Around Utrecht, Castles and Estates
Our chairman Hans and our first leading man Sam have organised a ride in the attractive surroundings of Utrecht on June 7. We can’t go into the inner city of Utrecht unfortunately because it is a low emission zone which is maintained diligently with fines up to €90,-.
We gather in Doorn at the Beukenrode estate between 12.00 and 12.30 h., of which more later. The address is Beukenrodelaan 2, 3941 ZP Doorn (0343-473220).
On arrival you will find coffee/tea and cake. In that same place later that day there will be a drink and a hot and cold buffet for those staying on.
Parking and report
On arrival at Beukenrode the cars can be parked close to the house on the lawn.
It is understandable that you will want to catch up with all your GCCC friends and want to admire each other’s ’s cars, but please don’t forget to report first to the organisers present. Try and be in time at the end of the ride, dinner will start at 6 p.m. (after the handing out of the prizes).
Hunting Lodge Beukenrode
The monumental house “Beukenrode” with its geometrically designed gardens goes back to the 18th century . The pond is in the shape of an S and is still there. This old house was pulled down in 1872 and a new house was built instead, now called the ‘Jachthuis’ (Hunting Lodge), built in neo-renaissance style with Italian influences. This house was inhabited until 1950. Then it was taken over by a Catholic religious order who ran a school there for 12 to 18 year old boys with adaptation probklems. In 2002 the complex was extensively renovated inside and out.
On our way
After the coffee we’re on our way. Shortly after we will pass Huis Doorn, where the German Emperor found refuge after World War I. There is now a War Museum in one of the outbuildings. But note, parking spaces will be limited on days like this.
We continue our way via Houten, fort ‘Het Hemeltje’ and fort ‘Rijnauwen’ to Bunnik. From Bunnik wit is de Uithof next. there you can visit the Botanical Garderns; edating back to 1639. Entrance fee is €7,50 (free for Museumkaart holders).
he via De Bilt, past the forts Voordorp and Blauwkapel to Maarseveense plassen, where you can park your carin the car park on Gageldijk.
We hebben geregeld dat GCCC leden gratis door het hek naar het strand en pannenkoekenhuis kunnen om er op eigen gelegenheid wat te drinken.
We continue the ride along the rural route via Maarssen, Tienhoven, Maarseveen, Molenpolder, Westbroek, Maartensdijk and Bilthoven then back to Doorn.
Drinks and dinner
In the hunting lodge (Jachthuis) Beukenrode drinks will be ready for you on arrival and after that there is a hot and cold buffet. Drinks are, as usual, at your own expense. The price of the buffet is € 25,-
Are you coming?
We already fancy it, and so will you no doubt. Taking part will cost € 5,- for members and € 8,- for guests. Registering for this ride was possible until Sunday May 31.
As usual, guests are welcome, if notified beforehand, as well as your four-footed loyal friend, the latter well educated of course and on a leash.
Please note: GCCC cannot be held responsible for any damage whatsoever.