Hanseatic route: along the power and splendor of the Hanseatic cities

Cycling in Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 117672

Provided by: Hanzesteden Marketing

27447 183
113.1 km
06:39 h
1993 kcal
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The Hanseatic Route is the middle part of the LF3. Route signs point the way in both directions along the alternating valley of the IJssel and the Hanseatic cities. The Hanzevallei has high river dikes with impressive views over the IJssel. Occasionally the routes go a little deeper into the valley through wooded estates and past stately manors. At the end of the path there is always a Hanseatic city where you can go.

The illustrious history of the Hanseatic League
The glorious history of the Medieval Hanseatic League has left its mark in Doesburg, Zutphen, Deventer, Hattem, Zwolle, Kampen and Hasselt. Each city has its own charm. In Hasselt, beer, fish, wood, cattle, corn and roof tiles produced here were traded. Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It was first mentioned as a small settlement in the year 806. You pass the Bolwerksmolen, a sawmill from 1863.

Old trading towns
Kampen grew considerably in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, mainly due to its favorable location on the IJssel. Skippers sail to and from and even now the water is optimally used for recreation. In Zwolle, past and present go hand in hand. The cultural offer is varied and ancient monuments and modern buildings merge seamlessly.

Historic Sites
You will also cycle through the Hanseatic cities of Hattem, Zutphen and Doesburg. Along the way you will come across the Wijhese Molen in Wijhe, the oldest surviving octagonal scaffolding mill in Overijssel. In the hamlet of Diepenveen you pass Huis Nieuw Rande.'Oud Rande\\\' is already mentioned in documents from 1285 and the tower you see is the only remaining remnant of the old manor.
Buy the'De IJssel\\\' map at the VVV or Tourist Info and cycle along the Hanseatic cities.

This cycling route is offered to you by Hanzesteden Marketing. For more information, visit www.hanzesteden.info.

Read more about the Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands here
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The glorious history of the Hanseatic Valley has left its traces in the Hanseatic cities such as Kampen, Zwolle, Hattem, Deventer, Zutphen, Hasselt and Doesburg. In addition to these beautiful cities and impressive Havezaten, nature in the Hanseatic valley is overwhelmingly present with its wooded estates and views over the IJssel.

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Hanzestad Hasselt (Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
38 (8061HB, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.28 km
36 (Cellemuiden, 8061RR, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.71 km
29 (8294PD, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 3.18 km
7 (8293PA, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 7.88 km
46 (Sonnenbergweg, 8271RJ, Kampen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 10.51 km

Place name directory

  • Zwartewaterland, Overijssel
  • Kampen, Overijssel
  • Zwolle, Overijssel
  • Olst-Wijhe, Overijssel
  • Deventer, Overijssel
  • Voorst, Gelderland
  • Brummen, Gelderland
  • Zutphen, Gelderland
  • Bronckhorst, Gelderland
  • Doesburg, Gelderland
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