NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht

NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht

   14 km    

The NS Wandeling Gein en Vecht is a 14km walking route joining Abcoude and Weesp, both important locations in the 1672 Rampjaar war with France. It follows the Gein River and crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal before following the Vecht. Along the way hikers will pass the Stelling van Amsterdam defenses of Fort bij Nigtevecht, 17th century country estates and polder areas.

Route Summary

Abcoude was burnt to the ground by the French in the 1672 Rampjaar. Nearby the train tracks pass under the Gein river beside the original train station from 1843.

Fort bij Nigtevecht (1892) is well preserved and worth a look. The Liniebrug (2018) crosses the Rhine canal close to the Vecht, a historically important river for trade. The route passes beautiful country estates on the riverside before crossing the Aetsveldsepolder to the outskirts of Weesp.

Weesp was put under siege by the French in 1672. In the centuries that followed it was extensively fortified, many of the bastions can be seen in the city.

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More Information

External websites with additional information.

   Wandelnet

   NS (Dutch Railways Walks)

Walk Features


    Restaurant Enroute

   Dogs Restricted

   Bird Watching

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“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir