The castle of Doorwerth is one of the most beautiful in Guelderland and maybe even The Netherlands. It's specific situation in between the river Rhine and the hills of the Veluwe only add to the fairytale-like shapes of this late 15th centure castle. "Barend van Dorenweerd" was the earliest tracable owner of the estate and erected the first borough here. His name was later changed into Doorwerth.
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Doorwerth is ideal for walkingtours, but to widen your distance around Doortwerth you need a bike. This way you can go deeper into the forests and further along the dikes in the riverlands (after crossing the Rhine by ferry).
Arnhem and it's vicinity enjoys many hidden secrets from the mass-tourism that takes place in Holland (the western provinces of The Netherlands). However, many inhabitants of these provinces seek out the rest and peace in the Eastern foresty hills of the Veluwe. The endless walking and biking routes give many opportunities to fully enjoy nature in all it's splendour.
Through the forests around Doorwerth are many hikingpaths for longer or short distances. The terrain is hilly which gives especialy at theriverside sometimes spectacular views over the Betuwe (=the flat country between rivers Rhine and Waal). A perfect example can be found at the Duno-planes near "Heveadorp" a very small settlement between Oosterbeek and Dooorwerth. Down hill one reaches the castle and a beautiful allee. The river can be crossed by a little (foot and bike) ferry that runs from April to Octobre. Special thing is that it soly runs on solar-energy.
Fondest memory: The many walks I take here in all seasons and the one time we went picking berries with Irina's sister Anya.