Along the water of the Weerribben

Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 352492

based on 1 reviews

Provided by:

41.8 km
10:26 h
2373 kcal
5 m


Water everywhere you look, reed beds, swamp forests and a soothing silence. It is not surprising that the Weerribben is a popular place for walking. Put on shoes that can get dirty and go exploring in this beautiful wetland nature reserve.

The origin of the Weerribben
During this walk you walk through the Weerribben, an area that is part of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park. The landscape here looks pristine, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Weerribben were created by peat extraction from the Middle Ages until shortly after the Second World War. The cut peat was left to dry on narrow strips of land that were intended for this purpose. These strips were called'ribs\\\'. While walking, enjoy the peace that is only occasionally disturbed by birdsong or a splash when a frog jumps into the water.

Restaurant Ant Water
Before and after your walk you can go to Restaurant Ant Waeter. As the name of the restaurant says, you can enjoy a delicious meal or drink along the water. Take a seat on the terrace and look out over the water while enjoying a cup of coffee with homemade apple pie, a small snack or an extensive meal. Do you crave more after this walking tour? Then cycle route 352493 and explore the Weerribben further.

Flora and fauna
Reeds and cattails often grow on the edges of the water of the Weerribben. In the water itself you will find crab shear, water lilies, yellow plum and water hemlock that brighten up the area. The animals that you mainly see in this area are birds such as purple herons, the black tern and the reed warbler. Especially in the spring, the many birds in this area sing noisily, although nature lovers will not mind at all.
Bicycle cafe Watchtower

Height Profile

You do not want to miss this

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
Restaurant Ant Waeter (Wetering West, 8363 TN, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
d42 (8362VA, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.53 km
d40 (8362, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.39 km
d44 (8362, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.45 km
d52 (8356VM, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.33 km
d53 (Kuinderstraat, 8356DA, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.44 km

Place name directory

  • Steenwijkerland, Overijssel
  • Noordoostpolder, Flevoland


based on 0 reviews

Read the experiences of others below. This way you find out what score the route has received and you can decide whether this route is for you. Have fun!

Embed this page </>

Share this route

See Routiq in...
  • Routiq Logo Routiq App
  • Browser Browser