Voorthuizen is also known as the 'Gateway to the Veluwe'. From this village in Gelderland, you cycle straight into the woods and onto the heaths. To the north, the wooded Veluwe slowly changes into meadows, arable fields and polders, ending with vast stretches of water. This cycle route leads you via the Appelse Heide, the Wilbrinkbos, beautiful country estates and farmland to the Nijkerkernauw. On the way, you cross the centre of Nijkerk. This village is loved by those looking for peace and quiet, but has a lot to offer. The cosy shopping centre has nice shops and fine restaurants. From the centre of Nijkerk, you cycle along the Arkervaart canal to the marina on the water. You ride along the lake and enjoy the view of the rippling water and the Flevopolder. Get a breath of fresh air! This area is also known as Nijkerk aan Zee. At Strand Nulde you will find a sandy beach and sunbathing meadows, nice places to take a break on a summer day. On the waterfront, you will also come across two steam pumping stations. For the Stoomgemaal Arkemheen in Nijkerk, you need to deviate a little bit from the route, at junction 52. The visitor centre gives you a good idea of the history of this steam pumping station and why it is still of culturalhistorical and ecological value. If you like birds, these polders are a must. Various water and meadow birds find their home here to breed or just to hibernate. Between junctions 67 and 38 is the Putter Steam Pumping Station. This is one of eight pumping stations still working in the Netherlands. In fact, the steam engine is still the same as when the pumping station was built in 1885. This pumping station also has great historical value and is a special industrial heritage site. Discover the polder landscapes of the Veluwe with this cycle route and enjoy the peace, space and water.
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Garderbroekerweg , 3781 JB Voorthuizen  46.8 KM  
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25
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21

1670 M  1.7 KM  
Head northwest on Garderbroekerweg  176 M  
Turn left onto Elzenkamperweg  590 M  
Turn right onto Zeumerseweg  904 M  
You are now at section 21  0 M  
From
21
to
49

3862 M  3.9 KM  
Head northwest on Molenweg  8 M  
Continue straight  7 M  
Turn left  326 M  
Continue onto Hoofdstraat  151 M  
Turn left to stay on Hoofdstraat  24 M  
Turn right  8 M  
Turn right onto Rembrandtstraat  320 M  
Continue straight  87 M  
Continue onto Rembrandtstraat  299 M  
Continue onto Overhorsterweg  978 M  
Turn left to stay on Overhorsterweg  708 M  
Continue onto Dusschoterweg  946 M  
You are now at section 49  0 M  
From
49
to
48

2392 M  2.4 KM  
Head west on Oude Voorthuizerweg  2 KM  
Turn right onto Zelderseweg  382 M  
You are now at section 48  0 M  
From
48
to
7

2631 M  2.6 KM  
Head northeast on Zelderseweg  5 M  
Turn left to stay on Zelderseweg  2.6 KM  
You are now at section 07  0 M  
From
7
to
1

2450 M  2.5 KM  
Head west on Barneveldseweg  1.4 KM  
Continue straight  18 M  
Make a slight right onto Oude Barneveldseweg  288 M  
Turn right to stay on Oude Barneveldseweg  783 M  
You are now at section 01  0 M  
From
1
to
44

1271 M  1.3 KM  
Head northwest on Oude Barneveldseweg  400 M  
Turn right to stay on Oude Barneveldseweg  328 M  
Turn right onto Spoorstraat  12 M  
Turn left onto Kleterstraat  134 M  
Make a slight left onto Langestraat  209 M  
Turn right onto Kerkstraat  62 M  
Turn right onto Catharinastraat  37 M  
Turn left onto Verlaat  89 M  
You are now at section 44  0 M  
From
44
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52

6379 M  6.4 KM  
Head north on Verlaat  4 M  
Turn left onto Nieuwstraat  15 M  
Turn right onto Plein  36 M  
Continue slightly left onto Kolkstraat  248 M  
Turn left onto Oostkadijk  49 M  
Turn right onto Havenstraat  312 M  
Turn right onto Watergoorweg  79 M  
Turn left  619 M  
Turn left  226 M  
Turn right onto Doornsteeg  317 M  
Turn right  310 M  
Turn left  35 M  
Make a slight left  27 M  
Turn right  178 M  
Turn left onto Zeilmaker  153 M  
Turn left  1.1 KM  
Continue onto Junckerpad  829 M  
Turn left onto Arkersluisweg  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 52  0 M  
From
52
to
67

598 M  0.6 KM  
Head northeast on Zeedijk  541 M  
Make a slight left  57 M  
You are now at section 67  0 M  
From
67
to
38

4705 M  4.7 KM  
Head east  25 M  
Turn right onto Berencamperweg  36 M  
Turn left onto Putter Zeedijk  4.1 KM  
Continue straight  219 M  
Continue onto Strandboulevard  124 M  
Turn right to stay on Strandboulevard  185 M  
Keep right onto Strandboulevard  29 M  
Make a slight right onto Hoornsdam  10 M  
You are now at section 38  0 M  
From
38
to
37

905 M  0.9 KM  
Head east on Hoornsdam  905 M  
You are now at section 37  0 M  
From
37
to
4

5976 M  6 KM  
Head southwest on Waterweg  1.7 KM  
Turn left onto Leembruggerweg  744 M  
Turn right onto VikariĆ«nweg  45 M  
Make a slight right  54 M  
Turn left onto Nijkerkerstraat  120 M  
Turn right onto Broekermolenweg  1.6 KM  
Turn right onto Groot Hellerweg  67 M  
Turn left to stay on Groot Hellerweg  120 M  
Turn left  1.5 KM  
You are now at section 04  0 M  
From
4
to
6

1762 M  1.8 KM  
Head east on Beulekampersteeg  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 06  0 M  
From
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to
31

5052 M  5.1 KM  
Head east on Beulekampersteeg  1.2 KM  
Turn right onto Veldwijkweg  343 M  
Turn left to stay on Veldwijkweg  342 M  
Turn right onto Voorthuizerstraat  63 M  
Turn right onto Veenhuizerveldweg  826 M  
Make a slight left to stay on Veenhuizerveldweg  428 M  
Turn right onto Drosteweg  85 M  
Turn left onto Veenwaterweg  1.1 KM  
Turn left onto Traa  108 M  
Turn right to stay on Traa  285 M  
Turn right onto Hunnenweg  264 M  
You are now at section 31  0 M  
From
31
to
94

1492 M  1.5 KM  
Head northeast on Hunnenweg  119 M  
Turn right onto Meeuwenveenseweg  584 M  
Turn right onto Zevenbergjesweg  789 M  
You are now at section 94  0 M  
From
94
to
83

2059 M  2.1 KM  
Head southwest on Hoge Boeschoterweg  189 M  
Turn left onto Apeldoornsestraat  533 M  
Turn right onto Kieftveen  613 M  
Make a slight right to stay on Kieftveen  397 M  
Turn left to stay on Kieftveen  243 M  
Turn right onto Welgelegenweg  84 M  
You are now at section 83  0 M  
From
83
to
25

3598 M  3.6 KM  
Head southwest on Welgelegenweg  2.7 KM  
Turn right onto Brugveenseweg  16 M  
Turn left to stay on Brugveenseweg  102 M  
Make a slight left onto Blotekamperweg  762 M  
You are now at section 25  0 M 