A trip through the polders of the Westerkwartier

Cycling in Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 115084

Provided by: Groots Genieten

5881 62
42.0 km
02:28 h
739 kcal
5 m
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Description

From the borg Nienoord you can take a nice bike ride through the Westerkwartier, a region in the west of the province of Groningen. Here you will find everything that makes cycling so much fun: space, tranquility and a rich history.

Wide Western Quarter
In the Westerkwartier you drive through a mosaic of mounds, ditches, grasslands and winding roads. You can enjoy a breath of fresh air in this wide landscape! And admire beautiful historical sights. Like in Enumatil, where you drive along the Eben Haëzer, a flour mill from 1907. On De Gast, a beautiful avenue in Zuidhorn, there are some beautiful monumental villas.

Wierdedorp Fransum

You pass the Piloersemaborg from 1633. It was built by Johan de Mepsche, a famous/notorious fierce Roman Catholic heretic hunter who lived here during the beginning of the Eighty Years' War. A little further on you pass the wierde village of Fransum, which has remained limited to an eighteenth-century farm, a beautiful thirteenth-century church and a simple house from 1900. Lovers of medieval churches can also indulge themselves in Lettelbert and Midwolde.

Nienoord, bail and carriage museum
The Nienoord country estate originated in the sixteenth century as a reclamation project in a vast peat area. It is now a stylish noble estate with a beautiful borg from 1524. There is an exhibition that playfully shows the glorious history of the borg and its former inhabitants. There is also an exhibition where you can learn more about the challenges of traveling by carriage in the nineteenth century. A special piece of Dutch history.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Borg Nienoord (9351AC, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
82
82 (Nienoordsingel, 9355TD, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.95 km
58
58 (9827PB, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 4.74 km
50
50 (Hoofdstraat, 9828PD, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 5.45 km
Eben Haëzer (9811PB, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 9.11 km
38
38 (Dorpsstraat, 9811PA, Westerkwartier, Groningen, The Netherlands) 9.28 km

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  • Westerkwartier, Groningen
  • Noordenveld, Drenthe
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