Jacob van Lennep route, Part 21 (Dalfsen - Hardenberg)

Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 957533

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68.0 km
04:00 h
1198 kcal
17 m


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

Van Dedem
On Tuesday, July 15, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp want to visit Baron Van Dedem: the man who had the Dedemsvaart dug and was responsible for the exploitation in this region. However, he cannot be found at his beautiful Rollecate estate. The country house made way for a road in 1931.

The travelers arrive in Ommerschans the same day. Van Lennep describes in detail the abuses that prevail there. For example, many settlers are not here voluntarily, as in Frederiksoord , but have been bluntly deported. Among them are a large number of children who 'just have to work'. A poignant story. Van Lennep and his traveling companion are moved to tears. Geert Mak is also emotional when he discusses the abuses in the sixth TV episode and visits the pauper graves on the Balkerweg.

Swollen foot
The route takes you through Dedemsvaart, the mining village that was founded on the Dedemsvaart. At the end of the day it turns out that Van Hogendorp's left foot is so swollen that he cannot put on a shoe. Walking is not an option. The travelers get a lift by carriage to Hardenberg, where Van Hogendorp has his foot bandaged by a doctor"(...) who was as fat as six people put together, and who was also a notary and sheriff\\\ ".

Just before Rheeze you cross the Overijsselse Vecht via an electric self-service ferry. This ferry is active every day from April to October. Outside this period you can drive from junction 57 via junction 58 to junction 64.

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The summer of 1823": part 2, chapter 5.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 6.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 6.
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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
Treinstation Dalfsen (7722 HA, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
59 (Kerkplein, 7721AC, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 0.97 km
59 (Wilhelminastraat, 7721CH, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.04 km
59 (Kerkplein, 7721AC, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 1.13 km
90 (De Stokte, 7722VC, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 4.43 km
69 (Oude Oever, 7722VE, Dalfsen, Overijssel, The Netherlands) 7.09 km


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