Leerdam naar Gorinchem est un sentier de point à point de 18.7 kilomètres situé près de Leerdam, Hollande-Méridionale en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et la marche.

Distance: 18.7 km Dénivelé: 87 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B

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This route starts in Leerdam, the glass city, but nowadays also a cheese city. When the milk pool in Scnoonrewoerd became a little big, the cheese cooperative decided to go for it. The result is a somewhat sour cheese that has its own unique character. Leerdam is a small town with its glass industry as the main pillar. You can go to the museum, to a glassblower and to the factory. It is important that you buy something. In Leerdam you walk past the Hofje van Mevr Van Aerden, a widow from The Hague who left her wealth to a group of poor women in old age (1764). From Leerdam you will walk to Heukelum over a narrow and unpaved dike that ends at a Castle (Merckenburg). It is nice with those two lions on the driveway. Heukelum itself is also an old town that borders on the Linge. The statue of the ferryman reminds us of the pedestrian ferry that was here. You thgen walk past an old brick factory (yes, the Linge has values here) called the Koornwaart. When you have just passed that, one of those floodplains will open the so-called orchid route. After about three kilometers you will arrive at the Lingedijk to the west. Here the Linge is considerable. You walk past old farms from the 17th century (Vogelswerf) and arrive in Spijk. It used to be South Holland, but because it is south of the Linge, it is now Gelderland (Linge is the provincial border here). It is also at Spijk that the Merwedekanaal joins the Linge (Arkel). You walk south from Spijk and pass the A15 and the Betuwe line for the last time to get to Gorinchem via the Arkel dike. You have to stay below the dikes (the view above is industry) and arrive via the prestigious cemetery in the Gorinchem fortress. It was of course a fortified city with all that water, wherever there was heavy fighting. For the Protestants it was mostly kept silent, but it was the Geuzen who, in 972 on 9 July, captured 19 monks and hung them in Den Briel. Now Gorinchem is a beautiful city, where the Linge flows like a city canal through the Lingehaven in the Merwede. You can walk to the station via the old city walls. A nice ending.

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