Churches & Castles

Cycling in Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 141864

Provided by: OP Voorne-Putten

3745 67
50.3 km
02:57 h
886 kcal
4 m
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The Jacobaburcht was founded at the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century by the mighty Lords of Voorne. It owes its name to Jacoba van Beieren who was the owner around 1400, but according to tradition only stayed there once. The foundation and some walls have been beautifully renovated and are unique in its kind. Well worth a visit.
From afar you can see the Catharijnekerk or Brielse Dom and if you have climbed all 318 steps of the stairs in the tower, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view as far as the Brielse Meer. Follow in the footsteps of Mary Stuart who waved her husband William III off from this tower in 1688 when he sailed for England in a naval fleet.
To protect the Bernisse, Dirk van Voorne donated the Heerlijkheid Heenvliet to his son Hugo around 1229. Hugo had a castle built, the present ruin Ravesteyn. Heenvliet received a'half city charter\\\' in 1469, which in the course of time grew into a full city right through new rights and privileges. One of those rights was to hold a horse market, which is still organized every year on Whit Monday on the Markt.
The old core of Geervliet is a protected cityscape with historic buildings such as the former town hall and the parish church from 1307 with the tomb of Nicolaas van Putten and his wife. Outside the church is the pillory that once stood at Hof van Putten castle. This medieval castle stood south of Geervliet and was demolished in the early 1900s. Taste the atmosphere of the former Geervliet at the lock.
The Geervliet windmill is a real eye-catcher. The original mill was built on a watchtower of the medieval city wall and embrasures can still be seen in the hull of the mill. After Geervliet was granted city rights in 1381, the construction of the very first mill on that spot was started. In 1947 the mill was decommissioned and after restorations in the fifties and seventies it was converted into a restaurant.
The first polders that were diked around 1200 were small and had a ring dike. They lay like islands in a vast bunting area used for hunting, grazing livestock, and gathering firewood. The first dikes were built on the higher parts of the landscape and thus followed an erratic course. The original polders can still be recognized in the pattern of the current dykes.
This fort from 1883 is identical to Fort Noorddijk near Hellevoetsluis and they are both part of the defense line of the mouths of Maas and Haringvliet. The fort is situated like a hill in the polder landscape. Leave the route for a while and cycle to the entrance gate over the canal and enjoy nature, the silence and the view at the resting point. View more cycling routes at
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2 (3233AG, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
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