Jacob van Lennep route, Part 02 (Purmerend - Hoorn)

Cycling in Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands

Cycling route 994208

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66.7 km
03:55 h
1176 kcal
4 m
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This route is one of the 42 stages of the Jacob van Lennep experience tour. A tour that was inspired by the journey that Van Lennep made through the Netherlands in 1823 with his fellow student Van Hogendorp. Click here for an overview of all stages.

From Purmerend, Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp will hit the road again on Thursday 29 May. It is pleasant walking along meadows and fields on well-maintained roads. However, Monnickendam is disappointing. Van Lennep writes that the city, even more than Purmerend, is in decline. This applies to more villages and towns in the Netherlands: there is an economic malaise during that period. The travelers then walk to Broek in Waterland, the village that was already internationally known for its beauty. Even Emperor Joseph II of the Holy Roman Empire and Napoleon came to take a look. However, Van Lennep is not impressed.

The King of Marken
Later that day, the traveling companions are sailed to Marken by a skipper. When the inhabitants ask the skipper who these gentlemen are, he jokes that Van Lennep is the king. The residents seem to believe it. Van Lennep calls the island"(...) a swamp with several neighborhoods and one more distinguished village\\\". Back on the mainland, the young men also walk'even\\\' to Ilpendam. At the end of the day, Van Lennep pierces the blisters on his feet.

beggar's house
The companions walk to Oosthuizen via Edam the next day. They visit the tomb of lord De Vicq and enjoy the view over the Beemster. In Hoorn they take a look at the Beggar's House, among other things. Here they hear to their indignation how a woman died in childbirth after she learned that her husband had been sent to the penal colony of Ommerschans .

From Marken you sail to Volendam with the Volendam Marken Express.

Floor Resources
-Jakob van Lennep," The summer of 1823": part 1, chapter 1.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 1.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episode 1.
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# Description Distance
purmerend (Azië, 1441EH, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
25 (1441DX, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 0.46 km
26 (1441ZM, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 1.49 km
20 (1441NE, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 2.32 km
30 (Beemdgras, 1441WB, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.07 km
31 (1441WS, Purmerend, North Holland, The Netherlands) 3.61 km

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  • Purmerend, North Holland
  • Waterland, North Holland
  • Edam-Volendam, North Holland
  • Koggenland, North Holland
  • Hoorn, North Holland


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