Tour of Brielle and Hellevoetssluis from Rockanje
- South Holland
36.81 km (Approximately 02:09 u)
Your cycling route starts with a real farm ice cream from De IJsboerin. Brielle has a beautiful fortress belt from the seventeenth century and is one of the best preserved fortifications in the Netherlands. The fortress belt has been restored, you can admire no fewer than nine bastions and five ravelins. Brielle, or Den Briel, was taken by the Geuzen from the Spaniards on April 1, 1572. The city still celebrates a historic liberation day every year on April 1. Thanks to the harbor, Hellevoetsluis was a prosperous town until the nineteenth century. However, around 1830 a canal was constructed to open up the port of Rotterdam, after which economic activity in Hellevoetsluis declined. Now you can enjoy the atmosphere in the old town and its historic harbor.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||De IJsboerin (3235 LG, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|16 (3235KM, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||0.34 km |
|10 (Lodderlandsedijk, 3235KJ, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||2.12 km |
|9 (Lodderlandsedijk, 3234KN, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||3.37 km |
|8 (Rietdijk, 3234KR, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||3.99 km |
|7 (Molendijk, 3233LN, Westvoorne, South Holland, The Netherlands) ||6.03 km |
3235 LG Westvoorne
De IJsboerin is a wonderful place to start your cycling or walking route. Literal! With an ice cream in your hand from the IJsboerin, the kilometers pass under your walking shoes. Or take a well-deserved break during your cycling route and linger with your delicious ice cream. Of course you can enjoy real farm ice cream here every day, we are closed on Tuesdays. Nearby you will discover the nice Rockanje. Cycle or walk through the Dunes of Oostvoorne, with its special flora and fauna. The old harbor of Hellevoetsluis and the fortified town of Brielle are also within easy reach by bike.
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In 1572 Brielle was taken by the Beggars. In the 17th century, the city walls with the mill were demolished. The so-called Molenbolwerk was placed on the east side, which was later replaced by a tower mill. The mill burned down in 1810 and it was not until 1973 that a major restoration took place.