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The Netherlands Adventurers Meetup Message Board › New Meetup: Fruit picking for fun, a day in the orchards

New Meetup: Fruit picking for fun, a day in the orchards

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An outdoor adventure in the orchards, picking fruits in the summer.
Picking strawberries, raspberries, red berries and cherries at Fruitbedrijf de Hoenderik, Tricht.
Tricht is a picturesque village on the river Linge, in the heart of the Betuwe, the fruit garden of the Netherlands. Tricht is accessible from BEESD train station. This area is characterised by its varied landscape with water, water meadows, dykes, pastures, orchards and many historic places. It is splendidly rural and quiet.

Trip will include a guided tour (in english) of the orchard, the winery and the apiary of the Hoenderik - 3.50 Euros per person.
We will be provided with baskets to pick the fruits we pluck. The cost of the fruits plucked which we take home are
Strawberry - 2.00 Euro / 500 gms
Raspberry - 2.50 Euro / 500 gms
Red Berry - 2.00 Euro approx.
Cherry - in the farm store 2.50 Euro / 500 gms

Also available at the farm
Demonstration apple juice pressing + tasting a glass of freshly squeezed apple juice € 4.50 per person.

Anke, the farm owner informed this morning that the bridge between the railway station Geldermalsen and Tricht is closed for works.
So we will have to change trains at Geldermalsen, go to BEESD station and then walk 5 kms from there instead of the 2.5 kms ealier on. (no public buses in this area.)

A better alternative would be if we could car pool. A few people have agreed to take cars and those who have space in their cars for others, please let me know.( Email your mobile numbers)

As of now we have 31 RSVP.
Car travel – 16 confirmed
I can accommodate 2 more people in my car.
So that is 18.
If you can accommodate people in your car, it would be great.


Buy tickets to BEESD STATION.

Meeting point & time
Amsterdam Zuid Station platform 1.
Time 10:00 AM
Travel & directions
Buy tickets for Amsterdam Zuid to Beesd. Return Journey 21.10 Euros.
Time Station/Stop Track Direction Journey details
10:23 Amsterdam Zuid - track 1-2 - direction - Utrecht Centraal Intercity (NS)
10:47 Utrecht Centraal - track 15
Change in tracks
10:58 Utrecht Centraal - track 19b - direction - Tiel Stoptrein (NS)
11:20 Geldermalsen - track 4b
Change in tracks
11:39 Geldermalsen - track 4a - direction Dordrecht - Stoptrein (Arriva)
11:45 Beesd track 2

Then walk to the farm

Walking Directions

Arrival at station Beesd:
Leaving the station left (Stationsweg),
End of road right and left again (De Notenlaan/Biersteeg),
Second road on your left turn left (Kloostersteeg),
You follow this road all the way on to the dijk (Appeldijk),
After the Appeldijk a little bit further you follow the signs De Hoenderik.

The farm owner has agreed to drop people back to BEESD at a cost which will depend upon the number of people using trains+walking.

Time to reach the farm is 12:30 PM, so the people coming by train and the car travellers will meet at the same time approx.

For those who have space in their car and taking people with them
lets meet at Zuid Station – near Burger King at 11:15 AM
We can leave by 11:30 and reach the farm by 12: 30 PM

GPS - direction

Some navigation systems provide Lingedijk 180 wrong again, touch Middelweg 58, Tricht in, then you are at the entrance to the yard.

GPS locatie N:51:53.537 E:005:14:925 GPS location N: 51:53.537 E: 005:14:925

From the north (Utrecht/Amsterdam/Den Haag (The Hague))
- the A2 motorway Utrecht-Den Bosch ('s Hertogenbosch)
- take exit 14 Beesd, at the end of the exit turn left.
- cross the level crossing, take the first left, under the motorway.
- at the T-junction turn right,
- follow the road to the left,
- go through or around the large gate with fence,
- take the 2nd left, the continuation of this road is the Appeldijk
- when you leave the dyke take the first right
- "De Hoenderik" Lingedijk 180 is on the left

Anke and Marius van de Water
Lingedijk 180,
4196 HE Tricht
T + 31 (0)345 - 576710
M + 31 (0)6 - 51 130 569 (marius)
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