"Abcoude, a hidden treasure" Abcoude by tompt

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Abcoude, hidden under the Amsterdam skyline, is almost 1000 years old. In 1085 Koenraad, bisshop of Utrecht, first wrote about habitatores de Abecenwalde. It was located on the border of the county Holland and the diocese Utrecht. Today that is on the border of the provinces Utrecht and Noordholland. The castle Abcoude was first mentioned in 1274, when it was destroyed by Gijsbrecht van Amstel. It was rebuilt then , but today there is nothing left of it. Altough some say you can see its foundations somewhere in the green meadows around the village.

The area around the village is famous for its natural treasures. It is a swampy area with the rivers Angstel, Gein, Holendecht, Winkel, Waver and Vecht streaming through it. Along the Angstel the village of Abcoude can be found.

Near Abcoude are two natural treasures: the Geinarea and Botshol.
The Geinarea is a dutch Hollands polderlandscape as it should be. Green meadows, water and farmhouses.

Botshol is a nature reserve with a protected birdbreeding area, with water and reed.

So Abcoude is a perfect place to make a tour through the Green Hart Hart of Holland. Either walk, take your bicycle or do it easy on your motorbike or in a car. The area is just great for a nice day out. in Abcoude itself there are several bars and restaurant to help you revive after a lovely day.

More info:
http://www.vvvhollandsmidden.nl/, the tourist office of the area.

  • Last visit to Abcoude: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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