Abbey walk near Egmond

Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 754483

based on 5 reviews

Provided by: Groots Genieten

14.5 km
03:37 h
823 kcal
11 m


With this walk through and around Egmond Binnen you walk through a beautiful polder landscape. You will also discover the oldest abbey in the Netherlands.

Saint Adelbert Abbey
Near Egmond Inside you can see the park of the Abbey of Egmond: the oldest abbey in the Netherlands, although you wouldn't say so. St. Adelbert Abbey, founded in the tenth century, was destroyed in 1573 by the Beggars on the orders of William of Orange. It was not until 1935 that a new abbey was built that still houses a community of monks.

You walk through a landscape of tightly divided polders and extensive peat meadow areas. You will see typical long plot shapes, lush reed strips and of course the Dutch high skies. Along the edge of Heiloo you walk along the Egmonder barge to the north and back to the south via Zuiderneg, Noorderneg and Maalwater, areas that together form an elongated walking park on the western edge of Heiloo. A winding road along beautiful farms takes you back to square one via Oud-Bakkum.

Parking Bicycle cafe Abbey

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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.


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (Herenweg, 1935EB, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
30 (Dom Huybenlaan, 1935BB, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.70 km
Abdij van Egmond (Kloosterweg, 1935AR, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.85 km
34 (Doelen, 1935BN, Bergen (NH), North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.01 km
35 (1852XV, Heiloo, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.35 km
36 (1852XV, Heiloo, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.38 km


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