A tour through the Fochteloërveen near Assen

Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 538466

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62.5 km
03:40 h
1102 kcal
23 m


Near Assen it is carefree cycling along the Frisian-Drentse border area. This route takes you through the mining and prison village of Veenhuizen and the Fochteloërveen.

Shortly after boarding you will come across a surprise. In the middle of Assen you cycle through one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands! In the Asserbos there is still a piece of the forests that once covered Drenthe. The rest was transformed into a forest of stars in the eighteenth century. What a beautiful place! Veenhuizen enjoys a protected village view: you can see, among other things, the Koepelkerk from 1826.

The Fochteloërveen is considered one of the few and best preserved raised moor areas in the Netherlands. The fact that this area has preserved its old character is mainly due to chance and its isolated location on a provincial border. You will experience a wonderful silence here. From the 18 meter high watchtower you have a beautiful view of the surroundings, don't forget your binoculars. At the cozy Grand-café Restaurant Liff you can enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal.

Bicycle cafe Bell chair Watchtower

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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
Brink, 9401 HS, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands 0.00 km
1 (9401SB, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 1.19 km
6 (9405 VJ, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 3.41 km
18 (Domeinpad, 9408AZ, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 6.89 km
19 (9406XH, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 8.56 km
21 (9336TE, Noordenveld, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 9.47 km


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