Discover the peat polders around Abcoude

Hiking in Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hiking route 530869

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2844 144
21.1 km
05:16 h
1201 kcal
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Around Abcoude you will find a vast peat landscape full of lakes, ditches, mills and old villages. Are you looking for peace and space? Then this walk is really something for you.

Historic Baambrugge
From Nigtevecht you can walk straight into the polders. On the right you look out over grassy fields where many cows graze, a beautiful Dutch picture. You cross the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, after which you walk along a leafy and straight path along the rippling water. Take a breather and clear your head. In Baambrugge you seem to step back in time, there are so many beautiful old houses here. At the Vinkeveense Plassen you can recharge your batteries at Café-restaurant Bon.

You walk along the river de Winkel to Abcoude. Here you will also find many historic houses. You cross the Gein via the Wilhelminaburg, a quail (pedestrian bridge) from 1908. Around this meandering river you walk on the dike past meadows, pollard willows and elongated plots with old farms. You pass the Oostzijdse Molen, which dates from 1874, and is one of Mondrian's beloved paintings. You walk back to Nigtevecht along the canal.

Parking Bicycle cafe Windmill

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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
Parkeerplaats centrum (1393NC, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
18 (Kanaaldijk West, 1391HT, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.83 km
81 (Oostkanaaldijk, 3632GA, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.16 km
77 (1396JD, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.92 km
76 (1396LG, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.08 km
79 (1396LC, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 5.59 km

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  • Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht
  • De Ronde Venen, Utrecht
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