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Wilnis
CONTENT

Kromme Mijdrechtroute 20 km.

3 portages.

To the starting point:

Exit the A2 (Amsterdam-Utrecht) at Vinkeveen. Follow the A201 to the west. After you passed Vinkeveen you turn left on the N212 in the direction Wilnis and Woerden. After Wilnis you turn right at the roundabout. The starting point is after 50 meters on your right. There is a parking place and in the summer months there is a toilet and tap water available.

From the starting point you turn left and left again under the bridge on the Heinoomsvaart. After a short distance you see trees on your right where you can carry the kayak across the dike into the polder. You pass many side canals, but you keep going straight on. Just before a bend to the left, a sign indicates to turn left. At the end of the canal you come at a pumping-station. Turn left and after a short distance you see a kayak-pier on your right where you can carry the kayak across the dike to the Kromme Mijdrecht (50 meters). There is a picnic table. You turn right on the Kromme Mijdrecht. After you passed the bridge at De Hoef you tur right. You have to carry the kayak passed the locks Pondskoekersluis, but there are good kayak piers. Follow the straight canal Kerkvaart towards Mijdrecht. At the T-junction you turn right. You sail passed the houses of Mijdrecht. After a bend to the left, and right again you pass the houses of Wilnis. After a bridge you see on the left a monument where the peat dike broke on August 26, 2003. After a period of extreme drought the peat had lost its structure and could no longer resist the pressure of the water. At the sign you turn right to the Heinoomsvaart. Follow the bends to the left, and right again and after 3 km straight canal you return at the starting point.

GPS Heinoomsvaart: Lat. 52.1762 Lon. 4.9032.

Portage at the Heinoomsvaart.

Portage to Kromme Mijdrecht.

Along the Kromme Mijdrecht.

Along the Kromme Mijdrecht.

Kerkvaart towards Mijdrecht seen from the locks Pondskoekersluis.

Mijdrecht.

Monument at the place of the peat dike failure of August 26 2003.