Schoonhoven naar Nieuwegein est un sentier de point à point de 21.7 kilomètres situé près de Schoonhoven, 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: 21.7 km Dénivelé: 161 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B




vue panoramique

site historique

In search of the IJssel, you will start in Schoonhoven in search of the origin of the IJssel. The church, the town hall, a city gate, the Dam with Waag, they are all there. The silversmiths settled here in the 16th. A school came and there is a museum. On the second day of Pentecost it is silver day here. And if you don't believe it all: the Amsterdammertjes have a silver button (made of chrome). From the Grote Gracht a law with quays runs to the east. You will walk along the Nassau and Cabauw quays to the ribbon village of Cabauw. There is a large Roman church in the village, yes, a Jacob's church. So there is a 14km Jacobs walk. You continue to Lopik, which is famous for its channel name. The masts themselves are further down the Lopikerwaar at Lopikerkapel. Here I met a gentleman who asked if I was a pilgrim and walked the Jacobs route and had obtained a stamp. None of that. He told me about the Kersbergseveer that sailed from Uitweg to Achthoven. He knew the sons of the ferryman (Kersbergen). After Lopik the water starts to be called Enge IJssel. It is actually a drainage channel, but still, you have it. The quay is now also given a decent name: De Graafdijk. You then pass Lopikerkapel, another ribbon village on the IJssel. There is a beautiful white NH Church and an Old School. A little further on you will see in all its glory the tallest building in the Netherlands: The Gerbrandy tower. With its 372m it is the highest. Juliana opened it in 1961. In 2011 a fire started, which destroyed part of the (worn out) installation. Fortunately NL was not without TV, because everything is nowadays over cable or satellite. But Radio and FM signals and Digitenne are still being distributed with the tower in particular. As soon as you have passed Lopikerkapel it becomes exciting, because you are approaching the place where the IJssel near the Lek was dammed in 1285. When the Rhine at Wijk bij Duurstede was dammed in 1122, it became too much for the IJssel and Floris V ordered the closure. The nice thing is that the Lage Dijk is still there and that the current Lekdijk in fact forms the closure here in a few hundred meters. You can tell by the kinks in the dike. A local farmer in Het Klaphek said that they had come across the old foundations during the dyke improvements, which had to remain intact inexorably. The IJssel is here called Kromme IJssel and forms the actual beginning of the Hollandse IJssel. Via a beautiful path through Het Klaphek and along a water treatment plant, close to the A2 and therefore underneath it, runs the IJssel. Once under the A2 there are many paths towards the tram in Nieuwegein Zuid (Vreeswijk), but through many houses.

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