A walk through the Vijlenerbos

Hiking in Vaals, Limburg, The Netherlands

Hiking route 539968

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6562 652
10.0 km
02:29 h
566 kcal
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The Vijlenerbos is a vast forest area between the South Limburg towns of Vaals and Epen. You can enjoy the tranquility, beautiful panoramas and cultural history here.

Vaelsbroek Castle
The route starts and ends at Kasteel Vaelsbroek, a pleasure castle whose origins date back to the fifteenth century. The current U-shaped classicist mansion dates from 1761. Don't forget your camera, because the building is a picture. The estate also houses the Vaalsbroekermolen, a beautiful watermill from 1776 where corn was ground. The half-timbered houses and chapels on your route certainly add to the charm of this walk.

After a steep climb you reach the Vijlenerbos. It is wonderfully quiet here between the deciduous trees. Initially you walk on a fairly flat path. Every now and then you have vistas to the Belgian valleys, a little further on to the hills around Vijlen. In the middle of the forest you can make a stopover at the cozy Boscafé't Hijgend Hert. The last part through the forest is a bit of a climb again. At the edge of the forest, a panorama of the surroundings of Kasteel Vaelsbroek awaits you.

Restaurant Castle

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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
Kasteel Vaelsbroek (6291NH, Vaals, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert (Harles , 6294NG, Vijlen, Limburg, Nederland) 6.80 km
Kasteel Vaelsbroek (Epenerbaan, 6291NH, Vaals, Limburg, Nederland) 9.97 km

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  • Vaals, Limburg
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