Walking through the Middle Ages at Wilnis

Hiking in De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hiking route 524115

Provided by: Groots Genieten

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16.1 km
04:01 h
916 kcal
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In the vicinity of Wilnis you walk through a landscape that still bears the traces of the Middle Ages. A nice side effect: in this beautiful wide landscape you experience the tranquility of the Green Heart.

Demmerik
You walk through a few hamlets, such as Donkereind and Demmerik. The name is a corruption of Denmarc and probably refers to the descendants of Danish Vikings who withdrew to this area in the eleventh century. As you walk through Demmerik, you can see from the long and transverse house farms that the hamlet still looks like an old peat village. You also walk past the Veenmolen, a flour mill from 1823.

Bijleveld
You also walk along the Bijleveld, a wide canal that was dug with great difficulty in the peat in 1413. Horses once walked on the towpath to move barges over the water. The trail can be swampy, so bring waterproof shoes.

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Directions

# Description Distance
83
83 (3648NK, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
84
84 (3648NK, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.44 km
86
86 (3471GL, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.22 km
69
69 (3628EW, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.20 km
48
48 (3628EW, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.61 km
19
19 (Geerkade, 3648NX, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.55 km

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  • De Ronde Venen, Utrecht
  • Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht

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