Cycling through the Polder Mastenbroek

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Zwartewaterland
  • 59.65 km (Approximately 03:30 u)
  • Cycling route 348444

Cycling through the Polder Mastenbroek

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Zwartewaterland
  • 59.65 km (Approximately 03:30 u)
  • Cycling route 348444

On the outskirts of Zwolle lies the medieval Polder Mastenbroek, one of the oldest reclaimed land in the Netherlands. Get on your bike and discover the charm of this special and quiet landscape.

Polder Mastenbroek
The route starts at Camping & Camperplaats Jachthaven de Molenwaard, a beautiful place to stay in the attractive marina of Hasselt. From here you follow the course of the Zwarte Water to the two beautiful towns of Zwartsluis and Genemuiden. In the Polder Mastenbroek you see elongated plots of grassland that are separated by narrow ditches. The mounds in the landscape were erected by farmers who had no faith in the then new technique of poldering.

Old mills
The route takes you along the IJsselkade in picturesque Kampen. You pass D\\\'Olde Zwarver, a corn mill from 1842. Further on you pass De Valk, a corn mill from 1860. A little later you can make a stopover on the cozy terrace of Restaurant De Oase. You cross the IJssel again to drive a bit through the Polder Mastenbroek. How wonderfully quiet it is here!


# Description Distance
Camping & Camperplaats Jachthaven de Molenwaard (Van Nahuysweg, 8061 EZ, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
38 (8061HB, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.53 km
39 (Holtrustweg, 7954PB, Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.37 km
39 (7954HP, Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.48 km
30 (8064, Staphorst, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 7.14 km
93 (8064AJ, Zwartewaterland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 10.30 km

Pause places

Camping & Camperplaats Jachthaven de Molenwaard

Van Nahuysweg 151
8061 EZ Zwartewaterland

The camping site and motorhome park at Jachthaven de Molenwaard are the perfect place to stay for water sports enthusiasts and boat enthusiasts. The campsite is located directly on the water of the marina. There are no fewer than 300 berths for boats in the marina. The marina is located in a natural environment on the edge of the historic city of Hasselt. There is always something going on in this old Hanseatic city. It is therefore definitely worth a visit to Hasselt. Do you like camping and water? Then put your tent or motor home on the campsite or the motorhome site or go for one of the two hikers' cabins that are present here. This is possible all year round. The camping field is fully equipped: electricity, water and the heated toilet block is within walking distance. The paved camper pitches are located directly on the water, a true dream for water lovers. This way you can enjoy a beautiful view over the water from your camper.

Restaurant De Oase

Kerkplein 3
8276 AM Kampen

Restaurant De Oase is located on the IJssel, just outside Zwolle. Since 1965 you can go here for a wonderful evening out. From here you can walk onto the Laarzenpad. A beautiful walking area that runs right through the reed land. De Oase has grown from a small eatery into a versatile restaurant. You can dine here a la carte, but also enjoy a buffet or theme evening. You can stretch your legs on the large and cozy terrace while enjoying a cup of coffee with a pastry or a tasty meal.


Stoomgemaal Mastenbroek

8281PE Zwartewaterland

The Mastenbroek Steam Pumping Station was built in 1855 near the Veneriete drainage canal. The steam pumping station was intended to drain the Mastenbroekerpolder. The pumping station completed this task until 1961, when an electric pumping station took over. The pumping station underwent a large-scale restoration around the year 2000. Cracks in the walls were discovered in 2000. These cracks had arisen because the foundation piles of the pumping station had been damaged. A restoration plan was devised in 2002 and implemented between 2003 and 2010. The pumping station is now in good condition both underground and above ground. There is also now a museum and a visitor center located in the pumping station. The old pumping station has been restored to its former glory and it is still working. Pay a visit to the museum to see the pumping station in action. In the associated visitor center, learn more about the hydrological history of the area and its inhabitants through exhibits, videos and slides.

Molen d'Olde Zwarver

D' Olde Zwarver
8261LN Kampen

Mill d 'Olde Zwarver was built in 1842 as a replacement for a burnt down mill. In 1913 a gas engine was installed in the mill. The increased buildings in the area meant that the mill could catch less wind, which is why the gas engine was needed. The mill remained in operation until 1949, after which the mill was bought by the owner of a milk factory. In 1952, that owner wanted to demolish the mill because he needed the place to expand his factory. The population of Kampen fiercely revolted against this and eventually the municipality of Kampen decided to move the mill in its entirety to a place nearby. In April 1952, the entire mill was moved to its current location on a wheeled low-loader. This also explains the special name of the mill. Over the years, the mill has been restored several times, but it was not possible to prevent the mill from falling into disrepair time and again. The last restoration took place between 1999 and 2001.

Molen de Valk

8276AN Kampen

De Valk is the flour mill of Zalk. The mill was built in 1860 and has been the property of the van Beekhuizen family for many years. Today the mill is owned by the municipality of Kampen. Rumor has it that the mill used to be not only a flour mill, but also an oil mill. According to others, the mill served as a hulling mill. In the grinding loft you will find a lowered alloy beam and a separate beam layer, so it is most likely that the mill was indeed a hulling mill. A major restoration in 1982 made the mill turnable again, after the mill had hardly been operated for 35 years. Today the mill is an instruction mill. This means that voluntary millers are trained here. These millers can then help keep mills running throughout the province. The mill is open to the public every Saturday from October to May between 09:00 and 12:00. During the rest of the year you can visit the mill by appointment.

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