On the road through the Winterswijk National Landscape

Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 598395

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Provided by: Groots Genieten

24.9 km
06:13 h
1415 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 by Germany on three sides. Discover this unique collection of centuries-old natural centers, surrounded by a mosaic of farmlands, scholten goods, fortified towns and border markers. The Winterswijk National Landscape connects the three municipalities of Winterswijk, Aalten and Oost Gelre.

Varied landscapes
Put on your walking shoes and discover the beautiful landscape in the area from the fortified city of Bredevoort with meadows, farms, hedgerows, hedges, streams, forests and protected nature. The National Landscape is certainly unique and full of rare animals and plants. Nature lovers can indulge themselves in the various beautiful nature reserves that are on or adjacent to the route. On this route you will visit different landscape types: heathland reclamations, wooded estates, brook and gorge reclamations, ash landscapes and raised bogs, each with their 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 Korenburgerveen and Tussenderveen . You can also admire beautiful sights along the way, such as the National Lindearboretum with beautiful lime trees, the Meenk mill and the Prince of Orange 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 circuit around Korenburgerveen up to 26.5 km. From June 23, the route booklet will be' Route National Landscape Winterswijk ' available at the tourist office in Bredevoort, Aalten, Dinxperlo, Winterswijk, Groenlo and Lichtenvoorde for €1.95. With this guide you can continue exploring this region.

Find out more about the background and special features of the Winterswijk National Landscape before you explore this route yourself. Then read this article .

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
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
Prins van Oranje (7126AD, Aalten, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 24.66 km


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