De Horsten NS est un sentier de point à point de 20.3 kilomètres peu fréquenté situé près de La Haye, Hollande-Méridionale en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la marche.

Distance: 20.3 km Dénivelé: 270 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B

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voie aménagée

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vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages

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parcours urbain

site historique

Barathon

This is a very nice NS walk. There are a number of negatives. You hear a lot of car noise, the route description of NS is not entirely correct and is longer than indicated. Here and there markers of the Marskramerpad are missing. So lean mainly on this AllTrails map, then you will get there. The route description is available at The Hague Central Station. Also count on having a loose euro with you, because in De Horsten you have to pay at a machine to walk around. The Haagse Bos Also called the green lung, connects the city center of The Hague with the estates of Wassenaar. Because there was a lot of wildlife in the past, it was an ideal hunting ground where the counts of Holland could enjoy themselves. From 1820 it was transformed into a park. Thanks to the careful management of Staatsbosbeheer, it is nowadays still an attractive green area with a varied flora. Huis ten Bosch In the 17th century, Stadholder Frederik Hendrik had a summer residence built in the Haagse Bos for his wife Amalia van Solms. Huis ten Bosch became a sober Renaissance-style house, which was fitted with a baroque façade in 1734 (seen from the entrance gate). William V added an Asian touch by adding a Chinese and Japanese room in the palace. During the French occupation, Louis Napoleon stayed there in the summer, but after that it was rarely used for a while. It was only in 1981 that Queen Beatrix and her family settled there. The Huis ten Bosch pond has now acquired a legendary meaning, because Prince Willem-Alexander asked his girlfriend Máxima to marry him there in January 2001. Reigersbergen Estate Reigersbergen was once an old 17th century farmhouse, taking its name from the young herons that were captured there and then disappeared into the owner's pantry. After the mansion was destroyed by the Germans in 1943, only the estate, the meadows and the walls of the herb garden remind us of earlier times. During the autumn storm of 2000, the age-old tree disappeared from the Golden Age. You will only find the fence around the remains. De Wittenburg Castle These days, the castle serves as a reception center for businesses. Towards the end of the 19th century, the castle was built with demolition material from various historic buildings. In 1948, couturier Edwin Dolder moved into the castle. He had been given the honor to make the dress for Queen Juliana, who she would wear at her inauguration in September 1948. The assignment was carried out in the tower of the castle, because it could be closed completely. In this way it was made impossible for curious viewers to sneak a peek through the keyhole. Backershagen Hidden in the green is the tea dome of Backershagen, also called 'mysterious dome', because the stairs to the first floor are hidden behind a panel. The white Backershagen house further on was transformed in 1765 by owner Cornelis Backer with various water features into a true pleasure garden. In 1772 the estate was expanded with an English garden and the Deer House, of which the Delft earthenware tiles can still be seen. After a devastating fire in 1974, the house was completely restored to its original state. De Horsten Estate The Royal De Horsten Estate consists of three estates: Raaphorst, Ter Horst and Eikenhorst. The three estates were regarded as a royal unit from the moment that the wealthy Prince Frederik (brother of King William III) had bought the estate and in 1816 he and his family went to live in De Paauw country house. You will pass Tea pavilion de Horsten, where hunting trophies on the wall remind you that this was once the prince's hunting lodge. 3 poles along the way also remind you of the hunting grounds. The prince ordered the erection of a twenty-meter high hill against the edge of the dune, which was planted with lilacs. And that is how De Seringenberg came into existence, which you pass a little later. Queen Wilhelmina would have painted here in the past. Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Máxima and the princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane live on the Eikenhorst estate.

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