In the Footsteps of Emperor Wilhelm II

33.3 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!

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Sights on this route

Starting point: Landgoed Zonheuvel, Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn

Hotel Landgoed Zonheuvel****

Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn

Huis Doorn

Langbroekerweg 10
3941 MT Doorn
08 10

Parc Broekhuizen

Broekhuizerlaan 2
3956 NS Leersum
11 18

Landgoed Zuylestein

Rijksstraatweg 7
3956 CH LEERSUM
17

Museum Castle Amerongen

Drostestraat 20
3958 BK Amerongen
65 69 68 12 71 70 07

Maarnsegrindweg 30
3953 LW Maarsbergen
End point: Landgoed Zonheuvel, Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn

Directions

Starting point: Landgoed Zonheuvel, Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP 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 - 68 - 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: Landgoed Zonheuvel, Amersfoortseweg 98
3941 EP Doorn
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