Discover historical gems in Heemskerk

Hiking in Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route 738740

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13.5 km
03:22 h
765 kcal
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Take a walk through historic Heemskerk and get to know the gems from the past that can be found here. Along the way you will pass two beautiful castles that are worth admiring. As if you stepped into a completely different world for a moment. Experience it for yourself in Heemskerk.

Two ancient castles
Train station Heemskerk is the starting point of this route. From here you walk to the edge of Heemskerk, where you can take a look at the beautiful Assumburg Castle. This castle probably dates back to the 13th century and has long been a noble residence. Behind the castle you will find a historic garden that is inspired by the garden that was here around the year 1700. A few kilometers away you will find the second castle on this route: Marquette. This castle was also built in the 13th century. This structure was part of a long series of castles used for defense during the West Frisian Wars.

Walking through the dunes
A stone's throw from Heemskerk you will find a quiet nature reserve full of extensive valleys that are bordered by parabolic dunes. Set course for the Heemskerkse beach if you have not yet walked out after this trip. Here you can enjoy the nature around you while walking through the sand. Get some fresh air at the end of an active day!

Still not tired of historic IJmond? Then this route through Velsen and this route Beverwijk are really something for you.
Railway station Hotel Restaurant Castle

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# Description Distance
Treinstation Heemskerk (Lidl, 1966 SP, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
82 (Euratomplein, 1966SP, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.04 km
85 (1967NE, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.13 km
84 (1967ND, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.46 km
Kasteel Assumburg (Slot Assumburg, 1967 NG, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.91 km
87 (1962TL, Heemskerk, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.89 km

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