Breda, Oosterhout and Dongen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Breda
  • 42.48 km (Approximately 02:29 u)
  • Cycling route 122183
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Breda, Oosterhout and Dongen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Breda
  • 42.48 km (Approximately 02:29 u)
  • Cycling route 122183
The vast forest area Boswachterij Dorst is located between Breda, Oosterhout and Dongen. This property of Staatsbosbeheer covers 1,117 hectares and consists mainly of Scots pine trees that were planted in the early nineteenth century. At that time, this area was still called'Seterse Heide\\\'. Heather remnants and deciduous groves can be seen in the area. A number of clay pits have also been created due to the activities of a former brick factory in the region. Yellow-green sedge, recumbent wingwort and ground star are some of the plants you'll find in the landscape. In the mid-nineteenth century, many trees were cut down because the area was used as a military training ground. This also resulted in many sand drifts. When Staatsbosbeheer took possession of the area, trees were planted again. Birds use the area as a breeding ground; sparrowhawk, tree falcon and various woodpecker species and various butterflies flutter here from flower to flower. Brown oak leaf, heather blue, pied fathead, greenhorn and the small kingfisher butterfly are no exceptions in the healthy nature of this area. Exmoor ponies and Scottish highlanders maintain the vegetation. The Grote Schans, or the Spinolaschans, is also a beautiful part of the route. The original castle was built in 1624-1625, but was also used during the siege of Breda. Until 1952 the Spinolaschans, because of its favorable location on the river Mark, served as an extremely good defense structure, but after that time it was demilitarized. In 2007, a number of pools were created on the west and north sides of the former military complex, as an ecological connecting zone between the polder and the surrounding nature reserve. Profile Peter van den Broek is located at the start of the route, in Breda. After you have parked your car for free in the parking lot, you can get a 10 euro discount at this Profile location with your bicycle discount card. This discount applies to maintenance and repairs, so before you go out, have your bike thoroughly examined so that you can safely start your bike ride.

Directions

# Description Distance
Profile Peter van den Broek (Tilburgseweg, 4817MZ, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
78
78 (4826DG, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.16 km
79
79 (4826AB, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.40 km
77
77 (4825BP, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.57 km
De Spinolaschans (De open line, 4825 BZ, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.00 km
75
75 (4844EP, Breda, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.04 km

Pause places

Profile Peter van den Broek

Tilburgseweg
4817MZ Breda

You are always welcome at bicycle shop Profile Peter van den Broek in Breda. If you have your bike serviced regularly and early defects are resolved in time, you prevent expensive repairs and annoying situations while cycling. The annual service is a luxury that your bike deserves. On presentation of a bicycle discount card at Profile Peter van den Broek in Breda you will receive a discount on your bicycle service. With the bicycle discount pass you can enjoy affordable and carefree cycling pleasure.

Sights

De Spinolaschans

De open line
4825 BZ Breda
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/spinolaschans

Soldiers no longer walk there, the contours of the defensive structure can only be seen from the air. But the Spinolaschans in Breda is still there, hidden between the trees. Flora and fauna now predominate on this former battleground. This 'Grote Schans' was an independent defense work with four bastions. It was part of a thirty-mile line. The Spanish general Spinola built it in 1624 so that no food could be found in Breda. With success, because after eleven months the city surrendered. Immediately afterwards, Spinola dismantled the Spinolaschans in Breda. Nevertheless, Frederik Hendrik redesigned the Great Schans in 1637: he besieged Breda and recaptured the city from the Spaniards.

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