Round Albrandswaard starts at the TOP Rhoonse Grienden.
From TOP Rhoonse Grienden you can enjoy hiking and cycling to enjoy the beautiful natural beauty in the Grienden outside the dikes near the Oude Maas and the open polder landscape with wetlands. And by bike you can combine your visit to this area with a visit to sights such as Rhoon Castle.
The town of Rhoon (municipality of Albrandswaard) is located on the island of IJsselmonde. The island originated in the thirteenth century and is enclosed by the rivers Nieuwe and Oude Maas and the Noord. The island owes its name to the former dike village that lay opposite the mouth of the Hollandse IJssel. On the north side of the island of IJsselmonde - close to Rotterdam - urbanization has taken place, while to the south the landscape is characterized by relatively open polders with wetlands and creek landscapes. The Johannapolder - near the TOP - is a polder where you can actively recreate (walking, cycling, climbing, golfing).
Tip 1: Rhoonse and Carnisse Grienden
The Rhoonse and Carnisse Grienden form an elongated nature reserve along the Oude Maas. Pilot whales are moist fields on which willow wood is grown. In the past, the twigs were used for baskets and zinc pieces. The Rhoonse and Carnisse pilot whales are located outside the dikes and are therefore under the influence of ebb and flow. As a result, the area has a special flora and fauna.
Tip 2: Rhoon Castle
Biggo van Duyvelant had a castle built that was destroyed during the Saint Elisabeth flood of 1421. The current Rhoon Castle was built on the same spot. The castle is surrounded by an English garden, a Baroque garden and the Kasteelbos. The castle is now used as a catering location.
Address: Dorpsdijk 63, Rhoon. www.stichting-kasteelvanrhoon.nl
Tip 3: Care farm De Buytenhof
De Buytenhof care farm is a centuries-old mixed farm with a varied farming landscape: low-stem and standard orchards with 60 old fruit varieties, nut groves, variegated hayfields, meadows and fields. Sheep and suckler cows roam the meadows in summer. Wild flowers and herbs grow in the field. After your walk you can visit the tearoom and the farm shop.
Address: Rijsdijk 98, Rhoon. Internet: www.debuytenhof.nl