Walking over Estate Buitenlust

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Bergen op Zoom
  • 4.50 km (Approximately 01:07 u)
  • Hiking route 761352
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Walking over Estate Buitenlust

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Bergen op Zoom
  • 4.50 km (Approximately 01:07 u)
  • Hiking route 761352

The route starts at Den Hof Farm, a cozy spot in the middle of the forest. Grab a terrace here with a homemade pastry. Don't sit too long, because a nice walk awaits you. You walk through Landgoed Buitenlust, which dates back to 1850. This nature reserve derives its charm from the mix of coniferous and deciduous forests and small-scale farmland. So much variety in such a small area, that's nice walking. After a while you will pass Fort De Roovere. This redoubt was built in 1628 on a high sand ridge. Together with two other forts, this fort was part of the West Brabant Waterline that had to protect Bergen op Zoom against the Spaniards. 

Directions

# Description Distance
Boerderij Den Hof (Buitenlust, 4661 AL, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
96
96 (Buitenlust, 4661AL, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.06 km
97
97 (Buitenlust, 4661AL, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.24 km
88
88 (4661PM, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.13 km
69
69 (4661PM, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.97 km
Fort de Roovere (4661PN, Bergen op Zoom, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.20 km

Pause places

Boerderij Den Hof

Buitenlust 1
4661 AL Bergen op Zoom
http://www.boerderijwinkeldenhof.nl

Den Hof farm is located in the woods just outside Bergen op Zoom. You are welcome here to sit on a terrace with a coffee, tea, glass of juice or chocolate with lots of whipped cream. Tired of cycling? Then order the homemade pastry from farmer's wife Mieke or homemade fresh traditional farmer's ice cream. If the weather is not so good, you can also enjoy your snack indoors. In the farm shop you will find various regional products and fresh vegetables from the garden. Nice for a picnic on the way!

Sights

Fort de Roovere


4661PN Bergen op Zoom
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/fort-roovere

Fort de Roovere near Bergen op Zoom is one of the largest fortresses on the West Brabant waterline. It was completely refurbished in 2010. The fort has not always been an oasis of green nature. In 1628 the States General of Zeeland and Holland thought it was enough. The Spaniards had already plundered and conquered the fortified town of Steenbergen a few times. And now they also came dangerously close to the fortified city of Bergen op Zoom! The Dutch flooded the land through inundation and built fortresses to stop them. And so the West Brabant Waterline was created, which is now part of the Zuiderwaterlinie. Part of this was Fort de Roovere, on a high sand ridge near Halsteren. Fort de Roovere not only stopped the Spaniards, but later also the French and the Belgians. World famous at Fort de Roovere: the Mozesbrug. You walk deep through the water via the Moses Bridge, but your feet stay dry! This 'trench bridge' is a modern work of art that won important architecture and construction awards. Since 2018, a new theater tower has also been realized at Fort de Roovere, the Pompejus.

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