Cycling route Twente around Twickel
Borne, Azelo, Ambt-Delden, Oele, Hengelo
The old centre of Borne exudes the atmosphere of previous centuries with its protected cityscape. You can visit the Old Church and visit the tower through the VVV. When you leave Borne, you will enter 'De Groene Poort'. You can enjoy this nature reserve with its backstage landscape and winding streams. Azelo is a small hamlet. Parts of this, the Meistershoes and the old bakspieker (the baking house), have been preserved.
At Ambt-Delden you will encounter Twickel Castle. The oldest parts of this castle date from the sixteenth century. The castle is inhabited, but can be visited at very limited times after registration. The park and gardens of the castle can be visited for a fee and that is definitely worth it. Historical buildings in the park are the orangery (with its special citrus trees), the garden house, the ice cellar and the acorn barn. Piet Mondriaan has made a painting, 'Bos bij Oele', of which it is not known which forest was the model for the painter.
Oele is also known for its water mill, the Oldemeule from 1690. In the summer, the mill can be visited on Sundays. Hengelo considers itself to be 'the great seducer'. The attractive city offers something for everyone. Recommendations from real Hengelo enthusiasts: De Houtmaat country estate, with lots of water and a cosy terrace and where performances are also given in the summer; and the atmospheric Tuindorp district, where once every two years old English theatre is performed. Then you suddenly find yourself in a Dickens-like play. The BAM! Festival, which is held annually in May in the Prins Bernhardplantsoen, is also recommended. It is a festival that everyone can attend for free, with space for music and culture in the broadest sense of the word.
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