Walking around the Loosdrechtse Plassen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Wijdemeren
  • 20.20 km (Approximately 05:02 u)
  • Hiking route 534892
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Walking around the Loosdrechtse Plassen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Wijdemeren
  • 20.20 km (Approximately 05:02 u)
  • Hiking route 534892
The Loosdrechtse Plassen are popular as a water sports area, but you can also enjoy walking in the vicinity of these ponds. You walk along the lake Vuntus, where you will encounter many water plants and birds. The starting point of this route is on the dike between Vuntus and the Loenderveense Plas. From here you walk over the dike in the direction of Nieuwerhoek. From the dike you have a beautiful view of the water on both sides. After a three kilometer walk you will pass Fort Spion. At the edge of the lake Wijde Blik you will find Molen Gabriel. This mill was built here in 1635 to drain the polder Kortenhoef together with two other mills that have since disappeared. The mill was restored externally in the second half of the 20th century. Nowadays the mill functions as a house and the mill cannot be visited from the inside.

Directions

# Description Distance
Eetcafé De Eend (1231 NX, Wijdemeren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Fort Spion (1231 AZ, Wijdemeren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.98 km
12
12 (3632EH, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 4.93 km
32
32 (Oud Over, 3632VC, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.30 km
25
25 (3633AA, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.64 km
Fort Kijkuit (1241ND, Wijdemeren, North Holland, The Netherlands) 9.52 km

Sights

Fort Spion


1231 AZ Wijdemeren
http://www.fortspion.nl/

In 1803, a small closed earthwork was laid to close the Bloklaan, the road from Loosdrecht to Loenen. Fort Spion was built in 1844-1847 not far from the site of the old battery, with a defensible guard house with gun emplacement

Fort Kijkuit


1241ND Wijdemeren
http://www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebieden/fort-kijkuit

The fort served to close off the Kortenhoefse Zuwe with the adjacent canal. Now it has an ecological function.

Gabriël


1241ND Wijdemeren
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

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