Tour De Graafschap National Landscape
43.60 km (Approximately 02:33 u)
Your cycling route starts at Experience Farm De Kleine Carrousel. Between Vorden, Laren and Lochem you will discover a picturesque, idyllic landscape: National Landscape De Graafschap. It is a beautiful small-scale area that is characterized by the fairytale-like vistas. The bocage landscape also has many estates and castles that are typical of the area. The history of Huis Ampsen goes back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed by the Spaniards in 1605. You will also cycle past De Wildenborch castle. The exact year of its construction is unknown, but the first mention of the house dates back to 1372. The castle was strategically located in the middle of swamps, making it an ideal shelter from raids. The estate, with an area of approximately 300 hectares, is freely accessible.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||Beleefboerderij de Kleine Carrousel (Koebushorst, 7245 TD, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|22 (7245VW, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||4.78 km |
|21 (Dijkmansweg, 7245VN, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||6.81 km |
| ||Huis Ampsen (Kasteel Ampsen, 7241NG, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||10.17 km |
|12 (7241, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||11.77 km |
|13 (7241DW, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||12.15 km |
Beleefboerderij de Kleine Carrousel
7245 TD Lochem
Experience farm de Kleine Carrousel is a nice place where you can enjoy yourself for hours. Or use this cozy spot as a starting or lunch address during your walk or bike ride! Whether you have spent a nice afternoon at De Kleine Carrousel, have walked or cycled in the area or want to recover from a stage of the Pieterpad: take a seat in the lunchroom in the cozy part or sit down on the (covered) Terrace. The kitchen is open, the coffee is simmering and the fridge is stocked!
The history of this stately castle dates back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed in 1605 by the Spaniards. The current house was rebuilt in the first half of the seventeenth century. The castle and the estate are privately owned and therefore not accessible.
The current castle was created from the gatehouse of the original castle [Kempen 2005]
The castle was burned down in 1573, after which it was still partly habitable. In 1798 the lock was sold for demolition, with the exception of the Rent