The HIlversum green

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Laren
  • 32.51 km (Approximately 01:54 u)
  • Cycling route 115991
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The HIlversum green

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Laren
  • 32.51 km (Approximately 01:54 u)
  • Cycling route 115991
This scenic route offers you the best of both worlds; the bustle of the city and the relaxing nature of a beautiful forest area. Fill your lungs with the fresh forest air of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The rolling landscape not only offers beautiful views between the trees, where people already lived in prehistoric times. Camps, divorces, dead roads, urn fields and burial mounds are no exception in this area. Our cycle route starts at Attent SidB Hilversum and you can park your car for free. Of course you can go to the supermarket for everything you like along the way: from a block of cheese or sausage and a savory biscuit to satisfy your hunger, to a thirst-quenching apple and a bottle of water. When you have made your choice, you cycle to the museum and castle Sypesteyn. The property is said to have been built around 1288, but the oldest found foundations are from around 1500. In 1589, the house was destroyed by skirmishes and shortly after the ruin was restored, fighting between French troops and the stadholder's soldiers destroyed the castle again. Around 1900 the estate was bought by esquire Henri van Sypesteyn. He builds a sober ancestral castle on the foundations of the ruin from material from demolished historic buildings and churches. This castle has been set up as a museum about the family, but the museum also houses collections of art and crafts. The castle garden is also beautiful: the park is more than five hectares and there is a castle garden, but also a maze and an orchard, which are separated by hedges, moats and ornamental fences from old country estates. When you have searched your way across the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and come back to the city, you can conclude your tour at the supermarket. Before you go home to rest, you can buy all the ingredients you need to prepare a delicious meal here. This way you can reminisce about the wonderful day outdoors at your own dining table.

Pause places

Restaurant op Sypesteyn

150
1231LC Wijdemeren
http://www.opsypesteyn.nl

Restaurant Op Sypesteyn is a meeting place for walkers, cyclists, museum visitors and passers-by. You will be warmly welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastries, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can optimally enjoy the (heated) terrace adjacent to the historic castle garden. Enjoy the breathtaking surroundings before, during or after your bike ride. Check our website for opening times. You are most welcome. See you soon, on Sypesteyn!

Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn

150
1231LC Wijdemeren
http://www.sypesteyn.nl

Restaurant Op Sypesteyn is a meeting place for walkers, cyclists, museum visitors and passers-by. You will be warmly welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastries, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can optimally enjoy the (heated) terrace adjacent to the historic castle garden. Enjoy the breathtaking surroundings before, during or after your bike ride. Check our website for opening times. You are most welcome. See you soon, on Sypesteyn!

Sights

Kasteeltuin Sypesteyn

150
1231 LC Wijdemeren

Sypesteyn Castle is a gem to see, but the garden around it is perhaps even more beautiful. The park of Sypesteyn Castle Museum was designed between 1903 and 1912 by esquire van Sypesteyn in an early 17th century style. The special exotic trees and shrubs he planted at the time were unknown in the Netherlands at the time and are now among the oldest in our country. The delightful Katsura tree, Japanese weeping honey tree, bittern nut or sweet gum tree: lovers of exotic trees will find what they are looking for here. But also the rosarium, the orchard with old fruit varieties and the sculpture exhibitions that are regularly organized here make a visit to this park worthwhile.

Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn

150
1231LC Wijdemeren
http://www.sypesteyn.nl

Restaurant Op Sypesteyn is a meeting place for walkers, cyclists, museum visitors and passers-by. You will be warmly welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastries, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can optimally enjoy the (heated) terrace adjacent to the historic castle garden. Enjoy the breathtaking surroundings before, during or after your bike ride. Check our website for opening times. You are most welcome. See you soon, on Sypesteyn!

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