Houten has a rich history, traces of habitation have been found dating back to 2200 BC. Probably the inhabitants of the Bronze Age chose Houten because of the higher ground. Also remains of a Roman villa and a medieval road have been found. The Pleinkerk partly dates from the 12th century, the tower from the 16th century. For enthusiasts who want to cycle a little bit: to the west of Houten lies Castle Heemstede. Dorestad, the old name of Wijk bij Duurstede, was one of the most important trading places in northwestern Europe: Dorestad. The story goes that the city fell because of attacks by the Vikings, but by now we know that shifting power relations and silting up of the harbour probably played a more important role. Many finds from these periods of history have been made in and around Wijk bij Duurstede, which can be seen in Museum Dorestad. During this tour you will also come close to several forts of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (New Dutch Water Line).
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Het Kant 199, 3995 GZ Houten  66.7 KM  
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1695.5 M  1.7 KM  
Head southwest on Imkerseind  230 M  
Continue left onto Lobbendijk  723 M  
Continue left onto Plein  117 M  
Continue right onto Prins Bernhardweg  625 M  
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2890.2 M  2.9 KM  
Head southeast on Houtensewetering  598 M  
Continue onto Beukenhout  182 M  
Continue onto Weteringhout  356 M  
Continue onto Parkhout  251 M  
Continue onto Granietsteen  609 M  
Continue onto Donselaerspad  173 M  
Continue left onto Schonauwensepad  240 M  
Continue right onto Schalkwijkseweg  481 M  
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816.1 M  0.8 KM  
Head south on Schalkwijkseweg  97 M  
Continue onto Schalkwijksebrug  455 M  
Continue left onto Kanaaldijk Zuid  265 M  
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6036.9 M  6 KM  
Head northeast on Goyerdijk  1.4 KM  
Continue right onto Marckenburghsepad  1.3 KM  
Continue right onto Provincialeweg  303 M  
Continue left onto Tetwijkseweg  2.3 KM  
Continue right onto Groeneweg  717 M  
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2426.2 M  2.4 KM  
Head southeast on Lekdijk  2.4 KM  
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3720.1 M  3.7 KM  
Head northeast on Lekdijk  3.7 KM  
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1535.2 M  1.5 KM  
Head northwest on Beusichemseweg  1.5 KM  
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2419.9 M  2.4 KM  
Head south on Nachtdijk  123 M  
Continue slightly left onto Kapelleweg  2.3 KM  
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5538.7 M  5.5 KM  
Head south on Dwarsdijk  177 M  
Turn right onto Hoeksedijk  469 M  
Continue left onto Wijkersloot  3.2 KM  
Continue left onto Trekweg  287 M  
Continue onto Overloop  858 M  
Go straight  152 M  
Continue slightly right onto Steenstraat  407 M  
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1516.7 M  1.5 KM  
Head east  901 M  
Turn right  616 M  
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6107.7 M  6.1 KM  
Head west on Melkwegsetiendweg  1.2 KM  
Continue left onto Groenewoudseweg  1.2 KM  
Continue right onto Dorpsstraat  475 M  
Continue left onto Kerkweg  433 M  
Continue left onto C.B. Kentiestraat  195 M  
Continue right onto WillemAlexanderweg  412 M  
Continue right onto Ossenwaard  2.2 KM  
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1267 M  1.3 KM  
Head northwest on Caspargauw  1.1 KM  
Continue left onto Tuurdijk  187 M  
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2649.6 M  2.6 KM  
Head northwest on Hollendewagenweg  2.3 KM  
Continue left onto Herenstraat  304 M  
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4766.7 M  4.8 KM  
Head north on Herenstraat  1 M  
Turn right to stay on Herenstraat  804 M  
Continue right onto Otselaan  579 M  
Continue right onto Molenhoeflaan  495 M  
Continue onto Beverweertseweg  428 M  
Continue onto Jachtrustlaan  1.5 KM  
Continue onto Broekweg  971 M  
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649.9 M  0.6 KM  
Head southeast on Langbroekerdijk  648 M  
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4181.9 M  4.2 KM  
Head northeast on Sterkenburgerlaan  2.6 KM  
Continue left onto Driebergsestraatweg  654 M  
Continue right onto Hydeparklaan  976 M  
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1381 M  1.4 KM  
Head northwest  1.4 KM  
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2121.2 M  2.1 KM  
Head southwest on Traaij  1 KM  
Turn right onto Arnhemsebovenweg  1.1 KM  
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2055.9 M  2.1 KM  
Head northwest on Arnhemsebovenweg  580 M  
Make a slight right  206 M  
Continue onto Arnhemse Bovenweg  732 M  
Continue left onto Breullaan  537 M  
Turn right  1 M  
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920.9 M  0.9 KM  
Head northeast  1 M  
Turn left onto Driebergseweg  919 M  
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97

2501.5 M  2.5 KM  
Head south  24 M  
Turn right onto Driebergseweg  14 M  
Turn left onto Bunsinglaan  1.2 KM  
Continue right onto Tiendweg  1.2 KM  
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1570.7 M  1.6 KM  
Head southwest  1.6 KM  
Turn left onto Koningin Julianalaan  1 M  
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438.3 M  0.4 KM  
Head north on Koningin Julianalaan  1 M  
Turn left  14 M  
Turn left  125 M  
Continue slightly right onto Koningin Julianalaan  229 M  
Make a slight right onto Stationsweg  69 M  
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1966.3 M  2 KM  
Head northwest on Stationsweg  337 M  
Continue onto Provincialeweg  1.6 KM  
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929 M  0.9 KM  
Head west on Provincialeweg  557 M  
Continue left onto Achterdijk  372 M  
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1819 M  1.8 KM  
Head southeast on Achterdijk  1.8 KM  
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1061.4 M  1.1 KM  
Head southwest on Rijsbruggerweg  904 M  
Continue onto Binnenweg  158 M  
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1762.9 M  1.8 KM  
Head southwest on Binnenweg  110 M  
Continue right onto Kooikerspad  1.1 KM  
Continue onto Kooikerseind  329 M  
Continue onto Onderdoor  179 M  
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