Vlinderij-Route – Groningen
Bike Touring Highlight
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Groningen planned a bike ride.
April 11, 2018
The approximately 28-kilometer bike tour starts at De Vlinderij, a historic place where there used to be a shipyard. From there you can quickly reach a beautiful project, the nature education center Tussen de Venen.After a small arc you come to Kiel-Windeweer. It is the clearest example of typical Zeilendorf development, because the village is 100 m wide and six kilometers long. A varied line with houses and cottages along the canal Kieldiep. The lock keeper's house from 1885 is a cultural monument. In the former Moorkolonien church from the year 1755 is the restaurant "De Amshoff" with accommodation in the vicarage.Continue to Borgerswold, which means "forest for the citizens" and lives up to its name. Here there are water surfaces and forest with the associated opportunities for leisure activities. Not only the Veendamer enjoy the Borgerswold: Even as a guest you can cross it on the bike.The adjoining "Parkstad" Veendam was built in 1655. There was sometimes a row village along the main channel, but thanks to the former river de Oude Ae, the straight line was broken and a dangling developed, so Veendam has got a real heart. This center is now partially covered and offers a surprising variety of shops. In the monumental Moorkolonienmuseum you can learn a lot about the history of the moor colonies.Then it goes a little bit to the north and the circle through the beautiful moor colonies closes again at De Vlinderij.