Walking along the Reindersmeer

Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 409886

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13.0 km
03:15 h
741 kcal
29 m


The Bosserheide is a nature reserve in the De Maasduinen National Park. This route takes you through the coniferous forests here, along the remains of heathlands and drifting sand areas and along the shore of the Reindersmeer.

The Bosserheide
The Bosserheide used to consist entirely of drifting sand areas and heathlands. At the beginning of the 20th century, many Scots pine and larch trees were planted here for the production of mining timber. Nowadays, most of this area still consists of forest, but you will also find remnants of the former drifting sand areas and heathlands. In this area you walk along the Reindersmeer, a lake that was created by gravel extraction. There is a ferry on half of the lake. You take yourself to the other side of the lake here by pulling a cable attached to the boat. So you have to roll up your sleeves to get to the other side.

The Wellsche Hut
The base of this route is De Wellsche Hut. Relax here after your walk for a coffee break with pie, lunch or dinner. The menu of De Wellsche Hut is full of delicious dishes, so you can be pampered here.

Maasduinen National Park
The Bosserheide is only a small part of the Maasduinen. This national park consists of forests and heathlands that lie on the elongated high sand ridge between the Maas and the German border. The area extends lengthwise over no less than twenty kilometers and covers 4,500 hectares. Here you will find the longest river dune belt in the whole of the Netherlands. The most special animals you can encounter here are the cranes that settle in this area in spring and autumn.

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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 Wellsche Hut (Wezerweg, 5855 EM, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
94 (5855EM, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.67 km
68 (Ceresweg, 5855EM, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.22 km
72 (5854PK, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 2.51 km
88 (Ceresweg, 5854PK, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 3.72 km
98 (Oude Baan, 5854PJ, Bergen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.14 km

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