Free City Route

Cycling in Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route 333467

Provided by: Stichting TOP Routenetwerken

2663 106
32.4 km
01:54 h
570 kcal
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This cycling route starts at TOP Vianen-Ponthoeve.

Vianen has a surprisingly beautiful historic city center and was a Free City in the Middle Ages; a place with its own rules and a refuge for'foreigners with money\\\'. In the countryside you can enjoy walking and cycling along the Lek, through the floodplains, past the standard fruit trees. Along the way you will be surprised by the old villages of Hagestein and Everdingen. Highlights on the route are the castle location of the former house Hagestein, Fort Everdingen, the historic ribbons with authentic farms and the Stuweiland Hagestein (Ossenwaard) with the lock and weir complex.

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:

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 3: Museum yard Vreeswijk
At the former shipyard Buitenweg in the skipper's village Vreeswijk, you can discover the history of inland shipping at Museumwerf Vreeswijk. The craft banked shipyard is still used every day to conserve and restore historic ships. Opposite the museum is the historic harbor with ships from the past.
Address: Wierselaan 113, Nieuwegein Phone: 030 - 657 95 81 Internet:

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:

Tip 5: Fort Everdingen
Tower Fort Everdingen was built from 1842-1847 as part of the New Dutch Waterline. It has long been closed to the public, but today it houses a brewery and tasting room. In a special setting you can now enjoy a snack and/or drink and experience the history.
Address: Noodweg 2, Everdingen Internet:

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Tourist Interchange Points (TOP 's) are the perfect places to start a bike ride or a walk. In these places you can park your car for free on the edge of beautiful areas. From here you can enjoy cycling and walking via the nodes. The TOP 's are easy to find by following the signs along the roads. You can recognize the TOP by a green steel culm of 5.5 meters high.

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# Description Distance
TOP Vianen - Ponthoeve (TOP Vianen - De Ponthoeve, 3434 GB, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
10 (Zomerdijk, 4132AE, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.45 km
2 (4132CA, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.00 km
6 (4133LC, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.10 km
5 (4131NZ, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.69 km
21 (4126RC, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 8.33 km

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