The first stage of the Pieterpad

Hiking in Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands

Hiking route 517783

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13.6 km
03:24 h
773 kcal
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From Hotel Waddenweelde in Pieterburen you can walk the first kilometers of the famous Pieterpad. In the Groningen polder you mainly walk along waterways to Winsum.

Picturesque Pieterburen
Before you leave Pieterburen, it is nice to take a look around this beautiful place. There are some beautiful buildings to see here, such as the Petruskerk from the first half of the fifteenth century and the Vier Winden, a grist and hulling mill from 1846. The Seal Center Pieterburen is also a well-known attraction. Just above Eenrum you come through the Oosterbos that was created in the early 1970s during a land consolidation.

Eenrum is one of the most beautiful mound villages in the Marne. It enjoys a protected villagescape, partly because of the thirteenth-century church, which is partly built from tuff. The beautiful Michael Church in Mensingeweer also dates from the thirteenth century. Hollands Welvaart is a flour mill from 1855. At the Winsumerdiep you can grab a terrace at the cozy Marenland Recreatie with a view of the water. Your tour ends a little further at Winsum Station.

The Pieterpad (LAW 9) is the most famous long-distance walking route in the Netherlands. He will guide you from Pieterburen in Groningen to Sint-Pietersberg in Limburg. The trail has a length of approximately 492 kilometers and is divided into 26 stages. The route gives you a beautiful view of the varied Dutch landscape. You will also pass through several historical places. The path was designed by friends Toos Goorhuis-Tjalsma and Bertje Jens. They were dissatisfied with the lack of long-distance hiking trails in the Netherlands. From 1978 to 1983 they made many walks to mark the route. Existing paths were sometimes combined with new routes. The Pieterpad was officially inaugurated in 1983.

Would you also like to go mudflat walking from Hotel Waddenweelde? Then walk route 519255 and book a mudflat hiking package. Would you like to walk to Groningen from Marenland Recreatie? Then walk route 530023.

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Along the way you will also come across several sights . We will tell you more about this.

Do you also want to walk the other stages of the Pieterpad? View all stages here.

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# Description Distance
Hotel Waddenweelde (9968 AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
60 (9968AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.08 km
65 (Hoofdstraat, 9968AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.13 km
60 (9968AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.18 km
65 (Hoofdstraat, 9968AG, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 0.23 km
92 (Oudedijksterweg, 9967TM, Het Hogeland, Groningen, The Netherlands) 1.90 km

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