From Nijkerk to the Speulderbos

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Nijkerk
  • 59.96 km (Approximately 03:31 u)
  • Cycling route 137836
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From Nijkerk to the Speulderbos

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Nijkerk
  • 59.96 km (Approximately 03:31 u)
  • Cycling route 137836
This ride over the heath and through the woods starts at Golden Tulip Ampt van Nijkerk. It is the ideal place to prepare your ride with a nice cup of coffee or to round it off with a drink or a tasty meal. Mill't Hert is located in Putten. The wooden octagon was built in 1899 to replace its predecessor, which had burned down. The rare thing about this mill is that it has three rack doors. Grain is still milled in the mill on a voluntary basis. You cycle over the Ermelosche Heath. The highest point on the Ermelosche Heide is the Paalberg, a small moraine from the ice age. You will find burial mounds from the time of the Bell Beaker culture and the earthen ramparts of a Roman army camp. If you are lucky, you will encounter a flock of sheep. It grazes here all year round to keep the heath open and thus help maintain the landscape. You cycle through the vast greenery of the Speulderbos. It is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands, formed during an ice age. You can still see this in the moraines in the landscape. The crooked trees in the forest, which were not cut down because they were less suitable for building boats, are known as the'dancing trees\\\'. They provide a fairytale decor when the fog hangs between the trees or the sun shines on the trunks. At dusk there is a good chance that you will encounter game, but you can also see the smooth snake darting away in the vegetation. In Boeschoten, a part of the Speulderbos, you cycle past a sheepfold. when you see the shepherd with his sheep through the forest and the heath, it is as if time has stood still here. Corn mill De Hoop was built in 1888. The mill also once housed a couple of pelts, so it probably had multiple functions. The two entrance gates of the mill are not opposite each other: anyone who entered with a horse and carriage had to make a bend in the mill. Nijkerk was built in 1413 with earthen walls and wooden gates. In the city fire of 1540 the city burned down almost completely. Nijkerk flourished in the 18th century and lived from tobacco cultivation, trade and glassworks. In 1795 it was the largest city in the Veluwe. This can still be clearly seen in the architecture: in the current center there are many beautiful mansions from that time. Do you want to crawl between the clean sheets in Golden Tulip Ampt van Nijkerk, tired but satisfied? If you opt for a relaxing overnight stay, you can get back on your bike the next day with route 137835, which also starts from this point.

Directions

# Description Distance
Golden Tulip Ampt van Nijkerk (3861 MC, Nijkerk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
2
2 (Bloemendaalseweg, 3862RN, Nijkerk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.61 km
3
3 (3862RT, Nijkerk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.52 km
4
4 (3882LV, Putten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 8.61 km
6
6 (Beulekampersteeg, 3882LK, Putten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.37 km
68
68 (3882LX, Putten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 12.05 km

Pause places

Golden Tulip Ampt van Nijkerk

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3861 MC Nijkerk
http://www.goldentulipamptvannijkerk.com

The hotel is an ideal place for a start and end point for the cycling routes. You can also come here for a rest point on a cycling route. Call us for a cycling arrangement.

Sights

Molen 't Hert

Het Hert
3882AL Putten
http://www.allemolens.nl

Molen 't Hert is a tower mill that was built in 1899. The mill served as a replacement for a flour mill that burned down in 1898. The mill is still working today.

Schaapskooi


Barneveld

The sheepfold of Boeschoten offers shelter to the sheep that graze the Veluwe during the day. The sheepfold has wooden parts and a thatched roof, which gives it an authentic atmosphere.

Molen De Hoop


3862PB Nijkerk
http://www.allemolens.nl

The mill on this site has already had several predecessors. The current mill has been there since the end of the 19th century. You can visit this mill on Saturday. The first standard mill was built on this site in 1860. This mill was later demolished because the mill had fallen into disrepair. The mill was then replaced by an octagonal tower mill, but this mill burned down in 1887. The mill was rebuilt with parts from the Zwolle oil mill De Hoop. The mill was restored several times because the mill fell into disrepair time and again. This was because the mill was not running sufficiently and was not well maintained. In 2004 the mill was finally saved from transition by a new enthusiastic buyer. In 2005 the mill was again thoroughly restored to make the mill operational again. Since then the mill has been well maintained and flour is even ground in it from time to time.

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