Castle route: round Zutphen and Lochem

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 64.51 km (Approximately 03:47 u)
  • Cycling route 136812

Castle route: round Zutphen and Lochem

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Zutphen
  • 64.51 km (Approximately 03:47 u)
  • Cycling route 136812
Old Hanseatic cities arose long ago along the IJssel. Zutphen grew during the Hanseatic period by transporting herring, butter and beer over the IJssel to the Rhine. The skippers took wine back with them, but the timber trade also flourished. Striking towers and stately merchant houses determine the streetscape. Just past junction 43 you can take a detour to a park-like estate with a stately country house: De Voorst. The seventeenth-century country house is also known as the Versailles of the Achterhoek because of its appearance. It was designed by the architects of Paleis het Loo. After a cup of coffee at De Kleine Carrousel Experience Farm and a visit to the lovely Lochem, you will cycle back via Huis Het Velde, which is connected to De Voorst via a park forest.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (Houtwal, 7201ES, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
75 (7201DN, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.48 km
74 (7201JE, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.03 km
76 (7231AH, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.51 km
Landgoed Huis De Voorst (Huis de Voorst, 7211MA, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.80 km
43 (7211CC, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.70 km

Pause places

Beleefboerderij de Kleine Carrousel

Koebushorst 7
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!


Landgoed Huis De Voorst

Huis de Voorst 10
7211MA Lochem

The Huis De Voorst estate was built around 1700 by order of Arnold Joost van Keppel, who had earned a fortune at the court of Stadholder William III. Because of the resemblance to the palace of Willem III, De Voorst was nicknamed 'Het kleine Loo' and the lush gardens gave it the honorary title 'Versailles van de Achterhoek'.

Het Velde

Huis het Velde
7231AL Zutphen

The first mention of the white country house Het Velde dates back to 1326. The basis of the current country house was created in the sixteenth century during a renovation.

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