Woerdense Verlaat naar Hekendorp est un sentier de point à point de 21.4 kilomètres situé près de Woerdense Verlaat, Hollande-Méridionale en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et la marche.

Distance: 21.4 km Dénivelé: 109 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B




voie partiellement aménagée


vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages


site historique

The monarchy saved in the green heart. An exciting stage with a lot of history, where the monarchy was at stake. The Grecht River will be demolished in this stage. It forms the connection between the Kromme Mijdrecht (Amstel) and the Oude Rijn in Woerden. A real towpath follows the river for six kilometers. Now you are in the middle of an area where there was a division between the patriots in Holland and the Orange families in Utrecht and Gelderland (not in the city of Utrecht by the way). The somewhat weak King William V had already packed his bags and had moved to Nijmegen and waited for what the States of Holland would do. Wilhelmina (van Prussia) his wife was a lot stronger and more impatient, and wanted to negotiate with the patriots much faster. She decided on a provocative journey, in which she had 15 horses reserved for further transport in Haastrecht. A little intelligence service (Goudse vrijcorps) soon understood that high visitors would come. On June 28, 1787, the free corps paid by the patriots waited for their royal highness in Bonrepas and put her in a farm in Hekendorp (at the Goejan Verwelle lock) on a few cheeses. She was not allowed to continue to The Hague and had to return (via Schoonhoven) to Nijmegen. That was exactly what Wilhelmina wanted to achieve, because now her brother (the King Fredrik Willem of Prussia) could no longer avoid her request. The royal family was insulted and the king sent 20,000 soldiers to Holland. Remember that the patriots in Holland had the numerical majority and, democratically speaking, might have been able to take Holland and the rest to a republic. However, they had not eaten much of fighting and controlling armies. When Frederik Willem came by, the resistance was quickly broken, whereby the fortresses in Vianen, Leerdam and Woerden were quickly occupied. The logistics to use the water lines also went wrong. Most patriotic administrators took the ward, and many later returned to another administrative position. In short, a recovery with little bloodshed. The route runs through all these historic places. Woerden is typically an army site that, after the events with Wilhemina in the French period, chose the Oranges too early. In short, there was a great deal of murder. Was Woerden formerly ZH. now it belongs to Utrecht. After Woerden the path runs over rugged quays to the Double Wiericke and drainage channel from 1367, which was later used as a water line. In Hekendorp, Lady Justice is a scandal. Hekendorp had a "regthuis" (now cafe) and as a condemnation people were put to the pillory to be mocked. It is not clear why she does not have a blindfold.

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