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Cycling in Hoorn, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 127102

Provided by: Groots Genieten

3982 52
67.8 km
03:59 h
1196 kcal
3 m
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A bustling city on the Zuiderzee, which has a historic harbor a stone's throw from the lively center. Hoorn has a rich history and managed to work its way from a small town to the city with the largest port in the area, after that of Amsterdam. The economic growth and strength of Hoorn was briefly curbed in the eighteenth century. At that time, part of the harbor was silted up and the French troops stationed in the city took over. In the nineteenth century Hoorn was given the opportunity to grow again. At that time, the seeds were planted that turned Hoorn into the beautiful port city it is today. Another nice place to visit is Wognum. Archaeological findings indicate that Wognum was founded around 900, but Bronze Age hand axes and arrowheads have also been found in the area. The village itself is located on the bank of an old stream channel and there are still some old peat streams running nearby. Due to its location on the water, it is not surprising that residents of Wognum used to live mainly from fishing. In the seventeenth century, when Hoorn started to grow rapidly, Wognum benefited from this: shipping was also beneficial for the prosperity of the village. The fishing culture declined, but gave room to the agricultural sector to grow. In the vicinity of Wognum there are thousands of fruit trees and you will see a special mix of old agricultural buildings and more modern buildings. You start the route at Hotel De Magnet, located on the historic harbor of Hoorn. You follow the coast of the Zuiderzee and treat yourself to a beautiful view over the water. If you look more into the land behind, you will also like the views over the vast polders. In this way you arrive at the Westerveer windmill in the outskirts of Spanbroek. The polder mill was placed to drain the Westerveer polder. The polder was given a separate mill, because it is quite low and the water had to be pumped out regularly. This screw mill was installed in 1873 for that reason. Until the last land consolidation, the Westerveermolen milled on wind power and the ground sailor has the honor of being the last mill to drain a polder using wind power. In 2013, the screw mill is inhabited. As a final sight, when you leave the water and the activity of the Markermeer behind you, you will see the De Krijgsman mill in Oosterblok. The wooden scaffolding mill replaces another mill that stood here until 1862, but was destroyed during a storm that year. The mill that subsequently came to stand on this site also did not last long: in 1896 it burned down after a lightning strike. De Krijgsman was built afterwards and is now well maintained by a foundation. When you get back to the hotel, consider taking advantage of our cycling package and book an overnight stay so you can explore route 127100 as well. The hotel has an excellent kitchen, so when you have freshened up in your room, you can choose a cozy table for a romantic dinner at the harbour. On the terrace you can have a nice drink or prepare for the bike ride the next day, before you retire to your room to rest from the efforts of the day.
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