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Follow the footsteps of the emperor Wilhelm II

(36.8 km)

This bike route brings the story of Emperor Wilhelm II to life. Cycling through the gorgeous rolling woodland of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, you'll pass two castles where Emperor Wilhelm II resided: Huis Doorn and Kasteel Amerongen. Both can be visited as part of a guided tour telling the story of the emperor's life in exile. Also on this route are the estates at Zonheuvel, with the imposing Maarten Maartenshuis, Parc Broekhuizen, Zuylestein and Maarsbergen, all well worth a visit. Experience the cultural heritage of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug by bike!

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Huis Doorn
Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn
1

Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn
2

Huis Doorn

Huis Doorn
Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn
08
10
3

Parc Broekhuizen

Parc Broekhuizen
Broekhuizerlaan 2
3956 NS Leersum
11
18
4

Landgoed Zuylestein

Landgoed Zuylestein
Rijksstraatweg 7
3956 CH Leersum
17
5

Museum Castle Amerongen

Museum Castle Amerongen
Drostestraat 20
3958 BK Amerongen
65
69
18
11
12
71
70
07
6

Hotel Landgoed Zonheuvel****

Hotel Landgoed Zonheuvel****
Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn
End point: TOP Huis Doorn
Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn

Directions

Starting point: TOP Huis Doorn
Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn

This route starts at Landgoed Zonheuvel. Free parking and rental bikes/e-bikes are available here.

  • Cross the intersection and continue straight ahead to reach Huis Doorn.
  • After Huis Doorn, continue in the direction of the Maartenskerk (Church of St Martin), turning right at the intersection onto Leersumsestraatweg.
  • After about 500 metres, turn right onto Schoonoordselaan. Follow the signs and green arrows to cycle junction 08.
  • Continue via the cycle network, taking junctions: 10 - 11 - 18 - 17 - 65 - 69 - 18 - 11 - 12 - 71 - 70 - 07.
  • After junction 07, continue straight on Maarnse Grindweg to reach Landgoed Maarsbergen.
  • Return to cycle junction 07 and follow the signs towards junction 06. Instead of turning right on Amersfoortseweg to junction 06, turn left back to Landgoed Zonheuvel.
End point: TOP Huis Doorn
Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn
  • 08
  • 10
  • 11
  • 18
  • 17
  • 65
  • 69
  • 18
  • 11
  • 12
  • 71
  • 70
  • 07

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