Discover all the beauty of Soest on foot

Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 738044

based on 6 reviews

Provided by: Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Heuvelrug & Vallei

16.7 km
04:10 h
949 kcal
30 m


Soesterberg Air Base was once a military airfield, but this airfield has been transformed into a beautiful nature reserve that lends itself well to a walk. This route takes you through this green area full of history north of Soesterberg. Go on the road and discover that Soest is always beautiful.

Explore estates and parks
You start your walk on the edge of Soesterberg. From here you can walk to the beautiful Landgoed De Paltz. This estate of about 77 hectares was designed in 1876 and is located between the forests of Soesterberg Air Base and Soestduinen. If you walk across this estate you can enjoy beech avenues, water features and beautiful views. You will also find an imposing villa, a coach house and a shepherd's house on this estate. You then continue walking through Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg. From the runway of the former airport you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Hotel Contact of the Continents
After a tour around the old airstrip and the other parts of the old airbase, you will end up on the edge of Soesterberg. There you can settle down at Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten for a well-deserved snack and a drink. Rest well from your trip and in the meantime enjoy a delicious meal.

The history of the airbase
Soesterberg Air Base was the first military airport in the Netherlands. It was built in 1913 and from then on the army made flights from here. The airport was closed in 2008 due to defense cuts. Do you want to know more about the history of this airport? Then take a look at the National Military Museum on this route. Part of this museum is entirely dedicated to Soesterberg Air Base.
Hotel Restaurant Estate Museum

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Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Heuvelrug & Vallei

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is an area full of beautiful hilly forests, impressive estates with castles and attractive restaurants to settle down. A beautiful backdrop for endless trips by bike and on foot.


# Description Distance
Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
KonneKt restaurant, bar & lounge (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.01 km
Landgoed De Paltz (Landgoed De Paltz, 3768 MN, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 10.74 km
Nationaal Militair Museum (3768MX, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 12.69 km
Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten (Amersfoortsestraat, 3769 AS, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 16.71 km


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