The picturesque landscape of Winterswijk

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Winterswijk
  • 43.95 km (Approximately 02:35 u)
  • Cycling route 146538

The picturesque landscape of Winterswijk

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Winterswijk
  • 43.95 km (Approximately 02:35 u)
  • Cycling route 146538
This ride through the semi-open bocage landscape of the Achterhoek takes you through the Winterswijk National Landscape. This picturesquely beautiful region has been named a Valuable Cultural Landscape. You cycle through bushes, avenues and hedgerows and along meandering streams in narrow valleys. Beautiful, old farms and small hamlets are scattered across the country. Halfway through this versatile route you take a look over the border at our eastern neighbors. The ride starts at Restaurant Berenschot\\\'s Watermolen. In the atmospheric restaurant you sit between the cog wheels of the old water mill and you can hear the old mill wheel creaking. The terrace offers a view of the Slingebeek. Start your ride with a nice cup of coffee or a fresh drink or settle down afterwards for a delicious meal. Good to know: the restaurant has a charging point for electric bicycles. The Berenschot mill is an undershot water mill. The National Monument is located in the Knownelle nature reserve. The mill was built in 1652 as part of the Plekenpol manor and was rebuilt in 1749. The front of the mill is in the 1920s or 1930s in the Art Deco style. Windmill De Meenkmolen is a belt mill from 1851. In 1883 the flour company was expanded with a mill and a sawmill. First they were powered by a steam engine, later by a diesel engine. The mill buildings are next to the mill. Grain is still ground on a voluntary basis with wind power. Near the German border you can stretch your legs at Pannenkoekenboerderij Harmienehoeve. In the traditional and child-friendly inn you can enjoy well-filled pancakes or a real Achterhoek vespermoaltied. But you are also at the right place for a bouncer, soup or a nice fresh drink. When the weather is nice, you can sit on the terrace and fully recharge for the rest of your ride. At junction 22 you cycle past an open quarry. Of the three quarries, which have been excavated since 1932, one is still in use. The other two are managed as nature reserves. The groundwater is pumped from the eastern and oldest quarry. All kinds of special animals and plants have settled here. The two watermills of the Oliemolle in Winterswijk are located on the water of the old Berkel. They belonged to the property of the Heerlijkheid Borculo and came into the possession of the Van Bronckhorst family towards the end of the 14th century. One of the mills now houses a bistro and the wheel still turns regularly. Would you like to see more of this beautiful area? Routes 122481 and 114963 also pass through this picturesque landscape with its special sights and gastronomic stops.


# Description Distance
Restaurant Berenschots Watermolen (Wooldseweg, 7108 AB, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Berenschot (Berenschot's Watermolen, 7108AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.15 km
19 (Bessinkgoorweg, 7119AE, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.58 km
18 (Meenkmolenweg, 7119AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.06 km
Meenkmolen (7109 AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.27 km
23 (7109BL, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.41 km

Pause places

Restaurant Berenschots Watermolen

Wooldseweg 74
7108 AB Winterswijk

Restaurant Berenschots Watermolen is a seventeenth-century watermill located on the Slingebeek. The restaurant is located on the edge of the Knownelle nature reserve, an old deciduous forest with alder, oak and ash. In short, an idyllic spot to settle down for a snack and a drink. From the terrace you can enjoy all the natural beauty around you while the staff of the restaurant pamper you. You can enjoy the most delicious dishes here, but you can also figuratively taste the history of the mill. If the water is at the right level in the stream, the mill wheel is turned on regularly. That is a special lunch or dinner. Go out in the historic bocage landscape around Winterswijk, experience the unique tranquility in this area and then treat yourself to delicious treats at Berenschots Watermolen. It takes no effort here to enjoy the good things in life.

Kaasboerderij & Pannenkoekenherberg Harmienehoeve

Kulverweg 2-4
7108 BB Winterswijk

Cheese farm and pancake inn Harmienehoeve is a special place in a unique landscape. The farm is located on the Kulverheide estate in the most beautiful part of the Achterhoek, near the German border. Real Winterswijk cheese has been made here since 1969 and is sold directly in the cheese shop: always nice for a picnic on the way! Where the cows used to stand, there is now an inn furnished in the Achterhoek style. You can come here for a well-filled pancake, an Achterhoekse vespermoaltied or an extensive breakfast. Get on your bike, experience the beauty of the Achterhoek and taste the good life at the Harmienehoeve.



Berenschot's Watermolen
7108AH Winterswijk

The Berenschot 's Watermill is a watermill from 1652 on the edge of the Boven Slinge. The mill was rebuilt in 1749 and the mill was restored in 1984.


7109 AH Winterswijk

The belt mill was built in 1851 and completed restored in 1989. It was the first windmill in Winterswijk to be completely restored.

De Olliemölle - Watermolen Den Helder

7102EH Winterswijk

A former fourteenth-century double water mill on the course of the Upper Slinge. The watermill has recently been refurbished.

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