The well-hidden route

Type: Recreational
Distance: 52.0 km

The well-hidden route

Type: Recreational
Distance: 52.0 km

Cycle over the Beekhuizerzand sand-drift dunes, through woodland and heathland towards Vierhouten.

Brought to you by: Routebureau Veluwe

Cycle over the Beekhuizerzand sand-drift dunes, through woodland and heathland towards Vierhouten. Hotel De Vossenberg houses the mini museum ‘Het Verscholen Dorp’ (The Hidden Village), including a display of artefacts and photos of the village where people went into hiding during the Second World War. You can see the reconstructed hut a little further along the route.

Follow the route through Elspeet and stop off in what is (unbeknown to many) the Netherlands’ smallest town: Staverden, which was awarded a town charter in 1291. Count Reinoud van Gelre had plans to develop it into a town, but he never got beyond constructing a castle with a few outbuildings. The splendid country estate is definitely worth exploring.

Start and finish: Bungalowpark Het Verscholen Dorp, Boslaan 2 in Harderwijk (close to intersection 48)

Distance
52.0 km

Sights on this route

Boslaan 2
3847 LT Harderwijk
48 64 06 50 20 42 53 73 72 14 15

Kruising Ganzenakkers-Nunspeterweg,
Vierhouten

Nunspeterweg 1
8076 PC Vierhouten

Elspeterbosweg 1
8076 RA Vierhouten
16 18

Audiospots: The secret village

Pas-opweg
Vierhouten
03 22 43 42 02 40 78 04

Nunspeterweg 1
8075 AR Elspeet
21 89 87 86

Brouwerij De Uddelaer
Staverdenseweg 283 A
3852NV Ermelo

Staverdenseweg 287
3852 NV Staverden

Staverdenseweg 289
3852 NV Ermelo
67 83 11 96 95 77 58 48

Boslaan 2
3847 LT Harderwijk
48
64
06
50
20
42
53
73
72
14
15
16
18
03
22
43
42
02
40
78
04
21
89
87
86
67
83
11
96
95
77
58
48

Attributes

Trip/route

  • Route characteristics: Connecting cycle route