Lovely walk on Geijsteren Estate

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Venray
  • 14.22 km (Approximately 03:33 u)
  • Hiking route 831321
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Lovely walk on Geijsteren Estate

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Venray
  • 14.22 km (Approximately 03:33 u)
  • Hiking route 831321

Near Venray you will find the age-old Landgoed Geijsteren, an ideal walking area full of beautiful forests, stately avenues and some beautiful fens. The route is mainly on unpaved paths, so wear good walking shoes or boots in rainy weather. Time to hit the road!

Rosmolen
The starting point of this route is in the middle of the estate. From here you walk through the lush forests of the estate that has been owned by the noble family De Weichs de Wenne since 1806. You pass the Rosmolen. This watermill was built in 1667 and is still used to grind grain. A little further on you walk over the extensive sand drifts with juniper bushes of the Boshuizerbergen estate.

Historical Geijsteren
You can also take a look at the gothic Saint Willibrord chapel from 1543. Further on you will pass the ruins of the medieval Geijsteren Castle. In the village itself you can admire several houses that still have the colors on the shutters of the former seigniory of Geijsteren.

Practical information
This route can be walked in 4 distances. The left loop is a loop of about 9 km. At junction 25 you walk back to the starting point number 20. You can also walk a route of 6 or 4 km. Please refer to the roadmap for the abbreviations. The card is for sale at the VVV shop in Venray.

Would you like to continue your journey through Limburg? Then you should really take a look here.

Directions

# Description Distance
20
20 (5862AN, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
21
21 (5807ED, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.33 km
22
22 (5807ED, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.75 km
11
11 (5807ED, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.37 km
De Rosmolen (5807ED, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.40 km
10
10 (5807ED, Venray, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.57 km

Sights

De Rosmolen


5807ED Venray

In the middle of the forest of Landgoed Geijsteren, which covers more than 700 ha, is the historic national monument "de Rosmolen". This characteristic watermill dates back to 1667 and is still regularly used for grinding grains. Contrary to what the name suggests, the mill is not a real horse mill. The name comes from a nearby farm that did include a steed mill, a mill powered by a horse or steed. After it burned down in 1863, the name was transferred to this water mill. Until about 1930 the mill was mainly used for grinding the grain of the farmers in the area for the bakers from Geijsteren and Oostrum. The mill building has a special diamond-shaped thatched roof.

Boshuizerbergen

Boschhuizerbergen
5817 AA Venray

The 200 ha Boshuizerbergen estate is nationally known for its extensive sand drifts and a population of juniper berries that is unique in Limburg. The juniper trees with their whimsical silhouettes stand out against the light, relief-rich sandy landscape. The imminent reclamation of the area in 1931 was the reason to set up Het Limburgs Landschap to save this special area with its juniper berries.

St. Willibrordus kapel

The Boundary between Cuijk and Kessen
5862 BA Venray

The Gothic chapel dates from the 16th century and is located on the provincial border between Limburg and North Brabant. In 1641 the chapel was restored (facing brick) by order of Adam Schellart van Obbendorp and Aleida van Wittenhorst. Restored again in 1770. The open bid hall was added in 1896. The chapel was restored in 1968. At the chapel is the St-Willibrordsput, known as the holy well. Legend has it that Saint Willibrord preached and baptized at this original place of sacrifice and meeting. In the chapel is a Willibrord statue from the mid 17th century and a reredos from the 18th century.

Kasteelruïne Geijsteren

Kasteel Geijsteren
5862 AA Venray

On the way from Geijsteren to Maashees, just past the bridge over the Geijsterse Beek, on the right side is the driveway to the former castle. This castle dates back to the 13th century and was largely rebuilt after a major fire in 1918. However, the castle was bombed by the English in 1944 to prevent the newly expelled Germans from taking it again as a lookout. The castle was completely destroyed. The ruin has recently been restored to make the contours of the castle visible again. Upon entering the gatehouse you can see what the castle used to look like, thanks to the photos that hang here from before the bombing. On the side of the ruin you can also walk through a gate through the meadow to the Maas. This is the place where the Geijsterse brook flows into the Maas and here you have a beautiful view. You are welcome to visit. The gate is open daily until 5pm.

Landgoed Geijsteren

Oostrumseweg
5862 AN Venray

The 700 ha estate is located on the border between Limburg and Noord-Brabant and belonged to Castle Geijsteren aan de Maas, which was destroyed in the last war. The castle is currently being made visible again. On the estate there are old farms, the Sint Williborduskapel, the Rosmolen, marked walking routes and cycling routes such as: Bicycle route around Geijsteren Estate. Access from the sports fields in Geijsteren and from the Maasheseweg between Venray and Maashees.

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Liefde voor Limburg