Although Gorinchem was possibly already inhabited around the year 1000, the city was mentioned for the first time in a document from 1224. The city was strategically located and was often a battleground. Therefore, it was important to be on the lookout and that worked out well with the city wall from the fifteenth century. No fewer than 23 towers stood on it! At the end of the sixteenth century, the wall was so weakened that a new rampart was needed. This wall, which doubled the size of the city, is still almost completely intact. However, only the Dalempoort remains of the four city gates. The fortress of Asperen was part of the Dutch Waterline. Nowadays, it can be visited and cultural events are held there. Leerdam is of course known for its glass art. But here too, history can be found in wellpreserved historic buildings, such as the church or the restored city walls. On the spot where Leerdam Castle used to stand (completely destroyed by the Spaniards in 1574), you will now find the Hofje van mevrouw Van Aerden. This used to be a court for women and is now a museum. You will also encounter the famous glass art several times on the cycle route.
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Schotdeurensebrug , 4241BS Molenlanden  64.5 KM  
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759.8 M  0.8 KM  
Head northeast on Schotdeurensebrug  59 M  
Turn left onto KanaaldijkNoord  72 M  
Continue right onto Klinkert  628 M  
You are now at section 55  0 M  
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1075.6 M  1.1 KM  
Head southeast on Achterdijk  1.1 KM  
You are now at section 56  1 M  
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5958.9 M  6 KM  
Head east on Achterdijk  4.5 KM  
Continue onto Bruininxdeelse Kade  1.3 KM  
Turn left to stay on Bruininxdeelse Kade  145 M  
You are now at section 59  0 M  
From
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47

3627.3 M  3.6 KM  
Head northeast on Loosdorp  1.3 KM  
Turn right  69 M  
Turn left  785 M  
Continue slight right  1.3 KM  
Turn right onto Schaikseweg  152 M  
You are now at section 47  0 M  
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1389.6 M  1.4 KM  
Head southeast on Kerkweg  771 M  
Continue right onto Schoonrewoerdse Kerkweg  417 M  
Continue onto Diefdijk  202 M  
You are now at section 46  0 M  
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3342.1 M  3.3 KM  
Head southwest on Diefdijk  3.1 KM  
Turn right  123 M  
Continue onto Diefdijk  131 M  
You are now at section 48  1 M  
From
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82

1338.9 M  1.3 KM  
Head southeast on Meerdijk  1.3 KM  
You are now at section 82  0 M  
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99

248.4 M  0.2 KM  
Head southwest on Meerdijk  124 M  
Continue onto Nieuwe Zuiderlingedijk  124 M  
You are now at section 99  1 M  
From
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49

2547.7 M  2.5 KM  
Head northwest on Voorstraat  552 M  
Continue left onto Nieuwstraat  129 M  
Continue right onto Leerdamseweg  497 M  
Make a slight right  121 M  
Turn right  1.2 KM  
You are now at section 49  0 M  
From
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57

213.5 M  0.2 KM  
Head north  1 M  
Continue slight right  212 M  
You are now at section 57  1 M  
From
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34

1656 M  1.7 KM  
Head southwest on Lingedijk  1.7 KM  
You are now at section 34  1 M  
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472.4 M  0.5 KM  
Head west on Lingedijk  472 M  
You are now at section 33  1 M  
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451.9 M  0.5 KM  
Head south  160 M  
Take the ferry Heukelum  Galgenwaard  72 M  
Continue right onto Lingewal  219 M  
You are now at section 31  1 M  
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79.7 M  0.1 KM  
Head southwest on Torenstraat  79 M  
You are now at section 32  1 M  
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2491.3 M  2.5 KM  
Head south on Torenstraat  36 M  
Continue slightly left onto Voorste Gewind  312 M  
Continue right onto Dwarsweg  601 M  
Continue left onto Kerkweg  1.5 KM  
You are now at section 30  0 M  
From
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02

1258.8 M  1.3 KM  
Head south on Kerkweg  1.3 KM  
You are now at section 02  0 M  
From
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1722 M  1.7 KM  
Head west on Leuvense Kweldijk  1.7 KM  
You are now at section 27  1 M  
From
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25

3764.8 M  3.8 KM  
Head southwest on Molenweg  1.3 KM  
Continue right onto Achterdijk  1.3 KM  
Continue left onto Dalemse Zeiving  1.1 KM  
You are now at section 25  1 M  
From
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3873.2 M  3.9 KM  
Head west on Waaldijk  1.5 KM  
Continue onto Merwededijk  1.2 KM  
Continue onto Dalemsedijk  416 M  
Continue left onto Dalembolwerk  296 M  
Continue left onto Dalemwal  469 M  
You are now at section 50  0 M  
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684.8 M  0.7 KM  
Head west on Eind  192 M  
Turn right onto Tolsteeg  85 M  
Turn right onto Krabsteeg  79 M  
Continue right onto Boerenstraat  329 M  
You are now at section 23  0 M  
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342.8 M  0.3 KM  
Head north on Kruisstraat  1 M  
Continue onto Haarstraat  342 M  
You are now at section 22  0 M  
From
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53

523.6 M  0.5 KM  
Head north on Arkelstraat  1 M  
Continue onto Paardenwater  338 M  
Turn left onto Eike's Hof  173 M  
Turn right onto Kanaaldijk  12 M  
You are now at section 53  0 M  
From
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73

9001.2 M  9 KM  
Head west on Concordiaweg  156 M  
Continue slightly right onto Nieuwe Hoven  1.7 KM  
Continue slightly right onto Driemanschapslaan  302 M  
Continue right onto Bataafsekade  494 M  
Continue onto Grote Schelluinsekade  1.5 KM  
Continue left onto Zandkade  160 M  
Continue right onto Kerkplein  152 M  
Continue left onto Kerkweg  200 M  
Continue onto Kerkboomstraat  158 M  
Continue left onto Nolweg  256 M  
Continue right onto Voordijk  2.5 KM  
Continue left onto Muisbroekseweg  1.5 KM  
You are now at section 73  0 M  
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119.5 M  0.1 KM  
Head northeast on Slingelandseweg  120 M  
You are now at section 74  0 M  
From
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69

4005 M  4 KM  
Head north on Smoutjesweg  1.6 KM  
Continue onto Postkade  2.4 KM  
You are now at section 69  0 M  
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2996.9 M  3 KM  
Head north on Postkade  1 M  
Turn right onto Zuidzijde  3 KM  
You are now at section 70  1 M  
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2391.3 M  2.4 KM  
Head south  24 M  
Exit the roundabout onto Tiendweg  1.5 KM  
Turn left onto Nieuwendijk  454 M  
Continue right  377 M  
You are now at section 71  0 M  
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1916.4 M  1.9 KM  
Head southwest  45 M  
Turn left  20 M  
Turn left  20 M  
Turn right  63 M  
Continue onto Grotewaard  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 72  0 M  
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54

6221.5 M  6.2 KM  
Head southeast on Grotewaard  162 M  
Continue onto Dorpsweg  5.1 KM  
Continue right onto Stationsweg  931 M  
You are now at section 54  0 M 