On the road through the Winterswijk National Landscape

Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 598395

based on 2 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

24.9 km
06:13 h
1414 kcal
45 m


In the east of our country in the Achterhoek you will find the best kept secret of the Netherlands: the Winterswijk National Landscape. This beautiful area is surrounded 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 markers. 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 fortified town of Bredevoort with meadows, farmhouses, wooded banks, hedges, streams, forests and protected nature. The National Landscape is definitely unique and full of rare animals and plants. Nature lovers can indulge themselves in the various beautiful nature reserves that lie on or along the route. On this route you will pass through different landscape types: heath reclamations, wooded estates, brook 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 get to know Bredevoort and various beautiful nature reserves, including the Korenburgerveen and the Questionderveen . You can also admire beautiful sights along the way, such as the National Lindearboretum with beautiful lime trees, the Meenkmolen and the Prins van Oranje mill. 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 circle 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 on your way in this region.

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

Height Profile


# 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) 0.92 km
Korenburgerveen (Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 10.60 km
Nationaal Lindearboretum (7119 AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 17.72 km
Meenkmolen (7109 AH, Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 20.67 km

Place name directory

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


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