The surroundings

The Honderdmorgen lies in the middle of an area ideal for all kinds of excursions and activities,(eg. sports and cultural activities).We are happy to help you depending on your interests and offer you here below a few tips

Birdwatching in the "Klompenwaard"
The "Klompenwaard" beauty spot is home to many bird varieties. If you want to get to know the scenery in a special way, you should view some interesting links under the heading "Nature Workshops"

Fishing in the Linge
Centuries ago the river Linge was a broad, unruly river, which burst it's banks every year causing a lot of problems. Nowadays Holland's longest river (108km) has calmed down and now weaves it's way through the Betuwe countryside.

Nordic Walking/Hiking/Cycling
If you are an ardent Nordic walking enthusiast, you will love the river scenery of Gelderland. You can walk on different types of ground, and on flat and gentle slopes. The views are breathtaking. A cycle trip should not be missed. There are plenty of scenic areas to explore in the surroundings. You may bring your own bike with you or rent one at "Honderdmorgen".

A sample of different scenic areas and places of interest......

"Klompenwaard"/Fort Pannerden
The "Klompenwaard" landscape is situated along the northern shores of the river Waal, where the Pannerden Canal and Waal divide. The "Klompenwaard" has gained a whole new exciting appearance since 2000.This water meadow has been transformed into a more interesting, hilly river landscape. A good starting point for a walk in the "Klompenwaard", is a stroll around Fort Pannerden.

Fort Pannerden
Fort Pannerden was built between 1869 and 1871.It served as a defence, preventing invading armies getting through to the "Vesting Holland" (an area behind the New Dutch Waterline) via the river Waal. The fort also helped prevent the Pannerden canal from being obstructed, ensuring the flow of water to the New Holland Waterline.

The Pannerden canal
The Pannerden canal was constructed in 1707,in a time of military conflict with France. The Neder Rhine an Ijssel rivers were navigable in the 16th and 17th centuries and formed weak points in the Dutch Republic's defence. Shipping also had to compete with the low water levels. The realisation of the Pannerden canal helped to keep the crucial flow of water to both rivers safe. The canal still continues to play a major role in the supply of water to the larger rivers.

Beauty spot the "Millingerwaard"
The "Millingerwaard" is a large area of natural development,700 hectares in size. The diversity of the landscape along the banks of the river Waal(to the east of Nijmegen)is unique. The landscape topography varies along the river Waal, from sandy river dunes and grassland, old threads of rivers and sand banks, to swamp and woodland . The removal of clay in the area has helped to preserve the old pattern of gullies, sand banks and islands. The river, the wind and wildlife all bring seeds to the area from the plants. The Forest Conservation society introduced "Polish Kings" horses (closely related to the original European horses) and Scottish Galloway cattle (a small race from Scotland) to the "Millingerwaard" to graze.

Castle Doornenburg
This impressive medieval castle is within walking distance from our Bed & Breakfast. The castle consists of a main and front citadel, connected by a wooden bridge. The castle has 9 living areas. Typical medieval style architecture can be seen in the Kights Hall and arched cellars. Around the castle lies 8 hectares of farmland.

Nijmegen
Nijmegen is surrounded by hills and woodland, and lies next to the river Waal. Every year Nijmegen hosts the famous 4 day walk, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Throughout the rest of the year there is plenty to do and see in Nijmegen, ( be it cultural events or recreational activities). You may wish to discover the town's beautiful architecture by doing a (guided) tour by step or just walking. The café terraces and nightlife (e.g. The Holland Casino) on the Waal boulevard are also worth visiting. Shoppers will not be disappointed in Nijmegen.

Arnhem
An enjoyable city full of character on the river Rhine, also surrounded by woods. The town has a rich history and played an important part in the 2nd World War. You will find various memorials in the area. Arnhem is famous for it's beautiful old buildings, authentic shops, varied nightlife, and cultural events, eg. the yearly Rio on the Rhine festival and the Living Statues competition. The big attractions are the famous Burgers Zoo and The Open air museum.