Dikes of Altena

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Altena
  • 57.71 km (Approximately 03:23 u)
  • Cycling route 142628
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Dikes of Altena

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Altena
  • 57.71 km (Approximately 03:23 u)
  • Cycling route 142628
What is an island without dikes? Unimaginable right? The people of Altena, the island sandwiched between the Bergsche Maas, the Afdamde Maas, the Boven Merwede and De Biesbosch, know all too well what wet feet are. It also knows what the water can do when it is in a hurry and yearns for the vastness of the North Sea. The dikes protect us and also provide a stage from which we can capture the beauty of the river and its hinterland at a glance. Experience it for yourself during this Dikes of Altena route, put together by VVV Altena Biesbosch.

Directions

# Description Distance
VVV i-punt Werkendam (4251VZ, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Natuurpoort Fort Altena (Tol, 4251 PX, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.68 km
40
40 (Provincialeweg Noord, 4286EE, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.83 km
Watertoren (4286ED, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.47 km
Uppelse toren (4286ED, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.82 km
Oude Doornse Molen (4286EV, Altena, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.51 km

Pause places

Natuurpoort Fort Altena

Tol 8
4251 PX Altena
http://www.fortaltena.nl

Fort Altena - which is part of the New Dutch Waterline - was built between 1840 and 1850 as a round earth redoubt, with a free-standing bombproof tower. A moat with drawbridge was constructed around it. Later, the fortress was fortified and expanded to its present form. Nowadays you will find a nice brasserie with a nice terrace: Kazerne B. The cook likes to spoil you with healthy and tasty snacks and bites. A nice base in the country of Heusden and Altena, close to the highway southeast of Sleeuwijk. Fort Altena, disarmingly hospitable!

Sights

Watertoren


4286ED Altena

Tower-like building with a water reservoir or water tank at the top

Uppelse toren


4286ED Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Oude Doornse Molen


4286EV Altena
http://www.allemolens.nl

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 Dussen

Kasteel Dussen
4271CE Altena

A small settlement on the banks of the stream "de Dusse" grew into a craftsmanship where, in 1393, the then "versterckt huys" (in the form of a 4-storey residential tower; a so-called "Donjon") by Arend II van der

Oorlogsmonument Dussen

Dussen

War memorial expanded with some details of historical or tourist interest

Veer bij drongelen

Veerhaven Drongelen
4267EN Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Hercules metallicus

Tol
4265HX Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Brug bij heusden

Hoofdstraat
4261AN Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Monument Element Baileybrug

De Kromme Nol
4261AN Altena

War memorial expanded with some details of historical or tourist interest

De Twee Gebroeders


4261BG Altena
http://www.allemolens.nl

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!

De Hoop

De Hoop
4264VA Altena
http://www.allemolens.nl

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

De kaaie paole

De Hoge Waard
4264AT Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

De poorten van het hoff


4281PK Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Baken in de uiterwaard

Wilhelminasluis
4283GT Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Hoog waoter

Veer Woudrichem
4285AE Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Merwevinken


4285WG Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Het selewijcse

Sleeuwijk
4254LM Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Wandelen rond Theetuin Binnen & Buiten


4254LC Altena

At Theetuin Binnen & Buiten, near bicycle junction 80, you can enjoy various delicacies from the region. A floodplain walking route has been plotted from the tea garden across the Sleeu district of Waard and the Groesplaat nature reserve.

De elementen


4254LD Altena
http://www.vvv-altenabiesbosch.nl

It's as if someone whispers the beauty of the landscape in your ear while cycling. All poems are written by regional poets. They know better than anyone, and each in their own way, how to capture the characteristic landscape in poetry. The GE

Provided by:

VVV Altena Biesbosch