The cycle route starts at TOP Vianen-Ponthoeve and takes you through the historic center of Vianen and the rural area of the Vijfheerenlanden. In the Middle Ages, five gentlemen ruled here. The landscape from that time can still be recognized. Within high dykes is a mosaic of floodplains, orchards, griend plots and endless meadows
Vianen was a Free City in the Middle Ages; a place with its own rules and a refuge for'foreigners with money\\\'. The route takes you over the Voorstraat, past the historic town hall and the Municipal Museum Vianen, where the tourist office is located.
Tip 1: Pancake farm De Ponthoeve
From the restaurant of pancake farm De Ponthoeve you have a beautiful view over the river and the floodplains. On the farm you can also take a look at the cowshed with cows.
Address: Buitenstad 69, Vianen Phone: 0347 - 37 16 27 Internet: www.ponthoeve.nl
Tip 2: Historic city center Vianen
In the historic city center of Vianen you will see references to the rich history of Vianen everywhere, such as the street pattern, the city walls, the old town hall (1425), the striking Lek Gate (15th century) and the unique tomb of Reinout III van Brederode, lord of Vianen, in the Grote Kerk (1542). You will also find nice shops and cozy restaurants here.
Tip 4: Cheese farm Van Rossum
Cheese farm van Rossum is a dairy farm with a cheese factory and farm shop. In the shop you will find delicious cheeses and many other regional products. In addition to farmhouse cheese according to an age-old recipe, you will also find new flavors such as fenugreek, pesto and nettle cheese. Address: Helsdingse Achterweg 20, Vianen Phone: 0347 - 37 15 80 Internet: www.kaasboerderijvanrossum.nl
Tip 5: Ameide
The town of Ameide, located on the Lek, belongs to the municipality of Zederik, together with Tienhoven, Hei- en Boeicop, Leerbroek, Lexmond, Meerkerk and Nieuwland. Ameide has many monumental buildings, including the Town Hall from 1644 and the sixteenth-century NHKerk, with a late Romanesque tower.
The horse market has been held every year since 1657 on the second Thursday in October.
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