Walking along the Maasheggen

Hiking in Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route 765476

Provided by: Land van Cuijk

14914 477
18.5 km
04:37 h
1051 kcal
14 m
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Set out on the dikes and through the floodplains along the Maas and enjoy the special landscape that you will find here. Hundreds of years ago, Maasheggen was woven here from live hawthorns and other thorn bushes. You can still see those hedges everywhere.

Through the floodplains
The starting point of this walk is in Oeffelt, one of the oldest villages in Boxmeer. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Maas and the surrounding landscape. The first part of the route takes you straight through meadows on the floodplains to the banks of the Maas. At Sint Agatha you can take a look at the Kruisheren Monastery. This monastery was founded around the year 1371 by the Crosiers. The monastery is still in use and this makes it the oldest inhabited monastery in the Netherlands.

Time for a break
A little further on you will find another attraction: the Exporum bull. This steel statue of a bull was part of the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Then you walk along the edge of the Maas for quite some time. Along the way you can take a break at t Veerhuis for a snack and a drink. You will eventually end your tour in Oeffelt.

A historic landscape
The Maasheggen landscape is well preserved in this region. In many other places the Maasheggen gave way to barbed wire and the small plots turned into large-scale agricultural areas, but that was not the case here. That is what makes the landscape here so unique. It sometimes seems as if you are going back in time as you walk through this historic landscape.

Would you like to know more about the history of the Maasheggen? Then read this article.
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Land van Cuijk

The Land van Cuijk in the northeast of Brabant consists of one city and 32 villages in a breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful landscape. Get acquainted with the natural beauty and the interesting culture and history that you will find everywhere in this area. The traces of the past are here for the taking.

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# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats Schoolstraat (Schoolstraat, 5441 BZ, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
56 (5441BE, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.33 km
54 (5441XH, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.20 km
60 (Rijtjes, 5441XG, Boxmeer, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.88 km
Kruisherenklooster (5435 XD, Cuijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.41 km
18 (5431HW, Cuijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.70 km

Place name directory

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