Brabant nature around Sint Janskapel and Heimolen
- North Brabant
57.46 km (Approximately 03:22 u)
Your cycling route starts with a cup of coffee at Restaurant Lekkerr Steensel. The nature of North Brabant is not inferior to the splendor of larger nature reserves such as De Veluwe. Valkenhorst, the Galgenberg, the Leenderbos and the Malpie are varied landscapes, covered with conifers, sand drifts, fens, but also deciduous forests. In Leende is the Sint Janskapel, which was first mentioned in 1440 in historical documents. Later the chapel fell into disrepair and was demolished. Around 1843 a new St. John's chapel was built. A few hundred meters from the chapel you will see another historic building: the Heimolen. The original post mill from 1754 was built on a drift sand hill. In 1940 a severe storm destroyed the mill, which would not be rebuilt until the 21st century.
|# ||Description ||Distance |
| ||Restaurant Lekkerr Steensel (Frans van Nunenstraat, 5524 AT, Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||0.00 km |
|43 (Turfweg, 5504RL, Veldhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||2.48 km |
|25 (Volmolenweg, 5504PW, Veldhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||6.17 km |
|44 (5581VK, Waalre, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||8.05 km |
|91 (5581VE, Waalre, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||9.23 km |
|45 (5581VD, Waalre, North Brabant, The Netherlands) ||9.74 km |
Restaurant Lekkerr Steensel
Frans van Nunenstraat 1
5524 AT Eersel
The village of Steensel is located in the rural Brabant Kempen. One of the Eight Beatitudes. Here you will find the beautiful restaurant'Lekkerr\\\'. Lekkerr has a hospitable, low-threshold atmosphere. Feel welcome! A nice place to eat surprisingly good food or have a drink. You can make beautiful trips here by bike along Kempen villages and estates. Prefer walking? You will find plenty of nature around Steensel!
The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce grain flour, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!
The cornerstone of society in ancient and modern times are the churches and more often the small chapels that you can observe all over the smallest hamlet. Small monuments with a rich history.
De Venbergse Watermolen
Located on the edge of the De Malpie nature reserve, the Venbergse Watermill is the starting point for a wonderful cycling, walking or canoe trip. The Venbergse Watermill is a picture in itself and was first mentioned in 1227 as the property of a sister monastery from Postel. In the mill house is the eponymous café-restaurant. Down the street you will find the Rofra for canoe rental or other active pursuits. The Valkenswaard Carriage Museum offers a wonderful collection of luxury carriages. Go out and discover the green versatility of Natuurpoort De Malpie!