Admire castles between Lochem and Goor

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hof van Twente
  • 19.77 km (Approximately 04:56 u)
  • Hiking route 851377

Admire castles between Lochem and Goor

  • The Netherlands
  • Overijssel
  • Hof van Twente
  • 19.77 km (Approximately 04:56 u)
  • Hiking route 851377

During this route you walk from Lochem train station to Goor train station. A walk of more than 20 kilometers through the beautiful surroundings of Gelderland and Overijssel. Along the way you will pass various historical sights, such as castles.

Walking along the water
The starting point of this route is Lochem station, which is located in the north of the village. You walk about 7 kilometers along the Twente Canal, on the way to Diepenheim. At Café - Restaurant De Viersprong you can enjoy delicious coffee with apple pie, lunch or dinner. From here you walk further to Diepenheim.

Highlights: Historic Castles
During this route you do not have to worry that you will not encounter things. On the way you walk along no less than five sights that are all worthwhile. The first is Havezate Westerflier, an old mansion from 1729. The surrounding estate consists of an alternation of woods, pastures and arable land. Then you pass Castle Huis in Diepenheim, which was built in 1648. The estate is freely accessible to walkers. After you have walked past Pekkedam, you will arrive at Kasteel Nijenhuis. The character of this Nijenhuis estate is park-like with romantic walking paths and picturesque vistas. The last stop of the sights is Kasteel Weldam, an ancient estate in the wooded area of Twente. Via Markelo you walk to Goor.

End point: Goor
The walk ends at Goor train station. From here you can easily take the train home and reminisce about the wonderful walk you have done. Or you choose to walk further, because this route is part of the Zutphen-Oldenzaal route.

This walk is divided into the following partial routes:

Or view the entire route.

Train advantage for walkers: 2 for the price of 1
We have a nice train offer for your return journey to the starting point of your walk. After your hike, travel back together for the price of one. More information about Blauwnet lines can be found at


Havezate Westerflier

Huis Westerflier
7478RR Hof van Twente

Havezate Westerflier is an old two-storey mansion from 1729. The house has long been inhabited by noble families and is located on an ancient estate of the same name.

Kasteel Huis te Diepenheim

Huize Diepenheim 1
7478 RV Hof van Twente

Kasteel Huis in Diepenheim is the oldest castle in Diepenheim. The house was built in 1648 by Berent Bentinck. Since 1925 the house has been owned by Baron de Vos van Steenwijk and his family. The estate has a total area of 180 ha and is freely accessible to hikers. The coat of arms of the Bentinck and Ittersum family with the year 1685 has been incorporated on the beautiful castle gate.


7478BL Hof van Twente

You used to find the manor Pekkedam at the beginning of the driveway to Nijenhuis castle. There is hardly anything left of that nowadays. The villa that you find here now dates from 1898.

Kasteel Nijenhuis

7478 PA Hof van Twente

The Nijenhuis (approximately 200 hectares) is located to the east of Diepenheim. The central part of the current house dates from 1662. In the 19th and early 20th century it was expanded with a total of four towers. The house is the core of an intact country estate. The character of the Nijenhuis estate is park-like: romantic footpaths along the Molenbeek, monumental tree groups and picturesque vistas determine the image.

Kasteel Weldam

7475MJ Hof van Twente

Around the start of the Eighty Years' War, the rectangular rear part of the house that still exists today was built on a square moated site. Not much is known about the building that must have stood before it.

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