Sint Anthonis, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Hiking route: 350781
Provided by: Groots Genieten
Oploo is a cozy and picturesque village in the east of Brabant. This detour takes you along some historical highlights, through the nearby hamlet of Driehoek and through the rural outskirts of Oploo.
Oploo was an independent seigneury from the end of the fourteenth century. There was even a small castle that was demolished in 1800. The current Kasteelgracht is a reminder of the period when the fiefdom existed. In the village center the contours of the castle are indicated with hedges. On the Grotestraat you can admire, among other things, the Sint Matthias. This church originally dates from 1732 and was enlarged in 1929.
There are two beautiful centuries-old windmills in Oploo. In the built-up area you walk past De Korenbloem, a flour mill that dates from around 1800. D\\\'n Olliemeulen is also a real photo opportunity: this beautiful water mill dates from 1725. Nowadays grain is ground, oil was pressed in the past.
Toontje d\\\'n dwarf
At D\\\'n Olliemeulen you can see the striking statue of Toon van Els (1865-1922). Because of his height of 1.40 meters, this man was also called Toontje d\\\'n dwarf. For many years he worked as a shepherd. When sheep farming disappeared from this area around 1900, Toon started to wander from job to job. In the end, wandering became his life motto. People began to mock Van Els, so that - although he was certainly welcome in some places - he became more and more people-shy. Today he is considered a local legend.
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