Walking around the historic Soesterberg Air Base

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Soest
  • 14.38 km (Approximately 03:35 u)
  • Hiking route 322638

Walking around the historic Soesterberg Air Base

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Soest
  • 14.38 km (Approximately 03:35 u)
  • Hiking route 322638
This brisk walk takes you around the extensive site of the former military airfield Soesterberg. Years ago this was a hermetically sealed stronghold, but now it is open to the public. In 2008, the base was closed and the military left the site. The starting point of this route is just outside Soesterberg. From here you walk along a leafy road with beautiful villas to the village of Huis ter Heide. You can also enjoy a quiet and beautiful environment there. Then you walk further along the outer edge of Den Dolder. The area on your right consists of the outer areas of Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg. This airbase was once the cradle of military aviation in the Netherlands. At the end of the route you will arrive at Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten. This hotel is beautifully situated between the woods, so you can relax in a natural environment.

Directions

# Description Distance
Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
KonneKt restaurant, bar & lounge (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.01 km
Nationaal Militair Museum (3768MX, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 11.85 km
Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 14.38 km

Pause places

Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten

Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soest
http://www.kontaktderkontinenten.nl

Conferentiehotel Kontakt der Kontinenten is located centrally in Soesterberg and surrounded by the nature of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. A contemporary location with a rich history. Planning for a relaxing weekend away? Come sleep well! Enjoy world dishes in the restaurant, walk through the forest or visit the adjacent sauna. This used to be a mission house and monastery. The monastic and casual atmosphere has been preserved, but with the comforts and facilities of today. A place where worldly hospitality is in the genes. And where sustainable and corporate social responsibility is self-evident!

KonneKt restaurant, bar & lounge

Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soest
https://www.kontaktderkontinenten.nl/restaurant/konnekt

KonneKt restaurant, bar and lounge is the meeting place in the heart of Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg. From a tasty and healthy breakfast, a delicious lunch to an extensive dinner. At KonneKt you can enjoy tasty dishes and drinks with a worldly twist at any time of the day. And you don't just taste those worldly influences; you can also see them in the interior.

Sights

Nationaal Militair Museum

1
3768MX Soest
http://www.nmm.nl

Visitors will be thrown back at the sight of the imposing National Military Museum building. And then you are not even in! Tanks, planes and, for example, a rocket launcher pose in the large hall with thirteen meters high glass walls. Admire these tough tools from the Dutch army and air force and wander through the entire Arsenal. As if they were still flying through the clouds in a fast flight. The aircraft of the Dutch Air Force, for example, are displayed in the National Military Museum. On the ground are their brothers, the tanks and other vehicles of the Army. The complete Dutch armed forces and its history can be admired here. Take a look at the Leopard 2A6, for example, a battle tank that was the showpiece of the Ministry of Defense for many years. Every piece in the museum has a story. Such as the dinghy with which German soldiers paddle to Rotterdam in May 1940 to enter the battle. The National Military Museum in Soest is also perfect for a company outing, family day, children's party and school trip. In addition, the NMM offers various interesting workshops and group tours. For the most current information, take a look at www.nmm.nl

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