Two worlds in one day

Cycling in Midden-Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 334185

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6753 121
60.4 km
03:33 h
1065 kcal
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This route shows you how different a country can be at a short distance. From the vast Groningen polder you drive to the national stream and esdorp landscape of the Drentsche Aa.

You drive quite a bit around the Zuidlaardermeer. On the banks the reeds are waving in the wind, here and there you can also see willows and alder bushes. It is a nice place to stop and look out over the water or to spot birds. The marsh harrier, bittern and many species of reed warblers breed in the reed beds.

The Drentsche Aa
Via Zuidlaren, a village with seven village greens, you enter the National Landscape of the Drentsche Aa, the best preserved stream and esdorp landscape in Western Europe. Here you cycle through the Drenthe of the past with Saxon farms around the brink, fields on the bulbous essen and hayfields in the lower brook valley. In the middle of this landscape you can take a break at Restaurant van Tarel. Enjoy a tasty snack and a drink here and then get back on your bike. At the end of the route you arrive at the cozy Camping Meerwijck. Time for a chair, a book and a drink!

Unique museum windmill
In the village of De Groeve you pass De Boezemvriend, the only large polder mill in Drenthe. The mill was built in 1871 and drained the Zuidlaren polder. A little later you come to the Zuidlaardervaart along the Wachter, a mill that dates from 1851. It is a multifunctional museum mill. For example, oil is extracted from linseed, but grains and spices are also ground. Would you also like to explore the cultural heritage in the Groningen polder? Then also cycle route 334183.
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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
Camping Meerwijck (Strandweg, 9606 PR, Midden-Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
28 (Strandweg, 9606RE, Midden-Groningen, Groningen, Nederland) 1.01 km
25 (Woldweg, 9606PJ, Midden-Groningen, Groningen, Nederland) 4.00 km
52 (De Kruierij, 9473, Tynaarlo, Drenthe, Nederland) 6.16 km
53 (Hunzeweg, 9473TE, Tynaarlo, Drenthe, Nederland) 7.81 km
51 (Hunzeweg, 9471TZ, Tynaarlo, Drenthe, Nederland) 8.98 km

Place name directory

  • Midden-Groningen, Groningen
  • Tynaarlo, Drenthe
  • Aa en Hunze, Drenthe
  • Gasteren, Drenthe
  • Assen, Drenthe
  • Groningen, Groningen
  • Kropswolde, Groningen
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