Zaans Rietveld est un sentier en boucle de 13.5 kilomètres situé près de Alphen-sur-le-Rhin, Hollande-Méridionale en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la marche.

Distance: 13.5 km Dénivelé: 191 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle


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This is a very nice walk. Wearing shorts is not recommended, as in some places the green grows high and so do the nettles. Be aware that part of the trail can be closed from 15 March to 15 June, due to the breeding season (there is an alternative route). However, don't be put off. Almost at the end you still have to pass large black cattle that graze the Graskade badly. If you don't feel like it, you can continue to follow the Weteringspad until the Nooderderkeerkring and then turn right. The route is very well marked with stickers in yellow-red-yellow with an arrow in red showing which way you have to go. From the "Kerk en Zanen" exit, walk towards the roundabout. Halfway you see a sign with a signpost to the Archeon on the left. You will find the first sticker below. The walking route through the Zaans Rietveld is a medium-long walking tour through an authentic polder landscape on the south side of Alphen aan den Rijn. This area forms a buffer between the new housing estates of Alphen aan den Rijn and the floriculture nurseries of Boskoop and Hazerswoude. It is actually a very special piece of landscape, due to the fact that very little has changed over time, unlike many other places. You thus walk on wood quays and bosom banks; along old mills and through the Spookverlaat. Beggar forest: According to tradition, this part of the polder was a hiding place for beggars and vagrants in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Bedelaarsbos was on the extreme border of the municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn and the tramps were banned here by the municipality. The area was previously only accessible via the footpath on the west side of the Gouwe, over a cart track or over the Rietveld path (a private toll path in the 19th century). Rietveld Mill (1648): this is a large, heavy octagonal mill covered with thatch. This mill is of great importance to the landscape. The wick cross is Old Dutch (flight 26.20 meters) and the water is raised by a paddle wheel. Unfortunately, the atomic water to the Rhine has been sealed off, so that this grinding mill cannot pump the polder. In spite of that, the mill is operated regularly. The Rietveld polder was founded in 1648 by merging seven small private polder ponds. In the same year the mill was built by the joint landers. The new mill worked so well that the duck decoys in the polder were given too little water, which is why the owners were given permission in 1652 to build small mills for the water supply of those duck decoys. Spook leave: The story of the Spook leave is the story of Frederick and Amalia. According to tradition, Frederick and Amalia were leaving on a balmy summer evening at full moon. Frederick wanted more than just kissing, but not Amalia, and she accidentally pushed him into the water. He could not swim and neither could she. He drowned and his voice came from the depths: "Amalia, Amalia do you love me?" During her entire life she visited this place on summer evenings with a full moon. And every time she heard his voice: "Amalia, Amalia do you love me?" According to local farmers, people still hear voices there at full moon.

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