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.

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

Starting point: Ganzenakkers-Nunspeterweg
Vierhouten

Kruising Ganzenakkers-Nunspeterweg,
Vierhouten
16 18

Audiospots: The secret village

Pas-opweg
Vierhouten
03 22 43 02 42 40 04 78 21 89 87 86

Staverdenseweg 287
3852 NV Staverden
67 83 11 95 96 77 58 48 64 06 50 20 42 53 73 72 14 15 16
End point: Ganzenakkers
Vierhouten
16
18
03
22
43
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42
40
04
78
21
89
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95
96
77
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48
64
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42
53
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Attributes

Trip/route

  • Route characteristics: Connecting cycle route