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 our own classic Mini, a 1974 Mini Authi.

Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Driving in our own Mini Authi around National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour,...

Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Driving in our own Mini Authi around National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour, a non-competative day tour for classic Minis and New MINIs, started at the village of Nijetrijne in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.

  1. Stuyvesant Tour - Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Driving in our own Mini Authi around National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour,...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Driving in our own Mini Authi around National Park Weerribben-Wieden. The Stuyvesant Tour, a non-competative day tour for classic Minis and New MINIs, 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 own Mini Authi on the dyke road at the village of Blankenham in Overijssel, a...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our own Mini Authi on the dyke road at the village of Blankenham in Overijssel, a province in the Netherlands. The cannon was used as a warning system in case of high water, the 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 own lavender blue coloured Mini Authi. The...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Driving through the Weerribben-Wieden in our own 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 around the Weerribben-Wieden: Our own Mini Authi waiting for the Meenthebrug to...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017, a one day road trip around the Weerribben-Wieden: Our own Mini Authi waiting for the Meenthebrug to open, the drawbridge is spanning the Steenwijk-Ossenzijl Canal. The canal runs along the border of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden.

  5. Stuyvesant Tour - StuyvesantTour 2017: Our own Mini Authi parked in front of the so-called Tonmolen, a polder mill. This mill is the only one of...

    StuyvesantTour 2017: Our own Mini Authi parked in front of the so-called Tonmolen, a polder mill. This mill is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, the Tonmolen 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 own Mini Authi in front of a historic farm and coach house on the country estate...

    Stuyvesant Mini Tour 2017: Our own Mini Authi in front of a historic farm and coach house on the country estate 'Eese', situated near the village of Eesveen. The '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: Our own Mini Authi in front of the former rectory in Wilhelminaoord, a village in the former Colonies of...

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our own Mini Authi in front of the former rectory in Wilhelminaoord, a village in the former Colonies of Benevolence. The rectory is situated next to the Colony church in Wilhelminaoord. Now, the rectory is privately owned. The rectory was built in the early 1900s.

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

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our own 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: Driving in our own Mini Authi through the peatlands of the National Park Weerribben-Wieden in the...

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

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

    Stuyvesant Tour 2017: Our own classic Mini in front of the 'De Wicher', a small drainage mill in the Weerribben-Wieden, a national park in the northern part 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 - The Mini Authi in front of the Wouda Steam Pumping Station in Lemmer, Friesland. After the Stuyvesant Tour 2017 ended in the village of De...

    The 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.