Linge Wandelen is a 16.6 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Leerdam, South Holland, Netherlands that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking.

Distance: 16.6 km Elevation Gain: 65 m Route Type: Point to Point





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This NS walk is located between Leerdam station and Beesd station. In the jubilee guide of the NS walking tour from 2010, this walk is one of the 20 most beautiful walks and that is how you pass the following sights: Reilinghplein This is a square of glass, light and art. The image of Leerdam as a glass city has been translated into 49 glass ornaments, which all contain different three-dimensional figures from neon. The ornaments, popularly called cubes, can also be used as seating elements. The square has blue walking lines that guide the walker from the station to the city center. At the end of the walking lines is a 16 meter high statue, which is the carrier of the carillon. Glass has been blown in Leerdam for more than two centuries; you will also find a glass museum here. The town is also known for its cheese. The story goes that the cheese owes its taste to a Spanish legion that was stationed in the city at the time. The Spaniards planted chives, which would still be found in the meadows. Leerdam In the 15th century, walls were built around the city and a moat was dug. Parts of the wall have been preserved along the Linge, with three wall towers and a roundel on the southwest corner. The Hofje van Aerden (entrance on the Kerkstraat) is now on that corner. It was built between 1700 and 1772. In addition to a number of houses, the hofje also contains a regent's room with a seventeenth-century collection of paintings, including a canvas by Frans Hals. Linge The Linge used to be called Lenge or Lange Water. The part of the Linge that you walk along was a branch of the Waal and led to the Merwede near Gorinchem. At the point where the river split off from the Waal, Tiel arose. The current Linge is 108 km long, arises at Doornenburg in the Overbetuwe from an underground water flow from the Pannerdensch Canal and flows into the Merwede via the Steenenhoek Canal. The clay and the sand that were sanded from the dyke and the bank wall spread out in the area. The well-known Betuwe orchards have been laid on these lands, which are very suitable for fruit growing. Asperen The town of Asperen dates back to the tenth century. In the Middle Ages it served as a Dutch fortress on the border with Gelre. Now, unlike Leerdam on the other side of the Linge, it belongs to Gelderland. The old pattern of the city has been well preserved due to the limited urban expansion. In 1980 the old city walls were partly rebuilt. The old water gate has also become visible again. The walking route leads along the eastern enclosure. The fort Asperen The fort, on the border of South Holland and Gelderland, was built in 1834 as a stronghold in the New Dutch Water Line. This historic defense belt ran from Muiden on the Zuiderzee to the Waal and was intended to protect Holland. The fort is one of the best preserved in our country and is a magnificent example of architecture and craftsmanship. The fort can be visited during the summer months. Acquoy The village of Acquoy could be the Dutch city of Pisa. The blunt, late Gothic tower is a long way off. In the small cemetery is a zerk, on which it is stated that Cornelia Pisa is resting there. Rumpt: In the year 1341 mention is made for the first time of the House in Rumpt. If you stand with your back to Rumpt House, you look out over two churns: the Big and Small Wheel. The Hof Rumpt stood between these two wheels in the Middle Ages. If you walk on the dirt track, you will find a hard stone cross at the end in memory of Otto van Scherpenzeel who fell here in 1524 in the fight against the gangs of warfare of his uncle, the bishop of Utrecht.

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