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    Near Borger: Hunebed D12 (Eext)

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    Hunebed D12

    D12 is located in a field in Eext. It is a small hunebed.

    The oak next to it is more or less connected to the hunebed at its roots.

    Hunebed D13 is at walking distance, while D14 is a few km further away at Eexterhalte.

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    Near Borger: Hunebed D14 (Eext)

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 10, 2012
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    Hunebed D14 is a few km from Eext, near the former station Eexterhalte.

    It is one of the bigger hunebeds.

    Closer to the center of Eext you can find hunebeds D12 and D13.

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    Near Borger: Hunebed D13 (Eext)

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    Near the village Eext there are 3 hunebeds, D12, D13 and D14.

    D13 is special because it still (or better: again) is covered with earth. It also used to have stairs.

    D12 is in a field nearby at walking distance, D14 is further down the road at Eexterhalte.

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    Near Borger: Hunebed D18 (Rolde)

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    Hunebed and D18 and D17 are located just a few 100 meters from each other.

    They are close to the medieval Jacobus Church in Rolde and can easily be reached by car.

    There has been a church at this location since the 9th century!

    D18 is one of the most well-known hunebeds, probably because it is relatively neat. Steel pins keep the boulders at their place.

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    Near Borger: Hunebed D17 (Rolde)

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 10, 2012

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    Hunebed and D17 and D18 are located just a few 100 meters from each other.

    They are close to the medieval Jacobus Church in Rolde and can easily be reached by car.

    There has been a church at this location since the 9th century!

    There is an oak next to D17 that has been hit by lightning and is barely alive. It is kept together with iron pins...

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    Near Borger: Transit Camp Westerbork

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 9, 2012
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    During the 2nd World War there was a transit camp for Jews located near Westerbork.

    About 107,000 Jews started their awful journey here by train to the extermination camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only 5000 of them survived...

    Ironically the Dutch built this camp in 1939 to harbor German Jews who fled the Nazi regime. The Nazis unfortunately used it for a completely different purpose.

    The famous Anne Frank stayed in this camp for a couple of weeks. Just before the end of the war she was deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she died of typhus .

    There is not much to see of the former camp. All the buildings have been taken down. Small hills indicate where some of the buildings were located. There are some reconstructions of the fences and a watchtower.

    Memorial monuments such as the broken railway tracks and a monument consisting of 102,000 stones representing the people who died can be found on the terrain.

    Entrance to the former camp is free, the memorial center costs 6.50 euro per person (2012). You are not allowed to go from the memorial center to the camp by car due to the presence of sensitive radio-telescopes.

    However, you can walk through the beautiful forest from the memorial center to the former camp, it is less than 2.5 km. There's also a bus that can take you to the camp for a few euros.

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    Boomkroonpad: Walk between the tree tops

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Scaffolds were built between the trees, so you can walk at the same level as the tree tops.

    The highest point is 22.5 meter, where you have a great view over the forest.

    Buy your ticket at the Visitors Center (3.50 euro for adults, 1.75 euro for kids up to 12 years).

    There is also a small restaurant where you can get ice creams, pancakes, coffee etc.

    You can rent a bike as well here.

    At the end of the Boomkroonpad, you will find the starting point of several hikes through the forest (3-16.5 km). We did the 16.5 km walk, called Beek en Bos route, which was really very beautiful.

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    Beek en Bos route, a 16.5 km hike through forest

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Just after the Boomkroonpad (a path between the tree tops), several marked walks start with lengths of 3-16.5 km.

    We did the 16.5 km walk, which took us through the beautiful forest.

    We even saw a snake!

    The route also passes the recreational lake 't Nije Hemelriek with restaurant, about two-thirds of the route. See http://www.hemelriek.nl/.

    See the link below for a map. Free maps are also available at the Visitors Center.

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    Visitors Center

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At the visitors center Gieten-Borger you can get information about the animals in the forest.

    You can buy tickets for the Boomkroonpad, a path in the tree tops, or rent a bike.

    They have description and maps of the walks you can do in the forest. Walks of 3 km, 4 km, 4.5 km and 16.5 km start and finish here.

    There is a restaurant as well, where you can get pancakes, ice creams, coffee and pie etc...

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    Stoned Life / Versteend Leven

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Versteend Leven

    This shop / museum sells a lot of minerals, stones and fossils, including some jewelry.

    The walking route "Bijvoetpad", starting at the Hunebed Centre in Borger, takes you along this exposition.

    Open April 1st - November 1st from 10.00-17.00, including Sundays and holidays. Between November 1st and March 31 only open upon appointment.

    Free entrance (although you'll likely buy something from their great collection!)

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    Hunebed D24

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Hunebed D24

    About 20 minutes walking from the Hunebed Centre, there is a cluster of 5 hunebeds, D21-D25.

    They are located between Borger and Drouwen. The route to these hunebeds is indicated from the Hunebed Centre with signs saying "Bijvoetpad" (about 20 minutes walking).

    You can see hunebed D23 in the background.

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    Hunebed D23

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Hunebed D23

    About 20 minutes walking from the Hunebed Centre, there is a cluster of 5 hunebeds, D21-D25.

    They are located between Borger and Drouwen. The route to these hunebeds is indicated from the Hunebed Centre with signs saying "Bijvoetpad" (about 20 minutes walking).

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    Hunebed D21 and D22

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    About 20 minutes walking from the Hunebed Centre, there is a cluster of 5 hunebeds, D21-D25.

    They are located between Borger and Drouwen. The route to these hunebeds is indicated from the Hunebed Centre with signs saying "Bijvoetpad" (about 20 minutes walking).

    D21 and D22 are located slightly west from the other three hunebeds. D22 is the smallest hunebed in the Netherlands, with only two horizontal cover stones.

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    Hunebed D19

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Hunebed D19 and D20 are located west from Drouwen, between Drouwen and the road N34.

    The Bijvoetpad-route starting from the Hunebed Centre does not take you exactly to them, but you can make a little detour if you want.

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    Hunebed D20

    by Pijlmans Updated Jun 7, 2009

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    Hunebed D19 and D20 are located west from Drouwen, between Drouwen and the road N34.

    D20 is surrounded by an extra circle of stones.

    The Bijvoetpad-route from the Hunebed Centre does not take you exactly to them, but you can make a little detour if you want.

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