Historic route through the Overijssels Vechtdal near Vilsteren

Cycling in Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 135549

Provided by: Groots Genieten

6939 149
43.6 km
02:33 h
768 kcal
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You start this cycling route from the parking lot near the Haersolteweg. With this route you will discover a lot of historical places in the beautiful Overijssels Vechtdal. By far the most important and most beautiful historic building in the Dalfsen region is the Rechteren castle, on the south side of the Vecht. It sits on the sprawling estate of the same name, where you can meander for hours. Rechteren Castle is not accessible but very beautiful to see, because it is the only one of the medieval castles in Overijssel of which important parts have survived despite siege, dismantling and extensive renovations. The tower and the residential wing are still completely intact. The castle has a turbulent history, for example it was taken by Spanish troops in 1584. In 1665 the peace was again disturbed, this time by the Munster troops who occupied the house and caused a lot of damage.

Today you will also cycle along the former Ruitenborgh manor, in the neighborhood of Ankum. This ancient spot was first mentioned in 1328 as castle (castrum) Rutenberghe. It was the seat of the noble Van Rutenberg family until 1545. In 1821 the manor was sold for demolition and a few years later a new house was built on this location. In 1915 the canals were filled in. Yet it remains a beautiful building, even if it is no longer a manor. Nature is also discussed with this tour. You might see pigs rooting around on the Rechterense Veld, who have taken over the role of forester here. They help nature to turn the soil upside down, so that seeds can germinate better and new trees will soon grow here. Along the way you will pass a nice spot to have a (lunch) break: Herberg De Klomp in Vilsteren, a thatched farmhouse with a beautiful terrace. Herberg de Klomp is a household name in Overijssel. For years it has been a guarantee for delicious food and a beautiful location - from the garden you have a view of the church. All ingredients are sourced as much as possible from the house supplier, Organic Care Farm Landjuweel de Hoeven in Dalfsen, also a nice place to visit. The farm shop is open to everyone.

The pretty village of Vilsteren is part of Landgoed Vilsteren - it looks like an open-air museum, but it really is a lively community. The landscape of Vilsteren as it is now is a mix of esdorpen landscape and estate. The village is closely linked to the development of the estate. The church, the country estate, the school, the inn and the mill were built with an eye for the environment and are also maintained in this way. The landscape in Vilsteren contains a high cultural-historical value, very beautiful to see!

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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
Parkeerplaats centrum (Buitenbad Gerner, 7722 SE, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
57 (7722PJ, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.02 km
56 (Ruitenborghweg, 7722PA, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.12 km
Rutenberg (7722PK, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.92 km
43 (Overijssel, The Netherlands) 5.75 km
44 (Koepelallee, 7722KT, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.50 km

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  • Overijssel
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