Through the wetland area in the vicinity of Zwolle

Cycling in Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route 153440

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57.2 km
03:21 h
1008 kcal
7 m
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Genemuiden is located on the Zwarte Water, the floodplains of which are the most important growing place for the purplish kivite flower. Genemuiden 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. You will also see many waterways, because the area is heavily reclaimed. There are three types of polders in the Netherlands: reclamation, embankment and reclamation. Open water has been reclaimed in a polder. Here a lake or puddle has literally dried up. A dike is a reclamation of an area on the coast. It is often salt marshes that have dried up here and dikes protect the area and now keep the water away. During a reclamation, natural waste ground has been reclaimed and prepared for cultural cultivation. Reclamation therefore does not always have to result in a polder landscape, former peat, swamp, heath or dune areas can of course also be used for a different purpose. In Hasselt you can visit the beautiful flour mill De Zwaluw  to admire. The first mill on this site was built in 1784, but it was necessary to rebuild it after a fire in 1857. The scaffolding mill has a few beautiful industrial buildings that once belonged to the mill complex. A voluntary miller still regularly puts De Zwaluw into operation. Another fine example is the Monk Mill in Sint Jansklooster. The tower mill, built in 1857, is covered with reeds. This mill also functioned and still functions as a flour mill. Where De Zwaluw is more built in, this mill and the outbuildings can be seen from afar. A beautiful picture!
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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk te Hasselt, 8061ZE, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Molen De Zwaluw (Molen De Zwaluw, 8061JM, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.72 km
38 (8061HB, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.74 km
37 (8061RJ, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.21 km
36 (Cellemuiden, 8061RR, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.40 km
27 (8281BG, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 10.05 km

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  • Zwartewaterland, Overijssel
  • Steenwijkerland, Overijssel
  • Staphorst, Overijssel
  • Zwolle, Overijssel
  • Overijssel
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