TTT 2013 04 Oude Pekela Spier
Published: 14/09/2019
Bourtange vesting
This TTT starts in Oude Pekela and goes over mainly beautiful roads via the fortified town of Bourtange via Westerbork to Spier.
At the departure point there is also a Q8 gas station, so you can nicely fill up your tank before you start the TTT. After about 27 KM you will arrive in Bourtange *, where you can see everything, take a look at the enclosed link "Bourtange" to see what is on the schedule.
* Bourtange is a fortified village in the province of Groningen, built during the Dutch Revolt. Bourtange is located in the municipality of Westerwolde, in the region of the same name. It is a protected townscape. Although the canals and walls suggest otherwise, Bourtange has never had city rights.

After the visit to Bourtange it continues along the border towards Exloërmond, where a coffee / lunch stop is planned. After the stop towards Westerbork to reflect on the events at Camp Westerbork ** between 1940 and 1945. Then towards Beilen and Pesse to close this TTT in Spier.
** Camp Westerbork Remembrance Center is a museum where the history of Camp Westerbork is told. The museum is located on the Oosthalen road, about three kilometers from the former camp site. At the former camp site itself, motorized traffic and buildings are not allowed due to radio telescopes

Because I have driven large parts of this route myself, this route gets 4 stars.

Route details:
rp 1 - Starting point at Restaurant Brasserie Pekelahof.
rp 13 - Bourtange, here are various options to visit such as: The Fortress and Expositions in Kruithuis and Synagogue.
rp 23 - Lunch stop at Snackbar De Witte Baron or Afhaal & Plate Restaurant De Witte Baron
rp 30 - Let us consider the events between 1940-1945 in Westerbork
rp 41 - End point at Hotel Spier
Hunnebed D30 bij Exloo
Kamp Westerbork
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Groningen (, also UK: , US: , Dutch: [ˈɣroːnɪŋə(n)] (listen); Gronings: Grunnen) is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. It is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands and has 231,037 inhabitants (31 January 2019) on a total area of 180.21 km2 (69.58 sq mi), and land area of 168.93 km2 (65.22 sq mi) with a population density of 1,367 per km2 (3,540 per square mile). It merged with Ten Boer and Haren municipalities 1 January 2019. The Groningen-Assen metropolitan area has about half a million inhabitants. Groningen is an old city (more than 950 years) and was the regional power of the north of the Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Groningen is a university city, with an estimated 31,000 students at the University of Groningen (1 October 2018), and an estimated 28,000 at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (1 October 2018).
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