Cuijk, Gennep and Boxmeer

Cycling in Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 136569

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3934 106
50.4 km
02:57 h
887 kcal
17 m
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Cuijk is located on the Maas, an elongated village that continued to expand and took up more of the riverbank. To the south, the swamp forests form a gateway to the hamlet and nature reserve Zevenhut, which covers 85 hectares. Copious woods and fields with beautiful woods predominate here. The trees attract various breeding birds to Zevenhuisjes. The yellowhammer, the nightingale, the blackthroat and the warbler are birds that like to build their nests in the bushes along the fields. According to an interesting legend, Cuijk once had city rights, but the village sold them to Grave. Actual evidence for this story is lacking. Nevertheless, Grave is now a city, and Cuijk is still often referred to as'former city\\\'.

In the former city you can see the Jan van Cuijk windmill. This brick belt corn mill was built in 1860 and has the status of a national monument. The mill was mainly used to grind corn and since 1942 it has been equipped with the Bussel System on both rods. The mill has been fitted with brake valves since 1945. Volunteer millers regularly run the mill on Saturdays. In Boxmeer you can see another interesting building. This used to be a real fortress, with a view over the Meuse, but after several sieges and destructions, a noble manor was built on this site of the castle. In this building, noble and religious worlds come together: today it sheds light on the history and the prominent former owners and paints a picture of the way of life of the current pious residents. 

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Directions

# Description Distance
Eetwinkel Het Eendje (Dorpsstraat, 5851 AG, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
34
34 (5851AP, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.35 km
38
38 (5827AD, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.72 km
4
4 (5836BB, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.16 km
17
17 (het Zand, 5831HH, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.82 km
Kasteelmuseum Boxmeer (Veerstraat, 5831JN, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.52 km

Place name directory

  • Bergen, Limburg
  • Boxmeer, North Brabant
  • Sint Anthonis, North Brabant
  • North Brabant
  • Cuijk, North Brabant
  • Mook en Middelaar, Limburg
  • Gennep, Limburg
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