Leiden naar Katwijk est un sentier de point à point de 16.6 kilomètres situé près de Leyde, 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: 16.6 km Dénivelé: 163 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B




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On to Brittenbrug It is a short distance from Leiden to Katwijk. The old Rhine is at its widest here and runs like the Pacific and the Galgenwater from Leiden. It is worth to visit the Morspoort. The gate dates from 1669 and is the only one of the remaining eight gates with the Zijlpoort. Everything is called spill here. It refers to the fact that marsh pastures used to be here. With a final glance at the Put flour mill (it is a very recent replica) you leave the key city. The Rhine is difficult to follow with all those bridges and access tracks and roads. You then pass Huize Ter Wadding in Voorschoten via a complex roundabout. A cloth dyer had it built in 1729, now you can have your heart look at it. Via Leiden in Valkenburg you will now come to the lake of the same name, which has a narrow-gauge museum. The line used to run through the dunes of Katwijk to transport sand for the water company and to construct the Atlantikwal, now it runs around the lake from April to September. The walking path along it is fine. When you reach the Rhine again you cross over to Oegstgeest and see a huge, rusty human form. You can enter it to make a journey through the body via the womb, intestines and brain. When you have crossed the A44 you dive into the new residential areas of Rijnsburg and it is surprising that the Huisje van Spinoza is located in the middle of those new stones. This philosopher, exiled by the Jewish community, lived there for two years. Spinoza made religion subordinate to philosophy, and that almost cost him the head, thereby banning his writings. He was a good lens sharpener in addition to a thinker. Christiaan Huygens purchased his products. Via Katwijk you walk along the last part of the Rhine to the drainage channel. There is nothing left of the original Rhine here. According to tradition, this must have flowed into the sea at the height of the Estecterrein between Noord- and Katwijk. In this way, Europe's mighty river comes to a very lean end. What remains are the stories from ancient Roman times that mention Britten Bridge. A fort that you know for sure existed in the Middle Ages and that must now lie somewhere like a Atlantis off the coast. The Dutch historiography has linked the fort to the Roman fortress. It is obvious that there must have been a tollbooth, but that there must also have been the Kallatoren, where Calligua had his victory over the oceans, is very fantastic. It did not prevent the Katwijkers from carrying out the Kallatoren as a rusty monument at the mouth of their Rhine. For example, they are reminded that their nets were torn open by the tower under water. From the mouth of the Rhine you walk past the "De Stijl" Hotel Savoy by architect Oud. On the Boulevard the view has disappeared due to sand increases on the sea. The oldest buildings form the church and the white fire beacon (four-fine), the second oldest lighthouse (the Brandaris is 1) in the Netherlands (1628). In Katwijk, it is not the stork that brings babies, but this four-fine (Spinoza would turn around in his grave).

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