumenten

The cycle routes of Natuurmonumenten on www.route.nl give you a special natural view of the Netherlands. You can completely relax in the small and large-scale nature reserves. Be sure to visit the visitor centers of Natuurmonumenten and be inspired.

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