Create your own route
Which Hanseatic city is on your wish list? With the motorhome, travel planning is easy. You will quickly discover that each Hanseatic city has its own charm and is also full of undiscovered places and stories. For you inspiration, we have put together two sample route, which can also be perfectly combined.
For culture lovers
You start your trip at Hasselt, a characterful pilgrim place. The picturesque Hanseatic town is located in a green environment, which invites you to contemplate with its vastness and tranquility. From Hasselt, cross the river and reach the picturesque Hattem, home of the artists Anton Pieck and Voerman (father and son) and the museums dedicated to them. From here, the beautiful route takes you along the Ijssel to Deventer. The lively city is known for its unusual festivals, the wide range of historical monuments and its gastronomic diversity. On your furthertrip you will reach the colourful and culturally exciting Doesburg. Here you will find the oldest restaurant in the Netherlands: “De Waag” opened its doors as a hostel, café and restaurant 500 years ago. The next stop is Wesel, a Hanseatic city on the German side of the border. A visit to the LVR (Lower Rhine Museum) is a must, because here you can learn everything about the history of the Lower Rhine. The last city of this trip, Neuss, is the only one whoch was named a Hanseatic City, while all othesr had to apply for the title. The perfect end of your culture trip!
The motorhome tripfor life-lovers starts in the pretty town of Kalkar. As soon as you arrive in the historic city centre, you will be offered an idyllic sight. Tip: Visit the Ratskeller, the restaurant located in the basement of the historic town hall. The next stop is Emmerich am Rhein, a Hanseatic city with a lively Rhine promenade, where you can enjoy the view to the Rhine by bike on foot. From this border town you continue your way to the tower town of Zutphen. Here hip and historical are not contrasts, but complement one another perfectly, for example during the exciting events and in the cozy cafés. From Zutphen you can reach Harderwijk through the wooded Veluwe region. Its location on the Veluwemeer (former Zuiderzee) gives this Hanseatic city a special character. From the historic centre you can reach the city beach and the new waterfront within a few minutes walk. Only a stone’s throw away there is the ishing town of Elburg. In the historical core, one monument is lined up after another. And as soon as the first rays of sunshine break through, the street cafes fill up along the old city gate of Vischpoort. Now you will go on to Kampen, the home port of the Kamper Kogge. This nautical Hanseatic city on the Ijssel attracts with many owner-managed shops, traditional crafts and warm hospitality. The last stop on your trip is Zwolle, a historic and creative Hanseatic city. With its excellent gastronomic and cultural offer, the city is the perfect end to your tour of the Hanseatic cities!