The Hilversum green

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Laren
  • 32.29 km (Approximately 01:53 u)
  • Cycling route 115991
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The Hilversum green

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Laren
  • 32.29 km (Approximately 01:53 u)
  • Cycling route 115991
This beautiful route offers you the best of both worlds; the pleasant bustle of the city and the soothing 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 vistas between the trees, where people already lived in prehistoric times. Camps, ban divisions, dead roads, urn fields and burial mounds are no exception in this area. Our cycling 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 on the road: 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 building is said to have been built around 1288, but the oldest foundations found are from around 1500. In 1589 the house was destroyed by skirmishes and shortly after the ruins were restored, fighting between French troops and soldiers of the stadtholder destroyed the castle again. Around 1900 the estate was bought by Jonkheer Henri van Sypesteyn. He builds a sober ancestral castle on the foundations of the ruins 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 arts and crafts. The castle garden is also beautiful: the park is over five hectares in size 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 found your way across the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and return to the city, you can conclude your tour at the supermarket. Before heading home to rest, you can buy all the ingredients you need to prepare a delicious meal here. This way you can enjoy the wonderful day in the open air at your own dining table.

Directions

# Description Distance
56
56 (1251SW, Laren, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
83
83 (3739KS, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.34 km
82
82 (Vuursche Dreef, 3739KX, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.13 km
99
99 (Vuursche Dreef, 3739KT, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 6.00 km
20
20 (1213RC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.21 km
29
29 (Graaf Floris V weg, 3739NC, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.73 km

Pause places

Restaurant op Sypesteyn

Nieuw-Loosdrechtsedijk 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 welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastry, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can fully 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, at Sypesteyn!

Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn

Nieuw-Loosdrechtsedijk 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 welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastry, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can fully 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, at 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

Nieuw-Loosdrechtsedijk 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 welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with fresh pastry, a snack, drink or a tasty lunch. You feel welcome at Restaurant Op Sypesteyn, where you can fully 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, at Sypesteyn!

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