Aa en Hunze - Drenthe - The Netherlands
Hiking route 538457
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Enjoy the beautiful landscape of National Landscape Drentsche Aa with the fourth stage of the Pieterpad. During this walking tour you walk from Zuidlaren to Rolde right through the Drentsche Aa area.
The route starts right away. In Zuidlaren you walk past some old village greens. This environment is so beautiful and well-preserved that it enjoys a protected village view. This also applies to the former Dennenoord sanatorium, a park-like landscape just outside Zuidlaren. A little later you walk past B&B Schipborg, a comfortable overnight address on the edge of National Landscape Drentsche Aa.
The Drentsche Aa is one of the few streams in the Netherlands that still has its original course. In the picturesque stream valley you will see wooded banks, some moors and picturesque esdorpen with Saxon farms. This area is known as the best preserved stream valley landscape in Western Europe, you sometimes imagine yourself in the nineteenth century. The stage ends in the beautiful esdorp Rolde. At Rolder's Patathoes you can refuel at your leisure.
The Drenthe writer Anne de Vries wrote two regional novels with Bartje Bartels as the main character. Bartje is a boy with a will of his own, as witnessed by the well-known statement “I don't pray veur bruune boon\\\'n”. In the village of Bartje regional museum you will find an exhibition about De Vries and his work. You also get an idea of the cultural history of Drenthe, including an exhibition about the et chair seat: the old Drenthe court.
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.