Walking through water-rich Vlietland

Hiking in Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 389831

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8183 185
12.4 km
03:06 h
707 kcal
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The Vlietland recreation area in the vicinity of Voorschoten is perfect for a walk. This area of 300 hectares consists of three lakes with beaches, forests, creeks and park-like landscapes around it. Relax here and let all your everyday worries slide away from you.

Walk along the water
The starting point of this route is in Stompwijk. From here you walk to Voorschoten. The first part of the route takes you through the Westeinder Polder. This polder was created in 1641 when nine small polders were merged. Then you walk around the lakes of the Vlietland recreation area. In 1970 this area was still used as a sand extraction area, but nowadays it is a popular place for water sports enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists. While walking, look out over the water and watch the water sports enthusiasts who enjoy themselves here. You will automatically get a holiday feeling from such an environment.

Restaurant De Bles
At the end of the route you will arrive at Restaurant De Bles. Time to relax and have a look at the menu. Are you going for a nice lunch, a cup of coffee or an extensive dinner? It's all possible at De Bles. If you would like to explore the area further, you can also cycle bicycle route 389203.

Surprisingly Voorschoten
Voorschoten originated on an old shoreline. The history of this town goes back to no less than 2000 BC. Soil research has shown that Voorschoten functioned as a settlement for a group of fishermen and hunters at that time. You can see that history in the many national monuments in Voorschoten. You will find here, among other things, an old Silver Factory, Duivenvoorde Castle from 1226 and the Sint Laurentius Church that was built between 1865 and 1868.

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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
Brasserie De Bles (Doctor van Noortstraat, 2266 HC, Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Brasserie De Bles (Doctor van Noortstraat, 2266 HC, Leidschendam-Voorburg, South Holland, The Netherlands) 12.44 km

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