Will you be staying at 't Lennepserf? If so, you probably want to see a little of the surroundings too. In addition to the natural beauty found in Veessen, this village also has various beautiful national monuments. In The Netherlands, a national monument is a building or object that is of common importance because of its beauty, its significance for science or its cultural history. This is why the definition of a national monument is a protected monument as defined in Heritage Law. Curious about the national monuments in Veessen? Admire the below buildings and objects while walking, cycling or by car.
1. Dutch reformed church
The Dutch reformed church was built in 1843 after the old village curch was demolished. The Church was designed by Rijkswaterstaat, which was not uncommon during that time. For this reason, these churches are also known as Waterstaat churches. A striking aspect about the reformed church of Veessen is the special octagonal shape. Together with the New Church of Arnhem, they are the only two churches from the first half of the 19th century that have this characteristic shape.
Address: Kerkstraat 19, Veessen
2. The Klooster
The Klooster is a farm in Veessen from the year 1852. Next to the farm is a brick barn with a saddle roof, built during the mid-19th century.
Address: Veesser Enkweg 10, Veessen
3. Holle Wand
National monument the Holle Wand is a farm too. This building was constructed in 1911 and has since lost its agricultural function. The front of this farm is truly beautiful. When talking about a dream house, this house will probably be come close for many people. The farm is a good example of a largely preserved transverse roof farm with an adjacent barn, making it of architectural historic value. The appearance, especially that of the front house, both in terms of shape and status, shows the magnificent urban architecture of its time.
Address: IJsseldijk 9, Veessen
4. Mölle of Bats
The mölle of Bats dates from the year 1779 and has not had this name for very long. It was named after the most recent professional miller of the mill, Bats (Lubbertus III) Langevoord. The mill is rather rare because of its octagonal stage mill with a wooden substructure. With the construction of this mill, the inhabitants of Veessen and its area did not have to travel all the way to Wijhe or Heerde anymore to have their products milled.
Address: IJsseldijk 24, Veessen
5. Steward home of the dyke house type
This accommodation was built in 1856 and is separated from the road by a narrow sidewalk closed by a so-called sidewalk fence at the home. This dyke house is a national monument because it is of architectural significance for the village of Veessen. In addition to having an amazingly authentic appearance on the outside, the original interior has been largely preserved as well. This means it is definitely worthwhile to sneak a peek inside when possible.
Address: IJsseldijk 28, Veessen
6. Plastered house from ground floor with a tiled hipped roof.
This monument is a residential house and does not have a name. That's why it's known as the plastered house from ground floor with a tiled hipped roof. This monument was built during the first half of the 19th century and has windows with authentic shutters and six-pane sliding windows.
Address: IJsseldijk 33, Veessen
7. De Worp
The last national monument of Veessen is a farm that was built during the third quarter of the 19th century. The Worp has a special front house with urban allure because of its size and the beautiful Flemish facade. Because the farm is located free in the landscape behind the dyke along the river IJssel, it plays an iconic role for the village of Veessen.
Address: IJsseldijk 93, Veessen
As you can see, many of these national monuments are situated at the IJsseldijk in Veessen. This means you can easily view them all in one day.
Would you like more information about the respective national monuments? Visit the Tourist Information Point in Veessen at Bats or the World Shop in Heerde.
Which monument is your favorite?