Walking through the center of Emmeloord

Hiking in Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 457074

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2443 18
4.3 km
01:03 h
242 kcal
8 m
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Emmeloord is a city in the middle of the Noordoostpolder. Get to know this relatively new country and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in the city. In the middle of the city you will find the Poldertoren, which was placed at the center of the Noordoostpolder.

The Poldertoren
The first part of this route takes you through the center of Emmeloord. A little further you walk through the Emmelerbos, the village forest of Emmeloord. This forest was planted between 1949 and 1953 and it covers 70 hectares. Here you can enjoy nature for a while before you re-enter civilization. At the end of the route you will pass the Poldertoren. This water tower was built in 1959 and the tower is equipped with a chime. With a height of approximately 65 meters, this is one of the highest water towers in the Netherlands. Nowadays the tower no longer serves as a water tower, but it is the landmark of the Noordoostpolder.

Hotel Restaurant Grandcafé 't Voorhuys
At the end of the route you will arrive at Hotel Restaurant Grandcafé 't Voorhuys. Relax here from your walk with a nice lunch, dinner or a drink. Are you not tired of Emmeloord yet? Then book an overnight stay in the corresponding hotel.

The old mound village of Emmeloord

Emmeloord is named after the mound village Emmeloord that was located on the former island of Schokland. This island used to be in the Zuiderzee and it often had to do with flooding. The island was therefore largely cleared in 1859. Jan Spit was the last resident of Emmeloord between 1923 and 1940. Schokland is nowadays surrounded by the land of the Noordoostpolder.
Hotel Water tower

Tour tip; Hiking with kids! Routes up to 5 km are ideal

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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
Hotel Restaurant Grandcafé 't Voorhuys (de Deel, 8302 EK, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Watertoren (Poldertoren, 8302BT, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 4.00 km
Hotel Restaurant Grandcafé 't Voorhuys (de Deel, 8302 EK, Noordoostpolder, Flevoland, The Netherlands) 4.26 km

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