Castles of the Green Heart
This route will appeal to all who love romance, exploring together, and tales of aristocratic life. It takes you past surviving and former castles, the pilgrimage town of IJsselstein, ‘cupid's town’ of Montfoort and the mysterious Linschoten estate. A wealth of stories and stunning vistas of the authentic Dutch landscape make for a captivating ride!
This route is made possible by Struinen & Vorsen. For details about the route and castles (surviving and lost), click on the button.
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Sights on this route
City Museum Woerden
City Museum is located in Woerden, in the heart of Woerden to be exact.
The Rope Museum is situated in the historic centre of Oudewater, in the original ropewalk. See, hear, feel and smell the story of the ‘Yellow Bellies’, as the town residents used to be called.
Linschoten country Estate
The manor has been uninhabited for over 100 years. The park forest is a peaceful home to birds and animals. The Linschoten estate can be enjoyed from the inside out during various times throughout the...
At 1111 acres, the Linschoten country estate is the largest in the Randstad region. It includes a manor house with a park, waterways, historic farms, grasslands and forests. The park was redesigned...
Historic Montfoort and its beautiful castle are definitely worth a visit. This is a place where you will feel you've travelled back in time.
Castle Tower in IJsselstein
Castle Tower in IJsselsteinThe authentic early 16th-century castle tower (Loyertoren) is the remnant of the once renowned IJsselstein Castle. It is an important historical site...
This route follows the cycle network junctions, identified by the white-and-green signs with two-digit numbers.