Drenthe Periphery “Route 3” Havelte


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2 hour 36 minutes (60.0 km)

Drenthe Periphery Route 3 starts and ends at the Van Helomaweg/Nieuwe Ruiterweg roundabout in Havelte. The route has a length of 60 km and passes through Meppel, De Wijk, Zuidwolde, Echten, Ruinen, Ansen and Uffelte—and back again to Havelte.

Brinkdorpen
On this route, you pass through several beautiful brinkdorpen (brinkdorpen are a type of village, built in medieval times—often atop a sandy ridge to remain dry). Havelte itself has no fewer than three brinken (a type of village square characteristic of a brinkdorp). You c…

Drenthe Periphery Route 3 starts and ends at the Van Helomaweg/Nieuwe Ruiterweg roundabout in Havelte. The route has a length of 60 km and passes through Meppel, De Wijk, Zuidwolde, Echten, Ruinen, Ansen and Uffelte—and back again to Havelte.

Brinkdorpen
On this route, you pass through several beautiful brinkdorpen (brinkdorpen are a type of village, built in medieval times—often atop a sandy ridge to remain dry). Havelte itself has no fewer than three brinken (a type of village square characteristic of a brinkdorp). You can sense the age-old history in these villages while sitting on a terrace or enjoying their quaint shops.

Meppel
Meppel is a charming and lively city in the south-east of Drenthe. Noteworthy are its attractive canals and small inner-city bridges, but you also find many cafés, restaurants, terraces and fun shops there. Absolutely worth a visit!

Starting points with parking options
There are multiple starting points for the route where you can park your car. This allows you to start the route from wherever you like. 

  • Havelte: Car park Papiliorama along the Van Helomaweg
  • Meppel: Car park Het Vledder, car park Dirk Jacobsstraat or car park Molenpad
  • De Wijk: Car park Molenwijk
  • Zuidwolde: Weth. Klunderlaan near Jumbo (200 metres from the route), town hall Noorderesweg
  • Hoogeveen: Car park Kinholtsweg (400 m) 

  • Ruinen: Car park Westerstraat
  • Uffelte: VV (Football Club) Uffelte Ruiterweg

Part of Drenthe Periphery 255 km
This route is part of the route Drenthe Periphery 255 km, that runs along the border of the province of Drenthe. Within this long route, you can also pick and choose from among ten shorter routes—varying from 55 to 67 kilometres—or two routes of 135 and 170 kilometres.

Sights on this route

Starting point: 7971 Havelte
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End point: havelte

Directions

Starting point: 7971 Havelte
  • Start: Havelte Helomaweg/Nieuwe Ruiterweg roundabout
  • 2nd road TR (Overcingelaan) - TL (Linthorst Homanlaam) - T junction follow bicycle path - end of bicycle path TL (Bulten Postweg) - T junction KR (Veendijk) - under A32
  • Nijeveen
  • End of the road TL Meppel (Nieuweweg) 10 km - ROU TL - 1st road TR (Meppelerweg)
  • Meppel
  • ROU SA (Steenwijkerstraatweg) - Steenwijkerstraatweg, which becomes Burgemeester Knopperweg - 1st road TR (Het Vledder) - 1st road TL (Het Vledder) - bicycle path CSA through bicycle tunnel - bicycle path CSA past canal until Brandermaat - cross Brandermaat TR and immediately TL bicycle path to. Hoogeveen (Hoogeveenseweg) - after bridge at T junction TL De Wijk (Schiphorsterweg) - end of the road TR (Dorpsstraat)
  • De Wijk
  • Bicycle path CSA along Dorpsstraat and Commissieweg to. Veeningen
  • Veeningen
  • Bicycle path CSA Zuidwolde
  • Zuidwolde
  • After bus station 1st road TL (Steenberger Esweg) - end of the road TL and immediately TR (Steenbergen) - end of the road TL (De Stuw) - 1st road TR (Hoogeveenseweg) - after tunnel under A28 CSA (Zuidwoldigerweg) - end of the road TL Echten (Nijstad) (note: bicycle path) - T junction TR to. Echten (Zuidwolderweg)
  • Echten
  • After railway crossing 1st road TR Fluitenberg (Fluitenbergseweg) - 1st road TL to. Ruinen (Domeinweg) - T junction KL to. Ruinen (Gijsselterweg) - end of the road TR to. Ruinen (Oosterstraat)
  • Ruinen
  • End of the road TR (Brink) - end of the road TR and immediately TL to. Dwingeloo
  • Ansen
  • TL to. Uffelte (Om de Kamp) - CR SA Uffelte (Hooidijk/Rheebruggen/Anserweg) - end of the road TR to. Uffelte (Anserweg)
  • Uffelte
  • CSA Havelte (Ruiterweg/Nieuwe Ruiterweg)
  • Havelte
  • CSA through Havelte (Nieuwe Ruiterweg) - ROU TL (Van Helomaweg)
  • Finish Van Helomaweg/Nieuwe Ruiterweg roundabout

Legend route description:

CR = crossroad
TL = turn left
KL = keep left
to. = towards
TJ = T junction
TR = turn right
KR = keep right
le. = left
ROU = roundabout
SA = straight ahead
CSA = continue straight ahead
ri. = right
TrL = traffic light

End point: havelte