Enjoy a nice walk along the flat banks of the Meuse? Then come to Eijsden in Limburg for a nice detour. And be amazed, because the old part of Eijsden is rich in historic buildings.
Above Eijsden you walk through the Eijsder Beemden, a nature reserve under development. Here you see a mosaic of grasslands, ponds, willow forests and an old standard orchard. On the horizon are the wooded hills. Closer you see a varied flora. In the occasionally quite swampy grasslands, plants such as real crocus thistle and double chalice grow. Caterpillars of the queen's page live on the wild carrots, during the season you can see this largest butterfly in the Netherlands fluttering here.
The southwest corner of Eijsden enjoys a protected village view. The streets here originated as side streets of a medieval road. There are many monumental mansions, such as on the old Maaskade and the Diepstraat. At the Vroenhof you will pass the Sint-Christinakerk. The marl tower of this church dates back to the fourteenth century. At Heerlijkheid Breust you can enjoy a fresh beer and a delicious meal with a view of the ancient Sint-Martinuskerk.
The route also takes you across the peninsula of L\\\'Illal. From the beginning of 2017, this 15-hectare area will be regarded as the newest part of the Netherlands. L\\\'Illal is being exchanged for a piece of Dutch territory that is surrounded by Belgium on the left bank of the Maas. L\\\'Illal is a rugged piece of nature where trees grow and rare plant species can be found. Like the small and large teasel, eyebright and wild marjoram. You can also spot goldfinches. And of course the many ships that sail on the Maas in this beautiful area. Do you also want to explore Haspengouw or some regional castles from Heerlijkheid Breust? Then cycle route 147911 and 147910.
|Heerlijkheid Breust (Sint Martinusstraat, 6245 GD, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands)||0.00 km|
|Heerlijkheid Breust (Sint Martinusstraat, 6245 GD, Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands)||8.50 km|
Sint Martinusstraat 5
6245 GD Eijsden-Margraten