From Zierikzee, around Nieuwerkerk and through Oosterland

Cycling in Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 169171

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2248 49
32.7 km
01:55 h
576 kcal
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Description

Cycle through a typical Dutch polder landscape; an ingenious example of water management, of which about 4000 can be found in the Netherlands. The water level is artificially regulated and is lower than in the surrounding areas. The area in Friesland that you will cycle through is therefore crossed a lot by waterways; ditches that can flow well to regulate the water. The Gouweveerpolder and the Oosterland, like all other polders in the Netherlands, do not have a direct connection with the water outside the area, except via works of art. The water level is regulated by polder mills, pumping stations or drainage sluices. Where the water needs to be higher, a fixed, higher water level can be achieved with the help of weirs. The fact that the battle with water has always played an important role in the history of our country is clearly brought to the fore in the 1953 Flood Museum. disaster, reconstruction and the future. Temporary exhibitions, treasure hunts and other fun activities are also organized. . You can also see the four Phoenix caissons that closed the dike hole. Then you come to Oosterstein Castle. The oldest mention of this castle to the south of Ouwerkerk dates from 1410. On a drawing by Aart Schouwman from 1729 the castle is already depicted as a ruin and in 1958 the outer castle and main castle of the "Huis tot Oostersteyn ". The castle consisted of a house dating from the mid-fourteenth century, around which a new sixteenth-century house has been built. The main building had outer walls almost three feet thick and was adorned by a beautiful corner tower. Then you cycle to the Oosterlandse windmill. This mill in Oosterland was built in 1752 as a replacement for a post mill. The ground sailor is equipped with two pairs of grinding stones. The mill has been in operation by a volunteer miller since it was closed down as a company. That miller passed away at the beginning of December 2013. As soon as a new volunteer has been found, the mill will start running again.
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# Description Distance
7
7 (4301DN, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
6
6 (4301NJ, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 1.22 km
1
1 (Stelweg, 4305RC, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 5.01 km
9
9 (4305RC, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 6.14 km
Kampeerterrein De Vier Bannen (Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers, 4305 RJ, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 8.96 km
Museum Watersnood 1953 (De Vier Bannen, 4305RJ, Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland, The Netherlands) 9.06 km

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