Visit the Pyramid of Austerlitz
Unique in the Netherlands, the Pyramid of Austerlitz is a 36 metre high pyramid of earth built in 1804 by Napoleon’s soldiers on one of the highest points of the Utrecht ridge. Atop the pyramid is a stone obelisk from 1894.
Visit the Amerongen Castle
Guided tours are available in the weekends. As well as the Castle the surrounding historical gardens are also well worth a visit.
Go swimming in the Henschotermeer
Henschotermeer is a unique recreational park with lake situated in the woods of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. A place to get away from it all.
Exposition and tour of the Grebbe Line
The Grebbe Line was first established in 1745 as a line of defense to protect the Netherlands from invading armies. The exhibition “Grebbelinie in het Vizier” at Hoeve De Beek, shows the story of the fighting that took place at the Grebbe Line during WWII. A reconstructed trench can be seen. Guided tours are also available.
National Military Museum Soesterberg
Discover the world of the armed forces. Not only is the museum worth a visit, the surroundings have a lot to offer. Enjoy the diverse natural habitat at the Soesterberg Air Base Park, cycle around the military environment or discover the artworks on the site and in the shelters.
Climb over the bears, under the hyenas & through the aviary in Amersfoort Zoo! Do you follow the pathways or climb along, above, over and between the animals? During the trip you get to know the animals in a different way and discover all kinds of fun animal facts!
Go on a wonderful sightseeing walk organized by the tourist office (VVV) in Wijk bij Duurstede. Or opt for a city walk through Amersfoort, which will take you past the most charming sights in this historic place. Amersfoort has an actual photo route, along the most elegant parts of the city.
Take a boat trip of Amersfoort’s historical city centre, a pleasant way to view this beautiful city.
Fancy shopping ? You will find a wide variety of shops in Veenendaal and Amersfoort.
The environment around the B&B lends itself to varied walks. The Oudenhorsterpad is a marked walking trail. Of course, there are various routes to follow in nature reserve Den Treek and further surroundings such as the Leersumse Veld.
The B&B is located close to the cycle network. You can easily plan your own route from the stables. You will arrive at the most charming places.
Racing bikes and mountain biking
The Amerongse Berg, a nice climb for racing cyclists but also for mountain biking enthusiasts, there are routes available. An “MTB-vignet” or “dagpas” is required for mountain bike routes.
The Valleikanaal, a beautiful canal to paddle with the canoe. An ideal activity for the warmer days.
Action and adventure on the Grebbe Line
For fun outdoor activities such as cross trainer biking, rafting, GPS tours, archery or mountain biking visit www.mad-venture.com
For those who want a workout with the group, a “boot camp” is a must. Be Active, Fit and More sports school will come to you. A covered arena is available if the weather is bad.
View the landscape from a different point of view and take a ride on a recumbent bike. These are available for hire in the Amersfoort area.
The solex is a combination of a bicycle and a moped and was all the rage in the ‘60s. From Woudenberg you can explore the beautiful surroundings of Woudenberg, Scherpenzeel and the Utrechtse Heuvelrug by solex.