Dreaming of your own estate

Hiking in De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hiking route 318697

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11702 302
16.3 km
04:04 h
926 kcal
16 m
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Walking on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug is more than just enjoying the silence, rolling paths and varied forests. You can also marvel at the many stately country estates that were built here by the Dutch rich at the end of the eighteenth century.

Lustwarande for the walker
On the Beerschoten estate you walk through an English landscape park with a flowing stream, meadows and old avenues. If you don't see anyone for a while, you can secretly daydream here that you are taking a walk around your own estate. After a while you enter the adjacent Panbos, a young forest of mainly Scots pines. As you walk along Soestdijkseweg Zuid, you will see the many thick oaks and beech trees on Landgoed Houdringe. They are almost 250 years old.

The Hooge Kampse Plas
How different is your view just outside De Bilt. You walk along elongated lawns that are veined with ditches. At the Hooge Kampse Plas you can see how the new nature at this former sand extraction pit is developing. At the end of your walk, settle down in Van der Valk Hotel De Bilt - Utrecht. After a drink and snack you can continue dreaming about your own estate in your comfortable bed.

Theorem of Utrecht
Just below the De Hooge Kampse Plas nature reserve, you can see Fort Voordorp in the polder, one of the sixteen forts of the Defense Line of Utrecht, which in turn is part of the New Dutch Waterline. The fort was completed in 1870 and had to defend the nearby inundation sluices, but also the Utrecht-Amersfoort railway line. The whole consists of an irregular quadrangle in which a bombproof barracks and shelters were located. Today the fortress, a national monument, is used for events. Would you like to discover more of nature and culture in the De Bilt area? Then get on your bike to ride the routes 115155, 115158, 115802 and 318696.

Hotel Fort

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Van der Valk Hotel De Bilt - Utrecht (De Holle Bilt, 3732 HM, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
15 (3737AL, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 11.53 km
12 (3737BK, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 12.95 km
Fort Voordorp (Fort Voordorp, 3737BK, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 12.98 km
13 (3737BK, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 13.15 km
14 (3731BB, De Bilt, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 14.03 km

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