Bicycle route Wijk bij Duurstede

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 26.09 km (Approximately 01:32 u)
  • Cycling route 148527
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Bicycle route Wijk bij Duurstede

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Wijk bij Duurstede
  • 26.09 km (Approximately 01:32 u)
  • Cycling route 148527

Wijk bij Duurstede is a beautiful old town at the intersection of the Nederrijn and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. In the surrounding polders you can enjoy a wide river landscape.

Amerongen Castle
At De Veldpoort Food and Drink you can have a nice lunch on the cozy terrace before you get on your bike. You are the first to drive through the Kromme Rijnstreek. From the saddle you have a beautiful view over the elongated plots of grassland and the many ditches. From a distance you can see the wooded Utrechtse Heuvelrug coming closer. You drive a bit through Leersum, the next stop is the beautiful Amerongen Castle.

Duurstede castle
More castles used to be built along the Lek. Only the moat of Bergestein Castle is still partly visible in the landscape. Natewisch Castle dates from the thirteenth century. A large part of the castle was demolished at the end of the nineteenth century. Only the tower is still there, a proud reminder of times gone by. Don't worry, as last you pass Castle Duurstede and drive through the picturesque heart of Wijk bij Duurstede.

Directions

# Description Distance
De Veldpoort Eten en Drinken (Veldpoortstraat, 3961 BK, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
15
15 (3961CG, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.02 km
14
14 (3961CZ, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.13 km
13
13 (3962EH, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.66 km
9
9 (3941MB, Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.76 km
10
10 (3956NS, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 9.54 km

Pause places

De Veldpoort Eten en Drinken

Veldpoortstraat 21
3961 BK Wijk bij Duurstede
http://www.develdpoort.nl

De Veldpoort Food & Beverage is located in a historic building in the heart of Wijk bij Duurstede. This cozy cafe-restaurant is open every day, you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee with cake, lunch, dinner or a drink. On the menu you will find delicious pancakes, but also many other dishes. In short, De Veldpoort Food & Beverage is the ideal place to settle down after an active day in the open air in the area of Wijk bij Duurstede. In the meantime, you can charge your electric bicycle at the charging points in the bicycle parking lot of De Veldpoort.

Sights

Kasteel Amerongen

Kasteel Amerongen 20
3958 BK Utrechtse Heuvelrug
http://www.kasteelamerongen.nl

On the edge of the village amidst the greenery, the majestic Amerongen Castle still exudes the atmosphere of yesteryear. Amerongen Castle is the most beautiful Dutch castle from the Golden Age thanks to the original condition of the Huys, the gardens and the collection. This cultural-historical monument has a rich family history of 700 years. Its inhabitants played an important role in national and European history. Godard Adriaan van Reede (1621-1691) was a key figure in the revolt against French rule. In retaliation, Amerongen Castle was set on fire by the French in 1673 and later rebuilt by his wife Margaretha. The German Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941) lived at Amerongen Castle for a year and a half and signed the act of abdication here in 1918. Top pieces are family and officer portraits, a B? Tz cabinet organ, a Louis XIV four-poster bed, gobelins and two marquetry sets by cabinetmaker Jan van Mekeren. The castle is surrounded by historic gardens and is located at the foot of the picturesque village of Amerongen. Visit the castle and walk through the beautiful castle garden where you can have a fantastic picnic in the summer.

Kasteel Bergestein


3958NE Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Independently fortified building from the Middle Ages that was easily defended at that time and in the past was mostly inhabited by the noble families of the Netherlands

Kasteel Natewisch


3958NE Utrechtse Heuvelrug

The moat encloses a rectangular island. This island was originally smaller and enlarged in the 17th century for expansion that has now disappeared. The forecourt also disappeared around this time, this can still be seen in a drawing by Roelant Roghman from 1646/1647.

Duurstede


3961BD Wijk bij Duurstede

Duurstede Castle is a beautiful building that was built in the Middle Ages. The history of the castle dates back to the early 13th century with a residential tower from 1270.

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