Castles and country estates
Stunning country estates, centuries-old castles and manors with coach houses, orangeries and lush parks. Discover the many historic pearls of the Bollenstreek with this cycle route.
Distance: 46 km
You are about to see.....
The route takes you along special places that tell the story of the Golden Age and the Wig Period; the time when Holland was the richest country in the world. Wealthy regents and merchants wanted to spend their summers away from the city and they built country houses on the sandy soil of the old dune row behind the coast. Spending the summer in the fresh air, not too far from Haarlem, The Hague or Leiden, that was the idea.
Do not hesitate to stop for a walk through the gardens of the country estates every now and then and enjoy all the beauty. Imagine yourself in the days of the past!
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