Beautiful nature between Harfsen and Lochem

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Lochem
  • 46.25 km (Approximately 02:43 u)
  • Cycling route 2232818

Beautiful nature between Harfsen and Lochem

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Lochem
  • 46.25 km (Approximately 02:43 u)
  • Cycling route 2232818
  • Campsite turn left; stay 40 meters on the Jufferdijk
  • turn left onto Lochemseweg (N339) and follow this road to Laren (constructed cycle path next to the provincial road)

Municipality of Lochem ... 11 villages and 1 city. Hidden in the bocage landscape that is so characteristic of the Achterhoek, the municipality of Lochem is home to many types of nature reserves and beautiful surroundings. This route takes you to Laren and Lochem.
In Laren you can admire the village church , a neoclassical water management church from 1835. Partly hidden in the green are a number of beautiful country houses and castles. On the route you also pass Huis Verwolde . In 1776, the current Huis Verwolde was built in the neoclassical style. Extensive modernization took place in 1926. A tower was added on the north side. The house was given a new roof and the interior was renewed. The last occupants of the house were Baron Allard van der Borch van Verwolde, with his family. In 1976 the house was transferred to the Geldersch Landscape and Castles Foundation. On the estate of Huis Verwolde is the Dikke Boom van Verwolde ... the thickest oak in the Netherlands. It is therefore a real heavy boy with a height and crown width of 25 meters and a trunk circumference of about 770 cm. The age of this giant pedunculate oak is estimated to be between 450 and 500 years. Yellow / black signs lead you on a paved path to the \\\ "Pearl of Verwolde" . Along the way you will find other special trees, including the remains of "Uncle Frits", an oak that was planted in 1791 on the occasion of the then birth of Frederik van der Borch van Verwolde.
Lochem has a lot of nature and is rich in history. There are still medieval streets. On the market in the center of Lochem, the bumpy boulders remind us of the time when citizens dragged in field boulders to strengthen the city walls. Here is also the Grote or Sint-Gudulakerk , a medieval town church. The church was designated a national monument in 1966.
The Ampsense Veld is like a green heart in an open agricultural environment. The landscape is very varied with coniferous and deciduous forests, moist moors and organic agricultural land. Some areas are referred to as resting areas. Deer, mouflons and wild sheep with curved horns live here. The history of Huis Ampsen dates back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed in 1605 by the Spaniards. The current house was renovated in the first half of the 17th century.


# Description Distance
't Proathuus Café Restaurant / Camping de Waterjuffer (7217 PG, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
24 (Deventerweg, 7245PJ, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.26 km
23 (Dorpsstraat, 7245AK, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.03 km
22 (7245VW, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.72 km
Huis Verwolde (7245TL, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.53 km
4 (Buisweerdweg, 7245SW, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 14.69 km

Pause places

Brasserie de Mölle

Oude Lochemseweg 4
7245 VJ Lochem

If you look at the name of Brasserie de Molle, you already know where this restaurant is. In Exel of course, near Lochem and Laren. Around the restaurant you will find a small-scale landscape that forms a true paradise for cyclists and walkers. Explore the area and then visit the Brasserie de Molle where you can enjoy Burgundian food. People from the Achterhoek love good food and you can taste that at this restaurant. You are most welcome to come and taste delicious lunches and dinners. Every week a new 3-course menu is composed so that you can be surprised. Everything is equally delicious here. At the associated cafe you can drink a nice cup of coffee or a drink to recover from an active day in the open air. The terrace of Brasserie de Molle is a good place to relax when the weather is nice. Once you sit here, you'll never want to get out of your chair again.


Huis Verwolde

7245TL Lochem

This was once a medieval castle with thick walls, three ramparts and three moats. You would think that it was easy to defend, but it was completely destroyed during a fierce battle between Gelre and the Oversticht (Overijssel). The current house, which was built in the 18th century, was sold in 1977 to the Geldersch Landschap & Kasteelen Foundation. Since then, the rooms have been refurbished according to their original functions.


7475 RC Lochem

The Bolksbeek partly forms a border stream between Overijssel and Gelderland.

Huis Ampsen

Kasteel Ampsen
7241NG Lochem

The history of this stately castle dates back to 1105. The first castle and both houses on the estate were destroyed in 1605 by the Spaniards. The current house was rebuilt in the first half of the seventeenth century. The castle and the estate are privately owned and therefore not accessible.

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de Waterjuffer, Gelderland