A tour of Loonse Drunense Duinen and the fortified town of Heusden

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Loon op Zand
  • 61.52 km (Approximately 03:37 u)
  • Cycling route 115167
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A tour of Loonse Drunense Duinen and the fortified town of Heusden

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Loon op Zand
  • 61.52 km (Approximately 03:37 u)
  • Cycling route 115167
From here you cycle through the Loonse and Drunense Dunes. In this national park you will find extensive moors and quiet forests. And of course the famous sand dunes to which this area owes its nickname: the Brabant Sahara. Then you arrive in Heusden, a beautiful fortified town. In the polders near the Maas you pass the Fort Hedikhuizen from 1862. Further on you drive along the Haarsteegse Wiel, which was created in 1610 when a dike burst. Via the Heidijk you drive through the Nieuwkuijkse Bosje, a former coppice forest. You cross the canal, after which you cycle along the meadows again. In Giersbergen time seems to have stood still a bit, the hamlet consists almost entirely of thatched long gable farms.

Directions

# Description Distance
37
37 (5175BE, Loon op Zand, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
32
32 (5171RN, Loon op Zand, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.65 km
22
22 (5171RM, Loon op Zand, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.30 km
20
20 (5144NK, Waalwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.23 km
21
21 (Kanaalweg, 5151RA, Heusden, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.27 km
15
15 (Halve Zolenpad, 5142MG, Waalwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 8.60 km

Pause places

IJs & Taartmoment

De Akker 3a
5251 AS Heusden
http://www.ijsentaartmoment.nl

Craft & Taste come together beautifully at a unique location in the heart of Vlijmen. Stop by here for homemade artisan ice cream, a cake for every moment, fresh pastries every day & mouth-watering bonbons. Grandpa\\\'s old recipe card also proudly adorns the wall as a silent witness to an old family tradition. No smurf ice cream here, the homemade artisanal ice cream is made with fresh milk straight from the cow at the local farmer. And kids like it much better! Cycle or walk from here along the Moerputten to Den Bosch for a complete day out.

Sights

Fort Hedikhuizen

2
5256 TG Heusden
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/fort-hedikhuizen

This fort is still part of the fortifications of Heusden and was used to protect the inundation lock. This lock made it possible to allow water to flow from the Maas in a controlled manner. Heusden was thus defended by the flooded land. Until 1952 the fort at Heusden was used as a fortification and was known militarily as "The work behind the Hoogen Maasdijk". The lock and fort now form a local and ecological connection zone for animals.

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