The charm of Northwest Brabant

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Halderberge
  • 59.99 km (Approximately 03:31 u)
  • Cycling route 556006
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The charm of Northwest Brabant

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Halderberge
  • 59.99 km (Approximately 03:31 u)
  • Cycling route 556006

In Northwest Brabant you will not find forests, but a landscape of creeks, waterways and vast polders. You will also pass through Willemstad, the former fortress where you seem to take a leap back in time.

Blue Lock
You will soon become acquainted with the Northwest Brabant polder: a vast area of fertile sea clay. The influence of the sea is also reflected in the creeks that you encounter in this region. It is wonderful to make kilometers in this wide landscape. At junction 42 you pass Blauwe Sluis, a lock complex from 1822, the lock master's house dates from 1835.

Picturesque Willemstad
From the harbor at Willemstad you have a beautiful view over the water and the former fortress. In the old center it will take you little effort to sniff the unique history of Willemstad. You will see many beautiful old buildings. Such as the Mauritshuis from 1623, the former country house of Prince Maurits. You will also pass Fort Bovensluis from 1862.

Directions

# Description Distance
81
81 (4751SH, Halderberge, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
70
70 (4751SX, Halderberge, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.98 km
6
6 (4751KC, Halderberge, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.13 km
67
67 (4751VS, Halderberge, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.23 km
66
66 (4756SC, Steenbergen, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.62 km
76
76 (4756BD, Steenbergen, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 8.74 km

Sights

Fort Bovensluis

22
4797 SC Moerdijk
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/fort-buitensluis

Fort Bovensluis between Willemstad and Noordschans is part of the Defense Line of Willemstad and had to provide cover for Fort De Ruijter, now Fort Sabina. The fort was built in 1861-1862 and probably served to replace a battery for the artillery of Fort Haaren from 1673. With the construction of Fort Bovensluis, the dilapidated fort Haaren was demolished and redesigned. Four cannons, Coehoorn mortars, a wet ditch and a redoubt were built here. The defense network served as a barracks with 188 soldiers. Concrete bunkers were dug in the 20th century. After the fort lost its military function, the building was bought by Mr. Boertjes in 1952. He knew what to do with the now dilapidated fort: thanks to the thick walls, it turned out to be a perfect cold store for potatoes. Until today, the fort is in the hands of the Boertjes family and is one of the nice sights in Willemstad. It is located in the middle of the recreation park of the same name and houses the cozy family restaurant Fort Bovensluis.

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