Eygelshoven, Kerkrade

Cycling in Kerkrade, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 128196

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4999 72
26.8 km
01:34 h
473 kcal
167 m
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Famous, larger cities are buzzing in Limburg! Heerlen is one of the largest municipalities in Limburg. Heerlen was traditionally fairly isolated because there were no good supply and disposal roads and the city was thus hidden between the hills. The city was self-sufficient and generated a lot of income from mining. It was not until 1896 that Heerlen got a station and connection to the Dutch railway network, opening up the city to the surrounding area. Due to a flourishing trade, the town has grown into the city it is today.

Kerkrade is also a nice city to enjoy the atmosphere. It has an eventful history with three countries and has belonged to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Originally, the land on which Kerkrade was mined was already Dutch territory. As part of 's-Hertogenrode, Kerkrade belonged to Prussia from 1815 to 1816, because in 1815 the independent manor was assigned to that border town. After Kerkrade split off and became part of the Netherlands again, Belgium declared its independence and claims Kerkrade territory. It was not until 1839 that the town was returned to the Netherlands, when Belgium was internationally recognized as an independent country with the Treaty of London.

You cycle a little further and enter Landgraaf, which is known to many people for its large ski hall and the annual Pinkpop festival. Take a few hours to enjoy the beautiful plants and styles in the Mondo Verde World Gardens. The gardens form a beautiful 25-hectare theme park complete with animals. In the Tropenhal it is always more than 20 degrees Celsius and the Italian, Moroccan, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, English and Portuguese gardens are stunningly beautiful. A kind of desert has also been created, which contrasts sharply with the Moorish garden, where water basins and fountains predominate.

The Strijthagermolen is located a few hundred meters from the entrance of Mondo Verde. This watermill from 1617 took on its current form in 1700 when it was rebuilt. The water wheel is powered by water from the reservoir at Strijthagen Castle, which is not surprising, because the mill originally belonged to the castle. Demonstrations are regularly given at the middle stroke watermill.

After your visit to the mill and the gardens, you get back on your bike to cycle to the historic castle 's-Heeren Anstel. The complex consists of two perpendicular economy buildings around a beautiful forecourt. If you look closely you can see the traces of an old canal that has now been filled in. Under the right wing, a beautiful cellar has been built with breathtakingly beautiful vaulted roofs between the girdled brick arches.

The last attraction of the tour is the Baalsbruggermolen, which once belonged to the Rolduc Abbey. In the eighteenth century, the mill was used as a flour mill that ground rye and wheat, but it was also used for oil beating. The wheels of the oil mill hung at the front against the facade and those of the oil and wheat mill turned on its own water channel. The latter two were demolished in the mid-nineteenth century. Flooding destroyed the remaining water wheel in 1916. In that year a turbine was installed. The mill has been a national monument since 1967.

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Directions

# Description Distance
46
46 (6469XT, Kerkrade, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
47
47 (6372PZ, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.09 km
Wereldtuinen Mondo Verde (Engeland, 6372PW, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.03 km
Strijthagermolen (Kasteel Strijthagen, 6372PW, Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.29 km
45
45 (Landgraaf, Limburg, The Netherlands) 3.30 km
Hotel Winselerhof (Tunnelweg, 6372 XH, Kerkrade, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.94 km

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  • Kerkrade, Limburg
  • Landgraaf, Limburg
  • Herzogenrath, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Übach-Palenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia
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