Enjoy a nice walk with the Vecht at your side. This is possible with this route that takes you over the ninth stage of the Pieterpad. You walk straight through the Vechtdal from Hardenberg to Ommen and along the way you can enjoy the peace and space in nature. That's really relaxing!
The green village of Rheeze
The center of Hardenberg is the starting point of this route. From here you walk along the banks of the Vecht to Rheeze. You walk through swamp forests, lush forests full of juniper bushes and over river dunes. Rheeze is a historic green village that has existed since the Middle Ages. On the well-preserved village green you will find ancient farms that take you back to times long gone. In short, there is plenty to see in Rheeze. It is not for nothing that the village has a protected village view.
On the way to Ommen
Then you walk through the woods in the direction of Junne. Until the late 1960s, the trees in the forest around Junne were felled as mining timber for the mines in Limburg. Eventually you will arrive at the edge of Ommen. This city originated on the edge of the Vecht at a place where the river was fordable.
This route is part of the Pieterpad, the most famous long-distance walking route in the Netherlands. The entire route consists of 26 stages that run from the Wadden coast of Groningen to Sint-Pietersberg in South Limburg. Follow the different stages through the eastern Netherlands or choose one of the stages and explore part of the route. The choice is yours!