Arnhem naar Wageningen is a 20.9 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 20.9 km Elevation Gain: 255 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

walking

river

views

wild flowers

historic site

This is a spectacular walk by Dutch standards, which not only leads along the heights of the southern Veluwezoom, but also through the low values of the Rhine. It starts in Arnhem and pass the Museum of Modern Art. You have to climb up for it, but then you have a beautiful view of the Rhine from the inside as well. You then walk along the Kema site, which unfortunately you cannot enter. Little is left of Van Kema these days. It used to be a conglomerate of laboratories sponsored by Dutch energy companies, now it is primarily a certification agency of a Norwegian company. The grounds are huge. In the past there was even a nuclear reactor here. It has been dismantled at enormous costs (1970s). You descend to the Rosande polder, where you walk along the foundations of the former castle. It was destroyed in the French period. From here you will walk under the railway bridge to Oosterbeek. You will now have an early view of one of the oldest churches in the Netherlands. Already in 1029 there was already a church here, which played an important role as a hospital in WWII. Now it is a stopping place for war veterans. Oosterbeek used to be a painting village because of the beautiful views. And they are still there. From Oosterbeek you will go up the hill along the Veluwezoom. You then climb to the Westerbouwing. Of the amusement park, only the restaurant is left. Everyone came and would like to come here to enjoy the view. There was also fighting here in WWII because views are strategic. You will follow the edge and pass Heveadorp. It was founded about 100 years ago to house the employees of the rubber factory on the Seelbeek in Doorwerth. You will descend to castle Doorwerth (a moated castle). It was already there in 1260 and after a restoration it has endured all the torments of the time. It is located in the middle of the inn surrounded by a dike, which also protect the gardens. You can go to a museum and drink coffee daily. You will also pass the Drielse dam. It was built together with the Amerongse and Hagesteinse (1958) to control the water level of the Rhine and Lek. You then continue on the Fonteinallee to the Jufferswaard. Here the A50 crosses the landscape. The word Juffer comes from Juif or Jood. It was they who used the cucumber to bake pots in their small community. You will also find many oven remains including narrow gates over which the stones had to be transported. In Renkum the river view is completely obstructed by the paper factory of the Norwegian Parenco (formerly Van Gelder). Fortunately, Renkum has a beautiful Dorpsstraat with shops and restaurants. Next you will climb the edge again for the Wageningse Berg. It forms the southernmost tip of the moraine that is bordered on the west by the Utrecht valley and further down the Grebbe. Here too a beautiful view. Wageningen has an agricultural university and it is therefore nice that you end up in the Belmonte Arboretum, it has the largest collection of rhododendrons in the Benelux.

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