Along the Lek: between Ameide and Schoonhoven

Hiking in Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 180642

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14522 273
23.4 km
05:50 h
1330 kcal
5 m
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First a cup of coffee at Restaurant Rivero Schoonhoven and then you put on your walking shoes. This route takes you along the banks of the Lek through Schoonhoven and the old fortified town of Nieuwpoort. You cross the Lek twice on the way with a ferry. Around the year 1000 this was the most important river for the drainage of the Rhine water. Until the eleventh century there were no dikes and the river overflowed regularly. From the dike you have a panoramic view of the floodplains and the river. Goldsmiths have been active in Schoonhoven since the Middle Ages. In the current streetscape you can still see old monumental silver workshops and silversmith houses. In the town you will also find the Dutch Silver Museum. The old fortifications are easy to see.

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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
Restaurant Rivero Schoonhoven (Buiten de Veerpoort, 2871 CC, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
81 (2871CE, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.10 km
82 (2871, Krimpenerwaard, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.35 km
Natuurmuseum de Wielewaal (3411NC, Lopik, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.20 km
33 (3411MX, Lopik, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.29 km
21 (Lekdijk West, 3411MV, Lopik, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.06 km

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  • Krimpenerwaard, South Holland
  • Lopik, Utrecht
  • Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht
  • Molenlanden, South Holland
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