Slow down at Goeree-Overflakkee

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Goeree-Overflakkee
  • 44.19 km (Approximately 02:35 u)
  • Cycling route 115048
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Slow down at Goeree-Overflakkee

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Goeree-Overflakkee
  • 44.19 km (Approximately 02:35 u)
  • Cycling route 115048

Relaxing for a day? Come and cycle on Goeree-Overflakkee. You will find plenty of peace and quiet here in the polders. In towns such as Middelharnis and Dirksland you can admire a few sights at your leisure.

Beautiful Middle Harness
The route starts in the middle of the polders. You drive on car-free roads between fields and grasslands. Get a breath of fresh air, while you enjoy the tranquility and the high Dutch skies. After a while you drive through Middelharnis. Here you can see the Korenbloem, a windmill from 1705. At the harbor you can see even more beautiful buildings.

swallow from Goeree
Along the banks of the Vlieger you can enjoy the rippling water, reed beds and beautiful views. In Nieuwe-Tonge you pass D\\\'Oranjeboom, a polder mill from 1768. Then you cycle to the beautiful village of Dirksland. A little later, just before Herkingen, you pass the Dankbaar (Gratitude): a polder mill from 1841. The last part of the route takes you along the Slikken van Flakkee, an unspoilt nature reserve.

Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Bieningenweg, 3248LA, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
72
72 (Kraaijenissedijk, 3248LM, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.54 km
43
43 (Kraaijerdijk, 3248LC, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 6.45 km
73
73 (3245LC, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 7.81 km
76
76 (3245LA, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 10.40 km
Molen de Korenbloem (Brederopad, 3245 BM, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 11.93 km

Sights

Molen de Korenbloem

Brederopad 1
3245 BM Goeree-Overflakkee
http://www.allemolens.nl

The mill is the only mill in South Holland with a wooden top shaft and cast iron head. Millers on this former glory mill and oldest mill on this island were obliged until 1918 to grind a bag of wheat free of charge once a year for the poor of the village. From 1881, successively L. Vink and W. Landheer were millers / owners. The latter had a 25 HP internal combustion engine installed in an outbuilding next to the mill in 1912. After Landsheer, three members of the Meyer family worked the mill professionally until 1973. In the past, the mill also had a peeling stone, the peeling box, tubs and peeling tin are still present in the mill. In 1973 the mill became the property of the municipality of Sommelsdijk, which restored the mill in 1975-77. On that occasion, the auxiliary engine was removed and sold to the Machine Museum in Zwolle. The Molenstichting Goeree-Overflakkee has been the owner of the mill since 1988 and had a new restoration carried out on the mill in 2003/2004.

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