Woerden, Oudewater and the Groot Waterschap Woerden wanted a higher water level in the 16th century so that larger ships could pass the lock more easily. Delft, Gouda and Rotterdam were against and were vindicated by the predecessor of master Frank Visser. The conflict even made it to the history booklet. Yet here too, whoever laughs last is best at laughing: in 1558 the water level was still raised. Oudewater has a black page in the same history booklet: the city was almost completely murdered by the Spaniards in 1575. Only three people survived. Schoonhoven played a role in the war between Flanders and Holland in the 14th century, because it chose the Flemish side. Stadholder William III regained control of the city through a ruse.
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Steinsedijk 17m, 2851LA Krimpenerwaard  57.6 KM  
From
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12

255.6 M  0.3 KM  
Head south on Veerlaan  256 M  
You are now at section 12  0 M  
From
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27

1080 M  1.1 KM  
Head northeast on Hoogstraat  83 M  
Continue onto Grote Haven  368 M  
Continue onto Bredeweg  629 M  
You are now at section 27  0 M  
From
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95

1791.2 M  1.8 KM  
Head northeast on Boezemmolenpad  1.2 KM  
Continue slightly right onto OostVlisterdijk  637 M  
You are now at section 95  0 M  
From
95
29

985.4 M  1 KM  
Head east on OostVlisterdijk  985 M  
You are now at section 29  0 M  
From
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30

1344.5 M  1.3 KM  
Head southeast on OostVlisterdijk  1.3 KM  
You are now at section 30  0 M  
From
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11

533.7 M  0.5 KM  
Head south on OostVlisterdijk  534 M  
You are now at section 11  0 M  
From
11
13

2462.6 M  2.5 KM  
Head south on Slangeweg  47 M  
Turn left onto Bonrepas  2.4 KM  
You are now at section 13  0 M  
From
13
10

1483.6 M  1.5 KM  
Head east on Opweg  54 M  
Turn right onto Vlisterweg  276 M  
Continue onto H.A. Schreuderstraat  287 M  
Turn right onto Meester Kesperplein  95 M  
Continue left onto Pleinweg  158 M  
Continue onto Koestraat  132 M  
Continue straight onto Koestraat  174 M  
Continue straight onto Koestraat  22 M  
Continue straight onto Koestraat  285 M  
You are now at section 10  0 M  
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66

1591 M  1.6 KM  
Head northeast on Voorhaven  52 M  
Turn right onto Veerstraat  141 M  
Continue onto Buiten de Veerpoort  166 M  
Take the ferry Schoonhoven  Gelkenes (N216)  235 M  
Continue straight onto Veerstoep  114 M  
Continue left onto Veersedijk  884 M  
You are now at section 66  0 M  
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65

3675.7 M  3.7 KM  
Head east on Hoogstraat  452 M  
Continue onto Lekdijk  2.5 KM  
Continue right onto Boonevlietweg  708 M  
You are now at section 65  0 M  
From
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64

6582.5 M  6.6 KM  
Head northeast on Tiendweg  1.9 KM  
Continue left onto Langesteinseweg  748 M  
Continue right onto Lekdijk  2 KM  
Continue right onto Kerkpad  868 M  
Continue left onto Kerkweg  404 M  
Continue left onto Hogewaard  352 M  
Continue onto Molenstraat  234 M  
You are now at section 64  0 M  
From
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14

1037 M  1 KM  
Head north on Benedendamsestraat  147 M  
Make a slight right  107 M  
Continue left  40 M  
Take the ferry Ameide  Lopik  300 M  
Continue left  47 M  
Continue slight right onto Lekdijk Oost  397 M  
You are now at section 14  0 M  
From
14
86

977.9 M  1 KM  
Head east on Lekdijk Oost  978 M  
You are now at section 86  0 M  
From
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85

1402.2 M  1.4 KM  
Head northwest on S.L. van Alterenlaan  723 M  
Continue right onto M A Reinaldaweg  679 M  
You are now at section 85  0 M  
From
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07

6209.9 M  6.2 KM  
Head east on Graafdijk  2 KM  
Continue right onto Kortland  569 M  
Continue onto Korte Zandpad  325 M  
Continue left onto Batuwseweg  2.2 KM  
Continue onto Kapelsepad  1.2 KM  
You are now at section 07  0 M  
From
07
82

4001.1 M  4 KM  
Head northwest on Biezendijk  2.1 KM  
Continue onto Statensingel  961 M  
Continue onto Basiliekpad  985 M  
You are now at section 82  0 M  
From
82
83

1069.4 M  1.1 KM  
Head northwest  139 M  
Continue onto Groene Dijk  931 M  
You are now at section 83  0 M  
From
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84

4631.4 M  4.6 KM  
Head southwest on Groene Dijk  108 M  
Continue right onto Boveneind Noordzijde  2 KM  
Continue onto Dorp  2.5 KM  
Turn left onto M A Reinaldaweg  6 M  
You are now at section 84  0 M  
From
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54

4360.3 M  4.4 KM  
Head west on Dorp Noordzijde  25 M  
Continue onto Benedeneind Noordzijde  4.2 KM  
Continue right onto Benedeneind Zuidzijde  179 M  
You are now at section 54  0 M  
From
54
48

3544.4 M  3.5 KM  
Head northwest on Damweg  3.3 KM  
Make a slight left onto Utrechtse straatweg  253 M  
You are now at section 48  0 M  
From
48
91

789.4 M  0.8 KM  
Head northwest on Utrechtse straatweg  591 M  
Turn right onto IJsselvere  199 M  
You are now at section 91  0 M  
From
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92

297.7 M  0.3 KM  
Head northwest on Romeijnstraat  19 M  
Continue left onto NoordIJsselkade  278 M  
You are now at section 92  0 M  
From
92
14

4288.1 M  4.3 KM  
Head northwest on Oude Hekendorperweg  454 M  
Continue left onto Hekendorperweg  353 M  
Continue onto Hekendorpse Buurt  3.3 KM  
Continue onto Goejanverwelle  211 M  
You are now at section 14  0 M  
From
14
34

3193 M  3.2 KM  
Head west on Goejanverwelle  49 M  
Keep left onto Goejanverwelle  506 M  
Continue onto Steinsedijk  2.6 KM  
You are now at section 34  0 M 