TTT 2014 04 Zuidbroek Eelde
Published: 20/12/2019
Matsloot gebied
This TTT starts in Zuidbroek and goes over mainly beautiful roads through the province of Groningen to Eelde. Immediately after the start of the route you will pass the 1st field of the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM). The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij is a company engaged in the production of natural gas and oil in the Netherlands and on the Dutch continental shelf. Half of the NAM is owned by the Dutch-British Shell and half by the American company ExxonMobil. For more information about gas extraction in Groningen, click on the link below this review.

Furthermore, you will pass in this route, among other things, the drainage channel of Duurswold, this is a canal that was dug between 1869 and 1871 for the drainage of the Duurswold region. From the commissioning until 1986, it was managed by the Duurswold water board and the Eems canal, which connects the city of Groningen with Delfzijl. The canal was constructed between 1866 and 1876.

A stop is included in Pieterburen, at Restaurantschip 't Appeltje or at the Zeehondencentrum. The Pieterburen Seal Center, formerly the Pieterburen Seal Sanctuary, is a shelter for seals in the Netherlands. It was once called seal sanctuary because it mainly caught young orphaned seals.

After the stop you will pass, among other things, the Hoornse Vaart, this canal was built in the 19th century. The canal was partly constructed in the course of the disappeared river Swalve. The sand released during the digging of this canal and the Hunsingo canal in 1873 would have owed its existence to the southeast of Leens. Workers' homes were built on this sand. The canal runs from the Mensingeweersterloopdiep westwards past Wehe-den Hoorn and then along the north side of the area of the former borg Starkenborgh and the Aduarderdiep, this is a 12 kilometer long canal. For centuries it has been of great importance for the drainage of the surrounding area.

At the Allersmaborg, possibly taking some pictures, this is a deposit in the hamlet of Allersma between Ezinge and Aduarderzijl. The Allersmaborg dates from the Middle Ages and lies within a spacious canal with drawbridge and is surrounded by an English garden and wood girdles. The estate is surrounded by an estate of approximately 2 hectares, including an orchard with old Groningen fruit varieties, including Groninger Kroon and Gypsy.

After the Allersmaborg you cross the Van Starkenborgh Canal, this is a channel that connects the Princess Margriet Canal with the Eems Canal. Finally you will pass through the Matsloot area, the Matsloot area is very suitable for water and marsh birds, for amphibians and fish, for dragonflies and Otters. The dynamics of the rising and falling water gives something extra to the swamp. This will make it different every year in the Matsloot area.

Because I have not (yet) driven this route myself, this route gets 3 stars.

Route details:
rp 26 - Lunch possibility in Pieterburen at Restaurantschip 't Appeltje
rp 27 - Possibility to visit the seal center in Pieterburen.
Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen
Useful links:
Gaswinning in Groningen
Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen

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