Cycle route Elspeet and Surroundings
Elspeet, Staverden, Uddel
This cycle route lets you enjoy the Veluwe countryside and takes you into history.
The small village of Elspeet played an important role in World War II. In 1944, people and materials were dropped on Noorderheide for the resistance. Weapons, ammunition and medicine were collected at night and transported to a central warehouse.
Staverden received city rights in 1298. Count Reinoud of Gelre wanted to make it a big town, but did not get much further than building Staverden castle and a few outbuildings. The town was given the right to keep white peacocks, whose feathers were used on the helmets of the counts of Gelre. Now, Staverden castle and its estate is a popular attraction in the Veluwe forests. The white peacocks can still be found on the estate and the king's commissioner is still sent peacock feathers today.
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