Historic cycling route over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Zeist
  • 55.17 km (Approximately 03:14 u)
  • Cycling route 729718
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Historic cycling route over the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

  • The Netherlands
  • Utrecht
  • Zeist
  • 55.17 km (Approximately 03:14 u)
  • Cycling route 729718

This route takes you straight through the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Along the way you will pass many historical sights that are worth a visit.

Historic Sites
Park your car opposite Café & Terrace Beauforthuis, in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Before you get on your bike, start with a nice cup of coffee and something delicious from the organic menu. The Beaufort House is also a theater café, so who knows, you might linger even longer for a concert or theater performance. The route continues to Austerlitz. Napoleon founded an encampment on the heath, but left it behind as a penniless settlement. This was the beginning of Austerlitz. A little further on you will pass the Pyramid of Austerlitz, which was built by order of Napoleon. You will also pass Koepel van Stoop, a country house on one of the highest points of the fairytale Henschoten estate.

Cycling through estates
During the cycle route you will cycle past various estates. One of these is Landgoed De Viersprong. This estate was built in the second half of the 19th century. The estate is located in the middle of the region and has a striking and charming appearance. You will also cycle past Landgoed Den Treek and Buitenplaats De Hoogt. Buitenplaats De Hoogt is a beautiful estate with a castle in Maarn. The castle was extended to the current building in 1925.

National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug
All these beautiful sights are located in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. An oasis of peace, just outside the Randstad. A wonderful area to cycle through, full of beautiful nature. It is an area of forests, country estates and'mountains\\\'. You can enjoy cycling on the moraine, through heathland, past castles and estates, in the floodplains and the forest.

Directions

# Description Distance
Café & Terras Beauforthuis (Woudenbergseweg, 3711 AB, Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
2
2 (3931 MG, Woudenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.19 km
Pyramide van Austerlitz (3931MG, Woudenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 3.27 km
Koepel van Stoop (3951KC, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 6.09 km
Landgoed De Viersprong (De Viersprong, 3931MG, Woudenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 7.18 km
93
93 (3832RT, Leusden, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 10.60 km

Pause places

Café & Terras Beauforthuis

Woudenbergseweg 70
3711 AB Zeist
http://www.beauforthuis.nl

Cafe & Terrace Beauforthuis is located in the middle of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, with its forests and heathlands. A perfect base for all your walks and bike rides through the beautiful nature. On the other side, Staatsbosbeheer has constructed parking spaces. Start with a nice cup of coffee and something tasty from the full organic menu, such as cakes from the Veldkeuken. When you return, you can satisfy the (tasty) appetite with one of the delicious vegetable quiches from Kraaybekerhof with a special beer from Gulpener. The Beaufort House is a theater café, so who knows, you might linger a little longer for a concert or theater performance.

Sights

Pyramide van Austerlitz


3931MG Woudenberg

The 36-high pyramid was built in 1805 by soldiers of Napoleon and one of the highlights of the Heuvelrug. From the top you have a beautiful view of the region in clear weather.

Koepel van Stoop

8
3951KC Utrechtse Heuvelrug
http://www.utrechtsebuitenplaatsen.nl/buitenplaats/koepel-van-stoop

Amsterdam banker JB Stoop wanted to build a country house on one of the highest points of the fairytale Henschoten estate. Because the groundwater was very deep, this turned out to be impractical and he decided against it. He only built a dome, after the Roman example and dedicated to Mercury. The stone dome is called the 'Dome of Stoop'. The pillars of the building come from the former Koopmansbeurs in Amsterdam, which was demolished in 1836. The dome used to be a tea house. The studio that is now housed in it can only be visited by appointment.

Landgoed De Viersprong

De Viersprong 82
3931MG Woudenberg

Landgoed De Viersprong was built in the second half of the 19th century. The estate is located in the middle of the region and has a striking and charming appearance. The building style of the country house, the romance of the chalet that was so fashionable at the time and a landscape that can be read like a history book make De Viersprong unique.

Landgoed Den Treek


3832 RT Leusden

Situated on the transition from the Utrechtse Heuvelrug to the Gelderse Vallei, bought by WH de Beaufort in 1807. The Henschoten estate was added to this by the marriage of his son Arnoud Jan to Anna Aleida Stoop. Together they cover 2,200 hectares of impressive nature.

Watertoren

Valkenheide
3953MC Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Tower-like building with a water reservoir or water tank at the top

Museum Valkenheide

Valkenheide
3953MD Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Buitenplaats De Hoogt

6
3951 KB Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Buitenplaats De Hoogt is a beautiful estate with a castle in Maarn. The castle was expanded in 1925 to the current building you can find here.

De Hoeksteen van Austerlitz

112
3711 AK Zeist
http://www.hoeksteen-austerlitz.nl/ct-menu-item-11/ct-menu-item-107

Huis Molenbosch

7
3708 JA Zeist

As an alternative to the failed project at Henschoten, Stoop had Zocher designed the Molenbosch Estate in 1849. There is now a statue of Miss Annie on the bicycle in front of the house. In 1938 the surrounding forest and heathland were transferred to Staatsbosbeheer.

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