Warffum, Roodeschool and Uithuizen

Cycling in Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 121695

Provided by: Groots Genieten

5547 46
46.1 km
02:42 h
812 kcal
6 m
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Picturesque towns, mounds and a beautiful polder landscape. This region in the north of Groningen is sparsely populated, so you can enjoy cycling here in peace between the grassy meadows. The town of Warffum is a protected village and with a height of six meters is one of the highest mounds in the province. Warffum has a beautiful open-air museum (Het Hoogeland), where you can admire the smallest sawmill in the Netherlands, the David. On the hill is the church of Warffum. This church was raised with brick in the sixteenth century and in the nineteenth century the church was re-plastered. The international dance festival Op Roakeldais is held annually in Warffum in the last week of June. With all these special features and the friendly atmosphere, it is not surprising that this region attracts a large number of tourists. During your bike ride you will also pass the Menkemaborg. The current Groningen castle was built around 1400. As the name suggests, this deposit was in the possession of the Menkema family. In 1614, Osebrandt Clant, who was now the owner, renovated the rectangular building. He had a large part built, so that the building got a nice open U-shape. In 1682 the deposit came into the possession of the Alberda van Menkema family, who renovated the deposit for the second time around 1700. After the death of the last resident in 1902, the deposit became vacant. In 1921 the deposit was donated to the Groninger Museum. Then you will visit the small village of Usquert. This is a typical example of a wierde village. With approximately 1300 inhabitants, it is the northernmost mound on the eastern bank of the Fivel Boezem. Don't forget to admire the former town hall of Usquert, built in 1930 by the famous architect Berlage. The town hall has a tower with two bells in it, which turned out to be less beautiful than expected during construction. The architect then decided to make the tower a little higher than planned, but the municipality of Usquert did not want to contribute to this. Berlage paid for the adjustment itself. Mill Eva is also located in Usquert. This grist and hulling mill was built in 1818 and was first located in Bedum together with another mill called Adam and both mills functioned as polder mills there. The'couple\\\' had a hard time and were eventually separated from each other. Adam moved to Delfzijl and can still be viewed there. Eva burned down in its current location in 1890, but was rebuilt in 1891 on the base of the first mill. After the scaffolding mill fell out of use around 1950, there were three restorations. The mill is opened by volunteer millers on Saturdays.
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Directions

# Description Distance
57
57 (Noorderstraat, 9989AL, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
60
60 (Middendijk, 9988SW, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 3.86 km
61
61 (9988TD, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 5.75 km
68
68 (9981VA, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 12.32 km
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69 (Middenweg, 9982TW, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 19.05 km
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43 (9979XP, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 23.08 km

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