Cycling around Veenhuizen

An almost untouched peat moor landscape with vast vistas, endless space and forests around a monumental detention village

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Veenhuizen

Veenhuizen is best known as a former colony and detention village where beggars and vagrants were once given a disciplinary re-education. But in addition to the historical value, the nature and cultural history around the village are certainly worth a visit. The peace and quiet in the pristine, endless nature of Fochteloërveen. The lush stream valleys, drifting sand forests and the picturesque villages with age-old Saxon farms in the Norger Esdorpenlandschap. And one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands with a dolmen that is even a few thousand years older than the forest itself.


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Bike junctions

Start and finish near junction 78 on the Laan Weldadigheid in Veenhuizen, the total distance of the route is approx. 56 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

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78 - 88 - 93 - 94 - 48 - 87 - 80 - 84 - 43 - 22 - 21 - 19 - 61 - 23 - 63 - 64 - 66 - 75 - 77 - 58 - 62 - 60 - 78




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