Beautiful spots along the Maas

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • West Maas en Waal
  • 53.55 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 771842
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Beautiful spots along the Maas

  • The Netherlands
  • Gelderland
  • West Maas en Waal
  • 53.55 km (Approximately 03:08 u)
  • Cycling route 771842

You can enjoy beautiful views along the Maas in Gelderland and Brabant. You will also pass through places with a rich cultural history, such as Batenburg.

Keent
From Restaurant De Korenmolen you drive along recreational lake De Gouden Ham. From the dike you have beautiful views over the water, on the left you see grasslands and old farms. You cross the Maas, you will also find plenty of peace and space in the Brabant polders. After Ravenstein you pass through Keent. In this rugged nature reserve, a former Maasarm, cut off and closed in 1938, has been excavated again and connected to the river on one side.

Batenburg Castle
Further on you will pass two listening points from the Liberation Route. Cross the Maas via the Regenboogbrug to Grave. You pass the eighteenth-century windmill of Batenburg. In picturesque Batenburg you seem to drive back in time. Especially if you take a look at the impressive ruins of Batenburg Castle. Just before Appeltern you pass a nineteenth-century dike warehouse. Further on are two churches in quick succession.

Directions

# Description Distance
Restaurant De Korenmolen (Bovendijk, 6627 KT, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
49
49 (6629KJ, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 1.34 km
89
89 (6629KE, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 2.55 km
66
66 (6629KT, West Maas en Waal, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 3.32 km
35
35 (Maasdijk, 5366AV, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 4.25 km
34
34 (5366AD, Oss, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.40 km

Pause places

Restaurant De Korenmolen

Bovendijk 6
6627 KT West Maas en Waal
http://www.korenmolen.nl

De Korenmolen is located on the dike in Maasbommel, under the wings of a restored mill. This beautiful location on the Maas is one of the most beautiful spots in the Land van Maas en Waal. Hospitality is paramount in the atmospheric restaurant of De Korenmolen. The delicious culinary dishes are prepared according to traditional methods and with love in our open kitchen. Only fresh, local regional products are used. After a long walk or bike ride, sip a glass of wine with an excellent salad.

Sights

Regenboogbrug naar Grave

Graafseweg
6612 AR Heumen

This striking Rainbow Bridge to Grave is named after John S. Thompson, who captured the bridge on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden. The colors are intended to make the transition between the Brabant and Gelderland border look like a rainbow.

Uitzicht op het vestigingsstadje Ravenstein

62
6606 KE Wijchen

From this location you have a beautiful view of the fortified town of Ravenstein, which for a long time managed to stay out of the hands of both Gelre and Brabant.

De molen van Batenburg

Standerdmolen Batenburg
6634 Wijchen
http://www.allemolens.nl

This mill was built in the 17th century and for a long time belonged to the nearby Batenburg castle. In 2012 the mill was stopped due to a crack in the top shaft.

Kasteel Batenburg

Kasteel Batenburg
6634AW Wijchen

The facing stone of Batenburg Castle states that the castle was built in 327, but this has never been proven. The town of the same name is known to have originated in the twelfth century. The fact that now only a ruin remains of the castle is due to the fact that the castle was increasingly damaged over the years. During the Siege of Grave in 1586 in the Eighty Years' War, Spanish troops entrenched themselves in the already damaged castle. They were driven out by the States troops, who largely destroyed the castle. After the war, the building was somewhat renovated, until the French troops destroyed it in 1794. After this, the castle was never rebuilt. The ruins can now be visited, look for current opening times at https://www.glk.nl/ Landschap-kastelen/locatie/?locatie=109.

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