Jacob van Lennep route, Part 08 (Buitenpost - Groningen)

Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 994305

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56.1 km
03:17 h
988 kcal
12 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 on high
On Wednesday, June 18, the travelers will continue by barge. Van Lennep loses 22 coins on the water during a game of hombre à deux. In Groningen the gentlemen immediately check in at an inn. When they notice that their forwarded luggage has not yet arrived, they become irritated. The room they get is then too small and only looks out onto a courtyard. Van Lennep:"Then we spoke to him (the innkeeper, ed.) from above and after much effort we were given another room.\\\"

City Hall
From the new room, Van Lennep enjoys a wonderful view of the Grote Markt, which was still called Brede Markt until the nineteenth century. He sees, among other things, the Town Hall."Its construction started in 1793, stopped in 1795, resumed in 1802 and God knows when it will be completed.\\\" Remarkably, it was already completed in 1810...

Van Lennep sips that he has no white ties for the next day. While Van Hogendorp writes a letter to the innkeeper in Leeuwarden to send their things, Van Lennep sends for a fabric woman. He buys six ties and does not haggle, but pays full price, also to impress the innkeeper. And while a few days earlier in Leeuwarden he advised a schoolgirl (about whom he writes that "(...) the tendency to vanity controlled her\\\") not to spend her money on jewelry, but on decent clothing .

Floor sources
-Jakob van Lennep," The summer of 1823": part 1, chapter 7.
-Geert Mak, The summer of 1823 as a television series : episode 3.
-Maya Schepers, The summer of 1823 as a radio series : episodes 3 and 4.
Tourist office Railway station Church Hotel Museum van Lennep route

Height Profile


# Description Distance
buitenpost (9285VW, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
98 (9285WC, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 1.34 km
2 (9285LS, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 3.12 km
39 (9285KK, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 3.91 km
1 (9285KK, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 4.07 km
99 (9873TC, Achtkarspelen, Friesland, The Netherlands) 6.58 km


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