Castles around Eijsden

Cycling in Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 147910

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8055 121
29.7 km
01:44 h
524 kcal
158 m
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South Limburg is rich in castles and fortified farms. This route takes you along three castles in the vicinity of the picturesque village of Eijsden. In the meantime you will of course enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape.

East Castle
Close to the Maas you will pass East Castle. Originally this was a thirteenth-century residential tower surrounded by a moat. The residential tower was renovated with marlstone in 1548 and is still part of the current mansion. In Sint Antoniusbank, a hamlet of about 40 houses, you will find a lot of history. There are two closed square farms, two beautiful monumental farms and a former monastery.

Roman foundations
House Blankenberg was built on originally Roman foundations. The Romans had built a lighthouse here that served as a beacon for soldiers and traders on their way from Maastricht to Trier. The current neoclassical castle dates from 1825. Hoeve Libeek is the largest Limburg farm built around a square courtyard. After your tour you can enjoy a refreshing beer and a delicious meal on the terrace of Heerlijkheid Breust. You can also stay in the associated B&B.

Gronsveld Tower Mill
On the edge of Maastricht you pass the Torenmolen van Gronsveld. This is one of the five remaining tower mills in the Netherlands, so it is a unique sight. Especially because the building belongs to the top 100 monuments. The mill dates from 1623 and was used for grinding grain. In 1944 the mill was on the front line: it was shelled and burned down completely. In 1959 the mill interior was rebuilt by the mill builders family Adriaens from Weert. Would you like to explore Haspengouw and old Tongeren from Heerlijkheid Breust? Then cycle route 147911. Or take a nice detour at Eijsden with walking route 448294.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Heerlijkheid Breust (Sint Martinusstraat, 6245 GD, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
75
75 (6245LB, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.15 km
Oost (Kasteellaan, 6245LB, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.17 km
4
4 (6229AB, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.24 km
De Kwizzenjèr (Rijksweg, 6247 AA, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.89 km
Gronsveld (Torenmolen van Gronsveld, 6228, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 6.97 km

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  • Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg
  • Maastricht, Limburg
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