Get a breath of fresh air along Maas and Waal

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • West Maas en Waal
  • 71.64 km (Approximately 04:12 u)
  • Cycling route 771843
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Get a breath of fresh air along Maas and Waal

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • West Maas en Waal
  • 71.64 km (Approximately 04:12 u)
  • Cycling route 771843
You can get a breath of fresh air on the dikes along the Maas and Waal. First you drive along recreational lake De Gouden Ham to Maasbommel. Here you see old farms and the Reformed Church from 1842. Near Alphen you pass a nineteenth-century dike warehouse. Heerewaarden is a village on a narrow levee strip between Maas and Waal. You can get off here at Visitor Center De Grote Rivieren. Where the Waal and Maas once had an open connection, you now cycle over the Sluis St. Andries. You drive along a few bird-rich floodplains, you also pass the idyllic surroundings of Molen Waardenburg. A little further on is the seventeenth-century Waardenburg Castle! Then you cross the Waal and drive past fruit orchards and meadows.

Directions

# Description Distance
Restaurant De Korenmolen (Bovendijk, 6627 KT, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
28
28 (6627AB, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.41 km
Hervormde kerk uit 1842 (6627 AC, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.60 km
25
25 (6626BC, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.54 km
26
26 (6626BC, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.89 km
Dijkmagazijn uit het einde van de negentiende eeuw. (Dijkmagazijn Alphen, 6626 AA, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 9.28 km

Pause places

Restaurant De Korenmolen

Bovendijk 6
6627 KT West Maas en Waal
http://www.korenmolen.nl

De Korenmolen is located on the dike in Maasbommel, under the wings of a restored mill. This beautiful location on the Maas is one of the most beautiful spots in the Land van Maas en Waal. Hospitality is paramount in the atmospheric restaurant of De Korenmolen. The delicious culinary dishes are prepared according to traditional methods and with love in our open kitchen. Only fresh, local regional products are used. After a long walk or bike ride, sip a glass of wine with an excellent salad.

Sights

Hervormde kerk uit 1842

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6627 AC West Maas en Waal

This reformed church from 1842 is a 'water management church'. A water management church is a church built with the financial support of the national government. This funding arrangement ended the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants over who could use the existing churches.

Dijkmagazijn uit het einde van de negentiende eeuw.

Dijkmagazijn Alphen 5
6626 AA West Maas en Waal

In this dike warehouse from the end of the nineteenth century, materials were kept for repairing the dike. These kinds of 'emergency sheds' are often found along dikes in the Netherlands.

Sint-Andriessluis

Van Heemstraweg
6624 KA Maasdriel

Here you can see the Sint-Andries lock over the Sint-Andries canal. The "mild" mesh and "wild" waal come together here. In the 1930s, the Maas canalization took place, which was to ensure that the Maas was less likely to flood and became easier to navigate. During the Maas canalization, the sixteenth-century Sint-Andries canal was replaced.

Molen Waardenburg


4181AS West Betuwe
http://www.allemolens.nl

This ground sailor dates from the eighteenth century. The mill was used to generate electricity during the First World War.

Kasteel Waardenburg

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4181AS West Betuwe

This castle dates back to the 13th century and was built by order of the knight Rudolph de Cock. Over the centuries the castle has had different inhabitants. According to legend, Doctor Faust also lived here for a while and was thrown out of the castle tower window by the devil. The castle was largely destroyed in 1574. The ruin of the castle was made habitable again in 1627 and later the castle was completely restored. The square tower at the current castle actually dates from the 14th century and the moat even dates from the 13th century. Unfortunately, the castle is not open to visitors, except for special days such as Heritage Days.

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