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

West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 979788

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71.1 km
04:10 h
1252 kcal
52 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.

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 Eleven Cities Tour as WA van Buren.

From the Lekdijk, hikers can see Wijk bij Duurstede in the distance. They cross the river and walk through a deciduous forest" (...) with excellently laid out walking paths\\\". One of those paths ends at the ruins of Duurstede Castle. After drinking a glass of milk (!), they continue walking,"(...) arguing wildly about the beauty or otherwise of ruins in general\\\". It is clear: the journey has actually taken too long for these two very different personalities.

Utrechtse Heuvelrug
The travelers spend the night in Amerongen, just like eight days earlier . Instead of going to Amerongen, the route takes you through the Kromme Rijn region with its meadows and fruit orchards: also a beautiful region. Via Doorn, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp walk through the estates and heathlands 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 operates 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 : episodes 8 and 9.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 8.

Height Profile


# Description Distance
geldermalsen (Geldermalsen, 4191LE, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
30 (4191LD, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.27 km
31 (4196HA, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.95 km
60 (Lingedijk, 4197HC, West Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.93 km
62 (4116RK, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 5.63 km
69 (4116CG, Buren, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 7.00 km


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