Along the Maas to Venlo

Horst aan de Maas - Limburg - The Netherlands

Cycling route 164677

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2883 79
37.90 km
02:13
668 kcal
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Description

De Groote Heide is a breathtaking nature reserve of about 247 hectares. During the Second World War, the Venlo-Herongen airbase was located in this area. After the war, almost all remains of the airbase were cleared, except for the control tower, which has been designated a monument. In the area you will also find remnants of a country weather that used to be there. The south of the Groote Heide borders the Venloër Heide, which lies on the border of the Germany. Venlo itself is a typical trading, transport and industrial city. Bombings during the Second World War destroyed many historic buildings in Venlo's inner city, but Venlo's sixteenth-century town hall survived the battle unscathed. This beautiful building is therefore located in a modern center, which makes it extra special. You cycle to the Arenborg farm in Venlo. The farm is semi-moat and directly under the tower is a beautiful gate that gives access to the enclosed grounds. The white building has three separate wings around an inner courtyard. The side on which the gate stands is the oldest of these and dates from the beginning of the seventeenth century. The former barns of the monumental farm have been incorporated in the east and west wings. In 2013, the complex was transformed from a home into a practice of a private clinic that offers plastic surgery. Along the route is also an eighteenth century mansion, whose wings were added around 1800. There is also a stable and a barn on the site called De Steeg. The estate used to be surrounded by a moat. The stately mansion that dominates the site has a slate hipped roof. A new entrance has been made in the south façade and the entrance in the rear façade on the west side has also been renewed.
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