Verborgen Parels

(54.2 km)

2024: the municipality of Vijfheerenlanden turns 5 years old!

To celebrate this, there is this anniversary cycle route, a collaboration between the municipality of Vijfheerenlanden and Tussen Lek & Linge. A route that was created thanks to tips from residents about their favorite place in the municipality. We invite you to experience these special places for yourself. Get on your bike and be surprised by all the beauty that our municipality has to offer.

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Vianen
Buitenstad 69
4132 AB Vianen
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Lekpoort

The Lekpoort is the only remaining town gate of Vianen. Together with the Oostpoort and the Landpoort, it formed the gateway to the walled town centre until the 19th Century.

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Hagestein dam complex

In the context of the Rhine canalisation, the Rijkswaterstaat constructed 3 almost identical weir complexes on the Lek near Hagestein, Amerongen and Driel, with which a large part of the Netherlands’ water management could be monitored.

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Wiel van Bassa

The Wheel of Bassa (also known as Schoonrewoerdse Wiel or Kruidhof Wheel) is a body of water measuring 13 hectares, making it the largest breakthrough wheel in the Netherlands.

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Glass studio

Step inside the glassblower’s workshop at the National Glass Museum’s glass studio.

Glassblower makes a vase in the hotshop of the National Glasmuseum
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South ramparts with mouse towers

Leerdam's origins as a fortified city are still evident in the south ramparts with their ‘mouse towers’.

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Come see Leerdam's working windmill every Saturday afternoon! Ter Leede is open Saturdays from 13.00 - 16.00, provided the windmill is turning (also by appointment). Miller Bas de Deugd will be happy to tell you all about this mill's special history.

Windmill Ter Leede
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Vianen water tower

The Vianen water tower stands in a meadow on the outskirts of the town. The tower was built in 1909 by the Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Betonijzer Maatschappij based on a revolutionary design by Roelof Kuipers.

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End point: TOP Vianen
Buitenstad 69
4132 AB Vianen
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