Fort route across Het Land van Altena

Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 117376

based on 5 reviews

Provided by: Waterlinies 2015

36.5 km
02:08 h
643 kcal
6 m


Your route starts at SIS Lunch, where you start your bike tour after a delicious lunch.
A large part of the cycle tour through the Land van Altena takes you over (car-free) dikes. Viewed from the dikes, the country appears flatter than flat. The'broad rivers\\\' that poet Marsman mentions are today the Boven-Merwede and the Afgedamde Maas. The history of the Land of Altena is one of robber barons and land grabs between the lords of Gelre, Brabant and Holland. From the terrace of De Pannenkoekenbakker Woudrichem you can spot all kinds of aquatic animals along the way, even adult beavers. When leaving Woudrichem you can see Loevestein Castle in the distance. During the Eighty Years' War, the Spanish occupier took over the castle; Later, William of Orange ordered Beggars leader Herman de Ruyter to recapture it.

Please note: ferries sail at different times throughout the season and sometimes not at all. Check the ferry times carefully in advance on this website .
Parking Tourist Transfer Point (TOP) Bicycle cafe Restaurant Water tower Pancake house Fort Nature gate

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Waterlinies 2015

The concept for a defense line in which the low-lying polder landscape is flooded dates back to 1589. With the fortresses in the fortified towns of Muiden, Weesp, Naarden, Gorinchem and Woudrichem, the line was guarded from the higher ground. Explore these unique fortresses in the unique polder landscape.


# Description Distance
SIS Lunch Boutique (Hoogstraat, 4251 CJ, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
80 (Kerkeinde, 4254LC, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.83 km
31 (4254DN, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.34 km
78 (4285WG, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.21 km
32 (Kerkstraat, 4285AD, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 9.03 km
De Pannekoekenbakker Woudrichem (Schapendam, 4285 XA, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 9.84 km


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