A tour through Leidschendam and Leiden

Cycling in Voorschoten, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 360712

Provided by: Groots Genieten

4661 151
19.9 km
01:10 h
350 kcal
1 m
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Description

During this route you cycle through the polder landscape. It is wonderful to enjoy the beautiful views here. You will also pass the beautiful Landgoed Ter Horst!

Dutch polder
The Vlietlanden, the Leidschendammerhout and the Duivenvoordse and Veenzijdse Polder: they show you the Dutch polder landscape at its best. You look out over puddles, ditches and vast fields. Sometimes you see old swamp forests and reed collars. The Vlietlanden nature reserve is one of the few low moor areas in our country that has never been reclaimed. As a result, the peat has not settled in, so that the area is two meters higher than the surrounding polders.

polder mill
Leiden needs no introduction: the old university town is rich in historical monuments. On the edge of the city you pass De Rodenburgermolen. This polder mill, built in 1704, was struck by lightning in 1893, after which it was rebuilt. The mill was in operation until 1953, today it is inhabited. Leidschendam is also worth visiting, as you will experience when you drive along the beautiful Delftsekade along the Vliet.

Estate Ter Horst
The route also takes you past Landgoed Ter Horst. Around 1200 a castle was built here, which was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Around 1635 the castle, which at that time was already more of a country house, was given a makeover in Dutch Renaissance style. After Prince Frederik bought the estate, he had the country house turned into a neo-Gothic hunting lodge. The prince also bought Raephorst and Eikenhorst, so that the Royal Estate De Horsten arose from these three estates.

Restaurant Windmill Castle

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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.

Directions

# Description Distance
88
88 (2252AL, Voorschoten, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
84
84 (2252AK, Voorschoten, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.40 km
Kasteel Ter Horst (Ter Horst, 2252 AL, Voorschoten, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.58 km
83
83 (Tuinenlaan, 2261HC, Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland, The Netherlands) 1.73 km
82
82 (2264EH, Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.69 km
93
93 (2251EV, Voorschoten, South Holland, The Netherlands) 3.76 km

Place name directory

  • Voorschoten, South Holland
  • Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland
  • Zoeterwoude, South Holland
  • Leiden, South Holland
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