Exploring the Netherlands on the Yamaha tracer 7 [ Vecht river ]
Taking out the Yamaha Tracer 7 motorcycle for a ride by the Vecht river
In summer time the Vecht river surroundings give a unique view of the country side in the Netherlands
There are some amazing old looking towns and villages to be seen along this route and also some amazing large old and new houses and some of them are like small castles
Filmed with the GoPro Hero 5 BE
Enjoy the ride to this amazing travel destination and join us on this trip
The Vecht originates from the city of Utrecht, where the Kromme Rijn stream forks into two branches: the Leidse Rijn/Oude Rijn branch to the west and the Vecht to the north.
Originally the Vecht branched off south of the city near the Roman fort Fectio, flowing eastwards around the city, but in the 12th century a northern shortcut was dug out.
The Vecht meanders north past the towns and villages of Maarssen, Breukelen and Nigtevecht, crosses the border into the province of North Holland, passes the city of Weesp and discharges into the IJmeer (Lake IJ, part of the former Zuiderzee) at Muiden.
The Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal (Amsterdam-Rhine Canal) was dug in the Vecht basin.
The Roman historian Tacitus tells us that in the first century CE a Roman fleet sailed due north down a Rhine branch, then sailed past Lake Flevo (now the Markermeer and IJsselmeer lakes) into the North Sea.
This could have been the IJssel, which the Romans connected to the Rhine themselves, or the river Vecht.
In the 17th and 18th centuries many country estates, known as buitenplaatsen, were built on the banks of the Vecht by rich merchants and administrators from Amsterdam.