Jacob van Lennep route, Part 33 (Geldermalsen - Amersfoort)

Cycling in West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 979788

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63.7 km
03:44 h
1123 kcal
40 m
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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.

From neighbours
Tuesday, August 12. From Geldermalsen Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp walk to Oranjestad Buren. When they enter the grounds of Huis Buren, they only see the front gate, ramparts and canals. The front gate was demolished in 1883. Van Buren is the pseudonym sometimes used by members of the royal family. In 1986, King Willem-Alexander rode the Elfstedentocht as WA van Buren.

From the Lekdijk, walkers can see Wijk bij Duurstede in the distance. They cross the river and walk through a deciduous forest" (...) with excellently laid out hiking trails\\\". One of those paths ends at the ruins of Kasteel Duurstede. After drinking a glass of milk (!) they walk on,"(...) arguing fiercely about the beauty or not beauty of ruins in general\\". It is clear: the journey has already taken too long for these two so different personalities.

Utrecht Hill Ridge
The travelers spend the night in Amerongen, just like eight days earlier . Instead of Amerongen, the route leads you through the Kromme Rijnstreek with its meadows and orchards: another beautiful region. Via Doorn, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp walk through the country estates and moors of what is now the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. In Amersfoort they stay with Van de Poll, descendants of the Van Lennep family.

Just after Beusichem you cross the Lek with a ferry that is in operation all year round.

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The Summer of 1823": Part 3, Chapter 4.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 8 and 9.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 8.
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# Description Distance
geldermalsen (Geldermalsen, 4191LE, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
30 (4191LD, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.04 km
31 (4196HA, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.74 km
60 (Lingedijk, 4197HC, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.74 km
62 (4116RK, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.41 km
69 (4116CG, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 6.81 km

Place name directory

  • West Betuwe, Gelderland
  • Buren, Gelderland
  • Wijk bij Duurstede, Utrecht
  • Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Utrecht
  • Zeist, Utrecht
  • Woudenberg, Utrecht
  • Soest, Utrecht
  • Amersfoort, Utrecht


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