Castles around Eijsden

Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 147910

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29.8 km
01:45 h
524 kcal
158 m

Description

South Limburg is rich in castles and fortified farms. This route takes you past three castles in the vicinity of the picturesque village of Eijsden. En passant you can of course enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape.

Castle East
Just along the Maas you pass Kasteel Oost. Originally this was a thirteenth-century residential tower surrounded by a moat. The residential tower was rebuilt 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
Huis 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 fresh pint and a delicious meal on the terrace of Heerlijkheid Breust. You can also stay in the associated B&B.

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

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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) 2.19 km
4
4 (6229AB, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.26 km
De Kwizzenjèr (Rijksweg, 6247 AA, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 5.92 km
Gronsveld (Torenmolen van Gronsveld, 6228, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands) 7.00 km

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