Castles and the Ardèche in the Achterhoek
Doetinchem, Gaanderen, Laag-Keppel
Located in the heart of the Achterhoek region, Doetinchem is the region's largest city with a population of more than 55,000. With a rich history of more than 750 years, Doetinchem is a city that offers both ancient charm and modern amenities.
Known as the home of soccer club De Graafschap, Doetinchem has much more to offer than sports. From the perspective of nature, culture and shopping, there is something for everyone in Doetinchem and the surrounding area.
For example, you will pass Castle Keppel, which was the center of many warring battles during the Eighty Years' War. Like many castles, it was rebuilt or modified several times by its various inhabitants. You can now view the final appearance of the 1850s castle at Keppel Estate.
See the sails of Mill Aurora turning? Then step inside to take a look at this beautiful mill, because when the sails turn, the miller is present. The grain ground here later serves as animal feed.
The surroundings of Doetinchem are diverse and rich in history. You will find many nice stopping points while cycling through the green region.
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