Castles around Eijsden

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Eijsden-Margraten
  • 29.76 km (Approximately 01:45 u)
  • Cycling route 147910

Castles around Eijsden

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Eijsden-Margraten
  • 29.76 km (Approximately 01:45 u)
  • Cycling route 147910

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.


# Description Distance
Heerlijkheid Breust (Sint Martinusstraat, 6245 GD, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
75 (6245LB, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.15 km
Oost (Kasteellaan, 6245LB, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.19 km
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

Pause places

Heerlijkheid Breust

Sint Martinusstraat 5
6245 GD Eijsden-Margraten

Right in the center of Eijsden at the church you will find Heerlijkheid Breust. Centrally located with parking facilities for bicycles and cars. It is good to relax on the lovely terrace. Be surprised by a wide range of beers and delicious dishes. An ideal base for exploring this beautiful region. Also take a look at the beautiful B&B that belongs to the Heerlijkheid Breust.

De Kwizzenjèr

Rijksweg 9a
6247 AA Eijsden-Margraten

Eating out in the Eijsden region? On to De Kwizzenjer: an eatery with the quality of a restaurant in Gronsveld. They recently opened an ice cream parlor here: Kwizz-ies. The menu changes four times a year and the dishes are often served with a twist. Just order the risotto, club sandwich or Limburg chicken fillet and taste the difference. Everything is made with really fresh and local ingredients. A nice base for the Meuse valley or the beautiful hilly area around Savelsbos!



6245LB Eijsden-Margraten

RDMZ) Castle with an 11th-century residential tower at the center, a part with a stair tower from 1548 and extensions from 1674 and XVIIIb. Main section under gable roof, stair tower under peaked tent roof. East was radically changed in 1848 and 1958. (SB4) Country house (1848


Torenmolen van Gronsveld
6228 Maastricht

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Hoeve Sint-Antoniusbank

6268NJ Eijsden-Margraten

In the hamlet of Sint-Antoniusbank you will find Hoeve Sint-Antoniusbank. The oldest parts of this mansion date back to the 17th century and the newest parts were built in the 19th century.


Kasteel Blankenberg
6267NN Eijsden-Margraten

Independently fortified building from the Middle Ages that was easily defended at that time and was mostly inhabited by the noble families of the Netherlands


6265NE Eijsden-Margraten

The oldest parts of this castle-like farm date back to the 13th century. Originally it was a castle with a moat around it, but large parts of it have been lost over the centuries.

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