Kromme Rijn & Rivierenlandroute

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 55.57 km (Approximately 03:16 u)
  • Cycling route 115732

Kromme Rijn & Rivierenlandroute

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 55.57 km (Approximately 03:16 u)
  • Cycling route 115732
The Kromme Rijnstreek is part of the Rivierenland National Landscape. This varied route takes you over dikes, along floodplains, agricultural landscape and along the forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. You cycle past windmills, a brick factory and various castles. The tour ends in the historic city center of Wijk bij Duurstede, where you can wander around, and perhaps end the day with a nice dinner in one of the many restaurants! You can determine the length of the route yourself, 30 or 50 kilometers. With the ferry you cross to the Betuwe, in the direction of Culemborg, there you take the ferry back over the Lek, to return to the Kromme Rijnstreek. Cothen is a nice resting point, including at the cheese farm. In the village you will find the grain mill Oog in't Zeil. If the blades turn, you are welcome for a visit. There are also two catering establishments in the village, both with terraces. In the cherry season it is delicious to eat cherries in Cothen. In the spring you can see plenty of blossom in this area! In the last part of the route you will pass castles, including the Sandenburg. The surrounding estates are often accessible for a walk. This is how we pass the Darthuizen estate during this cycle route. The red-brick country house is centrally located in the landscape park and slightly elevated, so that there is a view over the forest-lined meadows around. These originally belonged to a farm complex established on site. The large-scale, but private garden and park in landscape style, was designed after a design by LA Springer from 1917. To the left of the house is a small walking forest; to the right behind the house a whimsical pond and to the right the remnants of an originally much larger orchard. About 3 kilometers before the end point you will pass a farmer's golf address. The terminus is the city center of Wijk bij Duurstede. This cycle route is offered to you by VVV Wijk bij Duurstede. For more information, visit -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------- #Culinary tip Celebrate the cherry time and try this surprising recipe'Cherry-Chocolate Brownie\\\' Ingredients 150 gr. dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa content) 125 gr. butter 100 gr. cherries (pitted and coarsely chopped) 60 gr. coarsely chopped walnuts 225 gr. sugar 55 gr. cocoa powder 75 gr. flour Pinch of salt 3/4 tsp baking powder 3 eggs 50 gr. chocolate drops Preparation Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces. Mix the chocolate with the butter in a bowl over a pan of hot water (au bain-marie) and let the chocolate melt slowly. Mix the cherries with the walnuts. Stir about 2/3 of this into the melted chocolate. In another bowl, mix the sugar with the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Add this to the chocolate and stir until it is a homogeneous mixture. Beat in the eggs. Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and divide the remaining cherries and walnuts and the chocolate drops or chopped chocolate into small pieces. Bake the brownies for 25 minutes. It should still feel soft in the middle. Let the brownie cool completely and then cut it into squares. Extra delicious with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


# Description Distance
VVV Wijk bij Duurstede (Maleborduurstraat, 3961BC, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
15 (3961CG, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.21 km
96 (3961MD, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.65 km
43 (Veerweg, 4112PC, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.77 km
38 (4112ND, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.03 km
19 (4112NM, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.11 km

Pause places

Familierestaurant De Jonge Graaf

Graaf van Lynden van Sandenburgweg 2A
3945 PB Wijk bij Duurstede

Family restaurant De Jonge Graaf consists of a beautiful concept: Pancakes, Canoe Rental, Lunch, Drinks & Dinner, located directly on the characteristic river De Kromme Rijn. In combination with your walking or cycling tour around Wijk bij Duurstede, you can take a trip in one of the Canadian canoes from the De Jonge Graaf Family Restaurant in Cothen. You start at the restaurant and largely go with the flow. The tour takes about 3 hours and then you arrive back at the jetty. From fresh apple pie with coffee to a pancake, a bouncer or sandwich, you will find it all here.

SPOTT Eten & Drinken

Dorpsstraat 29
3941 JK Utrechtse Heuvelrug

SPOTT Food & Drink stands for old-fashioned enjoyment. Have some real time for each other. Here you are welcome all day and free to order whatever you want. Breakfast, lunch, an organic juice, a nice glass of wine or a specialty beer and dinner. Or just enjoy a homemade cake by the fireplace or on the terrace! The kitchen specializes in meat dishes prepared in the charcoal oven. Wonderful to enjoy after a long day in the open air, walking or cycling on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug!


Molen Oog in 't Zeil

Oog in 't Zeil
3945CZ Wijk bij Duurstede

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!


Kasteel Sandenburg
3947CS Wijk bij Duurstede

Not much remains of the original residential tower. The current house is a neo-gothic building with Tudor elements. The original castle was built before 1391.

Landhuis Darthuizen

3956 ND Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Originally there was a homestead here, but it was replaced in 1918 by the house that stands today. There is also a sheepfold on the estate.

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