Nieuwegein naar Oudewater est un sentier de point à point de 22.4 kilomètres situé près de Nieuwegein, Utrecht en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée, la marche et la course à pied.

Distance: 22.4 km Dénivelé: 149 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B



course à pied


vue panoramique

site historique

Tax haven A walk from the booklet with everything in it: towpaths, tithy roads and medieval towns. You will start in Vreeswijk, it was where the Gein in the Lek once came, and where later the Merwedekanaal dived into the Lek. It is completely merged with Jutphaas, with which it now forms the municipality of Nieuwegein. The old Vreeswijk is beautiful, but the rest won't make you happy. You will look up the Kromme IJssel again at the A2. The river turns west again with a wide bend. It is at the Doorslag that the Kromme IJssel becomes Hollandse IJssel. The IJssel can be sailed from here, as the Doorslag runs to the Merwede canal. You will walk under the A2 and soon arrive in the municipality and town of IJsselstein. It was already a town in 1310 and thus had an independent position with regard to Utrecht. Many arguments arose from it. Eventually the city fell to Willem van Oranje and was a sort of orange enclave in Utrecht. As a result, after the death of the childless Stadholder Willem III, IJsselstein became a tax haven. Criminals and bankruptcy were not welcome here. A Latin School was even established to provide good education for rich sons. Only after the Batavian revolution (1799) did the privilege end and IJsselstein fell into disrepair. Now it is a real commuter municipality. From IJsselstein a beautiful towpath runs along the IJssel. It is hardly ever walked on and it is delighted to walk through the tall grass for about 6 km. For Montfoort you will take the tiendweg above Blokland. Also great if you can walk unpaved through the polders for a few kilometers. It is fascinating to know that these roads have been around since the Middle Ages and were used to maintain connections across the conquering country. You then arrive in Montfoort. The bishop of Utrecht had a castle built here in 1170 to protect his city from the counts of Holland. The viscount (an appointed noble) was also able to intervene on the orders of the bishop. But those burggraves smoke in power and were more a threat than a defense against the Bishop. After the Reformation, Montfoort remained faithful to Utrecht, despite the church ban. In 1648 the viscount had to sell his estate and the town fell under the governor Willem II. It is at this time that Montfoort focused on making knots (knob turners) and baking bricks. You will now walk across the IJsseldijk through Snelrewaard. A ribbon church that becomes Oudewewater, the daring city.

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