Romans and ceramics in historic Gennep

Cycling in Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands

Cycling route 554391

Provided by: Liefde voor Limburg

3492 105
25.9 km
01:31 h
456 kcal
16 m
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On this route, get to know the ceramics history of the town of Gennep and the surrounding area. Enjoy all the cultural sights along the way and immerse yourself in the rich history of which you can still find many traces in this area. The history of ceramics goes all the way back to Roman times. Get on your bike quickly, because you can't miss this route.

The ceramics tradition
The land of Maas and Niers has attracted many artists in the past due to its scenic beauty. Even today, dozens of artists still live in the land of Maas and Niers, especially many ceramists. The centuries-long ceramics tradition originated in this area because it is rich in clay and wood. Many traces of this can be seen in and around the town of Gennep in the form of monuments and works of art. You cycle along the Ceramic Wall Gennep, among other things.

Beautiful cultural-historical places
Via the ceramic Ellen Hoffmannplein, which is unique in the Netherlands, you cycle to the Museum Het Petershuis. Here you can get acquainted with the ceramics history of the Land van Maas en Niers, among other things. The nearby St. Martinustoren visitor center offers a view of the Land van Maas en Niers and you will find information about the cultural history of this area. Get off the road for a cup of coffee in the field café of Buitenplaats Zevenhutten in Cuijk. 

Remains of a Roman bridge
In addition to remnants from the ceramics history, you will also find remnants from Roman times in this area. About 350 AD. BC the Romans built a bridge over the Maas between Middelaar and Cuijk. At the time, there was a Roman fort on the site of the current Martinuskerk in Cuijk. In the Petershuis you can use models to see what it used to look like here and you can also view finds from the bridge.
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In North Limburg you will find beautiful nature areas that lend themselves well for a bike ride or a walk, cozy cities and delicious Burgundian food and drink. The ideal environment to enjoy life.

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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats centrum (6591CP, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Het mozaïekplein in Gennep (Poort van Gennep, 6591 CP, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.16 km
Museum Het Petershuis (6591BZ, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.21 km
Bezoekerscentrum St. Martinustoren (6591 CD, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.33 km
L37: Sinterklaas op MariaOord (Torenstraat, 6591CD, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.40 km
Uitkijktoren Genneperhuis (Genneperhuisweg, 6591BS, Gennep, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.18 km

Place name directory

  • Gennep, Limburg
  • Mook en Middelaar, Limburg
  • Cuijk, North Brabant
  • Boxmeer, North Brabant


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