Cycle route Vecht, Forts and Ankeveense Plassen

De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 900042

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34.6 km
02:02 h
609 kcal
4 m


Water and forts are inextricably linked because the forts, together with dikes and locks, formed an ingenious system that could flood large parts so that the enemy could not pass through. The system lost its function, but through this cycle route you cycle a part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam and the New Dutch Waterline and you pass a lot of water.

Fort Nigtevecht
The route starts at Fort Nigtevecht. After you have driven along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal for a while, you cycle over the bridge and cycle through the historic heart of the village of Nigtevecht. You meander along with the Vecht past Fort Hinderdam, which you cannot visit, and end up at Fort Uitermeer. Here you can get off to enjoy the tower fort and a snack and drink on the Vecht.

Ankeveen Lakes
Via the Kreugerlaan and Melkmeent with lots of greenery on the left side you arrive at the Hilversumse Meent where you cycle with a large bend towards the Ankeveens Plassen. This quiet nature reserve was created by peat extraction. In many places you can still recognize the pattern of ancient legakkers from the narrow strips of land. The peat was dried on these fields. You imagine yourself in an oasis of peace, after which you cycle through Nederhorst den Berg and descend along the Vecht to the beautiful town of Vreeland. Really a village where you have to get off and walk around to see it. Then take the bridge over the Vecht and cycle back underneath to the bicycle bridge over the Amsterdam Rhine Canal to Fort Nigtevecht. You will pass beautiful houses along the way and, if you pay attention, a number of stork nests high in the trees in the middle of the Vecht.

Bicycle cafe Museum Fort

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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
Fort Nigtevecht (Velterslaan, 1391 HV, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
26 (Kanaaldijk West, 1391HT, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.58 km
83 (Kanaaldijk West, 1391HT, De Ronde Venen, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 0.91 km
74 (Vreelandseweg, 1393PC, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 1.59 km
42 (Dorpsstraat, 1393NK, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.71 km
42 (Dorpsstraat, 1393NL, Stichtse Vecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands) 2.93 km


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