Cultural history in the Achterhoek

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Bronckhorst
  • 53.48 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 540179

Cultural history in the Achterhoek

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • Bronckhorst
  • 53.48 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 540179

There is a lot of cultural history to discover around Zutphen. This route takes you along a number of ancient sights. In the meantime you can enjoy the many natural beauty.

Ancient Printing
In the woods of the Het Grote Veld nature reserve, the kilometers seem to pass by themselves, while you drive between the fragrant pine trees. How wonderfully peaceful it is here. A little further on you pass through Almen where the village center still breathes the atmosphere of the past. The village church originally dates from the fourteenth century. The Museum of Old Book Printing is also located on Dorpsstraat, it can be viewed by appointment!

Den Bramel
In the countryside you drive through a mosaic of forests, stream valleys and flowery fields. What a beautiful cycling landscape! You pass Molen Geertruida Cornelia, a flour mill from 1893. Close to the IJssel you pass the Ravenswaarden. This unique nature reserve is one of the best-preserved Dutch winding values. After you have passed the Warkense Molen from 1878, you will pass Den Bramel Castle a little further on. At Restaurant Frappant Eten & Drinken you can relax afterwards.

House de Voorst
Just behind Zutphen is a park-like estate with a stately country house: De Voorst. The seventeenth-century mansion has the appearance of Versailles. It was designed by renowned architects Jacob Roman and Daniel Marot. They are, among other things, responsible for the design of Paleis het Loo.


# Description Distance
Restaurant FraPPanT eten & drinken (Mispelkampdijk, 7251 DA, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
86 (7251JK, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.82 km
85 (7251JL, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.98 km
82 (Heijendaalseweg, 7251HW, Bronckhorst, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.46 km
46 (7231PM, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.15 km
45 (7218, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.32 km

Pause places

Restaurant FraPPanT eten & drinken

Mispelkampdijk 11
7251 DA Bronckhorst

Restaurant FraPPanT food & drink is located just outside Vorden, the renowned eight-castle village in the Achterhoek. Here you can drive carefree through the old bocage landscape. There are also many historic places waiting for you, such as Zutphen and of course Vorden. At Restaurant FraPPanT food & drink you are welcome on the terrace or in the attractively decorated restaurant. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a snack, drink, lunch or dinner. The meals are prepared as much as possible with fresh and honest regional products, without ready-made flavor enhancers.


Museum Oude Boekdrukkunst

7218AD Lochem

Take a look at this printing museum and learn more about the history of printing. You can also participate in the printing process as it used to be.

Molen Geertruida Cornelia

Geertruida Cornelia
7213LM Lochem

This ground sailor dates from the end of the 19th century. The permit to build this mill was applied for in 1893, but the mill was not completed until 1895. This was because the applicant for the permit had died in the meantime. In 1896, a machine grinder was installed next to the mill. In 1935 the mill came to a standstill because a rod was broken. Both rods were then removed and the machine mill took over all the work of the mill until 1972. In this year the mill broke and therefore nothing was ground at all in the mill complex. From 1998 the mill and the accompanying miller's house were restored on a large scale. First the masonry and foundation were tackled, then the beams were replaced and the floors renewed, new crawling posts were dug in and new grass was sown and even the paving around the mill was renewed. The opening of the new mill took place on 1 July 2000.

Landgoed Huis De Voorst

Huis de Voorst 10
7211MA Lochem

The Huis De Voorst estate was built around 1700 by order of Arnold Joost van Keppel, who had earned a fortune at the court of Stadholder William III. Because of the resemblance to the palace of Willem III, De Voorst was nicknamed 'Het kleine Loo' and the lush gardens gave it the honorary title 'Versailles van de Achterhoek'.

De Warkense Molen

Warkense Molen
7231PK Zutphen

The Warkense Molen was built in 1878. Fairly soon after construction, the mill was assisted by a petroleum engine to be able to grind even when there was no wind. This engine was installed in 1899 in a small engine room inside the mill. In 1922 a larger engine room was built outside the mill. This room is still there between the mill and the bakery museum. Yet for a long time wind power played the leading role in this mill. Later only in wartime milling was done exclusively on wind power. For the rest, milling was mainly done with machine grinding companies. In the 1980s, wind-powered milling was last used for the animal feed company when the machine mill was temporarily broken. The mill has been restored several times over the years. For example, the wooden blades of the mill were replaced by metal blades and the wooden mill shaft was replaced by a cast iron shaft.

Den Bramel

7251HS Bronckhorst

Den Bramel Castle is a country estate dating from 1396. The current house was largely built between 1720 and 1726. Over the centuries, the building has been renovated several times.

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