You can start the Krekenroute Oost at TOP Numansdorp.
Numansdorp is a lively harbor town on the Hollands Diep with nice restaurants and shops. You can visit Fort Buitensluis near the harbor in Numansdorp, walk through the nature of the Oosterse Bekade Gorzen or first take a look at the National Landscape Center (NLC) to learn more about the landscape of the Hoeksche Waard.
Surroundings TOP Numansdorp
Numansdorp is located on the Hollands Diep with several marinas, cozy restaurants and shops. Together with the village of Klaaswaal, Numansdorp forms the municipality of Cromstrijen. The name of the municipality comes from the eponymous lordship of the lords of Cromstrijen. Located in the south of the Hoeksche Waard national landscape, this is a great starting point for cycling through the vast polder landscape.
Tip 1: Fort Buitensluis
In 1793 an earthen fort was built next to the harbor of Numansdorp. The purpose of this fort was to keep an eye on shipping between the Volkerak and the Hollands Diep. In that year, France invaded the Netherlands. In the 19th century, the fort was reinforced and became part of the"Stelling van het Hollandsch Diep en het Volkerak\\\". At the beginning of the 20th century, the construction was further reinforced with reinforced concrete. Until World War II, the fort served as a defense structure. The current complex is still in exceptionally good condition.
Address: Fortlaan 10, Numansdorp Internet: www.fortbuitensluis.nl
Tip 2: National Landscape Center (NLC)
The center is not directly on the route but is well worth a small detour! The National Landscape Center is a visitor center that focuses mainly on experiencing the Hoeksche Waard national landscape. There is a permanent exhibition in text and images about all aspects of the national landscape. There is also a temporary exhibition of work by artists and photographers from the region. There is a separate exhibition about flower dikes for children. The visitor center is within walking distance of the center of Numansdorp and has catering facilities. From the terrace you can look out over the open landscape of the Hoeksche Waard.
Address: Veerweg 1c, Numansdorp. Telephone: 0186-653512 Internet: www.hwl.nl
Tip 3: Oriental Bekade Buntings
Together with the Oeverlanden Hollands Diep and the Hoogezandsche Gorzen, De Oosterse Bekade Gorzen form a contiguous nature reserve between Strijensas and Numandorp. Here you will find untouched nature, with rugged reed beds, open water, channels and creeks, nature outside the dikes and willow forests. This large nature reserve is located completely outside the dike along the Hollands Diep. With ebb and flow, which is rare for fresh water. The area is a haven for rare plants and birds.
Internet: www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/natuurgebieden/ banklands-hollands-diep
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