On the road through the National Landscape Winterswijk

Hiking in Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 598395

Provided by: Groots Genieten

10287 140
25.0 km
06:15 h
1421 kcal
44 m
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In the east of our country in the Achterhoek you will find the best kept secret of the Netherlands: the National Landscape Winterswijk. This beautiful area is enclosed on three sides by Germany. Discover this unique collection of ancient natural cores, surrounded by a mosaic of farmlands, scholten estates, fortified towns and border markings. The Winterswijk National Landscape connects the three municipalities of Winterswijk, Aalten and East Gelre.

Varied landscapes
Put on your walking shoes and discover the beautiful landscape in the area from the fortress town of Bredevoort with meadows, farmsteads, wooded banks, hedges, streams, forests and protected nature. The National Landscape is definitely unique and full of rare animals and plants. The nature lover can indulge in the various beautiful nature reserves that are located on or adjacent to the route. On this route you will visit different types of landscape: heathland reclamations, wooded estates, pant and goor reclamations, ash landscapes and raised moors, each with its own flora and fauna.

A sip and a bite
At the start of the route you can drink a cup of coffee or eat something at Brasserie't Grachthuys. 

From windmills to nature reserves
You will also become acquainted with Bredevoort and various beautiful nature reserves, including the Korenburgerveen and the Polenderveen . You can also admire beautiful sights along the way, such as the National Lindarboretum with beautiful lime trees, the Meenkmolen and the Prince of Orange windmill. At the end of the route you can settle down at Hotel Restaurant Bertram for a tasty snack and a drink or an overnight stay.

You can also shorten this 20 km route to 13 km or extend it with a tour around the Korenburgerveen to 26.5 km. From June 23, the route booklet' Route National Landscape Winterswijk ' available at the VVV in Bredevoort, Aalten, Dinxperlo, Winterswijk, Groenlo and Lichtenvoorde for €1.95. With this guide you can continue your journey in this region.

Learn more about the background and details of National Landscape Winterswijk before exploring this route yourself. Then read this article .
Tourist office Tourist idea Bicycle cafe Restaurant Park and garden Fortified city Windmill Nature reserve-OLD

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# Description Distance
VVV Bredevoort (VVV Bredevoort, 7126 AZ, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Vestingstad Bredevoort (7126 AZ, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.05 km
Brasserie 't Grachthuys (Kruittorenstraat, 7126 BH, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.93 km
Korenburgerveen (Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.57 km
Nationaal Lindearboretum (7119 AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 17.63 km
Meenkmolen (7109 AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 20.58 km

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  • Aalten, Gelderland
  • Winterswijk, Gelderland
  • Oost Gelre, Gelderland
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