Along the waterline - Exciting history
76.17 km (Approximately 04:28 u)
Let yourself be taken on a journey of discovery along the defenses of one of the most beautifully preserved defense lines in the Netherlands: the New Dutch Waterline. The start and end point of this cycling tour is Culemborg, a city where history speaks from every paving stone. You cycle over the dike along the Lek to the west, with a view of the floodplains, past Werk aan het Spoel. Variation tip: cross the river here with the Liniepont, which sails between Werk aan de Groeneweg, Werk aan het Spoel and Fort Everdingen. The route leads you further through peaceful nature towards the so-called tower fortress: Fort Asperen. The last kilometers back to Culemborg take you straight through the'fruit garden of the Netherlands\\\', past many fruit orchards that are a feast for the eyes in blossom time, a feast for the tongue at harvest time. Not to be missed is the Heerlijkheid Marienwaerdt estate, with the famous Appeldijk and delicious coffee and cake at De Stapelbakker. Variation tip: Deviate from the route for GeoFort, the exciting monumental fortress island, where everything is dominated by maps and navigation.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||4101AE, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands ||0.00 km |
| ||Culemborg (Oude Vismarkt, 4101CC, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||0.83 km |
|42 (4101AR, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||0.83 km |
|41 (Goilberdingerdijk, 4105LB, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||2.75 km |
| ||Werk aan het Spoel (Werk aan het Spoel, 4106LC, Culemborg, Gelderland, The Netherlands) ||3.53 km |
|40 (Diefdijk, 4121KK, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) ||4.85 km |
Werk aan het Spoel
Werk aan het Spoel
In 1815, an inundation fan lock with an earthen defense work was constructed at the former inundation coupure in the Lekdijk near Goiberdingen: Werk aan het Spoel.
Werk op spoorweg Diefdijk
Fort op de spoordijk bij de Diefdijk (NHW)
The Work on the track near the D Liefdeijk was built in 1880 on both sides of the Dordrecht - Elst railway line. This formed an intersection of the Water Line. To protect this weak link, the Werk aan het Spoor (Werk aan het Spoor) building near the D respect dike was built
Gebouw C 60
4151 BR West Betuwe
Curious about mysterious water cellars, half-hidden bunkers and overgrown depots? Get on your bike, put on your walking shoes and visit KunstFort Asperen, a monumental place where art and culture are displayed in a beautiful landscape of the New Dutch Waterline. In our Tavern - on a picturesque part of the walls - you can enjoy coffee and cake, lunch or drinks. The fort is open from mid-April to September, the Taveerne all year round, opening times can be found on the website www.kunstfortasperen.nl.