Jacob van Lennep route, Part 17 (Steenwijk - Heerenveen)

Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 955030

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76.3 km
04:29 h
1345 kcal
9 m


This route is one of the 42 stages of the Jacob van Lennep experience tour. A tour inspired by the trip that Van Lennep made in 1823 with his fellow student Van Hogendorp through the Netherlands. Click here for an overview of all stages.

Colonial life
On Saturday 5 July, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp arrive at one of the colonies of the Society of Benevolence. Van Lennep is critical. For example, he wonders whether school-going children are taught enough in writing, reading and arithmetic: after all, they will soon form"a new society\\\". Geert Mak also pays a lot of attention to this subject in the fifth TV episode. He tells, among other things, that in 1823 a third of the townspeople lived on the dispensation, the former version of the food bank.

Final report Drenthe
On Sunday 6 July, the travelers will make a trip to Vledder. They have to, it's the nearest place where there's a church. As always, the travelers take a seat on the'government bench\\\': the front row reserved for people of class. The settlers also go to mass here. Van Lennep does not like that"(...) all Reformed, of whatever denomination, are forced to go to church with the Calvinists\\\". On Monday 7 July, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp will leave Drenthe. Also now the reader gets a final verdict in the book: the Drenthe is a friendly person, but his country is difficult to travel.

Van Lennep seems almost relieved to be able to see the beautiful Frisian country estates again, despite his earlier, not exactly positive opinion of the Frisians . On Wednesday, July 9, he is awakened in the inn in Wolvega by a furious Van Hogendorp. Van Lennep overslept. Dazed, he looks at his watch: it's six o'clock. In the morning...

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The Summer of 1823": part 2, chapter 2 and 3.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 5.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 5.
Railway station Museum Watchtower van Lennep route

Height Profile


# Description Distance
steenwijk (8331GN, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
30 (8332AK, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.28 km
36 (8345HL, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 5.09 km
16 (De Wulpen, 8347HL, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 6.51 km
46 (8383EH, Westerveld, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 9.73 km
47 (8382, Westerveld, Drenthe, The Netherlands) 10.87 km


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