Weesp Netherlands



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Although the river Vecht was an important north-south connection since Roman times, this region was mainly a peat bog wilderness until around 1000 AD. Only a few elevated places like riverbanks were (temporarily) inhabited by hunters and fishermen. That changed when the peat was drained and turned into farmland.

You can cycle from central Amsterdam to Weesp, 15 km, in an hour. The route is well signposted: from Central Station, follow the cycle direction signs for Almere, along the Prins Hendrikkade, Oostenburgergracht, and Zeeburgerdijk. From the end of Zeeburgerdijk, Weesp is shown on the cycle signs. Cycle along the Amsterdam-Rhine canal for about 7 km, then cross the cycle path on the railway bridge. Turn right under the first underpass toward Weesp, cycle straight on along this road, then turn left along Amstellandlaan.Turn right at the traffic lights, and left after the bridge, toward 'Centrum'.

Weesp station is a rail junction with trains to/from four directions, and an intensive service (as of 10 December 2006).

  • to/from Amsterdam: four trains per hour, 12 or 16 minutes
  • from Utrecht via Hilversum: every 30 minutes, journey time 38 minutes
  • from Amersfoort via Hilversum: every 30 minutes, takes 28 minutes
  • from Almere: every 15 minutes
  • from Schiphol airport via Amsterdam-Zuid: four trains per hour, takes 25 minutes. Two of these trains start from Leiden.

The town centre is 5 minutes walk from the station: go through Stationsplein, (with the bus stops and a city map), turn left into Herensingel, then right onto Stationsweg, on the bank of the Vecht river.

Bus 49 connects the Amsterdam metro stations Bijlmer and Gaasperplas with Weesp. Every 30 minutes, but hourly evenings and weekends. From central Amsterdam, the train is always faster.

The small historic centre, and the waterside streets and quays, are the main attraction of Weesp. Specific sights include:

  • old Town Hall (1776), Nieuwstraat 41. It houses a small museum for porcelain, (one of the old industries in Weesp), limited opening hours.
  • the circular fort at Ossenmarkt (1861), cross the river Vecht by the wooden bridge. See the online images. The fort is home to a number of private businesses and is not accessible to the public. Behind the fort are two older bastions (circa 1674), Bakkerschans and Nieuw Achtkant (with a view of the windmills).




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Untours European Vacation Rentals - The Holland - Leiden Untour
Weesp - One Danes personal view on the beautiful town
Weesp - One Danes personal view on the beautiful town

Panoramio - Photo of Oudegracht, Weesp, Netherlands (3)
Panoramio - Photo of lange Vecht brug (lange Vecht bridge ...
Cycle routes near Weesp

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Panoramio - Photo of Oudegracht, Weesp, Netherlands
Panoramio - Photo of Oudegracht, Weesp, Netherlands

Long Stay Apartments in Weesp, Netherlands - Weesp Apartments for Rent
Large room & bath A'dam cs 20 min in Weesp
Long Stay Apartments in Weesp, Netherlands - Weesp Apartments for Rent

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Dementia Village 'De Hogeweyk' in Weesp - DETAIL-online.com
Zicht op Smal Weesp. | Weesp & Muiden, Netherlands | Pinterest