Cycling along the Maas

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Heusden
  • 44.54 km (Approximately 02:37 u)
  • Cycling route 180213
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Cycling along the Maas

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Heusden
  • 44.54 km (Approximately 02:37 u)
  • Cycling route 180213

The provinces of Gelderland and Noord-Brabant are separated from each other by the Maas. Over the centuries, a patchwork quilt of unique nature reserves, characteristic towns and monumental buildings has emerged in this border area. This cycle route runs right through here.

Historical Heusden
The route starts at Minicamping De Reekens, on the edge of the fortified town of Heusden. From the campsite you have a beautiful view of the city walls of the historic town. An ideal starting point for peace seekers, cyclists, hikers and culture or nature lovers. From the campsite you follow the route to Heusden. The fortified town of Heusden has restored fortifications and 134 buildings on the List of Monuments. The town originated around one of the oldest water fortresses in northwestern Europe and was one of the first Dutch cities to be surrounded by a wall. Enough history to discover!

About the Maas
Then you cross the Maas and cycle along Wijk en Aalburg, take the ferry from Veen to Aalst and cycle past the Gebr. Braking in Zaltbommel. At Hedel you cross the Maas and enter Noord-Brabant. In the distance is the center of Den Bosch, but the route leads you west through the polder. You cycle along Haverleij, a particularly green suburb of Den Bosch.

Fort at Hedikhuizen
A little further on is the Fort at Hedikhuizen, which dates from 1862. The fort formed an important part of the Zuider Waterlinie and protected the inundation lock that could flood the area around Heusden via the Maas. The fort was used until 1952 and is still almost completely in its original state. Then you cycle to the final destination of this route: the fortified town of Heusden.

Pause places

Minicamping De Reekens


5156 CR Heusden
http://www.campingheusden.nl/

Mini camping de Reekens is located on the edge of the fortified town of Heusden. From the campsite you have a beautiful view of the city walls of the historic town. The campsite is an excellent base for day trips to the Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park, 's-Hertogenbosch, but also the Efteling or Beekse Bergen. Ideal for those seeking tranquility, cyclists, culture and / or nature enthusiasts and hikers. At our campsite you will receive a folder with walking and cycling routes, attractions and sights. Plenty of information and inspiration!

Sights

Gebr. Remmerde

Ge. Remmerde
5317JJ Zaltbommel
http://www.allemolens.nl

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!

Groenhoven


5325XM Maasdriel

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

Fort Hedikhuizen

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5256 TG Heusden
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/fort-hedikhuizen

This fort is still part of the fortifications of Heusden and was used to protect the inundation lock. This lock made it possible to allow water to flow from the Maas in a controlled manner. Heusden was thus defended by the flooded land. Until 1952 the fort at Heusden was used as a fortification and was known militarily as "The work behind the Hoogen Maasdijk". The lock and fort now form a local and ecological connection zone for animals.

Heusden Nr. 3

Molen III
5256PL Heusden
http://www.allemolens.nl

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!

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