Baron van Spaenwalk

Rheden, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 421341

based on 25 reviews

Provided by: VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

9.6 km
02:23 h
543 kcal
71 m


In the vicinity of Arnhem you can enjoy beautiful walks on ancient Gelderland estates. This route takes you back in time about 200 years while you enjoy the beautiful estates of Billion and Beekhuizen.

Billion Castle

The starting point of this route is right in front of the stone bridge of Kasteel Biljoen. From here the route is signposted with posts marked'Walking route Baron van Spaen\\\'. Note: Some plates are missing. Use our route map to easily follow the route. The castle was built by order of the duke Karel van Gelre. In 1662 the house and estate came into the hands of the noble Van Spaen family. Then the castle got its current shape through a renovation and Johan Frederik Willem van Spaen devoted himself to the construction of a beautiful garden and a park. This is how the estates that you can admire during this walk were created.

Lush gardens
Van Spaen was one of the first Dutchmen to apply the landscape style in his garden. Tightly landscaped geometric gardens gave way to lush landscapes with a large pond, a waterfall and a magnificent view of the mountains. Van Spaen had signs placed with lines of poetry by classical and modern poets, but those signs have not stood the test of time. There was already vandalism in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Important information

It is not allowed to park on the roads or in the verges along the roads of the Billion estate. So park your car outside this estate and explore Billion on foot. This way the estate remains an oasis of peace for walkers. It's no problem if you bring your dogs to this estate, but make sure your dog is on a lead.

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VVV Arnhem-Nijmegen

The Arnhem Nijmegen region is characterized by special areas such as the Land van Maas and Waal between the two rivers and the Betuwe. Cycle or walk through beautiful nature reserves, vibrant city centers and along the rivers.

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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
Kasteel Biljoen (Kasteel Biljoen, 6883 JH, Rheden, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Landgoed Beekhuizen (Watervalletje in de Beekhuizensebeek, 6881 AG, Rheden, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 7.18 km
Kasteel Biljoen (Kasteel Biljoen, 6883 JH, Rheden, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.57 km

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