Loonse en Drunense duinen cycle route
From Raamsdonksveer you make a varied cycle tour. The Onvermoeide in Raamsdonksveer is a flour mill from 1890. You continue cycling through a river landscape, National Park Loonse and Drunense dunes and through the polder of the Langstraat, a region known for its shoe industry.
The route starts at Hotel Heere. In the center of Raamsdonksveer, also a great place to enjoy a drink and a snack. You cycle on the former Half-line line, a railway line that ran through the Langstraat. It is nice and quiet to cycle along this route. In Raamsdonk you pass the striking St. Bavo church from 1888, and you can also see some beautiful old farms here. A little later you cycle through the forests of the Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park (over 3500 hectares) and you pass Giesbergen, De rustende Jager.
You drive along the forest of amusement park De Efteling, after which you cycle through the Landgoed Huis ter Heide towards the Donge polder. The Donge River is a typical lowland stream. Such a stream has no clear source, but arises because groundwater and rainwater gradually cluster into a stream. For the Donge this is the border area between Alphen and Baarle-Nassau. The brook is called the Oude Ley here. The “Oude Ley” runs through a diver under the Wilhelminakanaal and then continues from Dongen, its way as the Donge to the mouth of the Amer, the river was used in many ways by the many tanneries in the area.
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