Tour of Amerongse Bos and Plantation Willem III

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Rhenen
  • 12.57 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Hiking route 533208

Tour of Amerongse Bos and Plantation Willem III

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Rhenen
  • 12.57 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Hiking route 533208
After a cup of coffee at the Wapen van Elst, put on your walking shoes. You walk through the Amerongse Bos. Most of the forests on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug are a hundred years old, but some trees from the Amerongse Bos have been there since the 18th century. This used to be the hunting domain of the lords of the castle Amerongen. The Amerongse Bos is also a lot higher, because it is located on the Amerongse Berg. You will also discover Plantage Willem III, one of the old tobacco plantations on the warm south slope of the ridge. This plantation was founded in 1853, but at the beginning of 1900 tobacco cultivation was already becoming less profitable. In the semi-open landscape there are still a few characteristic barns in which the tobacco leaves were dried.

Directions

# Description Distance
Het Wapen van Elst (Franseweg, 3921 DG, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
t Wissel (3922GB, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.69 km
Amerongse Bos (Eenzame Eik, 3958 ET, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.02 km
Voormalige tabaksplantage | Plantage Willem III (Remmerdense Heide, 3921DZ, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 9.33 km
Het Wapen van Elst (Franseweg, 3921 DG, Rhenen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 12.57 km

Pause places

Het Wapen van Elst

Franseweg 87
3921 DG Rhenen
https://www.hetwapenvanelst.nl

Het Wapen van Elst has been a household name since 1976 in the field of cafeteria, delivery, company catering and catering for private individuals. In addition to fries, they also have a wide choice of snacks and various types of sandwiches, soft drinks and ice cream. Ideal to visit after or during your walking or cycling trip through the Amerongse Bovenpolder and Plantage Willem III, if you have worked up an appetite. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea here, on the terrace or in the restaurant area. Great: here you can charge your bike with sustainably generated solar energy!

Sights

t Wissel


3922GB Rhenen
http://www.allemolens.nl

\\\ 't Wissel is a flour mill in Elst in the province of Utrecht. The mill was built in 1855. The mill remained in operation on wind power until the early 1930s, when an electric motor took over the function.

Amerongse Bos

Eenzame Eik 28-1
3958 ET Utrechtse Heuvelrug
https://www.utrechtslandschap.nl

The Amerongse Bos is one of the oldest forests on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. That in itself is not so special because most of the forests on the Heuvelrug are only about a hundred years old. The Amerongse Bos, however, stands head and shoulders above this: some Scots pines date from 1770. The forest owes its age to the lords of the castle Amerongen, located in the Amerongse Bovenpolder. They had the forest constructed for hunting. Besides its age, the Amerongse Bos has another special feature. The forest is located on the 69 meter high Amerongse Berg, the highest point of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.

Voormalige tabaksplantage | Plantage Willem III

Remmerdense Heide
3921DZ Rhenen

East of Elst is a former tobacco plantation: Plantage Willem III. From the 17th century onwards, tobacco cultivation was an important source of income for the inhabitants of Amerongen. Tobacco cultivation was possible here thanks to a favorable southern location in combination with a sandy soil. At the beginning of the 20th century, competition from tobacco grown in warmer regions increased strongly, at the expense of Amerong tobacco cultivation. A brief revival followed in the war years, but then the culture finally came to an end. Only the tobacco museum and the drying sheds, now owned by Het Utrechts Landschap, still remind us of the earlier tobacco industry. The Amerongse Bergschuur information center is located in one of the barns.

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