Kromme Rijn Path 29 KM OR stages of 7 KM each

(29.0 km) 44,615 steps

From unique flora and fauna to historic tales of the Roman Limes, the Dutch Water Line and picturesque castles and country estates – this varied walking trail has it all.

The Kromme Rijnpad is quite possibly the most beautiful trail in Utrecht. The varied route follows the course of the Kromme Rijn river and parts of an old tow path from Utrecht to Wijk bij Duurstede. Totalling 29 km in length, the route can also be split into smaller sections. Along the way, there's plenty to see and discover, with a great diversity of flora and fauna, orchards, stately country homes and parts of the Roman Limes and the New Dutch Waterline.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Ledig Erf
3511 ZN Utrecht

Ledig Erf

Ledig Erf is loved by locals. Nestled between the Oudegracht and the Singel, it is surrounded by water and known for it's sunny terraces.


The four crescent shaped forts of Lunetten have been build between 1822 and 1828 as part of the Dutch Water Line.

Fortresses of the four Lunetten


Fort Rijnauwen is tucked away in the forests between Zeist, De Bilt, Utrecht and Bunnik. This is the largest fort in the New Dutch Waterline – an impressive structure which is unique in our country...

Rijnauwen Fort

Kersenmuseum (cherry museum)

Cherry growing plays an important role in the heart of the Kromme Rijn region, and it is here you will find the Kersenmuseum (cherry museum) at Theo and Martine Vernooy's fruit farm.


Inundation lock at Wijk bij Duurstede

In 1870, the Kromme Rijn was given a key role in the New Dutch Waterline. Back then, it took almost a month to flood the area around Utrecht. This had to be speeded up. To this end, the river was widened,...


Molen Rijn en Lek

Duurstede Castle

One of the oldest medieval castles in the Netherlands. A fairy tale location surrounded by a gorgeous park with a moat, accessible exclusively by a drawbridge.

End point: TOP Stadshaven Wijk bij Duurstede
Havenweg 2
3961 AW Wijk bij Duurstede


Starting point: Ledig Erf
3511 ZN Utrecht

The entire route is signposted with markers bearing a picture of a hiker, with underneath it the trail name Kromme Rijnpad and an arrow pointing in the right direction.

This walking route is also based on junctions. The network can be recognised by the orange shields with blue numbers and arrows. Follow the numbers: 79 – 40 – 42 – 81 – 73 – 74 – 37 – 42 – 45 – 47 – 48 – 49 – 51 – 76 – 75 – 81 – 84 – 85 – 55 – 57 – 61 – 59 – 64 – 72 – 70 – 26 – 25 – 17 – 15 – 14 – 11 – 89 – 41 – 51 – 52 – 82 – 86 – 10. 

You can follow the route in both directions. 

End point: TOP Stadshaven Wijk bij Duurstede
Havenweg 2
3961 AW Wijk bij Duurstede


Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht