The grand splendor of Hunsingo

Cycling in Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands

Cycling route 335713

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2272 21
57.7 km
03:23 h
1017 kcal
5 m
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Description

Hunsingo is a region in the northeast of Groningen. With its wide landscape, high skies, old mound villages and winding dykes, this region is very suitable for a wonderful day of cycling.

Groningen churches
In the mound villages you will come across many beautiful ancient churches. In Oosternieland you can admire the fourteenth-century Nicholas Church, which is located on a moat. In Leermens, you will pass the eleventh-century Donatus Church, in which you can see Romanesque, Romano-Gothic and Gothic architectural styles. In any case, there is no shortage of beautiful monuments on this route: Onderdendam, Middelstum and Warffum, with a height of six meters one of the highest mounds in the province, enjoy a protected village view.

Museum Menkemaborg
Groningen once had more than 200 guarantors. Many disappeared, partly because owners had to sell their property to pay off their debts. The fourteenth-century Menkemaborg in Uithuizen is one of the most beautiful of the seventeen remaining estates. It is now a museum where you get a picture of the life of the Groningen junkers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Old Groningen windmills
It is not only the old churches, borgen or imposing manor houses that determine the view in Hunsingo. You will also see some beautiful mills on this route, such as the Hunsingo, a corn mill from 1855 that is located on the Boterdiep in Onderdendam. The De Hoop flour mill also dates from 1855 and is also located on the Boterdiep. De Leeuw is a corn and hulling mill from 1865 in Zeerijp. Special is the story of Eva, the corn and hulling mill in Usquert. This mill was built here in 1818, although it first stood in Bedum for a number of decades with another mill, Adam. The 'mill couple' were eventually separated from each other. Adam moved to Delfzijl to serve as a flour mill there. Eve burned down in 1890, but was rebuilt a year later.

Hotel Windmill Museum

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Directions

# Description Distance
45
45 (9981HA, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
76
76 (9988SP, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 2.88 km
Molen Eva (Eva, 9988 RE, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 3.12 km
57
57 (Noorderstraat, 9989AL, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 7.35 km
Openluchtmuseum Het Hoogeland (Verhalenbank Warffum, 9989 AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 7.54 km
53
53 (9989BZ, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 8.50 km

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