Old crafts on Utrechtse Heuvelrug

48.0 km

Discover Dutch crafts and trades during this cycling route through the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. 

Sheep and sustainability 
Did you know that sheep are masters of soil improvement? By grazing they keep weeds under control, their dung is natural fertilizer for the soil and the seeds they carry along in their wool support biodiversity. Shepherd Daniel looks after his flock every day, helped by his dog Lily, on the wonder ful heathland of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug national park.

The miller's craft 
The miller’s craft has also been recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2017. It’s a classic Dutch tradition with deep historical roots. You’ll find many windmills in the region that are still in operation today. Take a guided tour with the miller, experience the story of craft milling or buy a bag of mill flour.

Take a look

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Amerongen
Burgwal 6
3958 ER Amerongen

TOP Amerongen

Burgwal 6
3958 ER Amerongen
TOP Amerongen
65

Tabaksschuur Amerongen

Veenseweg 8
3958 ET AMERONGEN
Tabaksschuur Amerongen

Tobacco Cultivation Museum

Burg. Jhr. H. v.d. Boschstraat 46
3958 CD Amerongen
Tobacco Cultivation Museum
17 18 11 10 08 70 07 06 89 85 84 81 22 23 99 58

Mill de Vriendschap

Molen de Vriendschap
Nieuweweg 109
3905 LJ VEENENDAAL
Mill de Vriendschap
59 46 44 43 43 42 65
End point: TOP Amerongen
Burgwal 6
3958 ER Amerongen

Directions

Starting point: TOP Amerongen
Burgwal 6
3958 ER Amerongen

This route follows the cycle network junctions, identified by the white-and-green signs with two-digit numbers. Follow the numbers: 65 – 17 – 18 – 11 – 10 – 08 – 70 – 07 – 06 – 89 – 85 – 84 – 81 – 22 – 23 – 99 – 58 – 59 – 46 – 44 – 43 – 42 – 65.

End point: TOP Amerongen
Burgwal 6
3958 ER Amerongen
65
17
18
11
10
08
70
07
06
89
85
84
81
22
23
99
58
59
46
44
43
43
42
65

Attributes

  • Marked: Yes
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route characteristics: Theme route, Connecting cycle route
Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht