Terborg, Ulft and Varsseveld

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Doetinchem
  • 54.66 km (Approximately 03:12 u)
  • Cycling route 137683

Terborg, Ulft and Varsseveld

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Doetinchem
  • 54.66 km (Approximately 03:12 u)
  • Cycling route 137683

This route takes you to Wisch Castle in Terborg, whose history goes back eight centuries. The old castle was demolished in 1531 and in 1644 the current white building was rebuilt on the eastern bank of the IJssel. The construction of the complex is very unusual. The main building dates from the 16th and 17th centuries and bears the date 1648, but the foundations of the round tower are a century older. The white color was not applied until the nineteenth century. The two monumental lime trees in the forecourt of the estate are beautiful and the black walnut tree is more than two centuries old! With a circumference of almost 5 meters it is the thickest walnut in the Netherlands.

Halfway through the route you cross the small village of Vredeveld with only six thousand inhabitants. This place was probably inhabited very early; In the area traces were found of reindeer hunters and settlements that traded with the Romans in Roman times. The name WAZ Velde, the original name of Vredeveld, already appeared in a document from 823.

One of the remnants of the history of the village of Vredeveld is scaffolding mill De Engel, built in 1850. In 1936, the mill's contents, including millstones, blades and windlass, were sold because the then owner was due to the economic crisis in the years \\ '30 (literally) saw no more bread in the windmill company. In 1957 the mill hull became a monument and in 1967 the municipality bought the remainder to enable a possible restoration of the mill. In the end, it was not until 1976 that the mill was festively reopened on May 22.

The last point of interest on the tour is the Slangenburg estate with accompanying castle. The resemblance to the royal palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague is striking: in Huis Ten Bosch the stadtholder's wife had paintings painted on the walls to honor her husband; Frederik Johan van Baer decorated Slangenburg Castle with paintings of his wife, whom he lost to an illness. From the U-shaped castle, as we know it today, Van Baer built the ancestral manor house, which consisted only of the western tower with adjacent building. In addition to being an artistic painter, Mr. van Baer was also a good agricultural economist. He bought the Doetinchemse Heide from the city of Doetinchem and built a system of avenues there that still exists today.

The start and end point of the cycling tour is Recreation Park & Restaurant De Wrange. Beautifully situated on the edge of the varied nature reserve Koekendaal. The typical, small-scale Achterhoek landscape has a lot to offer recreational cyclists. Cycling tour 137685 also starts and ends at this beautiful recreation park, so book a stay and enjoy a short cycling holiday in the countryside.


# Description Distance
Recreatiepark & Restaurant De Wrange (7004HD, Doetinchem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
18 (7004HE, Doetinchem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.54 km
36 (7004GZ, Doetinchem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 4.86 km
49 (7061GK, Doetinchem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.50 km
Wisch (7061CM, Oude IJsselstreek, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.22 km
50 (7061CN, Oude IJsselstreek, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.69 km

Pause places

Recreatiepark & Restaurant De Wrange

7004HD Doetinchem

Recreation Park & Restaurant De Wrange is located in the green outskirts of Doetinchem. In this region you cycle through a wonderfully quiet bocage landscape where you will find old villages full of sights and beautiful nature reserves. After a day of cycling you can relax at De Wrange where you can still experience old-fashioned hospitality. You are welcome here for a coffee, lunch or dinner. And of course to come and stay. You will find many facilities, such as a mini golf course, playground, swimming pool, cafeteria and a brasserie. You can stay in one of the bungalets, rental tents or with your own camping equipment.



7061CM Oude IJsselstreek

The entire castle with extensions has been beautifully restored from 1957.

De Engel

7051DA Oude IJsselstreek

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!


Kasteel Slangenburg
7004JK Doetinchem

Slangenburg is a castle that dates from 1354. Over the centuries, the castle has been renovated several times by new owners. Today the castle is an independent guest house.

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