Walking through Borger

Hiking in Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Hiking route 255275

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12518 225
10.0 km
02:29 h
566 kcal
21 m
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On foot you have plenty of time to explore the village of Borger in Drenthe at your leisure. In the outlying area you pass through the old hamlet of Westdorp. And you can view the largest hunebed in the Netherlands.

Westdorp
You will notice that Borger is located on the Hondsrug when you leave the village. You gradually descend a few meters. Through a landscape of fields, grasslands and tufts of forest you walk to Westdorp, a hamlet consisting of a village green and some farms. You can also walk along the Buinen-Schoonoord Canal for a while. This sixteen kilometer long waterway was dug between 1926 and 1930 as a job creation project. Since 1966, only pleasure boats have sailed on the canal.

Borger
Via a bridge you walk into cozy Borger. You can admire a few beautiful historic buildings here, such as the beautiful medieval tower of the Willibrordkerk. Due to its dilapidated state, the church itself was demolished in the early nineteenth century and replaced by the current Waterstaatskerk. A little further on is the former mayor's residence, a striking villa from 1900. The route ends at Restaurant & Pancake play farm De Deugniet: you can enjoy a pancake or other dish from the menu here.

The Hunebed Center
While you are in Borger, you should of course take a trip to D27, the largest dolmen in the Netherlands. A visit to the Hunebedcentrum, a stone's throw away, is also more than worth it. In this beautiful archaeological museum you will learn everything about the dolmens and their builders. You can see, among other things, the complete inventory of dolmen D26, excavated in 1970.

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# Description Distance
Hoofdstraat, 9531 AE, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands 0.00 km
Hoofdstraat, 9531 AE, Borger-Odoorn, Drenthe, The Netherlands 9.97 km

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