In the footsteps of Bruegel the Elder

Cycling in Peer, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 334641

Provided by: Tourist Info

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47.2 km
02:46 h
831 kcal
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With the Bruegel Route you will discover the places around Peer in Limburg where the painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder found his inspiration. Along the way you can admire eight reproductions of his hand.

Limburg country
The route takes you through the Peerse woods, fairytale stream valleys and several beautiful old farms and farms. During your ride through this rural setting you have picturesque views. Belgian Limburg is not only a cycling paradise: it was also a rich source of inspiration for Bruegel the Elder. The folk scenes of world-famous masterpieces such as the Farmer's Dance, Children's Play and the Hay Harvest originated in the sixteenth-century surroundings of Peer.

Bruegel Museum
At Toerisme Peer you can get a brochure that indicates the exact locations of the eight reproductions. Want to see more of Bruegel? High-quality reproductions of his entire oeuvre are displayed in the Bruegel Museum on the market in Peer. In the center of Peer you will also find many nice cafes and restaurants to end this wonderful day culinary.

The Brueg (h) el family of painters
Pieter Bruegel the Elder lived from about 1530 to 1569. He is a world-renowned painter whose works hang in museums around the world. Bruegel the Elder is the ancestor of a true line of painters that would continue until the end of the seventeenth century. He had two sons, Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder. Both sons became painters. Jan Brueghel the Elder in turn had two painting sons, but also a daughter who married a painter and a grandson who devoted himself to painting.

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Tourist Info

Are you going out in Belgium? and can you use some extra information before you get on your bike or start your hike? Then pay a visit to one of the many Tourist Information points that you can find throughout Belgium. away. Then you can be well prepared with great tips from locals.

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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
De Breugelhoeve (Lobroekstraat, 3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
207 (3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 7.68 km
530 (3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 10.58 km
531 (Broekstraat, 3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 14.16 km
78 (3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 18.69 km
5 (Diestersedijk, 3990, Peer, Flanders, Belgium) 19.75 km

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