Zwolle, Hasselt and Genemuiden

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Zwolle
  • 51.96 km (Approximately 03:03 u)
  • Cycling route 149718
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Zwolle, Hasselt and Genemuiden

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Zwolle
  • 51.96 km (Approximately 03:03 u)
  • Cycling route 149718
Hotel Mercure Zwolle is located on the edge of Zwolle, 2.5 km from the city centre. It features free parking, a 24-hour reception and a terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding fields - an ideal starting point for a nice cycling weekend. Breakfast is served in the dining room and, weather permitting, on the terrace. Bartjens Proeflokaal serves hot and cold drinks and wines from the Grand Vins Mercure menu. In restaurant De Hanze you can enjoy a lunch buffet or a light meal, and there is a menu with international dishes in the evening. That way you don't have to look for a nice restaurant in the evening! Zwolle is a nice city to get to know a little better. In the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic city of Zwolle developed along the Aa, on a higher sand ridge in an area that was otherwise very swampy. The height differences are still noticeable in the Overijssel capital. In Zwolle, past and present go hand in hand. The cultural offer is varied and ancient monuments and modern buildings merge seamlessly. With this route you will discover how water-rich Zwolle really is. You first follow the Zwarte Water out of the city, this river flows from Zwolle to the Zwarte Meer at the Noordoostpolder. The name Zwarte Water probably has nothing to do with the color black, but with'sweat\\\'; this means'border\\\'. In old documents, the river is also called Our Water. The Zwarte Water was important for the development of the Hanseatic city of Zwolle; the river connected Zwolle with the sea and the other Hanseatic cities. Then you turn to discover the Overijsselse Vecht. You pass the Agnietenberg and the Haersterveer: the Agnietenberg consists of a forest area, recreational lake De Agnietenplas and adjacent camping site De Agnietenberg. There is also a TOP, Tourist Transfer Point with free parking space and information. Just behind it you cross the Vecht with the ferry. A little further on you can see Huize Den Doorn, one between the hamlets of Genne and Haerst, on the Overijsselse Vecht with Zijlkolk. Den Doorn is a former manor. The house dates from the 17th century, but it still contains elements from an earlier late Gothic period. Part of the house was demolished at the end of the 19th century. It was during this period that the building took on its present form. The building has only one storey, which is provided with a large hipped roof. The buildings originally belonging to the manor have disappeared. In its place in the 19th century a transverse farmhouse was built to the left of the main building. In the period 1955 to 1967 the house was restored. The manor was for decades in the possession of members of the Van Raesfelt family and later of the Van Haersolte family, who because of that possession were written into the knighthood of Overijssel; a branch of the latter family bore the name Van Haersolte tot/van den Doorn. It goes further, past Hasselt to Genemuiden, again located on the Zwarte Water. It is the third largest city in Northwest Overijssel, also known as the Kop van Overijssel. Genemuiden has traditionally been mainly dependent on rush cultivation. The processing of rushes was an important source of income for the city. Seats were mainly made of these. After the Second World War, the coconut industry played an important role: in 1950, one in three Genemuiders was working on the production of coconut mats. When this industry declined in 1965, it gave way to the manufacture of soft floor coverings. Zwartsluis played a completely different role, which you can see on the other side of the water. The port of Swarte Sluys was first mentioned in 1398. Zwartsluis was a transit port for peat, which was cut in Drenthe and transported to Holland. The harbor still exists, but today it is widely used for recreational purposes. In addition, residents from the region find work in shipbuilding. It is wonderful to look out over the water and to enjoy the water sports that are practiced in peace. Together with Genemuiden and Hasselt, Zwartsluis has formed the municipality of Zwartewaterland since 2001. You drive back to Zwolle through the polders. Tomorrow you will discover a completely different corner of this versatile region with route number 149084.

Directions

# Description Distance
Hotel Mercure Zwolle (Hertsenbergweg, 8041 BA, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
64
64 (Twistvlietweg, 8031GC, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 3.72 km
67
67 (8034PS, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 11.02 km
69
69 (De Doornweg, 8035PE, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 12.10 km
68
68 (De Doornweg, 8035PD, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 13.12 km
Huize Den Doorn (8035PG, Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 13.52 km

Pause places

Hotel Mercure Zwolle

Hertsenbergweg 1
8041 BA Zwolle
http://www.mercure.com/2109

Mercure Hotel Zwolle is located on the edge of Zwolle, 2.5 km from the city center. A wonderful base with a 24-hour reception and a terrace with panoramic views. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Breakfast is also served on the terrace in fine weather. At Bartjens Proeflokaal you can enjoy a drink, such as the wines from the Grand Vins Mercure menu. You can enjoy a bite to eat in restaurant De Hanze. Take a nice city walk through Zwolle or go cycling and take the ferry to Hattem for a trip across the Veluwe!

Sights

Huize Den Doorn


8035PG Zwolle

Huize Den Doorn is a country house near the city of Zwolle. The house is located in a quiet area between Genne and Haerst, near the river Overijsselse Vecht. The house used to be a manor. Originally this was the name for a large farm with land and you had to be in possession of a manor to become a member of a knighthood. It is therefore not surprising that many manors could be found in the Netherlands in the past. At the end of the 19th century, part of this house was demolished and renovated. It was then that the building took on the shape it still has today. The other buildings that used to be on this estate have all disappeared. Only the farm built next to the house in the 19th century is still there. The house was restored on a large scale between 1955 and 1967.

Molen De Zwaluw

Molen De Zwaluw
8061JM Zwartewaterland
http://www.allemolens.nl

The inhabitants of Hasselt used to have to go all the way to Zwolle to have their grain milled or to buy flour. Especially for the bakers from Zwolle this was very annoying and also very expensive. That is why the De Zwaluw windmill was built at the end of the eighteenth century. The mill has been in the hands of different families over the centuries. The De Zwaluw windmill stands on the head of the only masonry seawall in the Netherlands. In the past, this seawall served as protection against the water of the Zuiderzee. The mill has been milling for a long time, but after the Second World War the mill was given a different function. The mesh was removed from the mill to see if electricity could be generated with a mill. This proved unsuccessful. The grinding mechanism was replaced and the mill was restored, so that milling could be done again. The mill was still running until the end of the twentieth century.

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