Feel free as a bird in the Heuvelrug
This cycle route is all about freedom, but also about remembering the wartime history of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Pause for a moment next to a war monument, if you get a chance – it might make you realise just how special our freedom is. Take a cycle tour past wartime relics and feel as free as a bird in the lush woodlands of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.
Sights on this route
Café Buitenlust You are sure to have a wonderful time in our informal café, in particular after a lovely hike or bicycle ride. We have various magazines and papers for you to read while you enjoy a drink and snack.
Museum Castle Amerongen
The current castle dates from 1680 and was inhabited by families of diplomats and military people who played a prominent role in national and international politics. Today the Kasteel is a small-scale museum.
B&B Klein Groenbergen
Klein Groenbergen bed and breakfast and campsite is located to the south of Leersum, at the foot of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug ridge and on the border with the Kromme Rijnstreek.
Museum Huis Doorn
House Doorn was the residence of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II. After the German defeat in the First World War, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands and he lived on this estate in the Utrecht province from 1920 to 1941.
From Doorn, explore the beautiful landscape of the Utrecht Heuvelrug National Park. Good places to start are Chalet Helenaheuvel or Landgoed Zonheuvel. From there walk into the forest and climb the De Kaap look-out tower. Your rewards? An incredible view.
The impressive castle of Renswoude should definitely not be missed! The leafy castle grounds and 'grand canal' invite the visitor to take a walk.
Everyone loves to visit Moeke (Mummy), whether for a cup of coffee, a sandwich or to pull up a chair for the evening meal. Moeke ensures there are snacks and drinks available, and she pays for your Internet charges as any Mummy would.
The Cunera Church
The Cunera Church is the main church of Rhenen. It is a relatively large church, due to the fact that Rhenen was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.
The Tourist Information Office agency of the municipality of Rhenen is located in Museum Het Rondeel.