A tour of history: the Loosdrechtse Plassen and the Vecht

Cycling in Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route 558881

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2290 118
53.0 km
03:06 h
934 kcal
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Description

The Loosdrechtse Plassen and the Vecht are beautiful, they already knew that centuries ago. It is not surprising that you can find beautiful old country estates here. Close to the city of Utrecht, this varied route also leads you past a few forts. This region is so rich in history!

Estate
From the edge of Utrecht you first cycle via Groenekan and Nieuwe Wetering to the nineteenth-century estate Persijn, where a beautiful monumental country house adorns the area. You drive straight through the Loosdrechtse Plassen to another beautiful historic spot: Weerestein, a country estate whose main building dates from 1705. Weerestein is in good company along the beautifully meandering river Vecht: you can't wait to see all those beautiful country estates !

Forts
The route leads you successively past Fort Tienhoven and Fort de Gagel, both part of the New Dutch Waterline. Fort de Gagel is being developed into a gateway to the Noorderpark that you have just cycled through, including an information center.

Hotel Country house Windmill Fort

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Directions

# Description Distance
90
90 (3566ML, Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
92
92 (Voordaansepad, 3737MD, De Bilt, Utrecht, Nederland) 4.28 km
Persijn (Achterweteringseweg, 3738MC, De Bilt, Utrecht, Nederland) 6.75 km
93
93 (Korssesteeg, 3738MB, De Bilt, Utrecht, Nederland) 6.75 km
20
20 (Graaf Floris V weg, 1213RC, De Bilt, Utrecht, Nederland) 11.10 km
29
29 (Graaf Floris V weg, 3739NC, De Bilt, Utrecht, Nederland) 11.63 km

Place name directory

  • Utrecht, Utrecht
  • Groenekan, Utrecht
  • De Bilt, Utrecht
  • Hilversum, Noord-Holland
  • Wijdemeren, Noord-Holland
  • Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht
  • Tienhoven, Utrecht
  • Wijdemeren, Utrecht
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