In the footsteps of Anne Frank
Distance: 53 or 44 km
Camp Westerbork where Anne Frank was taken. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
This route takes you through the eastern province of Drenthe. Its varied landscape of wet heathland, woods and farmland and its rich history make it one of Holland’s most popular cycling regions. The route goes straight through former Camp Westerbork, the Nazi transit camp to which Anne Frank was deported after her arrest.
Despite its name, Camp Westerbork is not located in the village of Westerbork, but in Hooghalen. Here you can also visit Camp Westerbork Museum and the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. The route continues through the lovely countryside of Drenthe, taking you through Museum Village Orvelte with its old Saxon farmhouses and the village of Westerbork itself.
Camp Westerbork Cycle Route
|Distance:||53 km (3h30) or 44 km (2h55)|
|Type of route:||Day trip, round trip|
|Starting point:||Beilen train station
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking
|Alternative starting points:||Camp Westerbork Museum - Oosthalen 8, 9414 TG Hooghalen
- Car parking
|GPS:||Download this route as a GPX file:
- GPX Route 53 km
- GPX Route 44 km
Find out more:- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays that include the Drenthe region, go to our Holidays section.
Other WWII related cycle routes:- Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route - A bridge too far
- Nijmegen Cycle Route - Exploring the head of the Rhine Delta
- Vlissingen Cycle Route - Exploring the Walcheren peninsula (south)
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