The expanse of the Highlands

  • The Netherlands
  • Groningen
  • Het Hogeland
  • 62.33 km (Approximately 03:39 u)
  • Cycling route 138236
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The expanse of the Highlands

  • The Netherlands
  • Groningen
  • Het Hogeland
  • 62.33 km (Approximately 03:39 u)
  • Cycling route 138236
With this route you will discover the vastness of Northeast Groningen. There is also a lot of cultural history to see, such as ancient churches and two old Groningen castles. The route starts at Lentemaheerd. This overnight address was voted Best VeKaBo guest accommodation in the Netherlands in 2015. Further on is the Menkemaborg. This beautiful deposit has been set up as a museum, so you can visit it! The permanent exhibition gives you a good idea of the life of the Groningen squires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The route leads you through the Hogeland, an open landscape of grassland, arable land and maars. Under the high skies it is wonderfully quiet. And you can get a breath of fresh air while driving over the winding dikes. In the heart of Loppersum you will find a characteristic atmosphere thanks to the beautiful monumental buildings.

Directions

# Description Distance
B&B en Camping Lentemaheerd (Schapeweg, 9982 BA , Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
B&B en Camping Lentemaheerd (Schapeweg, 9982 BA , Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.27 km
73
73 (Derk Berendslaan, 9982BB, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.27 km
70
70 (Hefswalsterweg, 9982TS, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 1.97 km
Rensumaborg (Rensumaborg, 9982BH, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 3.90 km
74
74 (9982AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 4.63 km

Pause places

B&B en Camping Lentemaheerd

Schapeweg 21
9982 BA Het Hogeland
http://www.lentemaheerd.nl

B&B and Camping Lentemaheerd is the most northern campsite on the Dutch mainland. From this beautiful guest accommodation you can explore the Groningen countryside at your leisure by bike or on foot. You will find wide polders, but also historic villages and of course the beautiful city of Groningen. At Lentemaheerd you will find seven beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms on the spot where the horses and cows used to be. Would you rather camp than sleep in a hotel? That is also possible at Lentemaheerd. You can enjoy nature and conviviality at the quiet campsite.

Sights

Rensumaborg

Rensumaborg 3
9982BH Het Hogeland
http://www.borgeningroningen.nl

The Rensumaborg became the property of the Alberda van Menkema family around 1695. In 1710 the deposit was renovated to its current appearance. From 1829 the deposit was no longer used as a residence. In addition to housing a horticultural school, it also housed a restaurant. The Rensuma Boon Foundation bought the deposit in 1996. The estate is open to the public, the deposit itself cannot be viewed.

Menkemaborg

Maze 2
9981CV Het Hogeland
http://www.menkemaborg.nl

The Menkemaborg was built in the 14th century and is one of the beautiful borgen in the province of Groningen. Originally it was a defensible stone house. Today it is an 18th century Baroque house. The Menkemaborg is surrounded by canals with special gardens in between. Menkemaborg has been open as a museum since 1927.

Molen Grote Geert

Grote Geert
9995PE Het Hogeland
http://www.allemolens.nl

This mill was originally built in 1818 as a low tower mill. In 1852 the mill was raised. Big Geert is still running on a voluntary basis. There are even regular peeling with this hulling mill.

Spijk


9909AA Delfzijl

The terps can be found in Friesland and the mounds in Groningen. Terpen and wierden are artificial (residential) hills, built for times of emergency where the inhabitants could flee to higher ground. Later whole villages were built on the hills. Prac

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