Nederweert, Weert

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Nederweert
  • 37.10 km (Approximately 02:10 u)
  • Cycling route 128198

Nederweert, Weert

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Nederweert
  • 37.10 km (Approximately 02:10 u)
  • Cycling route 128198

Weert, or Wieërt as the Limburgers call it, is"the Gate of Limburg\\\". The place, which received city rights in 1414, is located on the border of North Brabant and Belgium. The route runs for a large part through the Kempen-Broek nature reserve. This area has a mysterious history of smugglers and goat riders. Now this area is the habitat of water sniffs, flat-bellied and four-spotted. Kempen-Broek is infinitely versatile.

When cycling through Weert, you cannot skip Nederweert. In the course of the fourteenth century, the town separated from Weert and for the first time got its own aldermen and manor. In the Middle Ages, Nederweert belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and when the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 put an end to the War of the Spanish Succession and subdivided Nederweert into the Netherlands, the inhabitants were not happy about this at all. In 1794, Nederweert was conquered by Napoleon, but when he fell, the municipality of Nederweert, which had meanwhile been named, was assigned to the province of Limburg, to which it still belongs.

The route runs along the Sluis 15 Hydroelectric Power Station in Roeven, a hamlet in the municipality of Nederweert. The power station was built in 1919 by order of Rijkswaterstaat to generate electricity for Sluis 15 and the nearby service houses. The power station was shut down in 1949, but after a refurbishment in 1993, the building became a national monument. In 2013, the block-shaped central generates green electricity.

A few hundred meters further you can visit the Windlust mill, if you have made an appointment for this. The belt mill was built in 1872, but suffered extensive damage during the Second World War. German troops set the mill on fire in 1944 and the mill remained damaged until in 1979 a notary's office bought the building and had it restored. In 1993 the repair work was completed and the mill was made ready to grind. Since the municipality bought the mill in 2001, grain has been ground voluntarily with the Windlust with one pair of millstones. This mill is also used as an oil hammer mill.

The second and last beautiful mill that you can view is the St. Anna in Weert. The flour mill from 1911 was built with parts from the demolished Clercx mill, so that farmers in the area no longer had to travel so far to have their grain milled. The mill was also equipped with a suction gas engine, so that work could continue when there was no wind. In 1931 the mill was named after the miller's wife Clijsters who was called Anna and after Sint-Anna and the mill was used until the mid-twentieth century. When the mill is running, you can take a look inside to see how the mill has been restored and does its job with one pair of grindstones.


# Description Distance
Waterkrachtcentrale Sluis 15 (Waterkrachtcentrale, 6031RN, Nederweert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Molen Windlust (Molen Windlust, 6031 RN, Nederweert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.85 km
81 (Breijbaan, 6005NE, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.26 km
43 (6006HA, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.16 km
79 (Keenterstraat, 6006PX, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 9.34 km
St. Annamolen (Sint Anna, 6006 PW, Weert, Limburg, The Netherlands) 10.55 km

Pause places

Eetcafé De Prairie

6011RD Leudal

Eetcafe de Prairie is located on the edge of the Limburg village of Ell. In this quiet village you can relax in the Leudal, a green landscape with numerous villages through which you can cycle or walk for hours. At Eetcafe De Prairie you can have lunch during your trip or end the day here with dinner. Tasty snacks, a refreshing drink: perfect after a day in the open air. The menu includes Dutch dishes that are served with fresh vegetables, fries and homemade salad.

Restaurant Diverso

Brugstraat 44
6031 EG Nederweert

At Restaurant Diverso in Nederweert you can immediately sense that the owners are lovers of the food and drinks from Southern Europe. It is not for nothing that they have chosen the Mediterranean cuisine. You see a lot of Italian dishes on the menu, because they simply cannot ignore it. In the Brugstraat (at number 44) you will find the restaurant in the old characteristic building from 1857. The terrace is beautiful. When the weather is nice, the Mediterranean garden and old trees provide a moment to relax and dream away. From here you can cycle to the Groote Peel or the Weerterbos in no time!


Waterkrachtcentrale Sluis 15

6031RN Nederweert

This hydroelectric power station was built in 1919 by order of Rijkswaterstaat to generate electricity for Sluis 15 and the nearby service houses. At the beginning of the twentieth century, preparations were made to build a canal between Wessem and Nederweert. In order to achieve this, the water level in the Zuid-Willemsvaart near Nederweert had to be lowered. That is why two locks were built in 1919, of which Sluis 15 is one. In 1949 the power plant was shut down and the building was not maintained for a long time. Between 1992 and 1993 it was built in a dilapidated state and was restored and it was listed as a national monument. From then on, the electricity generated from the power plant was used to power households. The plant provided energy for about 70 households. The proceeds from this will be used to pay for the maintenance of the plant. Today the power station is still used to generate green electricity.

Molen Windlust

Molen Windlust 14
6031 RN Nederweert

This windmill was built in Nederweert in 1872. The mill has had different owners over the centuries, but since 2001 the mill has been owned by the municipality of Nederweert. It may be called a miracle that this mill can still be found in Nederweert. In 1944 the mill was almost completely destroyed when a German troop set the mill on fire. In 1947 the remains of the interior were removed and only the burnt-out hull remained. Between 1979 and 1993, the mill was restored by the then owner and the mill came back to life. The entire interior of the mill was renewed with the exception of the top shaft. In 2009, the municipality started a reconstruction of the oil percussion work in collaboration with the Adriaens windmill maker. Since the summer of 2011, the mill has been operational again. For example, the mill changed from a wreck into a mill that works fine again.

St. Annamolen

Sint Anna 1a
6006 PW Weert

The Sint Anna corn belt mill is located near the Dijkerakker. This mill was built between 1911 and 1912. Before this mill was built, the farmers of Moesel, Keent and Altweertheide had to travel a long way to grind their grain, but that was solved with the construction of this mill. In the construction of this mill, parts of the much older Clercx mill that used to be on the Driesveld in Weert were used. The white windmill with accents in the colors of the flag of the Netherlands is a striking appearance in the green environment. You can already see the mill protruding above the landscape from afar. In 1950 the owner of Sint Anna sold the mill because he no longer saw a future in it. The municipality of Weert then saved the mill from destruction. The mill was thoroughly restored between 2010 and 2011. Since then, volunteer millers have been running and grinding the mill regularly. This prevents the mill from standing still too often and decaying.

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