Giethoorn, pearl of Overijssel

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Steenwijkerland
  • 46.45 km (Approximately 02:43 u)
  • Cycling route 416963

Giethoorn, pearl of Overijssel

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Steenwijkerland
  • 46.45 km (Approximately 02:43 u)
  • Cycling route 416963

Giethoorn, old mining villages such as Nijeveen and Kolderveen, the beautiful nature in the Wieden: this route lets you enjoy all the beauty in the Kop van Overijssel.

Foot spring
You can fully enjoy the silence in the Wieden. As pristine as this area looks, it has been shaped by peat extraction over the centuries. In the middle of Dwarsgracht is one of the thickest and oldest ash trees in the Netherlands. The tree was planted around 1800, the trunk is now more than 4 meters thick and 25 meters high. In Jonen you cross the Walengracht with a pedestrian ferry. In high season the crossing costs € 1.10.

Neighborhood Ronduite
From the Veneweg, which has been here since 1775, you have beautiful views over the water of the Beulakerwijde and Belterwijde. The hamlet of Ronduite is located on a peninsula in the middle between the two banks. The name refers to the redoubt (military fortification) that once lay here. At the end of your route you can relax at Camping de Blauwe Hand, a special and quiet place in National Park Weerribben-Wieden.

Venice of the North
Giethoorn is without a doubt the cultural-historical pearl on your route. This picturesque village is known as the Venice of the North thanks to its many bridges and waterways. You will see dozens of characteristic national monuments here. Much traffic takes place on quiet roads and over the water, via so-called punts that - just like the gondolas in Venice - are propelled with a punt boom. The oldest building in Giethoorn is the Reformed Church, which was built in 1645. Would you like to explore the Hanseatic city of Hasselt and Genemuiden from Camping de Blauwe Hand? Then also drive route 416961.


# Description Distance
Camping de Blauwe Hand (7946 LX, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
63 (Veneweg, 7946LM, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.08 km
Klokkenstoel (7946LM, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 2.64 km
66 (8355BX, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 5.03 km
67 (7946KE, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 11.16 km
65 (7946KE, Meppel, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 11.88 km

Pause places

Camping de Blauwe Hand

7946 LX Steenwijkerland

Camping de Blauwe Hand is located in the middle of National Park Weerribben-Wieden! A wonderful place to enjoy the vast nature and tranquility. With towns such as Giethoorn, Steenwijk, Hasselt and Genemuiden, there is plenty of cultural history to taste within cycling distance. At camping de Blauwe Hand you can spend the night in many ways: in your caravan, tent or motorhome, but also in a mobile home. In addition, De Blauwe Hand has boat moorings if you like to come by water. Families, but also seniors feel at home at the campsite. Thanks to the good facilities, everyone has a carefree holiday.



7946LM Steenwijkerland

Bell chair with pyramid roof, cast year clock 1767.

Lutke's Meule

7948 AE Meppel

Lutke 's Meule is a small tower mill dating back to 1990. The mill served as a flour mill. Today the mill is no longer capable of turning because one of the rods has broken.

Molen De Sterrenberg

7948LP Meppel

The Sterrenberg is a mill from 1786 in Nijeveen. The mill originally comes from Weener, Germany. In the 1970s the mill was moved to its current location.

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