Discover Willemstad in Brabant

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Moerdijk
  • 56.70 km (Approximately 03:20 u)
  • Cycling route 554427
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Discover Willemstad in Brabant

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Moerdijk
  • 56.70 km (Approximately 03:20 u)
  • Cycling route 554427

This route takes you from Zevenbergen through the vast Brabant polder. A tour with beautiful views and Brabant fortifications. The crown jewel is the former fortified city of Willemstad.

Klundert fortress
Willemstad was not the only fortress in this region. On the edge of the village of Klundert, some fortifications have also been made, you can see them just past junction 34. These sixteenth-century defenses were part of the Defense Line of the Hollands Diep. Further on is Noordschans: this hamlet is named after the former Fort Hollandia that was lost in a flood in 1682. Fort Bovensluis dates from 1862.

Willemstad
From junction 23 you can take a trip to the beautiful former fortress of Willemstad. You can admire the Mauritshuis from 1623, the former country house of Prince Maurits. Further on you pass the Oude Molen, a flour mill from 1845.

Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (4761PZ, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
14
14 (4761PS, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.90 km
36
36 (4791SK, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.72 km
34
34 (4791AG, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.96 km
41
41 (4791HE, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.37 km
30
30 (4791SE, Moerdijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 10.23 km

Pause places

Eethuis Family - Fijnaart

Molenstraat 16
4793 EG Moerdijk
http://fijnaart.family.nl

For more than ten years you have found the cozy Cafeteria with eatery on the Molenstraat. Every day Henk, Annette and daughter-in-law Yvet, together with the Family Team, are ready to serve you the tastiest dishes. They offer an extensive menu, including a delicious portion of fries or premium burgers, but also a meal salad or steak. All this in an attractive environment, because Family Fijnaart is an attractive Cafeteria/Eethuis where you can enjoy a pleasant meal. The tastiest dishes are served there, made from the best products. Any time of the day, from lunch to dinner. Henk and Annette's Family will be happy to welcome you during your walking or cycling trip.

Sights

Fort Bovensluis

22
4797 SC Moerdijk
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/fort-buitensluis

Fort Bovensluis between Willemstad and Noordschans is part of the Defense Line of Willemstad and had to provide cover for Fort De Ruijter, now Fort Sabina. The fort was built in 1861-1862 and probably served to replace a battery for the artillery of Fort Haaren from 1673. With the construction of Fort Bovensluis, the dilapidated fort Haaren was demolished and redesigned. Four cannons, Coehoorn mortars, a wet ditch and a redoubt were built here. The defense network served as a barracks with 188 soldiers. Concrete bunkers were dug in the 20th century. After the fort lost its military function, the building was bought by Mr. Boertjes in 1952. He knew what to do with the now dilapidated fort: thanks to the thick walls, it turned out to be a perfect cold store for potatoes. Until today, the fort is in the hands of the Boertjes family and is one of the nice sights in Willemstad. It is located in the middle of the recreation park of the same name and houses the cozy family restaurant Fort Bovensluis.

Oude Molen

De Oude Molen
4793TG Moerdijk
http://www.allemolens.nl

De Oude Molen is a corn mill from 1845, located in the hamlet of Oudemolen. In 2005, large parts of the mill were replaced and restored. The mill is grinding.

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