Discover the woods and fens of Oisterwijk on foot

Hiking in Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands

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3.3 km
00:49 h
186 kcal
20 m
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The Oisterwijk forests are known for their vastness and many fens. Many of the conifers were planted here to be used later in the Limburg mines. Now the forest is an ideal and varied area for a short refreshing walk.

You walk along the Lammerven, one of the many fens in this nature reserve. This fen was formerly used to wash the lambs. After all, clean wool brought in more money. There is a bench to enjoy the view and the silence. Well, relative silence then: the many tits that live here like to make themselves heard. Just like the drumming woodpeckers.

Just like in many other Brabant forests, a stream flows here: the Rosep. You walk for a while on the left side of this stream, now and then you feel the coolness of the water hanging over the walking path. Some time ago the Rosep still had a fairly straight barrel so that it could quickly drain its water into the farmers' fields. Now the Rosep meanders through the woods as before.

The route starts and ends at Boshuis Venkraai. This picturesque building is more than a century old and originally served as a forester's residence. At the time, he was allowed to sell sweets, coffee and lemonade (but no alcohol) to earn some extra money. Now you can enjoy a fragrant cup of coffee or tea, a real Brabant sausage roll or... a special beer, indoors or on the terrace. Strong hunger? Then order a nice lunch. Would you like to explore this natural area by bike? Boshuis Venkraai is a stopover on route 115420 that leads you along the Tilburg Trappists.

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Would you like to know more about the forester's house in the Oisterwijk forests? Then read this article.
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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.


# Description Distance
Boshuis Venkraai (Bosweg, 5062 SH, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
84 (5062, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.02 km
63 (Bosweg, 5066CA, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.53 km
85 (5066CA, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.29 km
88 (De Doesen, 5066DA, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.68 km
Boshuis Venkraai (Bosweg, 5062 SH, Oisterwijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.27 km

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