Windmill route Weerribben-Wieden from Steenwijk

Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 754023

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55.7 km
03:16 h
981 kcal
9 m

Description

There is a lot of cultural history to admire on the border of Overijssel and Drenthe. Characteristic farms, old village centers with beautiful churches and special windmills: you see it all with this route.

Tjaskers
You start in Steenwijk, originally an old fortified town. The canals and ramparts date from the time of the Eighty Years' War. Steenwijk was then a strategic place in the battle between the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and Spain. At Giethoorn there are three simple polder mills of the tjasker type, the smallest windmill type for pumping up water. The tjasker Giethoorn Noord was built in 1970. A nice building to see!

Thatched corn mill
You cycle into the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, the largest low-lying peat bog in Western Europe. This part of the cycle tour takes you through the northern part of De Wieden: a cultural landscape that was created by peat extraction. It is a vast landscape with ponds and ditches, reed beds, hay meadows and swamp forests. At Nijeveen you pass De Sterrenberg, a beautiful thatched corn mill from 1786. Back at your starting point, McDonald\\\'s Restaurant Hardenberg, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream.

Restaurant Windmill

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.

Directions

# Description Distance
Woldmeentherand, 8332 JE, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands 0.00 km
30
30 (8332AK, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.43 km
19
19 (8345HA, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 3.07 km
15
15 (8333ED, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.53 km
32
32 (8344XN, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.43 km
Molen De Sterrenberg (7948LP, Meppel, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 9.88 km

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