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Along the German border Scenic Drive

Aalten - Winterswijk - Borculo - Ruurlo

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Along the German border Scenic Drive ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km43 h/stage0.3

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Along the German border Scenic Drive in Netherlands?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 149EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 203EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 275EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 356EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 135EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 264EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 421EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 556EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 140EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 365EUR
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Along the German border Itinerary

Take a journey along the German border on the scenic drive from Aalten to Ruurlo, a 43km route that will take you through the towns of Winterswijk and Borculo. This is the perfect road trip for any driver, with moderate budget and excellent road conditions for most of the journey. The best time of year to drive is during the spring and summer months, when you can enjoy the beautiful countryside and its attractions. Be aware that some of the roads along the route are narrow, so take extra care when driving. With a recommended time of 1 day, you can take in the sights, sounds and experiences of this wonderful journey, creating memories and lasting impressions that will stay with you forever.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 43 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Aalten

Distance 43 km Driving time 0.9 h Pace: modest 11.1 kWh Airports DUS , FMO
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Aalten is a delightful little town in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands. Located on the German border, it makes an ideal starting point for the "Along the German border Scenic Drive" road trip. Aalten has plenty of attractions to explore. For those interested in history and culture, the town's many monuments and memorials provide a fascinating insight into the area's past. The Schuylenburgh Castle and its gardens are a must-see, as is the Wehlse Huisje, a 17th-century farmhouse. Nature lovers will be spoilt for choice, with the nearby Vredepark and its wildlife sanctuary, or the stunning views from the top of the Geuldal. For those flying in, the closest international airport is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Passengers can rent a car from the airport and drive to the start of their road trip in Aalten. Aalten is the perfect place to begin an adventure along the German border. With its rich history, stunning scenery, and plenty of activities, Aalten is sure to be a memorable start to this exciting road trip.

1 Aalten - Winterswijk

Distance 12 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: modest 3.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Aalten to Winterswijk? This 12 km journey will take you less than one hour, and you will get to experience some of the most interesting places in both cities! Starting in Aalten, you will find the beautiful Aalten City Hall and the old Aalten Church. The city also offers a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. When you reach Winterswijk, you can explore the stunning Winterswijk Castle and the stunning Winterswijk Museum. The city is also known for its many parks and gardens, and its vibrant nightlife. Along the way, you will pass through some narrow sections of road, so be sure to exercise caution. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Aalten to Winterswijk!

2 Winterswijk - Borculo

Distance 23 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest 6.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready to explore the Netherlands on a road trip? Then join us on this amazing journey from Winterswijk to Borculo! This 23 km drive will take you less than an hour, but don’t be fooled by the shortness of the route - you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sights along the way. The road is narrow in sections, so be sure to stay alert and drive carefully. On your way, make sure to visit the Castle of Winterswijk and the Museum of Modern Art in Borculo. If you’re looking for a place to rest, there are plenty of accommodation options and campsites in both towns. For more information on attractions, restaurants, and other points of interest, please consult the “Itinerary” of this stage. So, get ready to hit the road and explore the Netherlands!

3 Borculo - Ruurlo

Distance 8 km Driving time 0.1 h Pace: modest 2.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip from Borculo to Ruurlo? This 8 km journey will take you less than an hour to complete, but it’s sure to be a memorable experience. As you drive, take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Along the way, you’ll pass by some of the most interesting places in the area. In Borculo, be sure to check out the beautiful Nieuwe Kerk church and the local windmill. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, you can find some tasty traditional Dutch treats at the local bakery. When you arrive in Ruurlo, you won’t want to miss out on the ruins of the Ruurlo Castle and the park surrounding it. You can also take a stroll through the picturesque village and explore its many shops and restaurants. For more information on attractions, accommodations, and other points of interest along your route, be sure to check out the “Itinerary” section of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

  Ruurlo

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Ruurlo is a small village located in the Dutch province of Gelderland, near the German border. It is a great place to end a scenic drive from Germany, as it is the final stop of the "Along the German Border Scenic Drive" road trip. Ruurlo is known for its beautiful scenery, full of rolling hills and lush green forests. Visitors can explore the village and its surrounding areas by taking a leisurely walk along the river or by taking a bike ride through the countryside. The village also has many old buildings and monuments, such as the St. Walburgiskerk church and the castle De Kasteel. For those who are looking to experience the culture of the area, Ruurlo has many festivals and activities to offer. The annual Ruurlo Festival is a great way to experience the local culture and enjoy the local food and drinks. The village also has a number of art galleries and museums that showcase the local history and culture. If you are planning to travel by car, the closest international airport is in Weeze, Germany. The IATA code for the airport is NRN. After a long scenic drive, Ruurlo is the perfect place to end your journey. With its beautiful scenery, local culture, and interesting attractions, Ruurlo is a great destination for anyone looking to explore the Dutch countryside.

Along the German border at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Netherlands

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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