Do not grieve and fear not

Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 336131

based on 2 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2.5 km
00:37 h
142 kcal
30 m


Bredevoort breathes history. The past is seamlessly intertwined with the current cityscape. In the 12th century, a castle was built on a sandbank near a broad ford, a ford in the swamp. This was an attractive location for merchants from Germany, but it was also a good location to protect the Netherlands against attacks from the east. The castle grew into a fortress with six strongholds that had names such as Treurniet and Vreesniet. Four centuries later, the castle has disappeared, but the past is still close by in the landscape. You will find modern works of art in the places where the old buildings once stood.

Nearby tips:
Looking for a special book? There is a good chance that you will find something at the Bredevoortse Boekenmarkt. When? Visit Make sure you have cash with you if you like books. Whether the bookshops are open or not, you can always buy books here. The money can just go through the letterbox.
Bredevoort shines every year in the last weekend of September. Light, music, theater and romance are central. A real fairy tale!

Tourist office Hotel Windmill

Tour tip; Hiking with kids! Routes up to 5 km are ideal

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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
VVV Bredevoort (VVV Bredevoort, 7126 AZ, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Prins van Oranje (7126AD, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.50 km
VVV Bredevoort (VVV Bredevoort, 7126 AZ, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.50 km

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