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

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Purmerend
  • 66.73 km (Approximately 03:55 u)
  • Cycling route 994208

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

  • The Netherlands
  • North Holland
  • Purmerend
  • 66.73 km (Approximately 03:55 u)
  • Cycling route 994208
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.


# 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

Pause places

Theetuin Overleek

Overleek 6
1141 PD Waterland

Theetuin Overleek is a cozy place for a tea break in the countryside. The garden is located on the water and in the area there are many farm fields with animals. To complete the rural experience, chickens roam around the garden. Enjoy an extensive high tea with homemade delicacies in the garden or go for a fresh sandwich, a piece of cake or a scone. With a cup of tea, of course. At Theetuin Overleek you can also get a well-filled picnic basket, which you can take with you during a trip on one of their whisper boats. Rent a boat and sail around through narrow ditches, over small lakes and, for example, through the historic village of Broek in Waterland. In the meantime, enjoy delicious snacks from the picnic basket and the tranquility that prevails in this area. That's a nice way to explore the beautiful surroundings and at the same time fill your belly with a snack and a drink.

Volendam Marken Express

Haven 39
1131 EP Edam-Volendam

The Volendam Marken Express has been sailing daily between the beautiful harbor towns of Volendam and Marken for almost 100 years! Choose a spot on the deck in the sun or inside, there is always a spot available! Enjoy the crossing over the Gouwzee with a snack and a drink from the captains bar. You can easily book your tickets online. Tip: combine your crossing with unique activities, such as a photo in Volendam traditional costume, extra affordable in a discount package! Check out the website for the best days out in Volendam and Marken.


Broek in Waterland

1151AG Waterland

Fragment from the diary of Jacob van Lennep during the hike in 1823: "Along the streets of Broek it is not allowed to smoke a pipe in the evening and only a pipe with a cap during the day. It is also necessary to get off the horse. and lead it to the bridle. "

Grote Kerk Monnickendam

1141 BL Waterland

On the outskirts of the city of Monnickendam, the Grote Kerk rises like a beacon in the Waterland polder landscape. Although many old churches usually form the hub of a core, the Grote Kerk of Monnickendam is built on the edge of the historic center and can be seen from afar. The Grote Kerk is not the first church in Monnickendam. There may have been a modest church already in the 13th century. For the rapidly growing population of Monnickendam, this church soon became too small and the construction of the Grote Kerk began at the end of the 14th century. Shortly after 1470, the doors of this first church were closed. The construction of the Grote Kerk took at least 250 years, roughly divided over six phases. The Grote Kerk is a three-hall church. The roofs of the three halls rest on the outer walls and on 24 pillars. The Grote Kerk is now there for the fortnightly well-attended worship services of the Protestant Church in Monnickendam. In addition, the church is used with, among other things, the performance of the John Passion, the many concerts, the exhibitions, funeral services, the goodbye of Sinterklaas and many other social and administrative gatherings.

Dagboekfragment over Marken

Buurt II 19C
1156AL Waterland

When returning to the ship I heard people say to each other: 'Kaik, that's Zen Hooghait.' (excerpt from the diary of Jacob van Lennep during the hike in 1823)

De Joodse begraafplaats

De tochtgenoten - 'Rachel beweent haar kinderen'
1135 VN Edam-Volendam

A small Jewish cemetery has been preserved along the Oorgat in Edam, near the place where the Oosterpoort used to be. The oldest preserved tombstone dates from 1804, but the cemetery is older: it was decorated in 1793. When entering the cemetery, your attention is immediately drawn to a red tombstone in the middle of the cemetery. However, it is unknown who is buried, as the stone is completely blank. During a restoration, the letters on the headstones were painted black, making them legible again. Opposite the cemetery is the monument De tochtgenoten, by Hubert van Lith, which was erected to commemorate the Jewish Edammers who died during the Second World War.

Buitenhuis De Meeuwen

Zeevangszeedijk 9
1135 CX Edam-Volendam

This was originally a dull dike house, with a café at the top. found. At the beginning of 1900, Mr. Noothoven van Goor bought the building. This man claimed to be a bastard son of King William III. He turned the building into a pleasure resort, where many parties were held.

Praalgraf van heer de Vicq (Francois van Bredehoff)

Grote Kerk 1
1474HA Edam-Volendam

Excerpt from Jacob van Lennep's diary: "We follow the canal along a sunny, boring road to the village of Oosthuizen, which has a beautiful location and is very flourishing. We admired the estate of the craftsman, the tomb of Mr de Vicq and the magnificent view over the entire Beemster. "Van Bredehoff was free lord of Oosthuizen and mayor of Hoorn until his death. The mausoleum was built in 1723.

Schooltje van Dik Trom

1474MT Edam-Volendam

Not visited by our travel companions, but worth popping in. "In this old school C. Joh. Kieviet was a teacher from 1883-1902. In the adjacent teacher's house (not on display) he wrote his first book about Dik Trom, a naughty boy with a heart of gold. "(source text and photo: hetschooltjevandiktrom.nl)

Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw

1621DG Hoorn

In the former prison De Krententuin on the Oostereiland, the Museum of the Twentieth Century shows a nostalgic collection. With living rooms and shop furnishings from grandmother's time, a feast of recognition!

Bedelaarshuis Hoorn

1621DE Hoorn

The Beggar's House that Van Lennep and Van Hogendorp visit was on the Oostereiland: an artificial island that was created between 1662 and 1668. Warehouses for the Admiralty (navy) were mainly built on the East Island. In 1817 the warehouses were converted into a beggar's asylum, from 1829 to 2003 the complex served as a prison. Today this building houses the Museum of the Twentieth Century.

Westfries Museum

Westfries Museum 47A
1621AT Hoorn

In the Grote Kerk of Hoorn, Van Lennep and Van Hogendoorn view the tomb of Pieter Florisse Blom, better known as Admiral Floriszoon. Most of this mausoleum was lost in a fire in 1838. The marble cover and the wooden lid of the coffin survived the fire. You can see them in the Westfries Museum.

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