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European IMC No. 1 P - NL - Lievelden

A cache by Waterboys Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/06/2003
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Do not expect a quiet walk. You can hear and see the motorway A9 and in the morning and afternoon please wave one´s arms to the poor people in the traffic-jam. Above your head the noisy airplanes because Schiphol Airport is only a few kilometres SE. And to the south the oldest railway track in the Netherlands. Enjoy the villages of Penningsveer and Haarlemmerliede and enjoy the beautiful skies above the Lievelden. Enjoy your 7 km hike through the polders.

Take your dog with you. There are some meadows where you will need a leash because of cows and sheep. Walking with a baby-carriage is possible. The last 500 m can be very difficult, depending on the size of the wheels and from which direction you hunt for the cache.

This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache...

...but... can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well. This cache is just one cache of a set of 30 caches named European IMC No.1 (IMC stands for International Multi Cache).

These caches are hidden in following (15) European countries:

Austria (A), Belgium (B), Denmark (DK), Finland (FIN), France (F), Germany (D), Great Britain (GB), Hungary (H), Ireland (IRL), Italy (I), Luxembourg (L), Netherlands (NL), Portugal (P), Spain (E) and Sweden (S).

In each country there is a primary cache like this one and a secondary cache that can only be found with hints distributed to all primary caches. The (15) primary caches are named: European IMC No.1 P-X-Yyy and the (15) secondary caches are named: European IMC No.1 S-X-Zzz where X is the country code given above and Yyy and Zzz can be any additional name.

The hints for the secondary caches will be provided to the founders of this GC on request (please send me an email). The list of hints are no longer inside this primary cache. As the primary caches are scattered all over Europe it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the European IMC No.1 - international cooperation.

If you want to find the secondary cache as well, you should contact finders of other primary European IMC No.1 caches and exchange the hints. And please don't be a poor sport! Never publish the hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any website. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches.

The European IMC No.1 team wish you good luck!

The theme of the European IMC No. 1 is WATER. We haven chosen for the struggle of the Dutch against water. We made a walking track through a recreational area east of Haarlem and approx. 15 km west of Amsterdam. This area lies 1.5 m below sea level and is very wet. 5200 Years ago the dutch coast-line lies here. Nowadays you can see 2 ´fossil´ coastal barriers, sand ridges with houses, trees and on each one a church (Spaarnwoude and Haarlemmerliede). Those sand barriers are just 1 meters above the current sea level. Between the sand barriers there were swamps and nowadays the water has been pumped out and you are walking between meadows on clay and/or peat.

Preparation for the hunt


You can find a parking close to molen “De Veer” N 52 23.428
E 04 40.356

Take the cache description of Forest in the Meadow with you. You will pass this geocache within 25 meters


N 52° 23.506
E 04° 42.039


Railway station Haarlem-Spaarnwoude is less than 1 km from molen "De Veer"

N 52 22.971
E 04 40.275

The Hunt



Go to this information panel on:
N 52 23.434
E 04 40.409

 Fill in the missing values:

A =
B =
C =
D =

Walk in the direction Halfweg


Find this pole on:
N 52 23.AD1
E 04 40.8B2

Fill in the missing values:

E =
F =
G =


Continue walking in southern direction



After a while you reach the oldest railway track in the Netherlands. The first train on this line between Amsterdam and Haarlem drove on 20 September 1839



Look for this modern signal on the oldest railway track in the Netherlands. You can see the signal from a distance. There is no need to go to the railway track and it is very dangerous.


Find the signal on:
N 52 23.FE6
E 04 40.C62

 What is the missing value:

 H =

 H is not equal B !!!

Walk to the church of Haarlemmerliede


Find the church on:
N 52 23.E50
E 04 41.GD8

 The ´house´ number of this church is K0.

 What is the value of K

 K =

On this church there is also a RD/NAP measuring point (meetpunt). On the picture you can see it on the upper right-hand corner.

Walk to a white gate on:  

N 52 23.EKF
E 04 41.AEH

Go through the gate and follow the path to:   N 52 23.DB6
E 04 41.BH3
The 3rd figure of the nr. of this "paddestoel"   L =
The 4th figure of the nr. of this "paddestoel"   M =
Go to the bridge on:   N 52 23.KL8
E 04 41.M59
Hunt for the geocache "European IMC No. 1 P - NL - Lievelden"

N 52 23.EK1
E 04 42.1MA

This cache can be of interest of other European Geocachers. Please, log in English too.

Track back


On the way back to your car go to "paddestoel" 24091 and walk in direction Haarlemmerliede.

Location of 24091:
N 52 23.497
E 04 41.809



At the end of this path you will find paddestoel 24093 on:

N 52 23.324
E 04 41.383

Go right in the direction Penningsveer


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 Table of links to all primary caches of the IMC-EC No1

Country Cache Author
  Austria   European IMC No. 1 P-A  At5ric
  Belgium  European IMC No. 1 P-B  Pick
  Denmark  European IMC No. 1 P-DK  ElwoodB
  Finland  European IMC No. 1 P-FIN  Divine
  France  European IMC No. 1 P-F  Les Gaulois
  Germany  European IMC No. 1 P-D  Qwertz
  Great Britain  European IMC No. 1 P-GB  LunchBox
  Hungary  European IMC No. 1 P-H  GeoKumin
  Ireland  European IMC No. 1 P-IRL  Chris O'Byrne
  Italy  European IMC No. 1 P-I  NL345
  Luxembourg  European IMC No. 1 P-L  Captain Cook
  Netherlands  European IMC No. 1 P-NL  WaterBoys
  Portugal  European IMC No. 1 P-P  MAntunes
  Spain  European IMC No. 1 P-E  Vicam
  Sweden  European IMC No. 1 P-S  Gustaf

   Secondary cache to this Country

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx sbe n jbbqra cbyr jvgu n pebff ba vg. Gur pnpur yvrf 0,5 zrgref oruvaq guvf cbyr - frr FCBVYRE cvpgher.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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