Jacob van Lennep route, Part 42 (Oude Tonge - Delft) 2 days

Cycling in Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 987544

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83.0 km
04:52 h
1462 kcal
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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.

Monday September 1. The young men travel from Goeree-Overflakkee by boat (\\\"This was a Dutch ferry and everything was fine\\\", writes Van Hogendorp with relief) to Hellevoetsluis. Van Hogendorp likes this harbor town, after which Brielle looks more prosperous than he thought. They sail by boat to Rozenburg and then sail to Maasluis. With a carriage"(...) we drove to Delft, said goodbye to each other there and I went with the barge to The Hague\\\".

And that was it. The two young men, who spent more than three months day and night together, probably never saw each other again. Nor did they want to, especially after Van Lennep distanced himself in 1827 from the orthodox Protestant ideology that Van Hogendorp espoused. Shortly afterwards, Van Lennep writes in his diary that D. van Hogendorp (so not Dirk or'my old friend\\\')"(...) came to live here to my horror\\\" . Nevertheless, Van Lennep visits him for a courtesy visit. To his relief, he does not find Van Hogendorp at home.

Dirk van Hogendorp (1797 - 1845)
In 1830 Dirk van Hogendorp became a deputy officer at the court of Amsterdam, after which he became a judge at the Provincial Court of South Holland. He married his first cousin, Marianne Catherine van Hogendorp. Until his death, Van Hogendorp remained a supporter of Willem Bilderdijk and the Réveil: an international revival of Reformed thinking. Two of his daughters developed into feminists and advocates for women's suffrage. In the afterword of"The summer of 1823\\\" it says:"Without his foot trip in 1823 with Jacob van Lennep, this worry (Van Hogendorp, ed.) would have been completely forgotten.\\\"

Jacob van Lennep (1802 - 1868)
Van Lennep graduated in law in 1824. In the same year he married damsel Henriëtte Roëll. The couple had one daughter and five sons. In 1826 Van Lennep became a state lawyer. Among other things, he made an effort to have a water pipe built between Bloemendaal and Amsterdam. But Van Lennep is best known for his historical novels, such as"Ferdinand Huyck\\\" from 1840, which is considered his masterpiece. Marita Mathijsen wrote a biography about this special man:"Jacob van Lennep, an inspired scoundrel\\\".

You cross the Nieuwe Waterweg with the Veer Maassluis - Rozenburg.

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The Summer of 1823": Part 3, Chapter 4.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 9.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 9.
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# Description Distance
92 (3255AG, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
91 (3244LM, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 4.56 km
80 (3244LV, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 9.36 km
79 (3249BA, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 13.40 km
78 (3247LM, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 19.20 km
71 (3248LA, Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland, The Netherlands) 22.55 km

Place name directory

  • Goeree-Overflakkee, South Holland
  • Hellevoetsluis, South Holland
  • Brielle, South Holland
  • Rotterdam, South Holland
  • Maassluis, South Holland
  • Midden-Delfland, South Holland
  • Delft, South Holland


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