SURROUNDINGS

CULTURE & HISTORY

The Vechtstreek is actually a large open-air museum. While cycling and walking in this area you will come across country houses, fortresses, castles and mills. We have some great tips worked out for you!

COUNTRY ESTATES

CLOSE TO FLORA BATAVA

The Vecht region is known for its numerous country estates. The country estates remind us of the golden age. Even then, the Vecht region was a popular place to stay. Rich merchants from Amsterdam had their summer houses built here to escape the busy city.

MILLS

IN THE VECHTSTREEK

There are also several mills to be found and viewed in the Vecht region, close to Flora Batava.
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CASTLES

IN THE VECHTSTREEK

The medieval castles tell a tale of the battle between the bishop of Utrecht and the count of Holland for control of the river. Several beautiful castles can be visited near Flora Batava.

FORTS

The Vecht formed the heart of the Dutch water line, when water was used as a means of defense. Fort Nieuwersluis is a short walk from Flora Batava and was built in 1673. A tower fortress was built in the mid-nineteenth century and a barracks and three depots were added around 1880. On Sundays you can visit the cozy tea house here.

LOOSDRECHTSE PLASSEN

BOATING

The Loosdrechtse plassen are a large water sports and nature reserve. The best way to enjoy the Loosdrechtse Plassen is on the water. And there are many possibilities for this.

VECHTSTREEKMUSEUM

MAARSSEN

The Vechtstreekmuseum in Maarssen is a small-scale cultural history museum. The permanent collection shows the history of Maarssen, the Vecht and the beautiful country estates. The museum organizes several times a year, a temporary exhibition on the Vecht or its artists.