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Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive

Utrecht - Culemborg - Leerdam

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Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive ACTIVATE MAP Stages2 km51 h/stage0.7

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Forts and Cheese 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 13EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 162EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 216EUR
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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Forts and Cheese Itinerary

The Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive is a 51 km route through the heart of the Netherlands, starting in Utrecht and ending in Leerdam. Along the way, you will pass through the charming town of Culemborg, where you can visit the Castle of Culemborg and the Culemborg cheese market. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to take this drive, as the landscape is at its most vibrant. The roads along the route are mostly excellent, although some sections are narrow. The Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive is an unforgettable experience, full of sights and memories. It's suitable for drivers of all levels and can be managed with any budget. Your journey will be filled with beautiful landscapes, historic forts and delicious cheese, making it a must-do for any traveler to the Netherlands.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 51 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Utrecht

Distance 51 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: slow 11.7 kWh Airports AMS , EIN
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Utrecht is a city in the Netherlands that is the perfect starting point for the “Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive”. Located in the center of the country, Utrecht is home to a variety of historic sites and attractions. From the Dom Tower, the highest church tower in the Netherlands, to the Oudegracht, an old canal lined with shops and restaurants, there is something for everyone in Utrecht. For those looking to explore the city further, the Utrecht City Museum offers interactive exhibitions and guided tours. Additionally, the Rietveld Schroder House and the Railway Museum are both great places to visit. For those flying in from abroad, the closest international airport is Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS). Car rentals are available at the airport for those interested in beginning their journey in Utrecht. No matter how you choose to arrive, Utrecht is a great starting point for the “Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive”. With its rich history and vibrant culture, Utrecht is sure to provide a memorable start to your trip.

1 Utrecht - Culemborg

Distance 35 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow 8.1 kWh View map Itinerary
ferry crossing not recommended for caravans dining venues scenic road sections of narrow road interesting  historic site accommodation options
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Embark on a road-trip from Utrecht to Culemborg! This 35km route will take you less than 2 hours to complete, and is the perfect way to explore the Netherlands. Along the way you will find plenty of interesting sites to explore, such as the Kasteel de Haar and the Wilhelmina Tower. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the ferry crossing and the narrow sections of the road. Once in Culemborg, you can explore the castle and the 16th century city walls. For more information on the attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

2 Culemborg - Leerdam

Distance 16 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: modest 4.1 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues sections of narrow road
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip? Start your journey in Culemborg, Netherlands, and make your way to Leerdam, just 16 km away. The entire drive should take you less than an hour, but you may want to take your time and enjoy the narrow sections of the road. Along the way, make sure to visit the iconic Culemborg Castle, the beautiful Grote Kerk in Leerdam, and the stunning Nationaal Park De Biesbosch. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip!

  Leerdam

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Leerdam is a small city in the Netherlands that marks the end of the "Forts and Cheese Scenic Drive". It is known for its pottery and glassworks and is a great place to visit for anyone interested in the history of the region. Leerdam is home to the Museum of Ceramic Art which showcases the work of local potters, as well as the Glass Museum which displays the work of glassblowers from the region. The city also has some beautiful parks to explore. The Leerdamse Hof is a lovely green space that's ideal for a leisurely stroll, while the Kasteelpark is the perfect spot for a picnic or a game of frisbee. For those looking to do some shopping, the city center is filled with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Leerdam is also home to one of the oldest cheese factories in the Netherlands. The Beemster cheese factory is a great place to learn more about the cheese-making process and to sample some of the delicious local cheese. For those traveling by car, Leerdam is easily accessible from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

Forts and Cheese 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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