The most beautiful cycling routes in Limburg: Baarlo, Steijl & Kessel

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Peel en Maas
  • 38.18 km (Approximately 02:14 u)
  • Cycling route 2299277
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The most beautiful cycling routes in Limburg: Baarlo, Steijl & Kessel

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Peel en Maas
  • 38.18 km (Approximately 02:14 u)
  • Cycling route 2299277
Discover all four castles of Castle Village Baarlo and the beautiful Castle de Keverberg in Kessel. On the way you can also get off at a historic botanical garden in the monastery village of Steijl!

Your route starts in the heart of Castle Village Baarlo. This characteristic village on the Maas and has 4 castles. You will encounter them all on your route. Starting with Kasteel De Berckt: a medieval castle that was rebuilt in 1838 in the Italian style. Then you take the ferry to the monastery village of Steijl. Pay a visit to the Jochumhof, a botanical garden that is almost a century old. Beautifully situated on the Maas!

Further on you cross the Maas again with a ferry, to Kessel. You have a beautiful view of the city walls and Castle de Keverberg: since the renovation a few years ago, the most modern medieval castle in the Netherlands. From the glass roof you have a beautiful panorama over the Maas valley.

You cycle back to Baarlo through the woods. Get off the road to take a look at Château De Raay! Near the Maas, you will pass Huis Oijen, built in the Maasland Renaissance style with the striking "bacon layers": alternating layers of marl and brick. Kasteel d 'Erp, the last castle on your route, is beautifully situated in a park in the village of Baarlo. The first mention dates from 1388. A beautiful spot.

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Directions

# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (Markt, 5991AT, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Kasteel De Berckt (De Berckt, 5991 PD, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.95 km
59
59 (5991PD, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.16 km
4
4 (5991PJ, Peel en Maas, Limburg, The Netherlands) 3.39 km
5
5 (5935BZ, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.10 km
Jochumhof (5935BJ, Venlo, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.57 km

Pause places

Pillows Charme Hotel Château De Raay

Raayerveldlaan 6
5991 EN Peel en Maas
https://www.pillowshotels.com/baarlo

Pillows Charme Hotel Chateau De Raay is located on the edge of Baarlo, a picturesque Limburg village on the Maas. A perfect location for those who have always wanted to stay in a castle. In this luxurious four-star hotel you will find all the comfort and convenience that belong to this dream. The castle is surrounded by an extensive estate with beautiful gardens and ponds where you can stroll through. You can also have a bite to eat in the restaurant. The dishes are prepared as much as possible with ingredients from the monastery greenhouse and the herb garden at the hotel.

Sights

Kasteel De Berckt

De Berckt 1
5991 PD Peel en Maas

Kasteel De Berckt is a thirteenth-century building that was owned by the Van Eyll family. From the sixteenth century it has been in the hands of several families until it became an event location and group accommodation in 1994.

Jochumhof


5935BJ Venlo

Hidden behind old walls, in the middle of the most beautiful monastery village in the Netherlands is this botanical garden with a phenomenal view over the Maas. Missionaries from all over the world brought rare seeds to the monastery village of Steyl for the garden of Father Peter Jochum. In this botanical garden you will find old, exotic shrubs and trees and a phenomenal view over the Maas.

Kasteel D'Erp

1
5991 BM Peel en Maas

The history of castle d 'Erp goes back to the twelfth century, when the first castle was built here. The castle and Baarlo belonged to the Overkwartier of the Duchy of Gelre. The current castle was built during the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648). During this war, the castle was in the hands of the Spaniards and was besieged by both William of Orange and his son Frederik Hendrik. The Castle D 'Erp is currently in private ownership.

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