Classic Car Road Trip

Stuyvesant Tour

The Stuyvesant Tour is a non-competative day tour in and around National Park Weerribben-Wieden. National Park Weerribben-Wieden is situated in the northern part of the province of Overijssel, near the border with the province of Friesland. The tour is named after Peter Stuyvesant who was born in this part of the Netherlands, in the tiny village of Peperga. Peter Stuyvesant was the last director-general of the colony of New Netherland, its capital city New Amsterdam is present day New York City. The Stuyvesant Tour is a tour for Classic Minis and New Minis. The Stuyvesant Tour was organised by the Mini Seven Club Nederland, a club for Classic Minis and New Minis. After the tour, we visited a few monuments in this part of the Netherlands, such as the Wouda Steam Pumping Station, the largest steam-driven pumping station still operating in the world, and several buildings in the former Colonies of Benevolence. We drove this road trip in a classic mini, a 1974 Mini Authi.

Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour is a non-competative day tour for...

Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour is a non-competative day tour for Classic Minis and New Minis. The tour started at the village of Nijetrijne in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.

  1. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour is a non-competative day tour for...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour is a non-competative day tour for Classic Minis and New Minis. The tour started at the village of Nijetrijne in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.

  2. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi on the dyke road at the village of Blankenham in Overijssel, the Netherlands....

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi on the dyke road at the village of Blankenham in Overijssel, the Netherlands. The cannon was used as a warning system in case of high water. The small building at the foot of the dyke was used for the safe storage of gunpowder.

  3. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Driving through the Weerribben-Wieden in our lavender blue coloured Mini Authi. The Weerribben-Wieden is a...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Driving through the Weerribben-Wieden in our lavender blue coloured Mini Authi. The Weerribben-Wieden is a national park in the Netherlands. The National Park Weerribben-Wieden is the largest wetlands in the north-western part of Europe.

  4. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017, a one day road trip in and around the Weerribben-Wieden: The Meenthebrug is a drawbridge...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017, a one day road trip in and around the Weerribben-Wieden: The Meenthebrug is a drawbridge across the Steenwijk-Ossenzijl Canal. The canal runs along the border of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden.

  5. Stuyvesant Tour - StuyvesantTour 2017: The so-called Tonmolen is a polder mill, this mill is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, it is situated...

    StuyvesantTour 2017: The so-called Tonmolen is a polder mill, this mill is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, it is situated in Paasloo, a small village in the Province of  Overijssel, near the border with the Province of Friesland.

  6. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in front of a historic farm and coach house on the country estate 'De...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in front of a historic farm and coach house on the country estate 'De Eese', the farm is situated near the village Eesveen. The 'De Eese' is situated between Wilhelminaoord, Willemsoord en Frederiksoord, villages in the former Colonies of Benevolence in the Netherlands.

  7. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: 'De Ontmoeting' is a church in the village of Eesveen, the church was built in 1984 to...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: 'De Ontmoeting' is a church in the village of Eesveen, the church was built in 1984 to replace an older chapel which dated from 1906. The church is situated outside Eesveen and is surrounded by a varied landscape of fields and wooded areas.

  8. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: The former rectory next to the colony church in Wilhelminaoord, a village in the former Colonies of Benevolence....

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: The former rectory next to the colony church in Wilhelminaoord, a village in the former Colonies of Benevolence. Nowadays, the rectory is privately owned. The rectory was built in the early 1900s.

  9. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in front of the 17th century Westerbeek House in the small village of Frederiksoord, one of the former...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in front of the 17th century Westerbeek House in the small village of Frederiksoord, one of the former Colonies of Benevolence. Frederiksoord was the administrative centre of the Colonies of Benevolence.

  10. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in the former peatlands of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden in the Netherlands, the...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our Mini Authi in the former peatlands of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden in the Netherlands, the national park consists of wetlands, small ponds, lakes, reed belts and peatlands, intersected by a network of drainage canals. 

  11. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our classic mini in front of the 'De Wicher', a small drainage mill in the Weerribben-Wieden, a...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our classic mini in front of the 'De Wicher', a small drainage mill in the Weerribben-Wieden, a national park in the north of Overijssel, a province in the Netherlands. The mill is in working order, it is used to drain the reed belts in winter.

  12. Stuyvesant Tour - Our Mini Authi in front of the Wouda Steam Pumping Station in Lemmer, Friesland. After the Stuyvesant Tour 2017 ended in the village of...

    Our Mini Authi in front of the Wouda Steam Pumping Station in Lemmer, Friesland. After the Stuyvesant Tour 2017 ended in the village of De Blesse, near Peperga, the birthplace of Peter Stuyvesant, we visited the Wouda Steam Pumping Station, a Dutch UNESCO World Heritage.