Woldberg walking route

  • Type

  • Distance

    13.8 km
  • Period

  • Calories burnt

    1656 kcal
  • Intersection

  • Places


Discover the beautiful, forested area on and around the Woldberg and Steenwijk. The route takes you across the beautiful country estate of ‘de Eese’, the cultural and historical area with its characteristic structure of lanes.

Starting point

Take the train or park your car at Steenwijk train station. There is a 2.5-km approach trail that leads you to the route, just follow the yellow arrow from B61, via B45, with green arrow to B44. From B44, follow the 'color route' as indicated in the description below. Eventually you will return to B45 and there you can turn left and follow the yellow arrows to B61.

  1. Fortified city

    Fortified city

    Eight bastions were tasked with protecting Steenwijk from the Spaniards. A 2-kilometre route runs past all the fortifications that played an important role in the Eighty Years’ War. Nowadays, Steenwijk is a pleasant city with great places to shop, eat and drink.

  2. Woldberg


    Beautiful Steenwijk surroundings. The Woldberg is literally the region’s high point. The 26-metre hill formed during the penultimate ice age, about 150,000 years ago.

  3. Eeserveld


    De Eese country estate is a family estate spanning approximately 800 hectares. The estate is considered a cultural-historical mansion thanks to its extraordinary buildings and characteristic structure of lanes. The estate includes an old stronghold, bearing the year 1619 and surrounded by a moat.